Restore, Repurpose or Resell

The Salvage Dawgs crew saves pieces of the past as buildings are torn down.

Top Upcycling Projects

Get to Know the Guys

Creative Genius: Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside of DIY's "Salvage Dawgs"

The Salvage Dawgs stars talk about the upcoming season and share tips and tricks of the trade.

See Why We Are BIG Fans

Learn Something New

Discover three unique ways to upcycle old doors with the video below. For more creative DIY Network hacks, head over to our Facebook page

Video From Robert and Mike

See All Videos

Similar Topics:

About the show

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.

Meet the Hosts

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. 

All About Mike

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. 

All About Robert

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.

Saturday
Sep 11
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Sunday
Sep 12
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Monday
Sep 13
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 14
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 15
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 6

Terracotta Silo

The Dawgs struggle to take down a terracotta silo in Bedford, VA. While in town, Mike takes Tay and Grayson to visit the National D-Day Memorial. Back at the shop, Mike builds a coffee table from an old factory cart.

Thursday
Sep 16
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Return to Geyser Gulch

The Dawgs return to Geyser Gulch at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO. Key items this time include a birdhouse, oversized frying pans and water guns. Back at the warehouse, Mike builds a garden arbor out of two doors.

Friday
Sep 17
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 8

P.A. Denny Riverboat

The Salvage Dawgs save a calliope from a riverboat in Parkersburg, WV. They also split into teams to pick through the owner's large warehouse. At the shop, Courtney collaborates with Mike to build a mirror from pieces of wall trim.

Saturday
Sep 18
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 9

Wheeling Apartment

Mike, Robert and the rest of the team salvage elements from an apartment building in Wheeling, WV. Key items include arched doors, a double drainboard sink and wooden medallions. In the shop, Mike builds a wine tasting table from an old lamppost and barrel staves.

Sunday
Sep 19
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

American Viscose Plant

The Dawgs save a kiln from the American Viscose Plant in Roanoke, VA. Mike and Tay work together to build custom tables for a local optometrist office. Will Farmer also returns to appraise a map from 1853.

Monday
Sep 20
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 11

Tully Choice Cabin

The Salvage Dawgs save steps and chimney rocks from a 1765 log cabin at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. Gracie takes the team to a local glassblowing artist to make pieces for a chandelier. Robert and Ted also pick through a barn.

Tuesday
Sep 21
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

Scott Boulevard Baptist Church

The Salvage Dawgs travel to Decatur, GA, to salvage the Scott Boulevard Baptist Church. Key items include arched doorways, large stained glass windows and a reredos. Back at the shop, Mike and Tay build an iron console.

Wednesday
Sep 22
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Sep 23
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 1

Drayton Mill

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.

Friday
Sep 24
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 2

Former First National Bank

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.

Saturday
Sep 25
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Sep 26
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Monday
Sep 27
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Tuesday
Sep 28
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 29
4:30am | 3:30c
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
Sep 30
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Friday
Oct 1
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 9

Wilberger Funeral Home

The Salvage Dawgs team saves parts of the Wilberger Funeral Home in New Hope, VA. Key items salvaged include an elevator and barn door hardware. Back in Roanoke, Mike and the guys build a collapsible bookcase.

Saturday
Oct 2
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 6, Episode 6

Free Will House

The Salvage Dawg team travels to Free Will House in Huntington, West Virginia, where they salvage a bathtub, sitz bath and kitchen cabinets. Ted and Mike buy a butter churn for the shop, and Tay and Mike build a wall TV shutter console in the shop.

Sunday
Oct 3
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 10

Mt. Vernon Greek Revival

The Salvage Dawgs save as much as they can from a burned-down house in Mt. Vernon, OH. In the shop, Mike builds a chair from a shopping cart.

Monday
Oct 4
4:30am | 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.

Tuesday
Oct 5
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 5, Episode 12

Little Chef Diner

The Dawgs stay in Roanoke to salvage an old diner sign. The crew also picks through a huge warehouse in Greensboro, NC. Back at the shop, the Whiteside family works together to build a clock from road signs.

Wednesday
Oct 6
4:30am | 3:30c

You Might Also Like …

See All Shows

West End Salvage

Consult Program Guide

Rehab Addict

Consult Program Guide

Blog Cabin

Mondays 9:30p | 8:30c