David Sheridan – Owner
I founded Splinters Millworks to serve Vancouver Island with my 30+ years of experience manufacturing the finest quality cabinetry, furniture, and custom millwork for both residential and commercial applications. From contemporary minimalist to intricate traditional designs, I always build from the same foundations: quality, traditional woodworking techniques, and my passion for creating pieces as unique as our clients.
My career started in the UK, where I finished my Advance Apprenticeships Certificate in Shopfitting and Cabinet Making with the London Institute City & Guilds Trade College. Early on, I specialized in prototype building, and worked as a foreman for several major companies within the industry before starting up on my own in 1998.
My passion for backpacking brought me to Vancouver Island in the early 90s, and I always vowed to return permanently. True to my word, I settled here 10 years later, bringing my wife and eldest daughter. Today, I work with a small team of skilled craftsmen in our workshop in Sidney. Whether you’re running your own project, working with a contractor, or have a designer in place, we’re happy to help bring your dreams to life.