Log Cabin Life

About the Show

Charlie Norman and his crew tear down log cabins, deconstructing them piece-by-piece, move them and eventually put them back together. If they don't rebuild them, then they use the rare wood from these historic structures to build something else.

Season 2, Episode 9

History on the March

Charlie and the team travel to Jonesborough, TN, to carefully dismantle an old barn so the new land owner can reuse the beautiful and battered boards in her new dream house. Then Charlie gives a consultation about repairs needed to a historic cabin on Main Street in downtown Jonesborough.

Monday
Oct 28
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 10

Charlie Needs a Vacation

Charlie Norman heads to Lake Norman, NC, to renovate an antique cabin-turned vacation home. From the foundation to the ceiling, everything is in need of some TLC, especially since the previous owner's repair attempts created more work for Charlie and his crew.

Wednesday
Oct 30
6am | 5c
Season 2, Episode 11

Log Cabin Love Bug

Accidental cabin collectors Bobby and Laurena of Johnson City, Tennessee, are hiring Charlie Norman to move one of their historic structures. Set into a hillside and surrounded by gardens, the team must resort to old-fashioned handiwork in order to haul the heavy hand-hewn beams out. Tyson leads the first day's work, but Charlie may not give him the chance again.

Wednesday
Oct 30
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 12

Two Barns Become One

Charlie Norman and the crew travel across town to convert two century-old tobacco barns into a craftsman's quarters. The task will require tearing down one sagging structure and using its pieces to patch and antiquate the other. While this is a speciality of the Watauga Preservation, they'll first have to overcome rotting floorboards, heaps of scrap metal and a few Molotov cocktails for good measure.

Wednesday
Oct 30
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 13

There's No Place Like Home

After building many homes for his clients, Charlie Norman finally finds the time to renovate his own home. He plans to double its size and use all the best beams and boards he's acquired over the years. As a bonus, Charlie and his dad salvage a 150-year-old chimney to install in the house.

Wednesday
Oct 30
9am | 8c
Season 1, Episode 1

Rural Vintage Cabin

Mike and his sister, Anita, want an antique log cabin built far from civilization, but the crew discovers that getting this job done means bringing in power where there is none and fighting massive lightning and hail storms. They also have to build a roof so steep that one false move means a fall that could break their bones -- or worse.

Wednesday
Oct 30
10am | 9c
Season 1, Episode 2

A Home on a Hill

The crew builds a rustic new home for a young married couple at the top of a mountain, but they discover that getting their equipment up the treacherous roads is as difficult as building the cabin itself. The build is so demanding that Charlie's old hand Troy quits, leaving the crew short-handed until Charlie's brother arrives to save the day.

Wednesday
Oct 30
11am | 10c
Season 2, Episode 1

Another Brick in the Wall

Charlie Norman comes from three generations of professional masons, so when a client wants an antique wine cellar constructed, the Normans go digging for Revolutionary War-era bricks and explore their lineage along the way.

Saturday
Nov 2
6am | 5c
Season 2, Episode 2

A Walk in the Woods

The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, a repeat client of Charlie Norman's, needs a reliable shelter constructed for weary hikers and campers trekking the Appalachian Trail. Drawing from the techniques used to build old barns, Charlie and his crew erect a pavilion -- but not without taking a break to visit the weathered cabin of a long-ago hiker.

Saturday
Nov 2
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

A Cabin Within

A ramshackle barn in Piney Flats, Tennessee, holds within its poison oak-covered boards an original two-story log cabin the owner would like to reclaim. Charlie gets to keep the barn boards if he and the crew can claw through the weeds, avoid critters and take down the beast all while keeping its treasure intact.

Saturday
Nov 2
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 4

Beam Me Up, Charlie!

Charlie Norman and his crew take a trip into the mountains of Banner Elk, North Carolina, to retrofit a modern home with a rustic timber frame interior. With the house already built though, it takes some finessing to get the 1,500-pound beams into place. Two new faces join the team to help tear down a barn, and Charlie gets a few antiquated boards out of the deal.

Saturday
Nov 2
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 5

Log Lessons

Jack, an expert craftsman, is giving Charlie Norman a lesson in hewing logs the old-fashioned way, using simple hand tools and a lot of elbow grease. Then the team gears up to finish a lengthy home remodel in Mendota, Virginia, by trimming the kitchen with worn wooden beams, but the three-man crew soon realizes these beams are bigger than they bargained for.

Saturday
Nov 2
10am | 9c
Season 2, Episode 6

Cabins with a Side of Chaos

Charlie Norman and the crew travel deep into the hills of Sandy Mush, North Carolina, to disassemble a 100-year-old cabin on a compound time forgot, but trouble seems to follow them at every turn. One crew member's goofing off leads to a trip to the hospital.

Saturday
Nov 2
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 1

Rural Vintage Cabin

Mike and his sister, Anita, want an antique log cabin built far from civilization, but the crew discovers that getting this job done means bringing in power where there is none and fighting massive lightning and hail storms. They also have to build a roof so steep that one false move means a fall that could break their bones -- or worse.

Tuesday
Dec 24
6am | 5c
Season 1, Episode 3

Pennsylvania Barn Demolition

The crew takes on its biggest job ever when they attempt to tear down a massive barn owned by an Army veteran and his family, who love the old barn but realize that its glory days have long since passed. The job requires Charlie to do some high-wire acrobatics, which scares the daylights out of the crew.

Tuesday
Dec 24
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 5

Searching for Historic Wood in Amish Country

Charlie and the crew travel deep into the backwoods of Tennessee mountain country to tear down an American Revolution-era log cabin. Then, Charlie goes in search of historic wood, visiting an old family friend in Pennsylvania Amish country. Finally, the crew creates an ingenious way to fix a hole in the stonewall of a cabin's bathroom.

Tuesday
Dec 24
8am | 7c

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