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Barnwood Builders

This charming group of West Virginia craftsmen honor their ancestors as they reclaim and restore some of America's oldest and most beautiful barns and cabins.

Genre: Documentary

Country: USA

Duration: N/A

Quality: HD

Release: 2013

IMDb: 7.7

Season 1 - Barnwood Builders
2013-11-01
"Mark and the crew work to dismantle a barn built by Abe Lincoln's uncle; old tobacco timbers are used to build a new barn in the Appalachian dogtrot style."
2014-10-14
"The guys take down a Pennsylvania Bank Barn in hopes of recovering the Long Beams and Huge Sleeper Logs that lay below. They are up against the weather, the machines malfunctioning and the weight of the logs. Mark pays a visit to the finished King Cabin and gives the owners a bench made with some of the repurposed wood from the Bank Barn."
2014-10-21
"The guys salvage a homestead corn crib with a good old fashioned barn raising."
2014-10-28
"Mark Bowe 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."
2014-11-04
"Mark and the guys turn a used shipping container into a portable barnwood cabin. They use welding torches and old logs to transform the steel container into a home. Mark searches for the perfect red barnwood to cover it. Then they try to lift the container cabin onto a trailer to prove its really portable."
2014-11-11
"Mark Bowe 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."
2014-11-18
"Mark Bowe 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."
2014-11-25
"Mark Bowe 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."
Season 4 - Barnwood Builders
2016-10-30
"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."
2016-11-06
"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."
2016-11-13
"Mark Bowe and the Barnwood Builders take the logs from the 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."
2016-11-20
"Mark Bowe'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."
2016-11-27
"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."
2016-12-04
"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."
2016-12-11
"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."
2016-12-18
"Mark buys a massive tobacco barn with an incredible log structure hidden inside. He wants to turn the logs into a cabin, so the guys must unwrap the barn layer by layer. It's a tricky job because the barn is filled with hundreds of old poles that fight the guys at every turn. Mark also salvages some barnwood and gets it milled into flooring, and Johnny and Sherman take a trip down memory lane."
2017-01-15
"Mark's clients want bigger and bigger antique log homes, but the pioneers didn't build big log cabins. They did build big barns, though, so the guys try to build a 1200 square foot cabin using barn beams from their Boneyard inventory. And Mark's friend shows up to make a one-of-a-kind whiskey tap out of an unused beam end."
2017-01-22
"Not far from the Boneyard, the town of White Sulphur Springs was devastated by a recent flood. Mark and the guys step up to help their neighbor rebuild, Barnwood-style. They repair a garage by wrapping it in barnwood and use log skins to transform a prefab shed into a log cabin playroom. Mark also visits a modern Montana home covered in log skins."
2017-01-29
"Mark Bowe and his crew get a strong dose of family history in Leivasy, West Virginia, where they work on saving the O'Dell family's hand-hewn log home. Mark also spends some time with his own father and visits a log cabin built by his great-grandfather."
2017-02-12
"Mark challenges his crew to build a log fort on the Boneyard. They use spare logs and some serious hillbilly know-how to construct a pioneer cantilevered fort, but when the temperature takes an unexpected plunge, the job becomes more difficult."
2017-02-19
"The Barnwood Builders find themselves in unfamiliar territory as they transform a nearby office space into a showroom for their business. They use vertical barnwood, horizontal barnwood and a timber frame facade. Then they finish off the room with barn doors, hand-crafted items and reclaimed roofing tin."
Season 5 - Barnwood Builders
2017-06-11
"Mark's client has a painting of a log cabin he wants to replicate so the team sets out to find the perfect cabin for the job. After settling on a cabin from an old project, the Barnwood Builders rebuild the structure with its huge logs in Texas. While on the job, Mark visits an original Texan pioneer cabin and discovers something about his crew that he never knew."
2017-06-18
"The Barnwood Builders never give up on a log cabin and despite some rough going early on, this one turns out to be worth all the extra effort. Mark goes on a cross-county search for replacement logs while the team finds creative ways of pulling the cabin apart without sacrificing its logs."
2017-06-25
"The Barnwood Builders build a timber frame kitchen that will be the centerpiece of a high-end mountain retreat in Brevard, NC. Later, Mark and the guys visit some of the architect's other spectacular log homes."
2017-07-02
"Mark and the guys travel to Gatlinburg, TN, to replace a log home lost in the 2016 wildfires. They bring with them the Beam Cabin they built on the yard last year, but it's no easy feat to move these massive logs up a narrow mountain pass. Designer Karen Tillery works with Mark to renovate on the fly."
2017-07-09
"The Barnwood Builders turn to the old-school method of using ropes to take down a log cabin in Harrisville, WV. Later on, they shop at the oldest five-and-dime in America and meet some modern-day pioneers who hewed their own log cabin by hand."
2017-07-16
"Mark and the guys return to Texas to build a gigantic party barn out of an old timber frame. They use old-fashioned tools to retrofit the barn for modern use, and they install a rare swing beam in the center bent."
2017-07-23
"Mark and the guys have fought rain, snow and heat, but they've never had winds like these! The vicious Ohio winds turn a complicated job into a treacherous one as they attempt to save a giant double pen barn."
2017-07-30
"Mark finds a perfectly preserved bank barn in Pennsylvania. The beams are so nice, he considers keeping this barn for himself. He also visits an incredible bank barn that has been completely renovated into a high-end home with barnwood flooring and soapstone counters."
2017-08-06
"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."
2017-08-13
"Mark and the guys go the extra mile to save the antique logs from a Tennessee home in distress. During the job they meet Larry, who grew up in the log cabin with no running water. In the end, Mark makes him a one-of-a-kind barnwood memento of his childhood home."
2017-08-20
"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."
2017-08-27
"Mark splits up his crew so they can conquer two jobs at the same time. Johnny and Tim take down a big tobacco barn that has plenty of antique material worth salvaging, while Graham and Alex tackle a log cabin that's still in great shape. Mark also pays a visit to two sisters to see how they finished the craft store the guys built for them last season."
2017-09-03
"Mark brings one of his biggest ideas to life, a foldable steel cabin. The crew takes the cabin on its maiden voyage and unfolds it for the first time in the boneyard, then they add a timber frame facade and a complete barnwood interior to finish it off in style."
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Season 6 - Barnwood Builders
2017-11-26
"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."
2017-12-03
"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."
2018-02-18
"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."
2018-02-25
"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."
2018-03-04
"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."
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2018-03-18
"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."
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2018-04-01
"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."
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2018-04-29
"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. Mark also talks about his new house."
Season 7 - Barnwood Builders
2018-07-15
"Joe Colvard is determined to build a log cabin in honor of his late wife, Merrie; the guys stack Merrie's Cabin on the banks of Lake Hartwell in Georgia; with the help of a local woodworker, Mark surprises Joe with a heartfelt gift."
2018-07-22
"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."
2018-07-29
"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."
2018-08-05
"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."
2018-08-12
"The Barnwood Builders head up the Appalachian mountain chain to the Catskill Mountains in New York to build a huge, antique log guesthouse for a couple who traded city life for country life."
2018-08-19
"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."
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Season 8 - Barnwood Builders
2019-04-07
"While salvaging barn wood, the crew has to deal with a massive Ohio barn's dangerous roof; Mark Bowe finds a flooring company with a new idea for old wood; later, he visits an incredible timber frame home"
2019-04-14
"The crew saves an Ohio barn built with incredible craftsmanship and Mark scouts another barn that turns out to be a keeper. Later, he visits a massive timber-frame barn that was perfectly restored on its original site and converted into a restaurant."
2019-04-21
"The crew restores two cabins and builds a barn door for their blacksmith shop. Mark Bowe scouts an old log cabin and drives through a river to visit the fishing cabin he and his crew built two years ago."
2019-04-28
"Mark Bowe and the crew start a new boneyard in Texas by building a timber frame barn and two log cabins with some help from their new business partner. Mark gets his first look at the incredible party barn they built the last time they were in Texas."
2019-05-05
"Mark Bowe checks out some renovated grain silos and the craziest treehouse in town while the guys put a roof on their Texas timber frame."
2019-05-12
"Mark Bowe and his assistant, Katherine, work in Texas while the guys build a cabin in Virginia with their favorite crane operator, Mark Battle. Battle is the best crane operator around -- just ask him! -- and a visit to his finished barn turns up more than expected."
2019-05-19
"The team gets creative while trying to make something worthwhile out of a lackluster cabin."
2019-05-26
"Mark Bowe visits finished cabins he helped build in Montana, Texas, South Carolina, West Virginia, and North Carolina; a big surprise awaits Mark in Gatlinburg, Tenn.(TD)"
2019-06-02
"The crew rebuilds the Minor Hill cabin in Franklin, Tennessee. Mark Bowe checks out a log cabin addition to an 1806 stone home and then tours a local whiskey distillery built inside a timber-frame barn."
2019-06-09
"Half the crew is in Ohio to save an 1830s log home, while he other half is back in West Virginia to tear down an old log barn."