Barnwood Builders: Barnwood Looks Back

20-Percent Rule for Barnwood

The crew discusses their 20-percent rule for sourcing barnwood for builds.

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BARN MAKEOVERS

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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 7

Turning a West Virginia Smokehouse into a Modern Bunkhouse in the Florida Swamp

Mark and the guys take down a West Virginia smokehouse and a half-barn nearby. They weave the logs together in Florida to create a bunkhouse for their client's kids. They cut down two trees to use as wood for the porch, and go on a catch and release wild hog hunt.

Sunday
Jun 7
2pm | 1c
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 1, Episode 7

Turning a West Virginia Smokehouse into a Modern Bunkhouse in the Florida Swamp

Mark and the guys take down a West Virginia smokehouse and a half-barn nearby. They weave the logs together in Florida to create a bunkhouse for their client's kids. They cut down two trees to use as wood for the porch, and go on a catch and release wild hog hunt.

Saturday
Jul 11
12am | 11c
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
Nov 27
12am | 11c
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 2, Episode 4

Building a Log Chapel with a Stained Glass Window

Mark and the guys head to Johnny Jett's hometown in Kentucky to build a log chapel. First, they reclaim a stained glass window from a deteriorating 100-year-old church. Then they build the chapel and install the window.

Tuesday
Dec 8
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 4

Building a Log Chapel with a Stained Glass Window

Mark and the guys head to Johnny Jett's hometown in Kentucky to build a log chapel. First, they reclaim a stained glass window from a deteriorating 100-year-old church. Then they build the chapel and install the window.

Monday
Dec 14
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 8

Fighting the Elements to Build a Well House, and Repairing a Damaged Log Home

Mark and the guys return to their roots in Asheville, North Carolina. They have one day to build a log well house in the driving rain. Once it's up, they have to repair a severely damaged log home nearby. Along the way, Mark visits two of his favorite log cabins.

Sunday
Jan 17
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 27
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 5

Saving Every Board from a Kincheloe Cattle Barn

Mark and the guys travel to Jane Lew, West Virginia, to salvage the wood from a 120-year old cattle barn that is slated for demolition. The site is so wet they have to build their own road just to get to the barn. The rare, wide plank boards end up in living rooms, man-caves, and outdoor projects all over Jane Lew.

Thursday
Jan 28
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 4

Building a Log Chapel with a Stained Glass Window

Mark and the guys head to Johnny Jett's hometown in Kentucky to build a log chapel. First, they reclaim a stained glass window from a deteriorating 100-year-old church. Then they build the chapel and install the window.

Sunday
Jun 5
11pm | 10c
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.

Thursday
Jul 7
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 9

The Brown Family Heirloom

Mark and the guys rebuild a log cabin that has been in the Brown family since 1856. They use original logs from the cabin, old logs from a nearby barn, and new logs from a local saw mill. They team up with a local crew called, 'The Good Ole Boys,' to turn all these logs into a home that will last for generations to come.

Sunday
Aug 28
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 7

Building a new log home for the Boy Scouts

The Barnwood Builders volunteer to help Boy Scout troop 248 build a new lodge out of their old lodge. Mark and the guys have a lot to teach these boys about the pioneer life. And the boys' determination gives the Barnwood Builders something in return; hope for the future.

Sunday
Aug 28
12pm | 11c
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.

Sunday
Aug 28
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 6

Salvaging Pristine Hand-hewn Logs From a West Virginia Cabin

Mark and the guys travel to the heart of West Virginia, to salvage incredibly rare 170-year-old logs from a perfectly preserved log home. The pressure is on to keep these logs pristine as they take them down.

Sunday
Aug 28
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 4

Building a Log Chapel with a Stained Glass Window

Mark and the guys head to Johnny Jett's hometown in Kentucky to build a log chapel. First, they reclaim a stained glass window from a deteriorating 100-year-old church. Then they build the chapel and install the window.

Sunday
Aug 28
3pm | 2c
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
Aug 28
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 10

Turning a Tobacco Farm Cabin into a Tasting Room

Mark and the guys save a log cabin from an old Virginia tobacco farm and to turn it into a tasting room for a local distillery. Their client takes the opportunity to go to "Barnwood School." He works alongside Mark and the guys so he can pass these skills on to others.

Sunday
Aug 28
5pm | 4c
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.

Sunday
Aug 28
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 5

Saving Every Board from a Kincheloe Cattle Barn

Mark and the guys travel to Jane Lew, West Virginia, to salvage the wood from a 120-year old cattle barn that is slated for demolition. The site is so wet they have to build their own road just to get to the barn. The rare, wide plank boards end up in living rooms, man-caves, and outdoor projects all over Jane Lew.

Sunday
Aug 28
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 13

Bird's-Eye Barn

The guys take down a massive double-pen barn in southern Indiana. While they work to save every log and barn board, Mark visits an incredible lodge built from a different barn they took down in nearby St. Meinrad.

Thursday
Sep 8
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 12

Wild Rock Pavilion

In the shadow of the New River Gorge Bridge, the Barnwood Builders work with three centuries of materials and techniques in one project. Using custom 21st century steel brackets and hand-hewn 19th century beams, they create a one-of-a-kind pavilion for the Wild Rock Community Center.

Thursday
Sep 8
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 10

Drive-Through Corn Crib

Mark and the guys use over 100 antique logs from two tobacco barns to build a dramatic entrance for their client's property. The drive-through double corn crib requires a whole lot of teamwork, and involves some of the trickiest notching they've ever done.

Thursday
Sep 8
1pm | 12c
Season 3, Episode 8

Reclaiming a One-Room Log Schoolhouse

The Barnwood Builders go deep in the holler to reclaim a rare one-room log schoolhouse full of history. Back on the boneyard, the schoolhouse gets a whole new life.

Thursday
Sep 8
2pm | 1c

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