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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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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 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
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.

Sunday
Mar 24
7am | 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.

Sunday
Mar 24
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 5

A Barnwood Miracle

The Mt. Olivet Church has been the heart of Pocahontas County, WV, for 137 years. The old log structure is struggling to survive, so Mark and the guys are brought in to take it down so it can be restored and live a new life. As the job comes to a close, however, the community pulls off a surprise ending. The guys then get their first look at Johnny Jett's fully finished Kentucky chapel.

Sunday
Mar 24
9am | 8c
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.

Sunday
Mar 24
10am | 9c
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
Apr 8
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
Apr 8
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
Apr 8
8am | 7c
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
Apr 22
9am | 8c
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
Apr 22
11am | 10c
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
Apr 22
12pm | 11c
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.

Monday
Apr 29
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 8

Fighting the Elements to Build a Well House, and Repairing a Damaged Log Home

Mark and the guys return to their roots in Asheville, North Carolina. They have one day to build a log well house in the driving rain. Once it's up, they have to repair a severely damaged log home nearby. Along the way, Mark visits two of his favorite log cabins.

Monday
Apr 29
10am | 9c
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.

Monday
Apr 29
11am | 10c
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.

Monday
Apr 29
12pm | 11c
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.

Monday
Apr 29
1pm | 12c
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.

Monday
Apr 29
2pm | 1c
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.

Monday
Apr 29
3pm | 2c
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.

Monday
Apr 29
4pm | 3c
Season 2, Episode 6

Salvaging Pristine Hand-Hewn Logs From a West Virginia Cabin

Mark and the guys travel to the heart of West Virginia, to salvage incredibly rare 170-year-old logs from a perfectly preserved log home. The pressure is on to keep these logs pristine as they take them down.

Monday
Apr 29
5pm | 4c
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.

Monday
May 6
8am | 7c
Season 6, Episode 5

A Barnwood Miracle

The Mt. Olivet Church has been the heart of Pocahontas County, WV, for 137 years. The old log structure is struggling to survive, so Mark and the guys are brought in to take it down so it can be restored and live a new life. As the job comes to a close, however, the community pulls off a surprise ending. The guys then get their first look at Johnny Jett's fully finished Kentucky chapel.

Monday
May 6
9am | 8c
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
May 6
10am | 9c
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
May 6
11am | 10c

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