Barnwood Builders: Barnwood Looks Back

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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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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 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
Oct 31
3pm | 2c
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
Oct 31
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.

Wednesday
Oct 31
5pm | 4c
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
Oct 31
6pm | 5c
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
Oct 31
7pm | 6c
Season 7, Episode 10

The Honey Hole

Mark needs a lot of inventory in a hurry so he buys three cabins on a remote farm. It's a fast-paced triple takedown full of suspense, strategy and plenty of big crashes! Despite the fast work, however, the guys are still able to discover family stories that give these logs history and meaning.

Wednesday
Dec 5
10pm | 9c
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
Dec 5
11pm | 10c
Season 7, Episode 10

The Honey Hole

Mark needs a lot of inventory in a hurry so he buys three cabins on a remote farm. It's a fast-paced triple takedown full of suspense, strategy and plenty of big crashes! Despite the fast work, however, the guys are still able to discover family stories that give these logs history and meaning.

Thursday
Dec 6
2am | 1c
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.

Thursday
Dec 6
3am | 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.

Tuesday
Dec 11
10pm | 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.

Tuesday
Dec 11
11pm | 10c
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
Dec 12
2am | 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
Dec 12
3am | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 18
10pm | 9c
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
Dec 18
11pm | 10c
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
Dec 19
2am | 1c
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
Dec 19
3am | 2c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 25
9am | 8c
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
Dec 25
10am | 9c
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
Dec 25
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 1

The Cabin in the Quarry

The Barnwood Builders float down the Ohio River and land in Paducah, Kentucky, where they try to save a little cabin in a big quarry. The cabin is in rough shape, but these guys don't give up on it. Their time in Paducah is filled with pioneer ingenuity. Alex Makes a chair, Johnny drives a dump truck, Sherman makes a quilt and Mark helps build a barnwood table.

Tuesday
Dec 25
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 2

Hitting the Barnwood Jackpot

Mark's client wants to use the barnwood from an enormous Pennsylvania bank barn to outfit his Arizona restaurant. It's a beast of a job in the middle of a heat wave, but the Barnwood Builders just won't quit. They save 5,000 board feet of prized barnwood from the cattle stalls, granary floors and 40-foot walls. Mark also pays a visit to another restaurant decked out in barnwood for inspiration.

Tuesday
Dec 25
1pm | 12c
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.

Tuesday
Dec 25
2pm | 1c
Season 4, Episode 4

Beefy Bank-Barn Beams

Mark and the guys return to Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where they stripped a massive bank barn earlier this year. This time, they are back for the incredible chestnut beams. The roof gives them some trouble, but Johnny's up for the task. They save the central bents, carve up the outer bents and lift out the sleeper logs. Mark visits an incredible bank barn wedding venue and he learns to cut soap stone with a water jet.

Tuesday
Dec 25
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 5

Island Fishing Cabin

Mark Bowe and the Barnwood Builders take the logs from season 3's Bird's-Eye Barn across the New River and put them back together on a West Virginia island. They have to reconfigure the barn to turn it into a modern fishing cabin with a complicated design. While the crew finishes up, the boss goes to visit the completed Wildrock Pavilion from also from season 3.

Tuesday
Dec 25
4pm | 3c
Season 4, Episode 6

Log Cabin Dream Come True

Tammy Harrah and her late husband dreamed of running a craft store in a log cabin on their West Virginia family homestead. Mark and the guys are helping Tammy and her son see that dream come true by building that cabin for them, making some homemade crafts for the store and visiting a pioneer landmark along the way.

Tuesday
Dec 25
5pm | 4c

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