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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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 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
Apr 12
11pm | 10c
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
May 24
5pm | 4c
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 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 1
10pm | 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.

Friday
Nov 27
12am | 11c
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
Nov 29
8am | 7c
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 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 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.

Friday
Feb 12
2am | 1c
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.

Thursday
Mar 31
10am | 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
May 29
5pm | 4c
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 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.

Wednesday
Jun 22
11am | 10c
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
Jul 31
12pm | 11c
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
Jul 31
1pm | 12c
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.

Sunday
Jul 31
2pm | 1c
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 31
3pm | 2c
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
Jul 31
4pm | 3c
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.

Sunday
Jul 31
5pm | 4c
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 31
6pm | 5c
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.

Sunday
Jul 31
7pm | 6c
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.

Thursday
Aug 4
11am | 10c
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.

Thursday
Aug 4
12pm | 11c
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.

Thursday
Aug 4
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
Aug 4
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.

Thursday
Aug 4
3pm | 2c

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