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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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 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
Apr 26
9pm | 8c
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.

Monday
May 25
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 4

Salvaging a Homestead Corn Crib with a Hometown Barn Raising

The guys salvage a homestead corn crib with a good old fashioned barn raising.

Tuesday
Jun 2
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 3

Repurposing Every Beam from a Pennsylvania Bank Barn

The guys take down a Pennsylvania Bank Barn in hopes of recovering the Long Beams and Huge Sleeper Logs that lay below. They are up against the weather, the machines malfunctioning and the weight of the logs. Mark pays a visit to the finished King Cabin and gives the owners a bench made with some of the repurposed wood from the Bank Barn.

Friday
Sep 11
6pm | 5c
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
Oct 11
10pm | 9c
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
Oct 25
10pm | 9c
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
Nov 8
5pm | 4c
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.

Thursday
Jan 28
9pm | 8c
Season 2, Episode 13

Blue Ridge Mountain Home

Mark and the guys build a massive, and very complicated, log home high in the Blue Ridge Mountains. To make this unique design work, they create an entirely new kind of notch. They work with a local team of craftsmen to pull off this high-stakes build.

Sunday
Feb 7
7pm | 6c
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.

Sunday
Mar 27
1pm | 12c
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
May 23
12am | 11c
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.

Thursday
Jul 7
1pm | 12c
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!

Friday
Sep 16
4pm | 3c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 12
9am | 8c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 12
10am | 9c
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
Oct 12
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 12
12pm | 11c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 12
1pm | 12c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 12
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 12
3pm | 2c
Season 3, Episode 11

Barnwood Leftovers Get Upcycled

The Barnwood Builders are finding creative uses for all of their leftovers! Every time they take a cabin down, they end up with extra inventory. So instead of burning the small beams, they'll use them to build a Parts and Pieces Pavilion to sell their scraps as upcycled products.

Wednesday
Oct 12
4pm | 3c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 12
5pm | 4c
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
Oct 21
12pm | 11c
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.

Friday
Oct 21
1pm | 12c
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.

Friday
Oct 21
2pm | 1c
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.

Friday
Oct 21
3pm | 2c

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