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. 

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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

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"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 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.

Tuesday
Jun 2
3pm | 2c
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.

Friday
Dec 11
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 2

Turning a Ramshackle Cabin into a Guest House in Missouri

The guys travel to The Show Me State, to take down and rebuild a historic 170-year-old cabin. Sherman leads the guys in converting this cabin into a guest house for kindred spirit client, Mark Perry. Meanwhile Mark drums up business west of the Mississippi. The guys work in weather extremes to turn the cabin's frown upside down.

Wednesday
Jan 27
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

Repurposing Every Beam from a Pennsylvania Bank Barn

The guys take down a Pennsylvania Bank Barn in hopes of recovering the Long Beams and Huge Sleeper Logs that lay below. They are up against the weather, the machines malfunctioning and the weight of the logs. Mark pays a visit to the finished King Cabin and gives the owners a bench made with some of the repurposed wood from the Bank Barn.

Sunday
Jan 31
9am | 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.

Thursday
Feb 18
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 12

Grandma's Cabin

Mark and the guys save the logs from a fire-damaged home in West Virginia. Mark promises the family who sold him the cabin that he will honor their history here. He calls it Grandma's Cabin. Once the logs are salvaged, the Barnwood Builders rebuild Grandma's Cabin on the Boneyard for a client in Montana.

Wednesday
Apr 27
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 3

Saving a Rare Log Springhouse

Mark and the guys wade in the water to save a dilapidated Springhouse. Johnny and Tim go exploring while Mark and Graham clean up the spring. Back on the boneyard, they rebuild the Springhouse and finish the inside of the Container Cabin!

Monday
May 9
12am | 11c
Season 4, Episode 11

West Virginia Legacy Cabin

Mark Bowe and his crew get a strong dose of family history in Leivasy, West Virginia, where they work on saving the O'Dell family's hand-hewn log home. Mark also spends some time with his own father and visits a log cabin built by his great-grandfather.

Monday
Jun 12
3am | 2c
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 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
Oct 15
12pm | 11c
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.

Thursday
Jan 25
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 6

Cowboy Party Barn in New Braunfels, TX

Mark and the guys return to Texas to build a gigantic party barn out of an old timber frame. They use old-fashioned tools to retrofit the barn for modern use, and they install a rare swing beam in the center bent.

Sunday
Feb 4
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 13

Pieces of the Past

Mark Bowe and the guys salvage every last good log they can from an old double-pen barn in Pennsylvania so the logs can be reused to build a guesthouse in upstate New York. Mark and Graham visit a luxury ranch in Montana and discover some creative new ways to use reclaimed old wood.

Sunday
Apr 22
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 1

Fancy Cabin Takedown in Minor Hill

Mark Bowe and his crew work through layers of architectural history to uncover an original pioneer home in Minor Hill, Tennessee, and they hear stories from family members who lived in the cabin. Mark also visits a beautifully restored log home with its own extensive family history.

Sunday
Jul 8
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 3

Larry Melton's Chance of a Lifetime

After once saving Larry Melton's childhood home, The Barnwood Builders do something they've never done before and invite him to the Boneyard to help restore his family home. It's log cabin restoration and repair 101 as Larry learns the ropes, and just when he thinks the experience can't get any better, Mark arranges a final surprise with some very special guests.

Sunday
Jul 8
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 5

A Barnwood Miracle

The Mt. Olivet Church has been the heart of Pocahontas County, WV, for 137 years. The old log structure is struggling to survive, so Mark and the guys are brought in to take it down so it can be restored and live a new life. As the job comes to a close, however, the community pulls off a surprise ending. The guys then get their first look at Johnny Jett's fully finished Kentucky chapel.

Sunday
Jul 8
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 7

Big Ol' Buckeye Cabin

The Barnwood Builders have taken down big barns, but they've never seen a log home this large. As they dismantle the Ohio cabin, the guys discover that it's filled with history, craftsmanship and a lot of cherished memories. Mark also gives the cabin owner tips on how to convert her family's old barn into a modern home.

Sunday
Jul 8
10pm | 9c
Season 6, Episode 9

Cabin at a Crossroads

Mark finds a cabin from a unique moment in history when pioneers started using new technology -- the sawmill. The crew also discovers their showroom manager has a surprising personal connection to the home. Later, Mark visits another West Virginia cabin filled with family memories.

Sunday
Jul 8
11pm | 10c
Season 6, Episode 5

A Barnwood Miracle

The Mt. Olivet Church has been the heart of Pocahontas County, WV, for 137 years. The old log structure is struggling to survive, so Mark and the guys are brought in to take it down so it can be restored and live a new life. As the job comes to a close, however, the community pulls off a surprise ending. The guys then get their first look at Johnny Jett's fully finished Kentucky chapel.

Monday
Jul 9
12am | 11c
Season 6, Episode 7

Big Ol' Buckeye Cabin

The Barnwood Builders have taken down big barns, but they've never seen a log home this large. As they dismantle the Ohio cabin, the guys discover that it's filled with history, craftsmanship and a lot of cherished memories. Mark also gives the cabin owner tips on how to convert her family's old barn into a modern home.

Monday
Jul 9
1am | 12c
Season 6, Episode 9

Cabin at a Crossroads

Mark finds a cabin from a unique moment in history when pioneers started using new technology -- the sawmill. The crew also discovers their showroom manager has a surprising personal connection to the home. Later, Mark visits another West Virginia cabin filled with family memories.

Monday
Jul 9
2am | 1c
Season 6, Episode 3

Larry Melton's Chance of a Lifetime

After once saving Larry Melton's childhood home, The Barnwood Builders do something they've never done before and invite him to the Boneyard to help restore his family home. It's log cabin restoration and repair 101 as Larry learns the ropes, and just when he thinks the experience can't get any better, Mark arranges a final surprise with some very special guests.

Monday
Jul 9
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 2

Log Castle in Cave Spring, GA

The Barnwood Builders turn one of the biggest barns they've ever saved into an even bigger home. They work through sweltering heat to transform the Ohio double-pen barn into a huge log home in Cave Spring, Georgia. Mark also visits a small log cabin with a lot of charm and gets his first look at the completed Alabama dog trot the guys stacked for a client.

Sunday
Jul 15
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 4

A Gift for Graham

Deep in a West Virginia holler, the team builds a log potting shed for one of their own, Graham. They outfit the building with reclaimed materials from roof to porch, and Graham discovers the challenges of being a client.

Sunday
Jul 15
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 6

Thin-Skinned

Mark Bowe has a Montana client who wants to give a modern home a classic log cabin look. The only way to do that is to use real logs so the guys build a cabin facade using antique log veneers. They use more log veneers to create a new piece for the Barnwood Showroom. Mark then tours a beautiful home that's fully decked out in reclaimed wood veneers.

Sunday
Jul 15
10pm | 9c
Season 6, Episode 8

Part of the Family

The guys head to Bronston, Kentucky, to check out a 150-year-old, double-pen farmhouse built by their client's great-grandfather. She hopes to preserve her pioneer heritage, so the crew takes care to save every log possible.

Sunday
Jul 15
11pm | 10c

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