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 6, Episode 6

Thin-Skinned

Mark Bowe has a Montana client who wants to give a modern home a classic log cabin look. The only way to do that is to use real logs so the guys build a cabin facade using antique log veneers. They use more log veneers to create a new piece for the Barnwood Showroom. Mark then tours a beautiful home that's fully decked out in reclaimed wood veneers.

Tuesday
Jun 4
2pm | 1c
Season 6, Episode 7

Big Ol' Buckeye Cabin

The Barnwood Builders have taken down big barns, but they've never seen a log home this large. As they dismantle the Ohio cabin, the guys discover that it's filled with history, craftsmanship and a lot of cherished memories. Mark also gives the cabin owner tips on how to convert her family's old barn into a modern home.

Tuesday
Jun 4
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 8

Part of the Family

The guys head to Bronston, Kentucky, to check out a 150-year-old, double-pen farmhouse built by their client's great-grandfather. She hopes to preserve her pioneer heritage, so the crew takes care to save every log possible.

Tuesday
Jun 4
4pm | 3c
Season 6, Episode 9

Cabin at a Crossroads

Mark finds a cabin from a unique moment in history when pioneers started using new technology -- the sawmill. The crew also discovers their showroom manager has a surprising personal connection to the home. Later, Mark visits another West Virginia cabin filled with family memories.

Tuesday
Jun 4
5pm | 4c
Season 5, Episode 6

Cowboy Party Barn in New Braunfels, TX

Mark and the guys return to Texas to build a gigantic party barn out of an old timber frame. They use old-fashioned tools to retrofit the barn for modern use, and they install a rare swing beam in the center bent.

Monday
Jun 17
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 7

Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding in Gatlinburg, TN

Mark and the guys travel to Gatlinburg, TN, to replace a log home lost in the 2016 wildfires. They bring with them the Beam Cabin they built on the yard last year, but it's no easy feat to move these massive logs up a narrow mountain pass. Designer Karen Tillery works with Mark to renovate on the fly.

Monday
Jun 17
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 8

Barn Storming: A Wild Takedown in Pleasantville, Ohio

Mark and the guys have fought rain, snow and heat, but they've never had winds like these! The vicious Ohio winds turn a complicated job into a treacherous one as they attempt to save a giant double pen barn.

Monday
Jun 17
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 9

Saving More Than Logs in Bulls Gap, TN

Mark and the guys go the extra mile to save the antique logs from a Tennessee home in distress. During the job they meet Larry, who grew up in the log cabin with no running water. In the end, Mark makes him a one-of-a-kind barnwood memento of his childhood home.

Monday
Jun 17
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 10

Barnwood Gold Mine in the Keystone State

Mark finds a perfectly preserved bank barn in Pennsylvania. The beams are so nice, he considers keeping this barn for himself. He also visits an incredible bank barn that has been completely renovated into a high-end home with barnwood flooring and soapstone counters.

Monday
Jun 17
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 11

Mark Finds His Dream Home Barn

After years of searching, Mark Bowe has found the barn he wants to turn into his own home. The guys work carefully to take apart the enormous bank barn without breaking any of the beams. In the face of bad luck and frustration, the team works together to save the hand-hewn beams, flooring and valuable sleeper logs. Mark also visits a nearby bank barn that has been transformed into a gorgeous wedding venue.

Monday
Jun 17
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 12

Barnwood Doubleheader

Mark splits up his crew so they can conquer two jobs at the same time. Johnny and Tim take down a big tobacco barn that has plenty of antique material worth salvaging, while Graham and Alex tackle a log cabin that's still in great shape. Mark also pays a visit to two sisters to see how they finished the craft store the guys built for them last season.

Monday
Jun 17
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 13

Foldable Cabin

Mark brings one of his biggest ideas to life, a foldable steel cabin. The crew takes the cabin on its maiden voyage and unfolds it for the first time in the boneyard, then they add a timber frame facade and a complete barnwood interior to finish it off in style.

Monday
Jun 17
4pm | 3c
Season 6, Episode 1

Fancy Cabin Takedown in Minor Hill

Mark Bowe and his crew work through layers of architectural history to uncover an original pioneer home in Minor Hill, Tennessee, and they hear stories from family members who lived in the cabin. Mark also visits a beautifully restored log home with its own extensive family history.

Monday
Jun 17
5pm | 4c
Season 5, Episode 1

Old-School Takedown in Harrisville, WV

The Barnwood Builders turn to the old-school method of using ropes to take down a log cabin in Harrisville, WV. Later on, they shop at the oldest five-and-dime in America and meet some modern-day pioneers who hewed their own log cabin by hand.

Saturday
Jul 27
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 2

High-End Timber Frame Kitchen in Brevard, NC

The Barnwood Builders build a timber frame kitchen that will be the centerpiece of a high-end mountain retreat in Brevard, NC. Later, Mark and the guys visit some of the architect's other spectacular log homes.

Saturday
Jul 27
10am | 9c
Season 5, Episode 3

Adapt and Overcome in Hamlin, WV

The Barnwood Builders never give up on a log cabin and despite some rough going early on, this one turns out to be worth all the extra effort. Mark goes on a cross-county search for replacement logs while the team finds creative ways of pulling the cabin apart without sacrificing its logs.

Saturday
Jul 27
11am | 10c
Season 5, Episode 4

Hope Rises in White Sulphur Springs

After the flood waters recede, the Barnwood Builders join the recovery efforts in their hometown of White Sulphur Springs, WV. The team builds a timber frame pavilion as the centerpiece of a memorial park and the community comes together to build barnwood picnic tables.

Saturday
Jul 27
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 5

Picture-Perfect Cabin

Mark's client has a painting of a log cabin he wants to replicate so the team sets out to find the perfect cabin for the job. After settling on a cabin from an old project, the Barnwood Builders rebuild the structure with its huge logs in Texas. While on the job, Mark visits an original Texan pioneer cabin and discovers something about his crew that he never knew.

Saturday
Jul 27
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 6

Cowboy Party Barn in New Braunfels, TX

Mark and the guys return to Texas to build a gigantic party barn out of an old timber frame. They use old-fashioned tools to retrofit the barn for modern use, and they install a rare swing beam in the center bent.

Saturday
Jul 27
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 7

Out of the Ashes: Rebuilding in Gatlinburg, TN

Mark and the guys travel to Gatlinburg, TN, to replace a log home lost in the 2016 wildfires. They bring with them the Beam Cabin they built on the yard last year, but it's no easy feat to move these massive logs up a narrow mountain pass. Designer Karen Tillery works with Mark to renovate on the fly.

Saturday
Jul 27
3pm | 2c
Season 5, Episode 8

Barn Storming: A Wild Takedown in Pleasantville, Ohio

Mark and the guys have fought rain, snow and heat, but they've never had winds like these! The vicious Ohio winds turn a complicated job into a treacherous one as they attempt to save a giant double pen barn.

Saturday
Jul 27
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 9

Saving More Than Logs in Bulls Gap, TN

Mark and the guys go the extra mile to save the antique logs from a Tennessee home in distress. During the job they meet Larry, who grew up in the log cabin with no running water. In the end, Mark makes him a one-of-a-kind barnwood memento of his childhood home.

Saturday
Jul 27
5pm | 4c

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