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. 

First Up: Top 5 Barnwood Renos

Barnwood Boys

10 Moments Fans of 'Barnwood Builders' Will Remember Fondly

"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 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 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
Nov 26
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
Nov 30
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 5

Saving Every Board from a Kincheloe Cattle Barn

Mark and the guys travel to Jane Lew, West Virginia, to salvage the wood from a 120-year old cattle barn that is slated for demolition. The site is so wet they have to build their own road just to get to the barn. The rare, wide plank boards end up in living rooms, man-caves, and outdoor projects all over Jane Lew.

Tuesday
Dec 8
2pm | 1c
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.

Friday
Jan 15
12am | 11c
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.

Monday
May 9
1am | 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 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.

Monday
Jul 4
3am | 2c
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
Sep 11
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.

Sunday
Nov 13
8pm | 7c
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
Jan 8
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.

Wednesday
Apr 26
4pm | 3c
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
Jun 25
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 2

High-End Timber Frame Kitchen in Brevard, NC

The Barnwood Builders build a timber frame kitchen that will be the centerpiece of a high-end mountain retreat in Brevard, NC. Later, Mark and the guys visit some of the architect's other spectacular log homes.

Sunday
Jun 25
9pm | 8c
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 25
10pm | 9c
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
Jun 25
11pm | 10c
Season 5, Episode 2

High-End Timber Frame Kitchen in Brevard, NC

The Barnwood Builders build a timber frame kitchen that will be the centerpiece of a high-end mountain retreat in Brevard, NC. Later, Mark and the guys visit some of the architect's other spectacular log homes.

Monday
Jun 26
12am | 11c
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.

Monday
Jun 26
1am | 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.

Monday
Jun 26
2am | 1c
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.

Monday
Jun 26
3am | 2c
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.

Sunday
Jul 2
7pm | 6c
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.

Sunday
Jul 2
8pm | 7c
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 2
9pm | 8c
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 2
10pm | 9c
Season 5, Episode 2

High-End Timber Frame Kitchen in Brevard, NC

The Barnwood Builders build a timber frame kitchen that will be the centerpiece of a high-end mountain retreat in Brevard, NC. Later, Mark and the guys visit some of the architect's other spectacular log homes.

Sunday
Jul 2
11pm | 10c

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