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 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
Aug 1
10pm | 9c
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
Aug 1
11pm | 10c
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 9

Moving a Pre-Civil War Log Cabin from West Virginia to Tennessee

Mark and the guys take down a pre-Civil War log cabin in Braxton County, West Virginia. They take it back to Lewisburg to refurbish the logs, then rebuild it for a client who collects historic homes in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Saturday
Aug 15
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 7

Turning a West Virginia Smokehouse into a Modern Bunkhouse in the Florida Swamp

Mark and the guys take down a West Virginia smokehouse and a half-barn nearby. They weave the logs together in Florida to create a bunkhouse for their client's kids. They cut down two trees to use as wood for the porch, and go on a catch and release wild hog hunt.

Sunday
Sep 20
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.

Saturday
Jan 9
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 9

Moving a Pre-Civil War Log Cabin from West Virginia to Tennessee

Mark and the guys take down a pre-Civil War log cabin in Braxton County, West Virginia. They take it back to Lewisburg to refurbish the logs, then rebuild it for a client who collects historic homes in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Saturday
Jan 9
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 9

Moving a Pre-Civil War Log Cabin from West Virginia to Tennessee

Mark and the guys take down a pre-Civil War log cabin in Braxton County, West Virginia. They take it back to Lewisburg to refurbish the logs, then rebuild it for a client who collects historic homes in Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Thursday
Jan 28
8pm | 7c
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
Mar 19
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 1

Peeling layers off a covered log home in Virginia

Mark and the guys travel to Abingdon, Virginia, to take down a farmhouse that Mark bought sight unseen. The house is really a 200 year-old log cabin covered by layers of siding and overgrowth. As they strip away each layer, the news gets better. They salvage the incredible hand-hewn timbers underneath.

Tuesday
Jul 12
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 5

Saving Every Board from a Kincheloe Cattle Barn

Mark and the guys travel to Jane Lew, West Virginia, to salvage the wood from a 120-year old cattle barn that is slated for demolition. The site is so wet they have to build their own road just to get to the barn. The rare, wide plank boards end up in living rooms, man-caves, and outdoor projects all over Jane Lew.

Wednesday
Jul 13
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 2

Building the New England Barn in South Carolina

Mark and the guys take on their biggest build yet. They resurrect the massive New England timber frame from last season as a family retreat in South Carolina. It's six days of heavy lifting, precision craftsmanship, and big fun.

Saturday
Nov 19
2pm | 1c
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.

Monday
Apr 10
6pm | 5c
Season 3, Episode 11

Barnwood Leftovers Get Upcycled

The Barnwood Builders are finding creative uses for all of their leftovers! Every time they take a cabin down, they end up with extra inventory. So instead of burning the small beams, they'll use them to build a Parts and Pieces Pavilion to sell their scraps as upcycled products.

Monday
Apr 10
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 12

Wild Rock Pavilion

In the shadow of the New River Gorge Bridge, the Barnwood Builders work with three centuries of materials and techniques in one project. Using custom 21st century steel brackets and hand-hewn 19th century beams, they create a one-of-a-kind pavilion for the Wild Rock Community Center.

Monday
Apr 10
8pm | 7c
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.

Monday
Apr 10
9pm | 8c
Season 4, Episode 2

Hitting the Barnwood Jackpot

Mark's client wants to use the barnwood from an enormous Pennsylvania bank barn to outfit his Arizona restaurant. It's a beast of a job in the middle of a heat wave, but the Barnwood Builders just won't quit. They save 5,000 board feet of prized barnwood from the cattle stalls, granary floors and 40-foot walls. Mark also pays a visit to another restaurant decked out in barnwood for inspiration.

Monday
Apr 10
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 13

Bird's-Eye Barn

The guys take down a massive double-pen barn in southern Indiana. While they work to save every log and barn board, Mark visits an incredible lodge built from a different barn they took down in nearby St. Meinrad.

Monday
Apr 10
11pm | 10c
Season 3, Episode 12

Wild Rock Pavilion

In the shadow of the New River Gorge Bridge, the Barnwood Builders work with three centuries of materials and techniques in one project. Using custom 21st century steel brackets and hand-hewn 19th century beams, they create a one-of-a-kind pavilion for the Wild Rock Community Center.

Tuesday
Apr 11
12am | 11c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 11
1am | 12c
Season 4, Episode 2

Hitting the Barnwood Jackpot

Mark's client wants to use the barnwood from an enormous Pennsylvania bank barn to outfit his Arizona restaurant. It's a beast of a job in the middle of a heat wave, but the Barnwood Builders just won't quit. They save 5,000 board feet of prized barnwood from the cattle stalls, granary floors and 40-foot walls. Mark also pays a visit to another restaurant decked out in barnwood for inspiration.

Tuesday
Apr 11
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 13

Bird's-Eye Barn

The guys take down a massive double-pen barn in southern Indiana. While they work to save every log and barn board, Mark visits an incredible lodge built from a different barn they took down in nearby St. Meinrad.

Tuesday
Apr 11
3am | 2c
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.

Monday
Apr 17
6pm | 5c
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.

Monday
Apr 17
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 2

Hitting the Barnwood Jackpot

Mark's client wants to use the barnwood from an enormous Pennsylvania bank barn to outfit his Arizona restaurant. It's a beast of a job in the middle of a heat wave, but the Barnwood Builders just won't quit. They save 5,000 board feet of prized barnwood from the cattle stalls, granary floors and 40-foot walls. Mark also pays a visit to another restaurant decked out in barnwood for inspiration.

Monday
Apr 17
8pm | 7c

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