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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 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.

Monday
Dec 9
9:30pm | 8:30c
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.

Monday
Dec 9
10pm | 9c
Season 7, Episode 12

Park-n-Shop Grocery Store

The Black Dog Salvage crew heads to Mike's hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, to check out the signage they can save from his very first job. Mike and Robert check out the Virginia Transportation Museum and learn that a new bank being built in Roanoke has a need for a large conference table.

Monday
Dec 9
10:30pm | 9:30c
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.

Monday
Dec 9
11pm | 10c
Season 10, Episode 12

Boulevard at Capital Centre

The Dawgs get a huge opportunity in suburban Washington, DC, where they work on the former site of the Capital Centre. The arena was demolished in 2002, but the mall that replaced it is now being redeveloped. First up is a barbecue restaurant that closed just two years after it was built. Back in Roanoke, Tay builds a breakfast table out of an old car engine.

Monday
Dec 9
11:30pm | 10:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 10
12am | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 10
12:30am | 11:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 10
1am | 12c
Season 7, Episode 12

Park-n-Shop Grocery Store

The Black Dog Salvage crew heads to Mike's hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, to check out the signage they can save from his very first job. Mike and Robert check out the Virginia Transportation Museum and learn that a new bank being built in Roanoke has a need for a large conference table.

Tuesday
Dec 10
1:30am | 12:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 10
2am | 1c
Season 10, Episode 12

Boulevard at Capital Centre

The Dawgs get a huge opportunity in suburban Washington, DC, where they work on the former site of the Capital Centre. The arena was demolished in 2002, but the mall that replaced it is now being redeveloped. First up is a barbecue restaurant that closed just two years after it was built. Back in Roanoke, Tay builds a breakfast table out of an old car engine.

Tuesday
Dec 10
2:30am | 1:30c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 10
3am | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 10
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 4, Episode 2

Bemis Cotton Mill

Mike, Robert and the rest of the team salvage the Bemis Cotton Mill in Jackson, TN. Key finds include fire doors, earthenware sinks, factory carts and a gang sink. At the warehouse, Mike builds a bookshelf using the panels from a door.

Thursday
Dec 12
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 13

Cast Iron Storefront

Mike, Robert and the rest of the team salvage a cast iron storefront in Vicksburg, MS. Mike and 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
Dec 12
12:30pm | 11:30c
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 wood shop, Mike uses salvaged barnwood and iron to build a floor lamp.

Thursday
Dec 12
1pm | 12c
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. Key items include doors, theater seats and subway tile. Back in the wood shop, Mike builds a swing from a salvaged apple crate and upholsters cushions from old postal bags.

Thursday
Dec 12
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Geyser Gulch

The Dawgs salvage the amusement park attraction, Geyser Gulch, at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. Key items include a water tower, air pressure guns and a blue slide. Back at the shop, Mike builds a custom hostess stand for a local restaurant in Leesville, VA.

Thursday
Dec 12
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 3

Old Robeson County Jail

Mike, Robert and the Dawgs salvage a 1950s jail in Lumberton, NC. Key items include a holding cell, sinks and slate countertops. At the shop, Mike and Tay build a bar from bowling alley flooring.

Thursday
Dec 12
2:30pm | 1:30c
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
Dec 12
3pm | 2c
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
Dec 12
3:30pm | 2:30c
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
Dec 12
4pm | 3c
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
Dec 12
4:30pm | 3:30c
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
Dec 12
5pm | 4c
Season 5, Episode 13

Roanoke Chamber of Commerce

The Dawgs save pieces from the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce, including safe deposit boxes and a pneumatic messaging system. The team also works on a large bar commissioned for the Natural Bridge Hotel.

Thursday
Dec 12
5:30pm | 4:30c
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.

Thursday
Dec 12
6pm | 5c

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