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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 13

Return to Cap Centre

The Dawgs take a second stab at the Boulevard at Capital Centre. This time, they bring home finds from a Japanese restaurant, a bank and a spa, including shoji screens and bullet-resistant plexiglass. Back at home, they complete a build for a dear friend and upcycle an old apple crate into outdoor seating.

Thursday
Jun 27
12am | 11c
Season 10, Episode 11

Timberville House

The Dawgs salvage a 1900s farmhouse in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Along with the usual doors and hardware, they find ornate ceiling medallions, a clawfoot tub and pine flooring. A built-in cabinet yields a potential treasure.

Thursday
Jun 27
12:30am | 11:30c
Season 10, Episode 10

Moneta Diner and Drive-in

The Dawgs travel to Moneta, Virginia, to salvage a diner and drive-in that were destroyed by a fire. Their priorities include a kiosk booth and a mobile stage, but retrieving such large items will require some maneuvering. Back at the shop, Mike gets sentimental while building a bar for the Stone House using metal he's held onto for over a decade.

Thursday
Jun 27
3am | 2c
Season 10, Episode 9

Martinsville Burned House

The Dawgs head to Martinsville, VA, to salvage a house that was condemned after an electrical fire. Knowing they have a customer looking for a kitchen island, Mike and Robert take advantage of a granite counter in the burned-down home.

Thursday
Jun 27
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 9, Episode 1

Downtown Kannapolis

Mike and Tay have a consultation for a project from a brewery but before they can start building they have to head to a salvage job in Kannapolis, NC. The project proves to be a large job where the Dawgs have to salvage a cupola, doors, bathrooms and porticos. Time is not on their side, either, as the whole town needs to be salvaged for an upcoming revitalization.

Wednesday
Jul 10
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Price Fuller Machine Shop

Mike, Robert, Grayson and Tay head over to the Machine Shop they bought to see what they can find. After sorting and sifting, the team finds items for new builds and knows the space will be great for Makers to create their own builds. As they're renovating the house on their property, they walk through to discover how many new builds are needed, causing Mike and Tay to start on the first, a coffee bar for the new space.

Wednesday
Jul 10
9am | 8c
Season 9, Episode 5

Return to the Ferry

The team returns to the Norfolk, VA, ferry to get the large items that were left behind, including a crow's nest and staircase. Mike and Robert have a consultation in Pawleys Island, SC, and once the team returns to Roanoke, they get busy on the build so they can deliver to the customers.

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

Carpenters Hall

The crew stays local and heads just down the street in Roanoke where they salvage a one-of-a-kind sign and pick through an old meeting hall. Later, Mike and Tay build a TV console out of old material.

Wednesday
Jul 10
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 9

Country Store and Gas Station

The crew heads to Grottoes, Virginia, to salvage and demolish an old country store. Using materials from the project, Mike and Robert create a tribute bench for a veterans' retreat.

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

Saving a Gem

The crew finds a gem with a log cabin tucked inside an old farmhouse, but they struggle to disassemble and demo the property due to the ever-increasing mud. The team must also meticulously document the placement of each beam, board and panel for when they rebuild the cabin for a lucky buyer.

Wednesday
Jul 10
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 13

Marine Salvage

Mike and Robert head to Amelia Island, Florida, and get lessons in diving and safety so they can salvage under water. They recover old ship parts from the bottom of the ocean and transform them into an original piece.

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

Taylor Family Farm

The team heads to Yorktown, VA, to pick through an old farm and former Native American settlement. Mike and Tay handle the heavy lifting outside to save a galvanized steel boat, while Robert, Grayson and Ted tackle the farmhouse that features doors and hardware from the 1700s and 1800s.

Wednesday
Jul 10
12pm | 11c
Season 9, Episode 10

Apple Barn

The team heads to Winchester, VA, to salvage an abandoned orchard barn but they must pick through years of trash and treasures before they begin. Mike, Tay and Grayson then put a pattern back together to create a chandelier base and new light after saving some barnwood and roof tin.

Wednesday
Jul 10
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 9, Episode 2

Laverock Hill Estate

The crew heads to Glenside, PA, to salvage a huge estate. The sprawling 1918 mansion gives the Dawgs a run for their money as they try to save columns, doors, mantles, bathtubs and more. Mike and Tay visit Rural Retreat to find a piece for a custom coffee table.

Wednesday
Aug 14
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

Twin Capes Ferry

The crew heads to Norfolk, VA, to test their sea legs and salvage an obsolete ferry including lights, skylights and a mural. Back at the shop, Grayson helps Mike and Tay with a commissioned build for a fellow maker.

Wednesday
Aug 14
9am | 8c
Season 9, Episode 6

Return to K-Town

Mike and Tay build a commemorative clock for the town of Kannapolis, North Carolina, before the crew heads back to salvage items left behind on the first trip, including a large cupola, windows and a bank vault. Then, they head back to Roanoke to create a standing desk.

Wednesday
Aug 14
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 9, Episode 8

Roanoke Shopping Center

The team heads to a local shopping center where they use some creative methods to salvage a large, decorative space frame, rolling doors and more. They also find great items from a pick in New Jersey they can repurpose to create amazing builds like a Bourbon Bar shelf.

Wednesday
Aug 14
10am | 9c
Season 9, Episode 10

Apple Barn

The team heads to Winchester, VA, to salvage an abandoned orchard barn but they must pick through years of trash and treasures before they begin. Mike, Tay and Grayson then put a pattern back together to create a chandelier base and new light after saving some barnwood and roof tin.

Wednesday
Aug 14
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 9, Episode 12

Taylor Family Farm

The team heads to Yorktown, VA, to pick through an old farm and former Native American settlement. Mike and Tay handle the heavy lifting outside to save a galvanized steel boat, while Robert, Grayson and Ted tackle the farmhouse that features doors and hardware from the 1700s and 1800s.

Wednesday
Aug 14
11am | 10c
Season 9, Episode 13

Marine Salvage

Mike and Robert head to Amelia Island, Florida, and get lessons in diving and safety so they can salvage under water. They recover old ship parts from the bottom of the ocean and transform them into an original piece.

Wednesday
Aug 14
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 8, Episode 2

Former Dixie Furniture Plant

Mike starts the day sharing his most recent find with the team -- an antique cash register -- before beginning work on a handle cart coffee table with Tay and Patrick. Later, the team travels to a vacant furniture plant in Lexington, NC, where they work in near-darkness salvaging conveyor belts, fire doors, veneer molds, factory carts and industrial lights.

Friday
Aug 23
9am | 8c
Season 8, Episode 4

Return to Delaware

The team faces cold winter weather as they attempt to quickly salvage as much as possible from an old church in Laurel, DE. Robert, Mike and Tay work together to remove large stained glass and figure out a way to get it back to the store with minimal damage. Grayson and Grace test their skills at successfully salvage ceiling tiles and doors. Later, Mike has his eye on a trolley and Tay has a great idea for a build that's shaping up to look like an outhouse.

Friday
Aug 23
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 8, Episode 6

Peanut Silo Salvage

The Salvage Dawgs score some doors from the Virginia Military Institute before hesitantly taking on a Peanut Silo Salvage in Skippers, Virginia. After a rather precarious roof removal, they devise a different plan to dismantle the silos while keeping them intact. Once back at the shop, they tackle a table and use a grinding wheel as their design inspiration.

Friday
Aug 23
10am | 9c
Season 8, Episode 8

Cosby Brothers Mill

Mike and Robert give Tay a history lesson with an old dentistry x-ray machine before the team loads up for a project in Grottoes, VA. They start at Cosby Brothers Mill where they hope to salvage some old mill parts if they can figure out a way to safely get them from the third story. Mike and Robert then travel up the road to see what can be done with an old repurposed barn. Tay and Mike start a kitchen desk build back at the shop with some old salvage materials.

Friday
Aug 23
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

Parkville Farmhouse

The team heads to Parkville, MD, to salvage a classic farmhouse. Working on the outside the Dawgs remove steel from the front porch, doors, and windows while indoors they work to remove radiators, banisters and wainscoting. With the house picked clean, Mike rewards the Dawgs with indoor skydiving! Once back in the shop, Mike and Tay build an ironwood coffee table.

Friday
Aug 23
11am | 10c
Season 8, Episode 12

Splitting Up Jobs

Robert sends Tay and Grayson to salvage on their own in Salem, Virginia, until the crew comes together to help finish the job. Mike and Ted travel to Norfolk, VA, to pick up a special nautical structure for a client, then Tay and Mike build a nautical chandelier for the same buyer.

Friday
Aug 23
11:30am | 10:30c

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