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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 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.

Sunday
Jun 21
11pm | 10c
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.

Thursday
Jul 9
1pm | 12c
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 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.

Friday
Jul 31
5pm | 4c
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 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 4, Episode 10

American Viscose Plant

The Dawgs save a kiln from the American Viscose Plant in Roanoke, VA. Mike and Tay work together to build custom tables for a local optometrist office. Will Farmer also returns to appraise a map from 1853.

Sunday
Jan 10
6:30pm | 5:30c
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
Apr 7
12pm | 11c
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
Apr 7
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Riverfront House

The Salvage Dawgs take on a Victorian house in Wellsville, OH. Key items salvaged include harlequin windows, corbels and front porch columns. Back at the shop, Mike and Tay build a wine rack from old brick molds.

Monday
Apr 11
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 13

Cast Iron Storefront

Mike, Robert, & the rest of the team salvage a cast iron storefront in Vicksburg, MS. Mike & Tay also work together to build a custom table for country music duo Thompson Square. While delivering the table, the Dawgs get to enjoy a special performance.

Thursday
Jun 23
12pm | 11c
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
Jun 23
12:30pm | 11:30c
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
Jun 23
1pm | 12c
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
Jun 23
1:30pm | 12:30c
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
Jun 23
2pm | 1c
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
Jun 23
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Little Chef Diner

The Dawgs stay in Roanoke to salvage an old diner sign. The crew also picks through a huge warehouse in Greensboro, NC. Back at the shop, the Whiteside family works together to build a clock from road signs.

Thursday
Jun 23
3pm | 2c
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
Jun 23
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Jun 23
4pm | 3c
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
Jun 23
4:30pm | 3:30c
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
Jun 23
5pm | 4c
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
Jun 23
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 5, Episode 11

Riverfront House

The Salvage Dawgs take on a Victorian house in Wellsville, OH. Key items salvaged include harlequin windows, corbels and front porch columns. Back at the shop, Mike and Tay build a wine rack from old brick molds.

Thursday
Jun 23
6pm | 5c

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