Salvage Dawgs: On the Job

Meet the Hosts

Mike Whiteside

Mike Whiteside is the co-owner of one of the premier architectural salvage operations in the United States. His goal is to secure the remarkable pieces of America's past hidden inside old structures before they are lost forever. 

All About Mike

Robert Kulp

Robert Kulp is the co-owner of one of the premier architectural salvage operations in the United States. His goal is to secure the remarkable pieces of America's past hidden inside old structures before they are lost forever. 

All About Robert

About the show

Salvage Dawgs is a trip into a world of shrewd negotiations as Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside — co-owners of one of the premier architectural salvage operations in the United States, Black Dog Salvage — bid on homes and buildings condemned to be demolished. Their goal is to secure the remarkable pieces of America's past hidden inside these old structures before they are lost forever. These salvaged vintage pieces include everything from doors, windows, mantels and more. Once they are recovered, the guys sell these valuable pieces to a wide range of clients, from construction workers to high-end interior designers, who use them to restore other historical buildings and add character to newer structures.

Episodes

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Season 3, Episode 8

Meek Farmhouse

Mike & Robert remove a two-piece staircase from a farmhouse in Marion, VA. The guys also pick through a train yard. Back at the shop, Mike builds a bar from panel doors as a surprise for a customer's husband.

Thursday
May 28

12am | 11c

Season 3, Episode 9

Hylton Victorian

The Black Dog Salvage team saves parts of an old Victorian-style farmhouse in Laurel Forks, VA. Mike & Robert also learn how to hand throw bricks at the local Old Virginia Brick Company. At the shop, Tay transforms a busted up VW bus into a flatbed truck.

Thursday
May 28

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 3, Episode 3

Reel Theatres

Mike, Robert, & the team salvage a movie theater in Sevierville, TN. Key items include analog projectors, movie screens, and neon letters. Mike also builds a commissioned table from a window frame.

Thursday
May 28

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 3, Episode 4

St. Mary's Rectory

The Black Dog crew salvages St. Mary's Church rectory in Chillicothe, OH. Key items include cast-iron mantles, a large built-in cabinet, and a stained-glass front doorway. Back at the shop, Tay and his dad work together to make a truck from a Volkswagen bus.

Thursday
May 28

10am | 9c

Season 3, Episode 5

Bowman House

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog crew salvage an early 1800s farmhouse in Mt. Jackson, VA. Key items include pocket doors, a primitive armoire, and heart pine flooring. Grayson brings a new idea to Mike to make a bench from three chairs.

Thursday
May 28

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 3, Episode 6

Nehi Bottling Plant

Mike and the team salvage large industrial doors from the old Nehi Bottling Plant in Covington, VA. Back at the shop, Robert and Tay work on a gate made from a bicycle. The guys also pick through a collection brought in by a local vendor.

Thursday
May 28

11am | 10c

Season 3, Episode 7

Byrd Log Cabin

The Salvage Dawgs team returns to a previously salvaged house to save its original log structure. Mike and Tay also learn how that wood is milled for a custom building project. Mike uses that same wood to build an end table for the property owner.

Thursday
May 28

11:30am | 10:30c

Season 3, Episode 10

Roanoke College

The Black Dog Salvage team saves architectural elements at Roanoke College in Salem, VA. Key items include railings, brick pavers, gothic lighting, and a safe from the 1940s. Back at the warehouse, Mike and Courtney repurpose a mantle into a hanging wall piece.

Thursday
May 28

1pm | 12c

Season 2, Episode 2

Northeast Farmhouse

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew save parts of an early 1800s farmhouse and barn in Edison, NJ. Key items include corner plinths, thick floorboards, and an elaborate front entryway.

Thursday
May 28

1:30pm | 12:30c

Season , Episode 4

Hill Crest Bed and Breakfast

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew extract a fireclay tub and window frame from a bed and breakfast. The crew also picks through a large auto graveyard. Key finds include a fire truck, a vintage cooler, and PBR sign. Back at the shop, Tay and Grayson collaborate on building an album end table.

Thursday
May 28

2pm | 1c

Season 2, Episode 6

Salvaging Items in Norfolk and Petersburg Into Repurposed Goods.

The Black Dog Salvage crew splits up for the week. Robert and Grayson salvage a spiral staircase in Norfolk, while Mike and the guys pick through a restoration shop in Petersburg. Back at the shop, the crew pays homage to their old red truck by turning it into a bench.

Thursday
May 28

2:30pm | 1:30c

Season 2, Episode 8

Salvaging items in Roanoke, VA, Into Repurposed Goods

Mike, Robert, and Ted remove a stock teletrade from a brokerage firm in downtown Roanoke, VA. The whole crew then heads north to Granville, OH, to pick through a two-story barn. At the warehouse, Mike builds a coffee table from a panel door.

Thursday
May 28

3pm | 2c

Season 2, Episode 10

Salvaging Items From an Apple Orchard Into Repurposed Goods

The Black Dog Salvage crew head into the mountains to salvage different structures of an old apple orchard. Key finds include roof tin, apple picking ladders, and apple crates. Robert also helps Ted build a commissioned iron gate.

Thursday
May 28

3:30pm | 2:30c

Season 2, Episode 7

Salvaging Items from a Foursquare Farmhouse in Roanoke, VA

The Black Dog Salvage crew take on a foursquare farmhouse in Roanoke, VA. Key items include colonnades, pocket doors, and a large front door. Back at the shop, Mike works on building a tailgater grill unit for a customer.

Friday
Jun 5

12am | 11c

Season 2, Episode 8

Salvaging items in Roanoke, VA, Into Repurposed Goods

Mike, Robert, and Ted remove a stock teletrade from a brokerage firm in downtown Roanoke, VA. The whole crew then heads north to Granville, OH, to pick through a two-story barn. At the warehouse, Mike builds a coffee table from a panel door.

Friday
Jun 5

12:30am | 11:30c

Season 2, Episode 1

Salvaging a House in Roanoke, VA, into Repurposed Housing Items

The entire Black Dog Salvage crew pitches in to help save parts of a house in Roanoke, VA. Main items include floors, trim, front porch columns, and a large built in cabinet. While salvaging, hosts Mike and Robert also search for buried treasure on the property. Back at the shop, Ted builds a fire pit and fountain from old syrup kettles.

Friday
Jun 5

9am | 8c

Season 1, Episode 1

Izard House

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the Izard House, a two-room cabin built in the late 1892. The team removes a box bay window in one piece. Other key finds include a Dixie Oak stove, a stairwell and old poplar wood. Mike also delivers a Victorian doorway to be used in a log cabin.

Friday
Jun 5

9:30am | 8:30c

Season 2, Episode 3

Salvaging items from Columbus, Ohio, into repurposed goods

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage guys tackle disassembling a 40 foot Eiffel Tower replica in Columbus, OH. While in Columbus, they meet a fellow salvager and pick through his collection. Grayson also builds a floor lamp with salvaged materials back at the warehouse.

Friday
Jun 5

10am | 9c

Season 1, Episode 2

Washington Mill

Mike, Robert and the Black Dog crew salvage the Washington Mill, an old cotton mill from the late 1800s. Key finds include wooden louvers, open wire baskets and an old barber chair. Mike and Ted also make a couch from an old bathtub.

Friday
Jun 5

10:30am | 9:30c

Season 2, Episode 5

Lakeside Marina

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew travel to Smith Mountain Lake to save parts off a sinking boat. While at the marina, they discover other boats on the property to salvage. At the warehouse, Mike builds a commissioned bar from wine barrels for a local winery.

Friday
Jun 5

11am | 10c

Season 1, Episode 3

Robert E. Lee Hotel

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the Robert E.Lee Hotel, a six-story luxury hotel built in 1926 in Lexington, Va. Key finds include a peg leg sink, French doors and pelican urinals. Mike and his daughter build a coffee table out of a salvaged panel and wood from the Izard House. The crew also picks through a junkyard in hopes of finding salvaged goods.

Friday
Jun 5

11:30am | 10:30c

Season 2, Episode 9

Salvaging Items From an Old Navy Ship in Norfolk, VA, Into Repurposed Goods

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew salvage parts off a former navy ship, the USS Zuni/USCG Tamaroa. Key finds include an officer's table, portholes, and wooden ship frames. At the warehouse, Mike builds a table from an airplane wing.

Friday
Jun 5

1pm | 12c

Season 2, Episode 10

Salvaging Items From an Apple Orchard Into Repurposed Goods

The Black Dog Salvage crew head into the mountains to salvage different structures of an old apple orchard. Key finds include roof tin, apple picking ladders, and apple crates. Robert also helps Ted build a commissioned iron gate.

Friday
Jun 5

1:30pm | 12:30c

Season 2, Episode 11

Salvaging Items From a Train Caboose Into Repurposed Goods

Hosts Mike and Robert salvage conductor chairs from a train caboose. The whole crew then picks through the Old Cold Storage warehouse in Arrington, VA. Back at the shop, Mike and Tay work together to build a large iron table.

Friday
Jun 5

2pm | 1c

Season 2, Episode 12

Salvaging items in Boardman, OH, into repurposed goods

The Black Dog Salvage crew tackles removing a two-story terracotta theater facade in Boardman, OH. Back at the shop, Mike builds a bed frame from horse jump poles. The crew also brings in an expert to learn about a printing press they picked up in Petersburg, VA.

Friday
Jun 5

2:30pm | 1:30c

Season 2, Episode 13

Salvaging Items From a High School Into Purposed Goods

Mike, Robert and the Black Dog Salvage crew save parts from a 1917 high school up in Youngwood, PA. Key finds include lockers, chalkboards, sinks, and a gothic window transom. In the warehouse, Mike builds a unique coffee table from horse tack previously salvaged from the Homestead Stables.

Friday
Jun 5

3pm | 2c

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