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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.

Tuesday
Aug 11
12pm | 11c
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.

Friday
Sep 11
4pm | 3c
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.

Monday
Oct 12
12am | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 27
10am | 9c
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.

Thursday
Nov 26
9pm | 8c
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
Jan 17
4pm | 3c
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
Mar 3
11pm | 10c
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.

Friday
Mar 4
12am | 11c
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.

Sunday
Jul 24
2pm | 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.

Friday
Oct 21
1pm | 12c
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.

Sunday
Nov 6
9pm | 8c
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
4pm | 3c
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.

Friday
May 19
4pm | 3c
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.

Sunday
Jun 11
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 2

Building the New England Barn in South Carolina

Mark and the guys take on their biggest build yet. They resurrect the massive New England timber frame from last season as a family retreat in South Carolina. It's six days of heavy lifting, precision craftsmanship, and big fun.

Sunday
Jun 11
7pm | 6c
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.

Sunday
Jun 11
8pm | 7c
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.

Sunday
Jun 11
10pm | 9c
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.

Sunday
Jun 11
11pm | 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.

Monday
Jun 12
1am | 12c
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.

Monday
Jun 12
2am | 1c
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.

Monday
Jun 12
3am | 2c
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!

Sunday
Jun 18
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 4

Rebuilding the 100% Cabin and Restoring a Legacy

Mark and the guys take the 100% cabin to South Carolina where they rebuild it as a hunting cabin. While they are there, they work with the client's kids to build a camping cabin out of their ancestor's log home.

Sunday
Jun 18
6pm | 5c
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
Jun 18
7pm | 6c
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
Jun 18
8pm | 7c
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
Jun 18
9pm | 8c

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