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Meet the Hosts

Robert Kulp

Robert Kulp's knowledge in structural engineering allows him to carefully and accurately dismantle pieces on the Great American Country and DIY series Salvage Dawgs.

All About Robert

Mike Whiteside

As co-owner of Black Dog Salvage and co-host of Salvage Dawgs, Mike Whiteside leads his team to leave no stone unturned, scouring and salvaging everything possible on any given job.

All About Mike 

About The Show

Salvage Dawgs is a trip into a world of shrewd negotiations as Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside, co-owners of one of the premier architectural salvage operations in the United States - Black Dog Salvage, bid on homes and buildings condemned to be demolished. Their goal is to secure the remarkable pieces of America's past hidden inside these old structures before they are lost forever. These salvaged vintage pieces include everything from doors, windows, mantles and more. Once they are recovered, the guys sell these valuable pieces to a wide range of clients, from construction workers to high-end interior designers, who use them to restore other historical buildings and add character to newer structures.
Season 8, Episode 6

Peanut Silo Salvage

The Salvage Dawgs score some doors from the Virginia Military Institute before hesitantly taking on a Peanut Silo Salvage in Skippers, Virginia. After a rather precarious roof removal, they devise a different plan to dismantle the silos while keeping them intact. Once back at the shop, they tackle a table and use a grinding wheel as their design inspiration.

Monday
Jun 17
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 8, Episode 7

Peacock Salem Cleaners

The Dawgs stay close to home to salvage the old Salem Peacock Cleaners in Salem, Virginia. Over 100 years old, the building is filled with antique laundromat parts that the crew carefully removes, including a fur fumigator door, steam press and soapstone sink. With a full truck, the team loads up and heads back to Roanoke so Tay and Grayson can begin making a ladder wine rack.

Friday
Jul 5
6am | 5c
Season 8, Episode 8

Cosby Brothers Mill

Mike and Robert give Tay a history lesson with an old dentistry x-ray machine before the team loads up for a project in Grottoes, VA. They start at Cosby Brothers Mill where they hope to salvage some old mill parts if they can figure out a way to safely get them from the third story. Mike and Robert then travel up the road to see what can be done with an old repurposed barn. Tay and Mike start a kitchen desk build back at the shop with some old salvage materials.

Friday
Jul 5
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 8, Episode 10

Parkville Farmhouse

The team heads to Parkville, MD, to salvage a classic farmhouse. Working on the outside the Dawgs remove steel from the front porch, doors, and windows while indoors they work to remove radiators, banisters and wainscoting. With the house picked clean, Mike rewards the Dawgs with indoor skydiving! Once back in the shop, Mike and Tay build an ironwood coffee table.

Friday
Jul 5
7am | 6c
Season 8, Episode 11

C&O Railway

The team travels to Clifton Forge, Virginia, to conquer C&O Railway's vast repair space. Using force and lots of tools, they work to salvage the steam engine repair plant by saving railway bases and corrugated glass. Later, the guys take apart a baby grand piano and repurpose it into a shelf.

Friday
Jul 5
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 12

Splitting Up Jobs

Robert sends Tay and Grayson to salvage on their own in Salem, Virginia, until the crew comes together to help finish the job. Mike and Ted travel to Norfolk, VA, to pick up a special nautical structure for a client, then Tay and Mike build a nautical chandelier for the same buyer.

Friday
Jul 5
8am | 7c
Season 8, Episode 13

Lerner House

The crew travels to Orange, VA, to salvage a 1930s brick mansion, including its columns and windows. Then, Mike and Robert return General George C. Marshall's door to the Virginia Military Institute while Tay and Mike build a coffee table from a door used in the barracks.

Friday
Jul 5
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Izard House

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the Izard House, a two-room cabin built in the late 1892. The team removes a box bay window in one piece. Other key finds include a Dixie Oak stove, a stairwell and old poplar wood. Mike also delivers a Victorian doorway to be used in a log cabin.

Tuesday
Jul 9
6am | 5c
Season 1, Episode 2

Washington Mill

Mike, Robert and the Black Dog crew salvage the Washington Mill, an old cotton mill from the late 1800s. Key finds include wooden louvers, open wire baskets and an old barber chair. Mike and Ted also make a couch from an old bathtub.

Tuesday
Jul 9
6:30am | 5:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Robert E. Lee Hotel

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the Robert E.Lee Hotel, a six-story luxury hotel built in 1926 in Lexington, Va. Key finds include a peg leg sink, French doors and pelican urinals. Mike and his daughter build a coffee table out of a salvaged panel and wood from the Izard House. The crew also picks through a junkyard in hopes of finding salvaged goods.

Tuesday
Jul 9
7am | 6c
Season 1, Episode 4

Bent Mountain Mill

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the Bent Mountain Mill, a grist mill used for grinding wheat and other grains. Key finds include patina doors, mill stones and running gears. Robert buys an exercise machine from the late 1950s. Ted also makes a bar from Egyptian iron and wood.

Tuesday
Jul 9
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

James House

Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the James House, a 5,000 square foot home built in 1893. The team removes a hand-crafted Carrara marble mantel. Other key finds include a cast iron sink, a vintage cabinet and historical glass negative pictures. Mike also makes a repurposed hall tree out of a salvaged door.

Tuesday
Jul 9
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 6

Ghent Row

Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew tackle an entire city block of Victorian houses in Norfolk, VA. One of the buildings is The Painted Lady, an old tearoom originally built in 1892 and renovated in 1997. Key items include mantels, a cupola, a large wooden bar and a glass rack. Back at the warehouse, Mike builds a bathroom sink from a US Navy chest.

Tuesday
Jul 9
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 6, Episode 1

St. Michael's Catholic School

The Salvage Dawgs team head to the St. Michael's Catholic School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where they brave high-wire heights in order to save elements of the past. The team also builds a ladder console and discovers a vintage army record player.

Friday
Aug 9
9am | 8c
Season 6, Episode 2

Greek Revival Farmhouse

The Salvage Dawgs preserve a Greek Rival farm house in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania. Main salvage items include mantles, tiles and a full-sized chicken coop. Mike and Tay build a freight cart couch in the Black Dog shop and Robert gets excited about a corn sheller.

Friday
Aug 9
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 6, Episode 3

Vaughan Furniture Company

The Salvage Dawgs head to the Vaughan Furniture Company in Galax, Virginia. Mike and Ted struggle to salvage a heavy furniture press while Robert is slowed down by explosion-proof lights. Mike and Grayson build a chair with pieces from an old suitcase and Robert discovers a vintage TV and radio.

Friday
Aug 9
10am | 9c
Season 6, Episode 4

Pickle Mansion

The Salvage Dawgs head to Knoxville, Tennessee, in hopes of salvaging the crumbling Pickle Mansion. The main items of interest are a copper frieze and columns. Mike discovers a fuel drop tank and he and Tay build a dresser kitchen island.

Friday
Aug 9
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 6, Episode 5

Mine Master's House

The Salvage Dawgs travel to Center Valley, Pennsylvania, in order to reclaim items from an old mine master's house. They are surprised to find much of the house picked over before they arrive. Robert and Grayson struggle with flooring while Mike cuts structural beams out of the house. Tay discovers a drill press that brings out Robert's skepticism, and Robert and Tay build a license plate table.

Friday
Aug 9
11am | 10c
Season 6, Episode 6

Free Will House

The Salvage Dawg team travels to Free Will House in Huntington, West Virginia, where they salvage a bathtub, sitz bath and kitchen cabinets. Ted and Mike buy a butter churn for the shop, and Tay and Mike build a wall TV shutter console in the shop.

Friday
Aug 9
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 6, Episode 7

Rural Retreat Historical Society

Mike, Robert and the team travel to the Rural Retreat Historical Society in Rural Retreat, Virginia. Mike sets up rigging from the rooftop for an outdoor clock while Robert salvages a vault door and bank teller station. Tay and Mike build a day bed using pallets.

Friday
Aug 9
12pm | 11c
Season 6, Episode 8

Grace Family Church

The Black Dog Salvage crew travels to Vinton, Virginia, in order to salvage a massive piece of stained glass from the Grace Family Church. They run into challenges when equipment is delayed. Tay and Grayson buy a tandem bike for the shop, and Mike and Tay build a beam lamp.

Friday
Aug 9
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 6, Episode 9

Marion Bowling Alley

The Salvage Dawgs travel to Marion, Virginia, to salvage a soon-to-be renovated bowling alley. However, the bowling alley floor turns out to be far heavier than they anticipated. Mike buys an artillery telescope for the shop, and Tay and Mike build a convertible coffee table.

Friday
Aug 9
1pm | 12c
Season 6, Episode 10

Texas Tavern Sign

The Salvage Dawgs work at home in Roanoke, Virginia, where they salvage a sign for the Texas Tavern and learn the history of the local restaurant over burgers and bowls of chili. Afterwards, the team heads to a warehouse in Philadelphia where they engage in fierce negotiations over bread molds and wine racks. Robert buys a cash register for the shop, and Mike builds a bed for Robert's daughter Caroline.

Friday
Aug 9
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 11

St. Agatha's Catholic Church

The Salvage Dawgs travel to snowy Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, to reclaim pieces of St. Agatha's Catholic Church. In the bitterly cold weather, they salvage stained glass, spiral ducting and lights. Tay and Mike buy an EKG machine for the shop, and Mike and Tay build a media center console.

Friday
Aug 9
2pm | 1c
Season 6, Episode 12

Noland Sign Company

The Black Dog Salvage team works in Roanoke, Virginia, at the Noland Sign Company. On a windy day, they salvage metal lettering, copper cupolas and vintage plumbing. Grayson buys an initial machine for the shop, and Gracie, Tay and Mike build a lamp that shows off Gracie's glass-blowing skills.

Friday
Aug 9
2:30pm | 1:30c
Season 6, Episode 13

St. Agatha's Church Rectory

The Black Dog Salvage team heads back to snowy Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, to salvage the rectory of St. Agatha's Catholic Church. Robert, Mike and the crew brave snow and ice to salvage a triple sink, glass blocks and storm door. Afterward, they take a tour of the Bally Block Factory where Robert's grandfather used to work. Robert and Ted buy some antique household items for the shop, and Mike and Tay build an office bar for Robert and Mike's new office space.

Friday
Aug 9
3pm | 2c

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