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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 2, Episode 8

Salvaging Items in Roanoke, VA, Into Repurposed Goods

Mike, Robert, and Ted remove a stock teletrade from a brokerage firm in downtown Roanoke, VA. The whole crew then heads north to Granville, OH, to pick through a two-story barn. At the warehouse, Mike builds a coffee table from a panel door.

Monday
Sep 28
7am | 6c
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.

Monday
Sep 28
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Monday
Sep 28
8am | 7c
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.

Monday
Sep 28
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Sep 28
9am | 8c
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 28
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 12

Fringer Cannery

Mike, Robert, and the crew salvage an old iron ore mine that was converted into a cannery in the 1930s. Main items include a curved I-beam, oversized pressure-cookers, and a canning carousel. Back at the shop, Mike builds a custom bar from an old Cissell steam press table.

Monday
Sep 28
10am | 9c
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.

Monday
Sep 28
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Monday
Sep 28
11am | 10c
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.

Monday
Sep 28
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Monday
Oct 5
7am | 6c
Season 6, Episode 4

Pickle Mansion

The Salvage Dawgs head to Knoxville, Tennessee, in hopes of salvaging the crumbling Pickle Mansion. The main items of interest are a copper frieze and columns. Mike discovers a fuel drop tank and he and Tay build a dresser kitchen island.

Monday
Oct 5
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 9, Episode 2

Laverock Hill Estate

The crew heads to Glenside, PA, to salvage a huge estate. The sprawling 1918 mansion gives the Dawgs a run for their money as they try to save columns, doors, mantles, bathtubs and more. Mike and Tay visit Rural Retreat to find a piece for a custom coffee table.

Monday
Oct 5
8am | 7c

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