Barnwood Builders: Barnwood Looks Back

20-Percent Rule for Barnwood

The crew discusses their 20-percent rule for sourcing barnwood for builds.

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Mark Bowe

Mark Bowe, host of Great American Country’s Barnwood Builders, is passionate about honoring the craft of America’s pioneer ancestors and is devoted to ensuring that their work lives on.

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About The Show

Mark Bowe and his crew of West Virginia master craftsmen salvage antique barns and cabins, reusing the wood to create stunning, modern homes. The Barnwood Builders are devoted to salvaging and will stop at nothing to give 200-year-old structures new life, providing entertainment, inspiration and awe along the way.
Season 1, Episode 3

Repurposing Every Beam from a Pennsylvania Bank Barn

The guys take down a Pennsylvania Bank Barn in hopes of recovering the Long Beams and Huge Sleeper Logs that lay below. They are up against the weather, the machines malfunctioning and the weight of the logs. Mark pays a visit to the finished King Cabin and gives the owners a bench made with some of the repurposed wood from the Bank Barn.

Saturday
Jul 11
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Wading with Alligators to Build a Two-Story Hunting Lodge in Florida

Mark and the guys take the bones of an old Virginia log home down to Florida, where they turn it into a two-story hunting lodge. Mark makes mouth blown wavy glass for the windows, and dives in an alligator pond to get some long leaf pine for the floors.

Saturday
Jul 11
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 3

Repurposing Every Beam from a Pennsylvania Bank Barn

The guys take down a Pennsylvania Bank Barn in hopes of recovering the Long Beams and Huge Sleeper Logs that lay below. They are up against the weather, the machines malfunctioning and the weight of the logs. Mark pays a visit to the finished King Cabin and gives the owners a bench made with some of the repurposed wood from the Bank Barn.

Sunday
Aug 2
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 4

Salvaging a Homestead Corn Crib with a Hometown Barn Raising

The guys salvage a homestead corn crib with a good old fashioned barn raising.

Sunday
Aug 2
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 5

Wading with Alligators to Build a Two-Story Hunting Lodge in Florida

Mark and the guys take the bones of an old Virginia log home down to Florida, where they turn it into a two-story hunting lodge. Mark makes mouth blown wavy glass for the windows, and dives in an alligator pond to get some long leaf pine for the floors.

Sunday
Jan 10
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 4

Salvaging a Homestead Corn Crib with a Hometown Barn Raising

The guys salvage a homestead corn crib with a good old fashioned barn raising.

Saturday
Feb 20
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 2

Rescuing a Massive Barn and Finishing the Lincoln Cabin

The guys rescue a huge double pen barn in St. Meinrad, Indiana. It's the biggest dogtrot style barn they've ever faced. They have to fight through modern layers of tin and barnwood to get to the incredible, pioneer era hand hewn beams. When it's done, Mark pays a visit to the nearly completed Lincoln Cabin.

Sunday
Mar 20
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 6

Transforming a Shipping Container into a Portable Barnwood Cabin

Mark and the guys turn a used shipping container into a portable barnwood cabin. They use welding torches and old logs to transform the steel container into a home. Mark searches for the perfect red barnwood to cover it. Then they try to lift the container cabin onto a trailer to prove its really portable.

Saturday
Sep 17
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 6

Salvaging Rose's Cabin from the Woods

Mark and the guys have to build their own road to reach a cabin that has been overgrown for 11 years! Rose Riggs never got to finish her dream cabin, but Mark will make sure it gets a new life. He salvages some of the wood to make an incredible rose inlaid table for Rose's daughter.

Tuesday
Nov 22
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 9

Rocky Mountain Cabin

The team brings an Appalachian-style cabin all the way to western Colorado. At the Canyon of the Ancients Ranch, they explore the stacked stone ruins of the ancestral Puebloans and also leave behind a legacy of their own. Before they leave, they also rebuild the Virginia spring house which will support a living roof.

Tuesday
Nov 22
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 10

Drive-Through Corn Crib

Mark and the guys use over 100 antique logs from two tobacco barns to build a dramatic entrance for their client's property. The drive-through double corn crib requires a whole lot of teamwork, and involves some of the trickiest notching they've ever done.

Wednesday
Nov 23
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 9

Barn Beam Log Cabin Experiment

Mark's clients want bigger and bigger antique log homes, but the pioneers didn't build big log cabins. They did build big barns, though, so the guys try to build a 1200 square foot cabin using barn beams from their Boneyard inventory. And Mark's friend shows up to make a one-of-a-kind whiskey tap out of an unused beam end.

Monday
May 8
9pm | 8c
Season 3, Episode 1

Rebuilding Grandma's Cabin in Montana

Mark and the guys travel all the way to Montana to rebuild Grandma's cabin from last season. They give the 150-year old home a whole new life as a cliff-side lodge. They explore the cabins of the wild west and enjoy some Montana Ranch fun.

Sunday
May 21
1pm | 12c
Season 4, Episode 1

The Cabin in the Quarry

The Barnwood Builders float down the Ohio River and land in Paducah, Kentucky, where they try to save a little cabin in a big quarry. The cabin is in rough shape, but these guys don't give up on it. Their time in Paducah is filled with pioneer ingenuity. Alex Makes a chair, Johnny drives a dump truck, Sherman makes a quilt and Mark helps build a barnwood table.

Saturday
Sep 9
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 3

Complicated Carriage House

The Barnwood Builders pull into New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, in a covered wagon, ready to take down and move a very complicated carriage house. They find all sorts of treasures in the 150-year-old pioneer garage before they carefully strip it, lift the roof off in sections and disassemble the beams.

Saturday
Sep 9
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 5

Island Fishing Cabin

Mark Bowe and the Barnwood Builders take the logs from season 3's Bird's-Eye Barn across the New River and put them back together on a West Virginia island. They have to reconfigure the barn to turn it into a modern fishing cabin with a complicated design. While the crew finishes up, the boss goes to visit the completed Wildrock Pavilion from also from season 3.

Saturday
Sep 9
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 7

Log Kitchen Drop In

The Barnwood Builders head to Cashiers, North Carolina, to build an antique log cabin in the middle of a huge, framed-out modern home. Old wood meets new on this complicated job, and getting it right will take a lot of collaboration. Mark also visits the client's decked-out timber frame barn, and Sherman shows off his horse-wrangling skills.

Saturday
Sep 9
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 9

Barn Beam Log Cabin Experiment

Mark's clients want bigger and bigger antique log homes, but the pioneers didn't build big log cabins. They did build big barns, though, so the guys try to build a 1200 square foot cabin using barn beams from their Boneyard inventory. And Mark's friend shows up to make a one-of-a-kind whiskey tap out of an unused beam end.

Saturday
Sep 9
6pm | 5c

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