We’re celebrating ten seasons of Robert, Mike and the crew at Black Dog Salvage by ranking the dawgs’ best projects from each season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recruited by a local church, the Dawgs head across town to remove a weakening bell tower, and things turn out to be more dangerous than expected. Later, Mike works with a customer to design a checkout counter that's as practical as it is stunning.
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.
The Salvage Dawgs travel to the Drayton Mill in Spartanburg, SC. Key items salvaged include a large fan and valves. Mike builds a new desk for his office out of a salvaged airplane wing.
The Salvage Dawgs take on the former first National Bank in Gastonia, NC. Key items salvaged include elevator parts and chicken wire windows. At the shop, Robert builds a bar out of a boat salvaged from Smith Mountain Lake.
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.