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 3

Larry Melton's Chance of a Lifetime

After once saving Larry Melton's childhood home, The Barnwood Builders do something they've never done before and invite him to the Boneyard to help restore his family home. It's log cabin restoration and repair 101 as Larry learns the ropes, and just when he thinks the experience can't get any better, Mark arranges a final surprise with some very special guests.

Saturday
Jul 28
6pm | 5c
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.

Saturday
Jul 28
7pm | 6c
Season 6, Episode 4

A Gift for Graham

Deep in a West Virginia holler, the team builds a log potting shed for one of their own, Graham. They outfit the building with reclaimed materials from roof to porch, and Graham discovers the challenges of being a client.

Saturday
Jul 28
8pm | 7c
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.

Saturday
Jul 28
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 11

Hometown Heroes

Mark Bowe and the guys sit down to talk about a few of their favorite things: cabins and barns. With special guests, never-before-seen footage and hilarious outtakes, the Barnwood Builders are having fun. Mark also talks about his new house and the guys choose their favorite jobs from the last few years.

Saturday
Jul 28
10pm | 9c
Season 6, Episode 12

Boneyard Punch List

While Mark is on the road drumming up new business, the guys pick off a list of chores on the Boneyard, including stacking the Hamlin cabin. Mark checks out the most incredible hand-hewn timber-frame barn he's ever seen and visits a beautifully restored historic home owned by Super Bowl champ, Jeff Hostetler.

Saturday
Jul 28
11pm | 10c
Season 6, Episode 4

A Gift for Graham

Deep in a West Virginia holler, the team builds a log potting shed for one of their own, Graham. They outfit the building with reclaimed materials from roof to porch, and Graham discovers the challenges of being a client.

Sunday
Jul 29
12am | 11c
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.

Sunday
Jul 29
1am | 12c
Season 6, Episode 11

Hometown Heroes

Mark Bowe and the guys sit down to talk about a few of their favorite things: cabins and barns. With special guests, never-before-seen footage and hilarious outtakes, the Barnwood Builders are having fun. Mark also talks about his new house and the guys choose their favorite jobs from the last few years.

Sunday
Jul 29
2am | 1c
Season 6, Episode 12

Boneyard Punch List

While Mark is on the road drumming up new business, the guys pick off a list of chores on the Boneyard, including stacking the Hamlin cabin. Mark checks out the most incredible hand-hewn timber-frame barn he's ever seen and visits a beautifully restored historic home owned by Super Bowl champ, Jeff Hostetler.

Sunday
Jul 29
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 13

Pieces of the Past

Mark Bowe and the guys salvage every last good log they can from an old double-pen barn in Pennsylvania so the logs can be reused to build a guesthouse in upstate New York. Mark and Graham visit a luxury ranch in Montana and discover some creative new ways to use reclaimed old wood.

Tuesday
Aug 21
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 1

Taking Down The Lincoln Cabin and Building A Dog Trot

Mark and the guys work to dismantle a barn built by Abe Lincoln's uncle around 1830. Can they save the 180 year-old logs? Back on the Boneyard, they use old tobacco timbers to build a new barn in the Appalachian dogtrot style.

Tuesday
Aug 21
11am | 10c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 21
12pm | 11c
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
Oct 16
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 2

Turning a Ramshackle Cabin into a Guest House in Missouri

The guys travel to The Show Me State, to take down and rebuild a historic 170-year-old cabin. Sherman leads the guys in converting this cabin into a guest house for kindred spirit client, Mark Perry. Meanwhile Mark drums up business west of the Mississippi. The guys work in weather extremes to turn the cabin's frown upside down.

Tuesday
Oct 16
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 3

Raising a Massive Timber Frame Barn in Downtown Lewisburg

Mark and the guys work in downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia, to raise a massive timber frame as the new shelter for the Lewisburg farmer's market. The 200-year-old logs prove to be a challenge when the builders begin to raise the bents.

Tuesday
Oct 16
3pm | 2c
Season 2, Episode 4

Building a Log Chapel with a Stained Glass Window

Mark and the guys head to Johnny Jett's hometown in Kentucky to build a log chapel. First, they reclaim a stained glass window from a deteriorating 100-year-old church. Then they build the chapel and install the window.

Tuesday
Oct 16
4pm | 3c
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.

Tuesday
Oct 16
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
Oct 20
1pm | 12c
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
Oct 20
2pm | 1c
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
Oct 20
3pm | 2c
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
Oct 20
4pm | 3c
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
Oct 20
5pm | 4c
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.

Wednesday
Oct 31
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 2

Log Castle in Cave Spring, GA

The Barnwood Builders turn one of the biggest barns they've ever saved into an even bigger home. They work through sweltering heat to transform the Ohio double-pen barn into a huge log home in Cave Spring, Georgia. Mark also visits a small log cabin with a lot of charm and gets his first look at the completed Alabama dog trot the guys stacked for a client.

Wednesday
Oct 31
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 3

Larry Melton's Chance of a Lifetime

After once saving Larry Melton's childhood home, The Barnwood Builders do something they've never done before and invite him to the Boneyard to help restore his family home. It's log cabin restoration and repair 101 as Larry learns the ropes, and just when he thinks the experience can't get any better, Mark arranges a final surprise with some very special guests.

Wednesday
Oct 31
10am | 9c

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