Barnwood Builders: Barnwood Looks Back

20-Percent Rule for Barnwood

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

AMAZING BARN RENOVATIONS

BARN MAKEOVERS
BARN MAKEOVERS

These homeowners weren't born in barns, but you won't believe how they transformed these rustic spaces into stunning homes. 

See the Stunning 'Afters'
BEST OF BARNWOOD BUILDERS
BEST OF BARNWOOD BUILDERS

See the best of the best from Barnwood Builders, including their top home makeovers, creative reclaimed wood projects and more. 

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Barnwood Boys

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"Stay calm, have a pepperoni roll," and other words to live by. 

If You Love the Barn Look...

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 5

Wading with Alligators to Build a Two-Story Hunting Lodge in Florida

Mark and the guys take the bones of an old Virginia log home down to Florida, where they turn it into a two-story hunting lodge. Mark makes mouth blown wavy glass for the windows, and dives in an alligator pond to get some long leaf pine for the floors.

Sunday
Apr 5
10pm | 9c
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.

Sunday
Oct 11
2pm | 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.

Tuesday
Feb 23
5pm | 4c
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.

Sunday
Jun 12
10pm | 9c
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!

Wednesday
Jul 27
12pm | 11c
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.

Friday
Sep 16
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 11

Moving the last cabin in Roanoke to a local resort.

Mark and the guys go way beyond the call of duty to save the last cabin from the old town of Roanoke, West Virginia. The Fox Sisters show up to watch their father's boyhood home get moved to a local four-diamond resort. And when the job is complete, the community comes out in full force to celebrate the new cabin.

Thursday
Nov 10
1pm | 12c
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.

Wednesday
Nov 16
3pm | 2c
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.

Monday
Nov 21
3am | 2c
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.

Monday
Nov 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.

Sunday
Jan 15
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 11

Moving the last cabin in Roanoke to a local resort.

Mark and the guys go way beyond the call of duty to save the last cabin from the old town of Roanoke, West Virginia. The Fox Sisters show up to watch their father's boyhood home get moved to a local four-diamond resort. And when the job is complete, the community comes out in full force to celebrate the new cabin.

Monday
Feb 6
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 7

Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding in Gatlinburg, TN

Mark and the guys travel to Gatlinburg, TN, to replace a log home lost in the 2016 wildfires. They bring with them the Beam Cabin they built on the yard last year, but it's no easy feat to move these massive logs up a narrow mountain pass. Designer Karen Tillery works with Mark to renovate on the fly.

Monday
Jul 3
12am | 11c
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.

Sunday
Jul 23
7pm | 6c
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.

Sunday
Jul 23
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 8

Barn Storming: A Wild Takedown in Pleasantville, Ohio

Mark and the guys have fought rain, snow and heat, but they've never had winds like these! The vicious Ohio winds turn a complicated job into a treacherous one as they attempt to save a giant double pen barn.

Sunday
Jul 23
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 6

Cowboy Party Barn in New Braunfels, TX

Mark and the guys return to Texas to build a gigantic party barn out of an old timber frame. They use old-fashioned tools to retrofit the barn for modern use, and they install a rare swing beam in the center bent.

Sunday
Jul 23
10pm | 9c
Season 5, Episode 1

Old-School Takedown in Harrisville, WV

The Barnwood Builders turn to the old-school method of using ropes to take down a log cabin in Harrisville, WV. Later on, they shop at the oldest five-and-dime in America and meet some modern-day pioneers who hewed their own log cabin by hand.

Sunday
Jul 23
11pm | 10c
Season 5, Episode 8

Barn Storming: A Wild Takedown in Pleasantville, Ohio

Mark and the guys have fought rain, snow and heat, but they've never had winds like these! The vicious Ohio winds turn a complicated job into a treacherous one as they attempt to save a giant double pen barn.

Monday
Jul 24
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 6

Cowboy Party Barn in New Braunfels, TX

Mark and the guys return to Texas to build a gigantic party barn out of an old timber frame. They use old-fashioned tools to retrofit the barn for modern use, and they install a rare swing beam in the center bent.

Monday
Jul 24
1am | 12c
Season 5, Episode 1

Old-School Takedown in Harrisville, WV

The Barnwood Builders turn to the old-school method of using ropes to take down a log cabin in Harrisville, WV. Later on, they shop at the oldest five-and-dime in America and meet some modern-day pioneers who hewed their own log cabin by hand.

Monday
Jul 24
2am | 1c
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
Jul 24
3am | 2c
Season 5, Episode 3

Adapt and Overcome in Hamlin, WV

The Barnwood Builders never give up on a log cabin and despite some rough going early on, this one turns out to be worth all the extra effort. Mark goes on a cross-county search for replacement logs while the team finds creative ways of pulling the cabin apart without sacrificing its logs.

Sunday
Jul 30
6pm | 5c
Season 5, Episode 5

Picture-Perfect Cabin

Mark's client has a painting of a log cabin he wants to replicate so the team sets out to find the perfect cabin for the job. After settling on a cabin from an old project, the Barnwood Builders rebuild the structure with its huge logs in Texas. While on the job, Mark visits an original Texan pioneer cabin and discovers something about his crew that he never knew.

Sunday
Jul 30
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 7

Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding in Gatlinburg, TN

Mark and the guys travel to Gatlinburg, TN, to replace a log home lost in the 2016 wildfires. They bring with them the Beam Cabin they built on the yard last year, but it's no easy feat to move these massive logs up a narrow mountain pass. Designer Karen Tillery works with Mark to renovate on the fly.

Sunday
Jul 30
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 10

Barnwood Gold Mine in the Keystone State

Mark finds a perfectly preserved bank barn in Pennsylvania. The beams are so nice, he considers keeping this barn for himself. He also visits an incredible bank barn that has been completely renovated into a high-end home with barnwood flooring and soapstone counters.

Sunday
Jul 30
9pm | 8c

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