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19 Upcycling Projects from Salvage Dawgs 25 Photos

The Salvage Dawgs crew does a whole lot more than salvaging. They also create and sell one-of-a-kind, upcycled pieces with the treasures they find. Here are 19 of their coolest projects.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.
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
May 8
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.

Friday
May 8
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Tully Choice Cabin

The Salvage Dawgs save steps and chimney rocks from a 1765 log cabin at Smith Mountain Lake. Gracie takes the team to a local glassblowing artist to make pieces for a chandelier. Robert and Ted also pick through a barn.

Sunday
Jul 26
9:30pm | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Return to Geyser Gulch

The Dawgs return to Geyser Gulch at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. Key items this time include a birdhouse, oversized frying pans, and water guns. Back at the warehouse, Mike builds a garden arbor out of two doors.

Wednesday
Aug 12
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Tully Choice Cabin

The Salvage Dawgs save steps and chimney rocks from a 1765 log cabin at Smith Mountain Lake. Gracie takes the team to a local glassblowing artist to make pieces for a chandelier. Robert and Ted also pick through a barn.

Monday
Aug 17
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Thursday
Sep 24
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 6

Ghent Row

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew tackle an entire city block of Victorian houses in Norfolk, VA. One of which is The Painted Lady, an old tearoom originally built in 1892 and renovated in 1997. Key items include mantles, a cupola, a large wooden bar, and a glass rack. Back at the warehouse, Mike builds a bathroom sink from a US Navy chest.

Thursday
Oct 15
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Terracotta Silo

The Dawgs struggle to take down a terracotta silo in Bedford, VA. While in town, Mike takes Tay and Grayson to visit the National D-Day Memorial. Back at the shop, Mike builds a coffee table from an old factory cart.

Thursday
Oct 15
4pm | 3c
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.

Sunday
Oct 25
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

James House

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the James House, a 5,000 square foot home built in 1893. The team removes a hand-crafted Carrara marble mantle. Other key finds include a cast iron sink, a vintage cabinet and historical glass negative pictures. Mike also makes a repurposed hall tree out of a salvaged door.

Sunday
Jan 10
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 4

Clapp Farm Windmill

Mike, Robert, and the rest of the team salvage an Aeromotor windmill in Liberty, NC. They also pick through various barns on the property. Back in the woodshop, Mike uses salvaged barn wood and iron to build a floor lamp.

Sunday
Jan 10
5pm | 4c
Season 5, Episode 1

Drayton Mill

The Salvage Dawgs travel to the Drayton Mill in Spartanburg, SC. Key items salvaged include a large fan and valves. Mike builds a new desk for his office out of a salvaged airplane wing.

Sunday
Mar 27
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 5

Elks National Home

The Dawgs head to the Elks National Home in Bedford, VA, to salvage parts of the old lodge. Other items they save include doors, theater seats, and subway tile. Back in the woodshop, Mike builds a swing from a salvaged apple crate and upholsters cushions from old postal bags.

Thursday
Apr 7
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 1

Geyser Gulch

The Dawgs salvage the amusement park attraction, Geyser Gulch, at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. Key items include a water tower, air pressure guns, and a blue slide. While at the shop, Mike builds a custom hostess stand for a local restaurant in Leesville, VA.

Thursday
May 19
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 3

Old Robeson County Jail

Mike, Robert, & the Dawgs salvage a 1950s jail in Lumberton, NC. Key items include a holding cell, sinks, and slate countertops. At the shop, Mike & Tay build a bar from bowling alley flooring.

Thursday
May 19
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 5

Elks National Home

The Dawgs head to the Elks National Home in Bedford, VA, to salvage parts of the old lodge. Other items they save include doors, theater seats, and subway tile. Back in the woodshop, Mike builds a swing from a salvaged apple crate and upholsters cushions from old postal bags.

Thursday
May 19
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 1

Drayton Mill

The Salvage Dawgs travel to the Drayton Mill in Spartanburg, SC. Key items salvaged include a large fan and valves. Mike builds a new desk for his office out of a salvaged airplane wing.

Thursday
May 19
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Former First National Bank

The Salvage Dawgs take on the former first National Bank in Gastonia, NC. Key items salvaged include elevator parts and chicken wire windows. At the shop, Robert builds a bar out of a boat salvaged from Smith Mountain Lake.

Thursday
May 19
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 3

Covington Church

The Salvage Dawgs work on Covington church and find tambour doors, stairs and a jukebox. Mike and Tay build a locker bench, then the crew finds a propane spotlight.

Thursday
May 19
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 5, Episode 4

Rising Sun Ranch

The Dawgs tackle a ranch house in Alderson, WV. Key items salvaged include stained glass and corbels. In the shop, Mike reuses timber to build a beam table.

Thursday
May 19
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 5

Trenton Central High School

The Salvage Dawgs team takes on a huge high school in Trenton, NJ. Key items found include fireclay sinks and oak cabinets. Mike and Tay build an N-shaped desk in the shop.

Thursday
May 19
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 6

Portside Marina

The Dawgs save the bow and stern of a boat on Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta, VA. The team cuts up an old Chevy van for a commissioned wall art piece. New dogs Molly May and Stella make their debut.

Thursday
May 19
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 7

Return to Trenton High School

The Dawgs return to Trenton Central High School in Trenton, NJ. Key items found include four large clock faces and library ladders. In the shop, Mike and Tay build a table from an old jail bed.

Thursday
May 19
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Reed Creek Mill

The Dawgs salvage the Reed Creek Mill in Wytheville, VA. Key items found include conveyor belts and a flour hopper. Mike also builds a console for his nephew.

Thursday
May 19
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 9

Wilberger Funeral Home

The Salvage Dawgs team saves parts of the Wilberger Funeral Home in New Hope, VA. Key items salvaged include an elevator and barn door hardware. Back in Roanoke, Mike and the guys build a collapsible bookcase.

Thursday
May 19
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Mt. Vernon Greek Revival

The Salvage Dawgs save as much as they can from a burnt-down house in Mt. Vernon, OH. In the shop, Mike builds a chair from a shopping cart.

Thursday
May 19
5pm | 4c

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