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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 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.

Sunday
Apr 4
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Monday
Apr 5
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 6
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 7
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
Apr 8
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Apr 9
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Saturday
Apr 10
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sunday
Apr 11
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Monday
Apr 12
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 13
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 14
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Apr 15
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Friday
Apr 16
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Saturday
Apr 17
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sunday
Apr 18
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 1

Jamestown Moose Lodge

Eager to save some late Victorian architecture, the Dawgs accept an invitation to salvage a hundred-year-old Moose Lodge in Jamestown, New York. The 10-hour drive proves worth it as they collect unique stair spindles and beautiful stained glass.

Monday
Apr 19
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 20
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 21
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
Apr 22
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 5

Last Trip to Cap Center

The Dawgs focus their attention on the exterior finishes of the Boulevard at the Capital Centre to complete their last round of salvaging in Largo, MD. Later, the team transforms a box of old farm equipment into a one-of-a-kind build.

Friday
Apr 23
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Saturday
Apr 24
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sunday
Apr 25
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Monday
Apr 26
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 27
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Apr 28
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 11, Episode 11

Roanoke Fire Station #1

Robert takes the Dawgs downtown to salvage a historic firehouse that is being transformed into a restaurant and brewery. Later, Mike and Tay visit an antique shop in hopes of picking up some parts for a commission build.

Thursday
Apr 29
4:30am | 3:30c

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