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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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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.

Wednesday
Jan 16
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.

Wednesday
Jan 16
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.

Wednesday
Jan 16
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.

Wednesday
Jan 16
5pm | 4c
Season 6, Episode 10

Stubborn As a Mule

The Barnwood Builders save a barn that once housed mules in the iron-mining boomtown of Low Moor, VA. As they work, they find evidence of the barn's industrial past. Later, Mark visits a timber frame that's been converted into a gorgeous wedding venue.

Wednesday
Jan 23
9am | 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.

Wednesday
Jan 23
10am | 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.

Wednesday
Jan 23
11am | 10c
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.

Wednesday
Jan 23
12pm | 11c
Season 7, Episode 2

Memory Lane

The Barnwood Builders have been saving Kentucky tobacco barns for more than 20 years, and Johnny has found another one in Nicholas County. As the guys take it down, they share memories from their earlier days, and they meet the family who will use the logs to build an addition on their Florida home. Mark checks out a finished log home that he stacked with the guys several years ago, and the whole team visits Daniel Boone's Kentucky home.

Wednesday
Jan 23
1pm | 12c
Season 7, Episode 3

Blacksmith Breakroom

The Barnwood Builders build a pioneer blacksmith shop made from reclaimed beams, barnwood and rafters to serve as their office breakroom. Mark helps set up the frame, then a local blacksmith installs the forge and gives the guys a lesson at the anvil. When the blacksmith shop is complete, the Barnwood Builders gather in their breakroom to hammer away.

Wednesday
Jan 23
2pm | 1c
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
Jan 23
3pm | 2c
Season 7, Episode 5

In Merrie's Memory

Joe and Merrie dreamed of having an antique log cabin, but Merrie passed away unexpectedly only a few weeks after they picked one out in the Boneyard. Joe is determined to build the cabin in his late wife's honor, and the Barnwood Builders are going to help him make that dream come true. The guys stack Merrie's cabin on the banks of beautiful Lake Hartwell in Georgia, and with the help of a local woodworker, Mark surprises Joe with a heartfelt gift.

Wednesday
Jan 23
4pm | 3c
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
Jan 23
5pm | 4c
Season 7, Episode 1

In the Nick of Time

A family calls on Mark and his team to save their 1800s West Virginia log cabin before it's bulldozed by developers. The team must battle a huge porch, two tricky chimneys and a stubborn addition in order to get the logs out.

Monday
Feb 25
6am | 5c
Season 7, Episode 2

Memory Lane

The Barnwood Builders have been saving Kentucky tobacco barns for more than 20 years, and Johnny has found another one in Nicholas County. As the guys take it down, they share memories from their earlier days, and they meet the family who will use the logs to build an addition on their Florida home. Mark checks out a finished log home that he stacked with the guys several years ago, and the whole team visits Daniel Boone's Kentucky home.

Monday
Feb 25
7am | 6c
Season 7, Episode 3

Blacksmith Breakroom

The Barnwood Builders build a pioneer blacksmith shop made from reclaimed beams, barnwood and rafters to serve as their office breakroom. Mark helps set up the frame, then a local blacksmith installs the forge and gives the guys a lesson at the anvil. When the blacksmith shop is complete, the Barnwood Builders gather in their breakroom to hammer away.

Monday
Feb 25
8am | 7c
Season 7, Episode 4

Mountaineer Volunteers

Mark donates a timber frame to his alma mater, West Virginia University, as the latest addition to their pioneer heritage center. The Barnwood Builders work side-by-side with WVU volunteers to raise the timber frame barn by hand, teaching them how to build bents, cut pegs and even hew a log.

Monday
Feb 25
9am | 8c
Season 7, Episode 5

In Merrie's Memory

Joe and Merrie dreamed of having an antique log cabin, but Merrie passed away unexpectedly only a few weeks after they picked one out in the Boneyard. Joe is determined to build the cabin in his late wife's honor, and the Barnwood Builders are going to help him make that dream come true. The guys stack Merrie's cabin on the banks of beautiful Lake Hartwell in Georgia, and with the help of a local woodworker, Mark surprises Joe with a heartfelt gift.

Monday
Feb 25
10am | 9c
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.

Monday
Feb 25
11am | 10c
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.

Monday
Feb 25
12pm | 11c
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.

Monday
Feb 25
1pm | 12c
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.

Monday
Feb 25
2pm | 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.

Monday
Feb 25
3pm | 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.

Monday
Feb 25
4pm | 3c
Season 6, Episode 10

Stubborn As a Mule

The Barnwood Builders save a barn that once housed mules in the iron-mining boomtown of Low Moor, VA. As they work, they find evidence of the barn's industrial past. Later, Mark visits a timber frame that's been converted into a gorgeous wedding venue.

Monday
Feb 25
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.

Sunday
Mar 24
6am | 5c

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