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 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.

Friday
Jun 12
3am | 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.

Friday
Jun 26
12am | 11c
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
Sep 19
3pm | 2c
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.

Saturday
Jun 25
6pm | 5c
Season 2, Episode 8

Taking Down a Huge, New England-Style Barn

Mark and the guys make a rare trip north to dismantle an enormous, 200-year old barn. This New England Style barn is unlike any one they have ever taken down. The barn is so big it takes extra hands to get the barnwood down, and a crane to lift out the valuable beams.

Tuesday
Jul 19
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 1

Rebuilding Grandma's Cabin in Montana

Mark and the guys travel all the way to Montana to rebuild Grandma's cabin from last season. They give the 150-year old home a whole new life as a cliff-side lodge. They explore the cabins of the wild west and enjoy some Montana Ranch fun.

Wednesday
Oct 26
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 3

Saving a Rare Log Springhouse

Mark and the guys wade in the water to save a dilapidated Springhouse. Johnny and Tim go exploring while Mark and Graham clean up the spring. Back on the boneyard, they rebuild the Springhouse and finish the inside of the Container Cabin!

Wednesday
Nov 16
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 7

Building a New Log Home for the Boy Scouts

The Barnwood Builders volunteer to help Boy Scout troop 248 build a new lodge out of their old lodge. Mark and the guys have a lot to teach these boys about the pioneer life. And the boys' determination gives the Barnwood Builders something in return; hope for the future.

Saturday
Jan 14
5pm | 4c
Season 4, Episode 3

Complicated Carriage House

The Barnwood Builders pull into New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, in a covered wagon, ready to take down and move a very complicated carriage house. They find all sorts of treasures in the 150-year-old pioneer garage before they carefully strip it, lift the roof off in sections and disassemble the beams.

Monday
Apr 17
9pm | 8c
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.

Saturday
Jan 20
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 3

Complicated Carriage House

The Barnwood Builders pull into New Ringgold, Pennsylvania, in a covered wagon, ready to take down and move a very complicated carriage house. They find all sorts of treasures in the 150-year-old pioneer garage before they carefully strip it, lift the roof off in sections and disassemble the beams.

Sunday
Jan 21
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 7

Log Kitchen Drop In

The Barnwood Builders head to Cashiers, North Carolina, to build an antique log cabin in the middle of a huge, framed-out modern home. Old wood meets new on this complicated job, and getting it right will take a lot of collaboration. Mark also visits the client's decked-out timber frame barn, and Sherman shows off his horse-wrangling skills.

Tuesday
Mar 6
8am | 7c
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.

Thursday
Apr 12
11am | 10c
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 21
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.

Saturday
Jul 21
6pm | 5c
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.

Saturday
Jul 21
7pm | 6c
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.

Saturday
Jul 21
8pm | 7c
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.

Saturday
Jul 21
9pm | 8c
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.

Saturday
Jul 21
10pm | 9c
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.

Saturday
Jul 21
11pm | 10c
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
Jul 22
12am | 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.

Sunday
Jul 22
1am | 12c
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.

Sunday
Jul 22
2am | 1c
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
Jul 22
3am | 2c
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.

Monday
Jul 23
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.

Monday
Jul 23
10am | 9c

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