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. 

See the Stunning 'Afters'
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

10 Moments Fans of 'Barnwood Builders' Will Remember Fondly

"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 8

Fighting the Elements to Build a Well House, and Repairing a Damaged Log Home

Mark and the guys return to their roots in Asheville, North Carolina. They have one day to build a log well house in the driving rain. Once it's up, they have to repair a severely damaged log home nearby. Along the way, Mark visits two of his favorite log cabins.

Tuesday
Jun 30
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

Transforming a Shipping Container into a Portable Barnwood Cabin

Mark and the guys turn a used shipping container into a portable barnwood cabin. They use welding torches and old logs to transform the steel container into a home. Mark searches for the perfect red barnwood to cover it. Then they try to lift the container cabin onto a trailer to prove its really portable.

Tuesday
Oct 27
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 27
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 8

Fighting the Elements to Build a Well House, and Repairing a Damaged Log Home

Mark and the guys return to their roots in Asheville, North Carolina. They have one day to build a log well house in the driving rain. Once it's up, they have to repair a severely damaged log home nearby. Along the way, Mark visits two of his favorite log cabins.

Sunday
Dec 13
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 8

Taking Down a Huge, New England-Style Barn

Mark and the guys make a rare trip north to dismantle an enormous, 200-year old barn. This New England Style barn is unlike any one they have ever taken down. The barn is so big it takes extra hands to get the barnwood down, and a crane to lift out the valuable beams.

Wednesday
Feb 17
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 2

Building the New England Barn in South Carolina

Mark and the guys take on their biggest build yet. They resurrect the massive New England timber frame from last season as a family retreat in South Carolina. It's six days of heavy lifting, precision craftsmanship, and big fun.

Sunday
May 8
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 8

Reclaiming a One-Room Log Schoolhouse

The Barnwood Builders go deep in the holler to reclaim a rare one-room log schoolhouse full of history. Back on the boneyard, the schoolhouse gets a whole new life.

Sunday
Jul 24
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 6

Salvaging Rose's Cabin from the Woods

Mark and the guys have to build their own road to reach a cabin that has been overgrown for 11 years! Rose Riggs never got to finish her dream cabin, but Mark will make sure it gets a new life. He salvages some of the wood to make an incredible rose inlaid table for Rose's daughter.

Tuesday
Aug 23
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 8

Taking Down a Huge, New England-Style Barn

Mark and the guys make a rare trip north to dismantle an enormous, 200-year old barn. This New England Style barn is unlike any one they have ever taken down. The barn is so big it takes extra hands to get the barnwood down, and a crane to lift out the valuable beams.

Wednesday
Oct 12
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 8

Bristol Tobacco Barn

Mark buys a massive tobacco barn with an incredible log structure hidden inside. He wants to turn the logs into a cabin, so the guys must unwrap the barn layer by layer. It's a tricky job because the barn is filled with hundreds of old poles that fight the guys at every turn. Mark also salvages some barnwood and gets it milled into flooring, and Johnny and Sherman take a trip down memory lane.

Sunday
Jan 1
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 10

Drive-Through Corn Crib

Mark and the guys use over 100 antique logs from two tobacco barns to build a dramatic entrance for their client's property. The drive-through double corn crib requires a whole lot of teamwork, and involves some of the trickiest notching they've ever done.

Sunday
Feb 19
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 8

Barn Storming: A Wild Takedown in Pleasantville, Ohio

Mark and the guys have fought rain, snow and heat, but they've never had winds like these! The vicious Ohio winds turn a complicated job into a treacherous one as they attempt to save a giant double pen barn.

Sunday
Jul 30
11pm | 10c
Season 5, Episode 1

Old-School Takedown in Harrisville, WV

The Barnwood Builders turn to the old-school method of using ropes to take down a log cabin in Harrisville, WV. Later on, they shop at the oldest five-and-dime in America and meet some modern-day pioneers who hewed their own log cabin by hand.

Monday
Mar 26
5pm | 4c
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.

Friday
Apr 27
9am | 8c
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.

Friday
Apr 27
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
Apr 27
11am | 10c
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.

Friday
Apr 27
12pm | 11c
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.

Friday
Apr 27
1pm | 12c
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.

Friday
Apr 27
2pm | 1c
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.

Friday
Apr 27
3pm | 2c
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.

Friday
Apr 27
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 13

Foldable Cabin

Mark brings one of his biggest ideas to life, a foldable steel cabin. The crew takes the cabin on its maiden voyage and unfolds it for the first time in the boneyard, then they add a timber frame facade and a complete barnwood interior to finish it off in style.

Sunday
Apr 29
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 5

Island Fishing Cabin

Mark Bowe and the Barnwood Builders take the logs from season 3's Bird's-Eye Barn across the New River and put them back together on a West Virginia island. They have to reconfigure the barn to turn it into a modern fishing cabin with a complicated design. While the crew finishes up, the boss goes to visit the completed Wildrock Pavilion from also from season 3.

Sunday
Apr 29
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 11

Hometown Heroes

Mark Bowe and the guys sit down to talk about a few of their favorite things: cabins and barns. With special guests, never-before-seen footage and hilarious outtakes, the Barnwood Builders are having fun. Mark also talks about his new house and the guys choose their favorite jobs from the last few years.

Sunday
Apr 29
9pm | 8c
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 29
10pm | 9c
Season 6, Episode 10

Stubborn As a Mule

The Barnwood Builders save a barn that once housed mules in the iron-mining boomtown of Low Moor, VA. As they work, they find evidence of the barn's industrial past. Later, Mark visits a timber frame that's been converted into a gorgeous wedding venue.

Sunday
Apr 29
11pm | 10c

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