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About the Host

Mark Bowe

Mark Bowe, host of DIY Network’s Barnwood Builders, is passionate about honoring the craft of America’s pioneer ancestors and is devoted to ensuring that their work lives on.

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About the show

Barnwood Builders follows five fun-loving West Virginians who salvage antique log cabins and barns. The show celebrates the American pioneer spirit, and pays tribute to the hard work and craftsmanship that built our nation. 
Season 1, Episode 2

Rescuing a Massive Barn and Finishing the Lincoln Cabin

The guys rescue a huge double pen barn in St. Meinrad, Indiana. It's the biggest dogtrot style barn they've ever faced. They have to fight through modern layers of tin and barnwood to get to the incredible, pioneer era hand hewn beams. When it's done, Mark pays a visit to the nearly completed Lincoln Cabin.

Thursday
Jun 11
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 3

Raising a Massive Timber Frame Barn in Downtown Lewisburg

Mark and the guys work in downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia, to raise a massive timber frame as the new shelter for the Lewisburg farmer's market. The 200-year-old logs prove to be a challenge when the builders begin to raise the bents.

Monday
Nov 2
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 2

Turning a ramshackle cabin into a guest house in Missouri

The guys travel to The Show Me State, to take down and rebuild a historic 170-year-old cabin. Sherman leads the guys in converting this cabin into a guest house for kindred spirit client, Mark Perry. Meanwhile Mark drums up business west of the Mississippi. The guys work in weather extremes to turn the cabin's frown upside down.

Friday
Nov 27
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 9

Moving a Pre-Civil War Log Cabin from West Virginia to Tennessee

Mark and the guys take down a pre-Civil War log cabin in Braxton County, West Virginia. They take it back to Lewisburg to refurbish the logs, then rebuild it for a client who collects historic homes in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Sunday
Nov 29
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 1

Peeling layers off a covered log home in Virginia

Mark and the guys travel to Abingdon, Virginia, to take down a farmhouse that Mark bought sight unseen. The house is really a 200 year-old log cabin covered by layers of siding and overgrowth. As they strip away each layer, the news gets better. They salvage the incredible hand-hewn timbers underneath.

Friday
Jan 8
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 3

Raising a Massive Timber Frame Barn in Downtown Lewisburg

Mark and the guys work in downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia, to raise a massive timber frame as the new shelter for the Lewisburg farmer's market. The 200-year-old logs prove to be a challenge when the builders begin to raise the bents.

Thursday
Mar 31
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 2

Turning a ramshackle cabin into a guest house in Missouri

The guys travel to The Show Me State, to take down and rebuild a historic 170-year-old cabin. Sherman leads the guys in converting this cabin into a guest house for kindred spirit client, Mark Perry. Meanwhile Mark drums up business west of the Mississippi. The guys work in weather extremes to turn the cabin's frown upside down.

Sunday
May 29
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 6

Salvaging Rose's Cabin from the Woods

Mark and the guys have to build their own road to reach a cabin that has been overgrown for 11 years! Rose Riggs never got to finish her dream cabin, but Mark will make sure it gets a new life. He salvages some of the wood to make an incredible rose inlaid table for Rose's daughter.

Monday
Jun 13
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 12

Grandma's Cabin

Mark and the guys save the logs from a fire-damaged home in West Virginia. Mark promises the family who sold him the cabin that he will honor their history here. He calls it Grandma's Cabin. Once the logs are salvaged, the Barnwood Builders rebuild Grandma's Cabin on the Boneyard for a client in Montana.

Sunday
Jun 26
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 9

Rocky Mountain Cabin

The team brings an Appalachian-style cabin all the way to western Colorado. At the Canyon of the Ancients Ranch, they explore the stacked stone ruins of the ancestral Puebloans and also leave behind a legacy of their own. Before they leave, they also rebuild the Virginia spring house which will support a living roof.

Friday
Sep 16
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 8

Taking down a huge, New England Style Barn

Mark and the guys make a rare trip north to dismantle an enormous, 200-year old barn. This New England Style barn is unlike any one they have ever taken down. The barn is so big it takes extra hands to get the barnwood down, and a crane to lift out the valuable beams.

Monday
Dec 12
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 6

Log Cabin Dream Come True

Tammy Harrah and her late husband dreamed of running a craft store in a log cabin on their West Virginia family homestead. Mark and the guys are helping Tammy and her son see that dream come true by building that cabin for them, making some homemade crafts for the store and visiting a pioneer landmark along the way.

Monday
Jan 9
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 10

Rebuilding After the Flood

Not far from the Boneyard, the town of White Sulphur Springs was devastated by a recent flood. Mark and the guys step up to help their neighbor rebuild, Barnwood style. They repair a garage by wrapping it in barnwood and use log skins to transform a prefab shed into a log cabin playroom. Mark also visits a modern Montana home covered in log skins.

Monday
Jan 23
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 1

The Cabin in the Quarry

The Barnwood Builders float down the Ohio River and land in Paducah, Kentucky, where they try to save a little cabin in a big quarry. The cabin is in rough shape, but these guys don't give up on it. Their time in Paducah is filled with pioneer ingenuity. Alex Makes a chair, Johnny drives a dump truck, Sherman makes a quilt and Mark helps build a barnwood table.

Wednesday
Mar 1
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 2

Hitting the Barnwood Jackpot

Mark's client wants to use the barnwood from an enormous Pennsylvania bank barn to outfit his Arizona restaurant. It's a beast of a job in the middle of a heat wave, but the Barnwood Builders just won't quit. They save 5,000 board feet of prized barnwood from the cattle stalls, granary floors and 40-foot walls. Mark also pays a visit to another restaurant decked out in barnwood for inspiration.

Wednesday
Mar 1
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 3

Complicated Carriage House

The Barnwood Builders pull into New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, in a covered wagon, ready to take down and move a very complicated carriage house. They find all sorts of treasures in the 150-year-old pioneer garage before they carefully strip it, lift the roof off in sections and disassemble the beams.

Wednesday
Mar 1
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 4

Beefy Bank-Barn Beams

Mark and the guys return to Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where they stripped a massive bank barn earlier this year. This time, they are back for the incredible chestnut beams. The roof gives them some trouble, but Johnny's up for the task. They save the central bents, carve up the outer bents and lift out the sleeper logs. Mark visits an incredible bank barn wedding venue and he learns to cut soap stone with a water jet.

Wednesday
Mar 1
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 5

Island Fishing Cabin

Mark Bowe and the Barnwood Builders take the logs from season 3's Bird's-Eye Barn across the New River and put them back together on a West Virginia island. They have to reconfigure the barn to turn it into a modern fishing cabin with a complicated design. While the crew finishes up, the boss goes to visit the completed Wildrock Pavilion from also from season 3.

Wednesday
Mar 1
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 6

Log Cabin Dream Come True

Tammy Harrah and her late husband dreamed of running a craft store in a log cabin on their West Virginia family homestead. Mark and the guys are helping Tammy and her son see that dream come true by building that cabin for them, making some homemade crafts for the store and visiting a pioneer landmark along the way.

Wednesday
Mar 1
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 7

Log Kitchen Drop In

The Barnwood Builders head to Cashiers, North Carolina, to build an antique log cabin in the middle of a huge, framed-out modern home. Old wood meets new on this complicated job, and getting it right will take a lot of collaboration. Mark also visits the client's decked-out timber frame barn, and Sherman shows off his horse-wrangling skills.

Wednesday
Mar 1
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 8

Unwrapping a Massive Log Tobacco Barn

Mark buys a massive tobacco barn with an incredible log structure hidden inside. He wants to turn the logs into a cabin, so the guys must unwrap the barn layer by layer. It's a tricky job because the barn is filled with hundreds of old poles that fight the guys at every turn. Mark also salvages some barnwood and gets it milled into flooring, and Johnny and Sherman take a trip down memory lane.

Wednesday
Mar 1
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 1

Rebuilding Grandma's Cabin in Montana

Mark and the guys travel all the way to Montana to rebuild Grandma's cabin from last season. They give the 150-year old home a whole new life as a cliff-side lodge. They explore the cabins of the wild west and enjoy some Montana Ranch fun.

Monday
Mar 13
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 3

Saving a Rare Log Springhouse

Mark and the guys wade in the water to save a dilapidated Springhouse. Johnny and Tim go exploring while Mark and Graham clean up the spring. Back on the boneyard, they rebuild the Springhouse and finish the inside of the Container Cabin!

Monday
Mar 13
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 5

Saving a Hand Hewn Cabin and a Rare Hand Cut Chimney

Mark and the guys explore a perfect pioneer settlement complete with wood, water, and stone. They save the classic log cabin and repurpose the rare hand-cut sandstone chimney. Sherman helps local stonemasons turn the chimney into a fire pit grill.

Monday
Mar 13
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 7

Building a Double Pen Log Vacation Rental

The Barnwood Builders work with one of their most passionate and knowledgeable clients yet. Together, they build a huge double pen log cabin on a platform 13 feet off the ground. This will be the master suite on a high-end vacation rental. Mark builds the outside. Karen designs the interior.

Monday
Mar 13
2pm | 1c
Season 3, Episode 9

Rocky Mountain Cabin

The team brings an Appalachian-style cabin all the way to western Colorado. At the Canyon of the Ancients Ranch, they explore the stacked stone ruins of the ancestral Puebloans and also leave behind a legacy of their own. Before they leave, they also rebuild the Virginia spring house which will support a living roof.

Monday
Mar 13
3pm | 2c

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