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 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
May 8

2pm | 1c

Season 2, 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.

Friday
May 8

2:30pm | 1:30c

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
May 8

3pm | 2c

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.

Friday
May 8

3:30pm | 2:30c

Season 3, Episode 1

Nelson House

The Black Dog Salvage crew saves pieces of a house in Mt. Jackson, VA. Their main focus is on the clay-fired roof and on the oversized cornice brackets. Back in the woodshop, Mike makes a bench from an old dresser.

Thursday
May 14

2pm | 1c

Season 3, Episode 2

Old Stagecoach Inn

Hosts Mike & Robert salvage a house previously damaged by a tornado near Abingdon, VA. Key items include floors, doors, and a complete staircase. While at the warehouse, Mike makes a commissioned desk for a child from a balance beam.

Thursday
May 14

2:30pm | 1:30c

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 14

3pm | 2c

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 14

3:30pm | 2:30c

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 14

4pm | 3c

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 14

4:30pm | 3:30c

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 14

5pm | 4c

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 14

5:30pm | 4:30c

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 14

6:30pm | 5:30c

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 1

Nelson House

The Black Dog Salvage crew saves pieces of a house in Mt. Jackson, VA. Their main focus is on the clay-fired roof and on the oversized cornice brackets. Back in the woodshop, Mike makes a bench from an old dresser.

Thursday
May 28

8:30am | 7:30c

Season 3, Episode 2

Old Stagecoach Inn

Hosts Mike & Robert salvage a house previously damaged by a tornado near Abingdon, VA. Key items include floors, doors, and a complete staircase. While at the warehouse, Mike makes a commissioned desk for a child from a balance beam.

Thursday
May 28

9am | 8c

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 2, 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

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