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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.

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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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Season 10, Episode 1

Blacksburg Barn

The Dawgs head to Blacksburg, Virginia, to salvage an 1800s barn with an internal log structure. This should be a textbook job, but with a hurricane on the horizon, the team is under a tighter deadline to make it out before the storm rolls in. Later, the team turns part of an airplane into a stunning desk.

Friday
Jul 31
7am | 6c
Season 10, Episode 2

Bluefield House

Southern Dawgs head up north to deliver a large lamppost that will serve as the focal point of a new community space. Before taking on this project, however, Robert takes the team to the Bluefield House in West Virginia to rack up on the classic commodities needed to restock their warehouse.

Friday
Jul 31
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 10, Episode 3

Lexington Storefront

The Dawgs take a stab at a refurbished storefront in historic downtown Lexington, Virginia. This second-generation salvage requires a lot of finesse, as the building is being renovated rather than destroyed. The team then turns the existing windowpanes into a room divider commissioned by the building's owner.

Friday
Jul 31
8am | 7c
Season 10, Episode 4

Alexandria Church

Mike and Robert take the Dawgs to salvage a church in Alexandria, VA, where they must save everything from contemporary pews to a commercial grade sink. However, the team is forced to get creative as they are met with heights, narrow hallways and perplexing waterlines.

Friday
Jul 31
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 10, Episode 5

Barnesville House

The Dawgs tackle Ohio's cold and snowy winter to salvage an old Italiante house that's beaming with character. Back in the shop, things heat up as Tay comes up with a plan to use old pulleys as the legs for a unique table.

Friday
Jul 31
9am | 8c
Season 10, Episode 6

Return to Barnesville

The Salvage Dawgs pick through a barn and take on a Queen Anne-style home in Barnesville, Ohio, looking for some bonus finds. Mike Whiteside meets with a return client who has an idea for a dining table set made from rusted canning baskets and live edge wood.

Friday
Jul 31
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 10, Episode 7

Drayton Mill Power Plant

The team organizes a Dawg vs. Dawg build competition after Mike and Robert get a tip on an abandoned power plant from an old client in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The winner of the salvage contest will be a tough call as both teams' distinct pieces are deeply rooted in the plant's original aesthetic.

Friday
Jul 31
10am | 9c
Season 10, Episode 8

Baltimore Fireboat

After a call from their old friend, Captain Tim, the crew travels to Norfolk, Virginia, to salvage a fireboat from Baltimore. When they return to the shop, Mike and Tay enlist the help of a local coppersmith to fashion unique foot baths for Hotel Roanoke.

Friday
Jul 31
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 5, Episode 3

Covington Church

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

Sunday
Aug 9
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Aug 9
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Aug 9
8am | 7c
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.

Sunday
Aug 9
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 11, Episode 2

Return to Jamestown, NY

The Dawgs return to Jamestown, NY, for their second go at salvaging a home that's been expanded to create a 26,000-square-foot Moose Lodge. The mixed architecture turns over an array of treasures, including neon lights and ornate roofing tiles.

Wednesday
Aug 12
7am | 6c
Season 11, Episode 3

North Carolina Pick and Haul

The Dawgs travel to North Carolina in hopes of salvaging a Mediterranean-style mansion in Charlotte and an iconic sign in Raleigh. Though many of the items have been set aside, loading stone tubs and three-tier chandeliers presents its own challenges.

Wednesday
Aug 12
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 11, Episode 4

Maryland Strip Mall

The crew returns to Largo, MD, where they harvest items from a sporting goods store at the Boulevard at the Capital Centre. Robert and Grayson salvage the electrical system while Mike, Tay and Ted remove exterior beams for a future cantilever bench.

Wednesday
Aug 12
8am | 7c
Season 11, Episode 13

Dublin Mill

The Dawgs travel to Dublin, Virginia, to help remove a dated water turbine from the historic Belle-Hampton Farm. After a full day of salvage, Mike and Tay return to the shop to build a kitchen island cart.

Wednesday
Aug 12
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 11, Episode 6

New Jersey Mansion

The crew fights through layers of extravagant remodeling to salvage a governor's mansion in Livingston, NJ. The 1900s home challenges the team with unusual design nuances and well-built features. Later, Mike and Tay work on a build for a local bar.

Wednesday
Aug 12
9am | 8c
Season 11, Episode 7

Firehouse Number 7

Firefighters ask the Dawgs to salvage what they can from their old fire house, and the team works with them to incorporate the materials into a new facility. Then, the guys heads to Highpoint, NC, to fill up their trucks with international treasures.

Wednesday
Aug 12
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 11, Episode 8

Virginia Tobacco Plant

Robert takes the team to tobacco country where they salvage an old cigarette factory, without an elevator, on the hottest day of the year. With the Dawg Bowl opening just around the corner, Mike and Tay shift their focus to a lovable piece for the venue.

Wednesday
Aug 12
10am | 9c
Season 11, Episode 9

Cascades Inn

The Dawgs take on a salvage in Bath County, Virginia, at the Cascades Inn, and the historic property provides many reclaimable items. Back at the shop, Mike works with the crew to give modern functionality to a customer’s family heirloom.

Wednesday
Aug 12
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 11, Episode 10

Liberty Trust Building

Robert and the team take on the old Liberty Trust Building in downtown Roanoke, VA. After salvaging a few vintage bathrooms, they remove two stately vault doors. Later, the team heads back to the shop to create a wedding present for Grayson's big day.

Wednesday
Aug 12
11am | 10c

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