A Little Bit More About Us

As owner of Splinters Millworks Inc. David Sheridan has a philosophy that not only should your home look great but it should also be built to last. The cabinetry and furniture created in our shop features traditional joinery techniques, such as dovetailing and mortise and tenon joints, which will stand the test of time. We endeavor to create a timeless product which is highly practical and durable, with intricate and eye-catching detail.

At Splinters, no stock pieces are produced as each piece is commissioned and designed specifically for your project, with your style in mind. This results in an absolute one-of-a kind piece, as unique as you are.

Supported the day to day logistics by his wife Ros who has a solid background in business administration within the construction industry,  David works together with a small team in the workshop, the company aim is to keep it “small and personal”. David is hands on for every project right from the start, from conception through to the installation and final touches.

Whether it be your kitchen cabinetry, bespoke built-ins or free standing furniture, if you are running your own project, working with contractor or have a designer in place, David is ready to help with your next transformation. We’ve been serving Vancouver island and beyond for over 10 years! Give us a call: 250 5898295

David Sheridan – Owner

I have over 30 year experience in manufacturing quality cabinetry,  furniture and millwork for both residential and commercial applications.  After completing my Advance Apprenticeships Certificate in Shopfitting and Cabinet Making with the London Institute City & Guilds Trade College, I specialized in prototype building and worked as foreman for several major companies within the industry with before starting up on my own in the UK in 1996.  My passion for backpacking brought me to Vancouver Island in the early 90’s and I always vowed to return permanently. True to my word I settled here 10 years later bringing my wife and eldest daughter.

Ros Sheridan – Logistics

I have a solid background in business administration within the construction industry and have always been in behind the scenes supporting David with the day to day aspects of running the company. More recently, to help keep up with demand and to serve clients better, I headed back to school and received a Diploma in Interior Design, and am currently a student with the NKBA. With an aim to keep the company small and personal, my involvement keeps David doing what he enjoys most and does best which is working with wood.

Apprenticeships

With a commitment to invest heavily in training Splinters is involved with the Industry Training Authority and local schools, providing work experience opportunities through to full Red Seal apprenticeships.  In the early 1980s Davie was lucky enough to receive a rare apprenticeship opportunity with a traditional ‘old school’ firm which still did everything by hand.

Unfortunately, like most industries, automation and mass production has taken some of the finesse out of the trade. We aim to pass on what was taught back then and get the next generation of cabinet makers excited about what they are doing

Mike Barrodale Completed Apprenticeship with Splinters in 2016

I first contacted Splinters for work experience in the Summer of 2012 and ended up getting offered a job. With support from Parkland School, I was able to work part time as apprentice whilst a school.  By the time I finished high school I, had my Level 1 in Cabinet Making and was working towards the next step.  I am proud of the work we produce at Splinters and take pleasure in the creative aspect of making custom cabinetry. When I am not at work, I spend my time working on my car.

– SSA Scholarship Award Winner
– Vancouver Island Construction Association Award
– 2014 CARE AWARD Best Apprentice

Tyler Tremblay – Completed Apprenticeship with Splinters in 2016

I started at Splinters in the summer of 2011 starting part time whist at continuing at high school, when I graduated I already had my Level 2 apprenticeship already under my belt. Working with two great people is the reason I enjoy going to work every day. The reason I fell in love with the trade was because of the final product, from receiving a shipment of rough lumber, to working it into something spectacular. Most of my spare time is spent at Panorama Rec Centre , where I hit the gym and play hockey.

Tyler was featured in the July issue Sea Side Times “Trade Student Spotlight,” see page 14.

– SSA Scholarship Award Winner

Matt Cribdon Completed Apprenticeship with Splinters in 2017

I started at Splinters in April 2014 and a month later was offered a full apprenticeship. Shortly after that I completed my training for level one at Camosun college and it was all go from there on. I have enjoyed being able to learn every aspect of the trade while working hands on with the great people at Splinters. In my spare time I like to work out and play various sports including hockey and golf.