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20-Percent Rule for Barnwood

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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 6

Transforming a Shipping Container into a Portable Barnwood Cabin

Mark and the guys turn a used shipping container into a portable barnwood cabin. They use welding torches and old logs to transform the steel container into a home. Mark searches for the perfect red barnwood to cover it. Then they try to lift the container cabin onto a trailer to prove its really portable.

Tuesday
Jun 2
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 1

Taking Down The Lincoln Cabin and Building A Dog Trot

Mark and the guys work to dismantle a barn built by Abe Lincoln's uncle around 1830. Can they save the 180 year-old logs? Back on the Boneyard, they use old tobacco timbers to build a new barn in the Appalachian dogtrot style.

Tuesday
Jun 2
7pm | 6c
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
Jun 7
1pm | 12c
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 6

Transforming a Shipping Container into a Portable Barnwood Cabin

Mark and the guys turn a used shipping container into a portable barnwood cabin. They use welding torches and old logs to transform the steel container into a home. Mark searches for the perfect red barnwood to cover it. Then they try to lift the container cabin onto a trailer to prove its really portable.

Sunday
Jun 7
3pm | 2c
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.

Thursday
Jun 11
5pm | 4c
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
Jun 14
8pm | 7c
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 30
1pm | 12c
Season 1, Episode 1

Taking Down The Lincoln Cabin and Building A Dog Trot

Mark and the guys work to dismantle a barn built by Abe Lincoln's uncle around 1830. Can they save the 180 year-old logs? Back on the Boneyard, they use old tobacco timbers to build a new barn in the Appalachian dogtrot style.

Tuesday
Jun 30
2pm | 1c
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.

Tuesday
Jun 30
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 6

Transforming a Shipping Container into a Portable Barnwood Cabin

Mark and the guys turn a used shipping container into a portable barnwood cabin. They use welding torches and old logs to transform the steel container into a home. Mark searches for the perfect red barnwood to cover it. Then they try to lift the container cabin onto a trailer to prove its really portable.

Tuesday
Jul 14
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Jul 14
7pm | 6c
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.

Friday
Jul 24
6pm | 5c
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
Nov 22
9am | 8c
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
Nov 22
10am | 9c
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
Nov 22
11am | 10c
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
Nov 22
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 9

Barn Beam Log Cabin Experiment

Mark's clients want bigger and bigger antique log homes, but the pioneers didn't build big log cabins. They did build big barns, though, so the guys try to build a 1200 square foot cabin using barn beams from their Boneyard inventory. And Mark's friend shows up to make a one-of-a-kind whiskey tap out of an unused beam end.

Wednesday
Nov 22
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 11

West Virginia Legacy Cabin

Mark Bowe and his crew get a strong dose of family history in Leivasy, West Virginia, where they work on saving the O'Dell family's hand-hewn log home. Mark also spends some time with his own father and visits a log cabin built by his great-grandfather.

Wednesday
Nov 22
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 13

Barnwood Showroom Transformation

The Barnwood Builders find themselves in unfamiliar territory as they transform a nearby office space into a showroom for their business. They use vertical barnwood, horizontal barnwood and a timber frame facade. Then they finish off the room with barn doors, hand-crafted items and reclaimed roofing tin.

Wednesday
Nov 22
3pm | 2c
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.

Sunday
Nov 26
6pm | 5c
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.

Sunday
Nov 26
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 12

Barnwood Doubleheader

Mark splits up his crew so they can conquer two jobs at the same time. Johnny and Tim take down a big tobacco barn that has plenty of antique material worth salvaging, while Graham and Alex tackle a log cabin that's still in great shape. Mark also pays a visit to two sisters to see how they finished the craft store the guys built for them last season.

Sunday
Nov 26
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 3

Larry Melton's Chance of a Lifetime

After once saving Larry Melton's childhood home, The Barnwood Builders do something they've never done before and invite him to the Boneyard to help restore his family home. It's log cabin restoration and repair 101 as Larry learns the ropes, and just when he thinks the experience can't get any better, Mark arranges a final surprise with some very special guests.

Sunday
Nov 26
9pm | 8c
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.

Sunday
Nov 26
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 12

Building Fort Barnwood

Mark challenges his crew to build a log fort on the Boneyard. They use spare logs and some serious hillbilly know-how to construct a pioneer cantilevered fort, but when the temperature takes an unexpected plunge, the job becomes more difficult.

Sunday
Nov 26
11pm | 10c

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