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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 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
Nov 14
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 12

Taylor Family Farm

The team heads to Yorktown, VA, to pick through an old farm and former Native American settlement. Mike and Tay handle the heavy lifting outside to save a galvanized steel boat, while Robert, Grayson and Ted tackle the farmhouse that features doors and hardware from the 1700s and 1800s.

Monday
Nov 15
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.

Tuesday
Nov 16
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Wednesday
Nov 17
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
Nov 18
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 8

Roanoke Shopping Center

The team heads to a local shopping center where they use some creative methods to salvage a large, decorative space frame, rolling doors and more. They also find great items from a pick in New Jersey they can repurpose to create amazing builds like a Bourbon Bar shelf.

Friday
Nov 19
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Saturday
Nov 20
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 6

Return to K-Town

Mike and Tay build a commemorative clock for the town of Kannapolis, North Carolina, before the crew heads back to salvage items left behind on the first trip, including a large cupola, windows and a bank vault. Then, they head back to Roanoke to create a standing desk.

Sunday
Nov 21
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 5

Return to the Ferry

The team returns to the Norfolk, VA, ferry to get the large items that were left behind, including a crow's nest and staircase. Mike and Robert have a consultation in Pawleys Island, SC, and once the team returns to Roanoke, they get busy on the build so they can deliver to the customers.

Monday
Nov 22
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 4

Twin Capes Ferry

The crew heads to Norfolk, VA, to test their sea legs and salvage an obsolete ferry including lights, skylights and a mural. Back at the shop, Grayson helps Mike and Tay with a commissioned build for a fellow maker.

Tuesday
Nov 23
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 3

Price Fuller Machine Shop

Mike, Robert, Grayson and Tay head over to the Machine Shop they bought to see what they can find. After sorting and sifting, the team finds items for new builds and knows the space will be great for Makers to create their own builds. As they're renovating the house on their property, they walk through to discover how many new builds are needed, causing Mike and Tay to start on the first, a coffee bar for the new space.

Wednesday
Nov 24
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Thursday
Nov 25
4:30am | 3:30c
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.

Friday
Nov 26
4:30am | 3:30c
Season 9, Episode 1

Downtown Kannapolis

Mike and Tay have a consultation for a project from a brewery but before they can start building they have to head to a salvage job in Kannapolis, NC. The project proves to be a large job where the Dawgs have to salvage a cupola, doors, bathrooms and porticos. Time is not on their side, either, as the whole town needs to be salvaged for an upcoming revitalization.

Saturday
Nov 27
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.

Sunday
Nov 28
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.

Monday
Nov 29
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.

Tuesday
Nov 30
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.

Wednesday
Dec 1
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.

Thursday
Dec 2
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.

Friday
Dec 3
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.

Saturday
Dec 4
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.

Sunday
Dec 5
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.

Monday
Dec 6
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.

Tuesday
Dec 7
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.

Wednesday
Dec 8
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.

Thursday
Dec 9
4:30am | 3:30c

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