Have a question? Here are my most frequently asked questions. If you don't see the answer here, shoot me and email or give me a call. You can reach me at 812-325-9823 or roger@hoosierwoodworks.com

Q: How long have you been doing this type of work?
A: Really, all my life. I started when I was 8 or 9 years old and I'm in my mid fifties...., professionally, I started in 2002.

Q: Do you repair furniture?
A: Yes, I do now. When I started out in 2002 there were several good furniture repair shops in town and I never really pursued that work. Over the last few years I've gotten more and more calls and I've started taking some repair jobs.

Q: What is your lead time? How busy are you?
A: Usually 3-6 months for big projects. Smaller projects I can squeeze in within a couple weeks- usually. Yes, I've been blessed with steady work.

Q: What is the neatest project you've worked on?
A: Big project: Bookcase that was really a hidden door. Small Project: A hand carve rose mounted in a walnut turned vase, a gift for the wife on Valentines Day.

Q: Is there something you seem to specialize in?
A: Yes! I make flag cases for U.S. burial (memorial) flags. I've been making these for over ten years and have what I believe to be the finest case for the money anywhere. As a veteran myself, I take special pride in making these and talking with the families about their loved one. I also make a soap rest from white oak that I sell nationwide. Check out my Etsy store at www.etsy.com/shop/hoosierwoodworks .

Q: I have an old canoe that was my (insert father's, grandfather's, uncle's, name here). Is it worth restoring?
A: Short answer.... probably. Long answer- see my detailed discussion here

Q: Do you make custom furniture?
A: Yes. Tables, bookcases, cabinets- I consider custom furniture the heart of woodworking and craftsmanship. (Though I've only made one chair, a Mission-style arm chair. It turned out very nice).

Q: Do you do upholstry?
A: Yes, when I have to as part of a repair. I'm probably not the best person if you want your sofa reupholstered.

Q: Do you do consultations? We have an old (house, table, canoe, insurance claim, damage) and we need help determining what to do...
A: Yes, happy to help. Just contact me and we can set up an appointment.