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Roger Bonesteel

41 Comment(s):
Never got to meet Roger, but Tina helped me and was great. I finish the project and wanted to send a picture of the finished product. It is a coffee table that the top comes off and has a play area for trains, cars, etc for my grandsons. She put a straight edge on the pieces of Walnut and claimed the pieces of wood. Great help
January 8, 2021 11:22:17
Chick Everhardus said...
Roger and Tina are two of the NICEST people you will ever meet - very friendly and easy to deal with. They have a huge selection of native woods and offer planing services at an extremely reasonable rate. In addition they probably have forgotten more knowledge about wood than you will ever know and are a great source of information for your projects. I can't recommend them highly enough.
September 21, 2020 05:40:01
Bob Klee said...
I found a listing of hardwood on Craigslist, then the Bonesteel Mill & Molding website. I contacted Roger with a few questions via email and he responded immediately. Two days later I drove to Sellersburg and met Tina. She was terrific. So very friendly, knowledgeable and patient. Their inventory of native hardwoods is incredible! I learned alot and ended up purchasing more hardwood than I planned, but that's a good thing! Well worth the drive down and back from Indianapolis. I'll be back !
June 6, 2018 12:09:04
Zach Arvin said...
Roger and Tina are both very accommodating individuals that provide a quality service at a very reasonable price. You will not be disappointed in the slightest doing business with them.
May 20, 2018 08:53:47
Joe said...
Roger was extremely friendly, and helpful showing me the woods he has available. Once I had made my decision, he quickly machined the boards 4S while I waited. I will definitely be giving him a call when I'm ready to start my next project.
July 5, 2016 08:28:52
Larry Glaze said...
Needed two cherry posts. Wife Trina took the time to S4S in a very professional manner. Enjoyed the visit. Pricing was very competitive and the service was outstanding. Was definitely worth the drive from Carmel, IN. Thanks again to the Bonesteels.
November 27, 2015 04:54:43
Joe said...
Just returned from a visit to pick up some small project lumber and a few poplar boards to rebuild a fence gate. Roger and his lovely wife Trina both took time to help me sort through his stock and were very patient with me rooting around in the 'bargain barn'. Wonderful people with great, friendly customer service and a great selection of lumber. Worth the 2 hour drive from Northern KY.
June 5, 2015 01:00:14
Lee Mabe said...
Everything I've purchased from Bonesteel Mill and Molding has been excellent. Roger offers a great selection of beautiful, high grade lumber and is just super to work with. Highly recommended.
February 12, 2015 02:37:06
Josh said...
It was a pleasure working with Roger. He brought his portable mill to my land and milled about 1,700 board feet of wood. He has it down to a science. Every board was cut with great precision. Roger can instantly identify the best way to cut a log in order to get the most out of it. My scrap pile was nothing but bark. Highly recommended!
January 17, 2015 05:56:11
Joe said...
Real nice guy and had the best selection and best prices, def worth the 150 mile round trip
May 3, 2014 10:19:52
Ed Hall said...
Roger is very professional,honest,and considerate. I wouldn t think of having dealings with anyone else in the logging or lumber business. He's an outstanding person.
February 14, 2014 07:39:26
Nathan said...
Roger is the best thing that happened to woodworking in these parts. I can call him up and make the short trip up to pick through his stock, not much picking as of it is all top notch. You can tell he loves what he does as he knows whats worth it and whats not. Roger, thanks for your service to our country, and our industry/hobby. Will only use you and refer you all the time.
July 9, 2013 05:39:33
Art said...
Roger has been a great help in several projects - including a particularly oddball one requiring precise milling in metric dimensions. The pieces turned out as if they had been precisely milled billet from a machine shop! Definitely puts his customers ahead of his sales volume.
March 6, 2013 05:11:07
Greg Lynch said...
don't know if you remember, but this past Summer you helped me to get some cherry wood for a very special event, my Cub Scout Arrow of Light Awards.Because it was such a special commemorative item, something that symbolizes 5 years of hard work and multiple achievements for young men, I appreciate all of the time you took with me to help me in finding the wood. We had our awards ceremony this past Friday where they were awarded their Arrow of Light Plaques--all 16 of them. They turned out to be extremely beautiful and everyone raved about how brilliant they turned out. I really want to thank you for giving me some tips for milling and finishing the wood since I am a beginning wood worker. Your advice was very helpful. I will post some pictures soon.
March 2, 2013 08:16:11
Terry Lee said...
Roger is a hell of a guy. Very helpful and honest person.
January 24, 2013 06:25:03
Bart said...
Quality product cut to my specifications in a very timely manner and the price was right. Couldn't be happier. If you're a hobbyist looking for a small order in an uncommon size, check with Roger before anyone else. I'll certainly be back. :)
January 3, 2013 05:00:55
Todd said...
I recently bought two loads of 8/4 maple from Roger for a woodworking bench that I'm going to build in a couple of weeks. My experience with Roger has been wonderful. He helped me find everything I needed for the project. I've started jointing and planing the material, and its looking great. I can't wait to finish this project so I can buy more lumber for a new project. . I'm a customer for life. Thanks Roger!
December 8, 2012 08:56:25
Aaron said...
I have bought some lumber a couple times from Roger and have had nothing but a positive experience. He has a wide variety available and you can buy as much or little as you need. He is very helpful in finding exactly what you need for your project.
August 18, 2012 08:28:35
Tim Becht said...
Roger was very helpful and his pricing is very competitive. He spent the extra time helping me find exactly what I needed which was maple. I have already passed his contact information on to 2 other woodworker friends. Thanks a bunch Roger, Tim
February 5, 2012 12:29:39
Larry Crowl said...
I can not say enough positive comments about Roger. I own 10 acres in Southern Indiana near Louisville, Kentucky and needed to take down 80 trees around my home and yard. I received multiple bids from companies to remove the trees or cut them down and grind the stumps. I was frustrated by the other bids and attitudes of the people bidding the job. Then, along comes a fellow veteran and a truly honest American. Roger gave me an incredibly fair price for the trees. Roger treated my property as if it was his own. He was always conscientious to prevent damage and to minimize the mess. In the end, Roger always communicated to me about the process. He was always honest and to say he works hard is an extreme understatement. I feel priveledged to have met him and his wife and now consider them as true friends. If anyone reading this considers hiring Roger or buying his material and you want to talk to a past client, please call me. Roger has my number and permission for you to call me. If I only had one word to describe his work ethic, business practices, communication skills and honesty it would be "Awsome!!" Thank you again for the great job Roger.
September 20, 2011 04:49:42
Jason and Alana said...
Roger and his father were professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and quite efficient while working with our HUGE 120 ft. Red Oak milling project. Very fair prices were offered for moving and milling the tree. We could not be happier with the work done. Lumber was stacked beautifully at site so that we could move it the next day. We always appreciate being able to trust the people who we hire to work on our property...Thank you Roger! Perfect job, Most highly recommend. Jason and Alana A.
August 11, 2011 06:06:15
Bob Weis said...
Nice Guy, Family Man, Honest, hard worker Dependable = Sucess Thanks Bob Weis
April 2, 2011 04:27:24
Troy Torstrick said...
I'm a custom drum builder and I build stave drums using solid boards that I get from Roger. I can't say enough good things about Roger and Bonesteel Sawmill, Roger clearly loves what he does and it shows in the quality of his work. I recently purchased some black locust and walnut from Roger for a drum kit and I got exactly what I needed. Plus, Roger threw in a couple extra boards from some different species I am interest in using to make drums so I can see what they look like and test them to see how they respond to the processes I use to make drums. Roger is a super-nice guy and a real pleasure to do business with, he couldn't be more helpful. His prices are fair and reasonable and the service is second-to-none. If you need lumber, you won't find a better place to get it than Bonesteel.
March 22, 2011 06:54:53
Jeff Compton said...
I found Roger's site while searching the internet for Mills. I'm a wanna be woodworker still learning the ropes and Roger has made my hobby much more affordable for me. His prices and selection has been outstanding not to mention his knowledge of woodworking. I highly recommend Roger.
September 9, 2010 12:29:56
Randy Kingery said...
Just picked up some maple, walnut, and poplar. I cannot express enough how great of deal he offers, and how nice and genuine Roger is. Coming from Indianapolis to Sellersburg location is a little less than an hour and a half, but it is completely worth the trip and Roger is great to deal with, and his selection is great. I look forward to buying from him again in the future.
August 1, 2010 05:14:00
David Kwoka said...
I was very impressed with the selection at your Sellersburg location and am looking forwrd to taking a look at the other location. I am a sideline furniture maker.
May 28, 2010 10:19:15
Bobby Roe said...
I found Roger's site, and it took only a day or so before Roger had responded to my email inquiry, and left me a voicemail message. Within a couple of days, I was back in touch with him to work out a time to meet and select some wood to start a project with. Roger was very quick to help this newbie select appropriate wood for some of my first projects. Together, we picked through some Maple, Cherry, Cedar and Walnut, and I'm letting it acclimate to my shop before working with it. The few pieces I ran through my jointer and planer (I just couldn't wait!) look terrific, and those were far from the best boards we picked. The rest will meet metal in a week or two... ;-) Drop Roger an email message, or call him. You'll be glad you did.
March 29, 2010 01:02:42
James said...
It is not easy finding good hardwood at a fair price. I was excited when I stumbled onto the Bonesteel website. Today I went to pick up some 8/4 maple to begin working on a heavy hand tool bench. Not only are the prices at Bonesteel fair, but Roger seemed to be a great guy that is as into woodworking as I am. I was very please with the service and product. I will defiantly be going back in the future!
March 13, 2010 11:07:53
Charles Holwerk said...
You can't go wrong working with Roger. He spent a LOT of time finding and making me very clean 11ft+ 6" wide Black Locust boards. The boards are very nice, straight, and exactly what I wanted. Price was very fair and communication was excellent. You don't need to look further, just give Roger a call, you will be glad you did.
March 5, 2010 06:21:17
Andrew Renda said...
I had a great experience working with Roger. Like some other posters, I found him through Craigslist. I needed enough locust wood to make four raised garden beds. Roger cut my boards and posts very quickly and for a very reasonable price. He was a gentleman to deal with and even offered to throw in some 1"x1" pieces to use as tomato stakes! I have already recommended Roger to friends and family looking to build garden beds, and I will definitely use his services again for my future lumber needs.
February 15, 2010 12:47:34
Johnathan Hoyle said...
I found Roger through craigslist after much searching for a specific type of wood. He is a great communicator and a trustworthy person. The black locust, he provided, exceeded my expectations and was very fairly priced. I will absolutely buy lumber from him in the future and recomend him to anyone needing wood. Thanks again Roger.
February 15, 2010 11:12:33
Arthur Turland said...
I am so happy to have found Bonesteel. As a professional woodworker I have found that looking for hardwood lumber can be more difficult as you would think. The big businesses have rather large order minimums, such as 300 board ft or a tractor trailer load (sounds absurd I know, but I’ve had businesses tell me that when I call them for a quote). Being able to buy only as much as I need for my projects, be it for a dining room table or a small step stool, has greatly helped my business. Not to mention Roger is friendly, timely has great prices and all that other good stuff. I look forward to doing business with Bonesteel again. Also he has a cool last name.
January 9, 2010 07:28:24
Kerry Lawrence said...
I agree with Tracey Ryan and the other positive comments posted here. I look forward to my next lumber purchase.
December 30, 2009 01:07:12
Tracy Ryan said...
I have to say that I enjoyed the interaction and personal service I got from Roger almost as much as I am enjoying the high quality lumber he sold me at bargain prices. Where today can you go and find someone who's approachable and knowledgeable, accommodating and attentive, interested in your project as much as in making a sale and who has such high quality lumber that he's perfectly willing you should pick through to your heart's content? Not anywhere else that I'm aware of. That's why I'm only too happy to drive the 115 miles down from Indianapolis to buy all my woodworking project stock from Roger. I like the service, I like the product and really, I like that I'm supporting a business whose owner is an ordinary guy and not a remote, multi-tiered money vacuum.
December 22, 2009 01:25:44
Eric B said...
Straight deal. Good price-good lumber.
December 20, 2009 07:36:23
john albright said...
Roger seems to be a good guy to deal with, fair prices and nice wood.
December 19, 2009 06:57:19
Dan Webster said...
Roger had just what I needed in the right price range. I will gladly make the trip from Lexington KY to Indiana in the future to purchase from his shop.
December 18, 2009 06:00:58
scott said...
I bought some beautifull walnut and cherry boards from Roger. He was very easy to work with and very fair at measuring usable wood. Prices were great. Would recomend to any one looking for good quality at great prices.
December 18, 2009 05:12:51
Robert Zena said...
I had a extremely posative experience with Bonesteel Mill. A large cherry tree fall in my yard, Roger and his father came to my property and set up their portable sawmill. Their mill is new and extremely accurate and efficient. They quickly set up their mill and began to saw up the cherry logs into usable lumber! Before long they harvested the entire tree. I now will have cherry boards for my kitchen remodel. I also bought more cherry lumber from their mill to add to my stockpile so I have enough wood for the large project. Pricing is very reasonable. Great job!
December 17, 2009 07:48:12
jonathan said...
Purchased around 550 ft of poplar. Roger was very friendly and cooperative, was easy to talk too and patient, while i made up my mind. He delivered the wood super fast. His prices are great. He even helped me carry it into my house. He gave me a few extra boards. The wood was very good quality. I did not have a single board that was unusable. None of the boards had problems with cupping, bowing or splitting. The boards were very dimensionally accurate. Using the lumber as siding for a room in my house. Looks great.
December 17, 2009 11:16:49
Nathan said...
Roger was easy to work with and sold exactly as described (roughly 300bd/ft of Poplar). Gentleman through and through and I will buy from him again. Best prices that I can find locally on a wide variety of woods. Keep up the good work......
December 17, 2009 05:55:29
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