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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. 

All About Robert

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.

Wednesday
Feb 6
12:30pm | 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.

Wednesday
Feb 6
1pm | 12c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 6
1:30pm | 12:30c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 6
2pm | 1c
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.

Wednesday
Feb 6
2:30pm | 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.

Wednesday
Feb 6
3pm | 2c
Season 8, Episode 13

Lerner House

The crew travels to Orange, VA, to salvage a 1930s brick mansion, including its columns and windows. Then, Mike and Robert return General George C. Marshall's door to the Virginia Military Institute while Tay and Mike build a coffee table from a door used in the barracks.

Wednesday
Feb 6
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 8, Episode 11

C&O Railway

The team travels to Clifton Forge, Virginia, to conquer C&O Railway's vast repair space. Using force and lots of tools, they work to salvage the steam engine repair plant by saving railway bases and corrugated glass. Later, the guys take apart a baby grand piano and repurpose it into a shelf.

Wednesday
Feb 6
4pm | 3c
Season 8, Episode 9

Navy SEAL Boat

The Salvage Dawgs travel to a shipyard in Norfolk, VA, to salvage a boat once used for Navy SEAL insertions. The Dawgs manage to salvage some key items, but their energy and patience is tested once they realize the boat won't fit on the trailer.

Wednesday
Feb 6
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 8, Episode 7

Peacock Salem Cleaners

The Dawgs stay close to home to salvage the old Salem Peacock Cleaners in Salem, Virginia. Over 100 years old, the building is filled with antique laundromat parts that the crew carefully removes, including a fur fumigator door, steam press and soapstone sink. With a full truck, the team loads up and heads back to Roanoke so Tay and Grayson can begin making a ladder wine rack.

Wednesday
Feb 6
5pm | 4c
Season 8, Episode 5

Teacherage

The Salvage Dawgs head to Henderson, NC, to salvage parts from an old home that used to house young female teachers. Tay and Robert begin removing the attic ladder and door while Grayson and Ted tackle the interior doors. After removing the door, archway and columns from the front entrance, the team begins removing the home's fire escape. Back at the shop, Mike and Tay begin a custom hall tree using doors from a previous salvage.

Wednesday
Feb 6
5:30pm | 4:30c
Season 8, Episode 3

Pinehurst Steam Plant

The Dawgs head to Pinehurst, NC, to salvage an old steam plant that used to run the town. After working together to remove an old transom, Grayson and Robert remove some cool valves while Mike discovers some additional salvage in a shed near the building. Back at the shop, Grayson helps build a bar and Robert brings in an unusual find that usually doesn't mesh well with the Dawgs.

Wednesday
Feb 6
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 1

Former United Methodist Church

The Salvage Dawgs head to Laurel, Delaware, to salvage what they can from a former Methodist church that fell victim to water damage. The team removes pews, a bronze bell and a 'greenhouse' skylight before heading back to the shop to work on a beam console.

Wednesday
Feb 6
6:30pm | 5:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

St. Michael's Catholic School

The Salvage Dawgs team head to the St. Michael's Catholic School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they brave high-wire heights in order to save elements of the past. The team also builds a ladder console and discovers a vintage army record player.

Thursday
Feb 21
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

Vaughan Furniture Company

The Salvage Dawgs head to the Vaughan Furniture Company in Galax, Virginia. Mike and Ted struggle to salvage a heavy furniture press while Robert is slowed down by explosion-proof lights. Mike and Grayson build a chair with pieces from an old suitcase and Robert discovers a vintage TV and radio.

Thursday
Feb 21
9am | 8c
Season 8, Episode 1

Former United Methodist Church

The Salvage Dawgs head to Laurel, Delaware, to salvage what they can from a former Methodist church that fell victim to water damage. The team removes pews, a bronze bell and a 'greenhouse' skylight before heading back to the shop to work on a beam console.

Thursday
Feb 21
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

Rural Retreat Historical Society

Mike, Robert and the team travel to the Rural Retreat Historical Society in Rural Retreat, Virginia. Mike sets up rigging from the rooftop for an outdoor clock while Robert salvages a vault door and bank teller station. Tay and Mike build a day bed using pallets.

Thursday
Feb 21
10am | 9c
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.

Thursday
Feb 21
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 8, Episode 7

Peacock Salem Cleaners

The Dawgs stay close to home to salvage the old Salem Peacock Cleaners in Salem, Virginia. Over 100 years old, the building is filled with antique laundromat parts that the crew carefully removes, including a fur fumigator door, steam press and soapstone sink. With a full truck, the team loads up and heads back to Roanoke so Tay and Grayson can begin making a ladder wine rack.

Thursday
Feb 21
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 13

St. Agatha's Church Rectory

The Black Dog Salvage team heads back to snowy Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, to salvage the rectory of St. Agatha's Catholic Church. Robert, Mike and the crew brave snow and ice to salvage a triple sink, glass blocks and storm door. Afterward, they take a tour of the Bally Block Factory where Robert's grandfather used to work. Robert and Ted buy some antique household items for the shop, and Mike and Tay build an office bar for Robert and Mike's new office space.

Thursday
Feb 21
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 12

Noland Sign Company

The Black Dog Salvage team works in Roanoke, Virginia, at the Noland Sign Company. On a windy day, they salvage metal lettering, copper cupolas and vintage plumbing. Grayson buys an initial machine for the shop, and Gracie, Tay and Mike build a lamp that shows off Gracie's glass-blowing skills.

Thursday
Feb 21
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 10

Texas Tavern Sign

The Salvage Dawgs work at home in Roanoke, Virginia, where they salvage a sign for the Texas Tavern and learn the history of the local restaurant over burgers and bowls of chili. Afterwards, the team heads to a warehouse in Philadelphia where they engage in fierce negotiations over bread molds and wine racks. Robert buys a cash register for the shop, and Mike builds a bed for Robert's daughter Caroline.

Thursday
Feb 21
12:30pm | 11:30c
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.

Sunday
Feb 24
7am | 6c
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.

Sunday
Feb 24
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Sunday
Feb 24
8am | 7c
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.

Sunday
Feb 24
8:30am | 7:30c

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