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Waters & Acland Fine Furniture Workshop and Furniture School


Waters and Acland is an award winning and thriving commercial fine furniture workshop and Furniture school based in the English Lake District National Park. They specialise in bespoke commissions with each unique design being made by highly skilled cabinet makers, with meticulous craftsmanship, and without compromise.

The guiding principal of \’perfection in the making\’ is applied to both the commercial cabinet making workshop as well as the Waters and Acland Furniture School. It is fundamental in the goal of providing furniture courses of the highest standard.


Furniture School

A visit to our furniture school is the best way to see that Waters and Acland have established a world class furniture training facility with furniture design and furniture making courses of a quality a career can be based upon, in arguably the most beautiful part of England, the English Lake District.

Our furniture courses are full time. Our tutors are true Guild Mark winning master craftsman. The school is part of our thriving commercial workshop. Our students aim high and quickly create stunning work. A life changing experience! Contact us today to arrange a visit.


4 days ago


When we posted the first image from this short video on our Instagram feed www.instagram.com/watersandacland last week there seemed to be some confusion as to how these beautiful handles were created by our designer maker student Tom Galt. I hope this short video sheds some light on the subject!

STILL PLACES LEFT for our 1 week taster course starting on Monday the 8th of April and for our 1, 2 or full 3 term designer maker courses starting in Sepetember.

For more information mail info@watersandacland.co.uk or call Oliver on 01539822852
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1 week ago


Such a cool desk, designed and made by student Tom Galt. The attention to detail is top drawer! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago


Designer maker student Lasser combining a creative design with some creative spindle jigs. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago


Our January starter designer makers are working through the set projects and bedding in the core hand skills of a cabinetmaker as they go. The making of a perfect Chinese puzzle is a real test of marking, measurimg and cutting perfectly to lines. When you can do this you can move confidently on to dovetails. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago


Our January start designer maker students are getting stuck into the set projects and hand skills part of their course here at the Waters and Acland furniture school. Lot's being learned and lot's of fun being had!

If you want to join us in 2019 we have 1, 2 and full 3 term designer maker courses starting in September and 1 week taster courses in April and July. Get in touch at info@watersandacland.co.uk or by calling 01539822852 for further details.
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Life in the Waters and Acland furniture school