Barnwood Builders: Barnwood Looks Back

20-Percent Rule for Barnwood

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Barnwood Boys

"Stay calm, have a pepperoni roll," and other words to live by. 

If You Love the Barn Look...

About the Host

Mark Bowe, host of Jntuanantapur Network’s Barnwood Builders, is passionate about honoring the craft of America’s pioneer ancestors and is devoted to ensuring that their work lives on.

About the show

Barnwood Builders follows five fun-loving West Virginians who salvage antique log cabins and barns. The show celebrates the American pioneer spirit, and pays tribute to the hard work and craftsmanship that built our nation. 
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.

Sunday
Apr 26
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 7

Turning a West Virginia Smokehouse into a Modern Bunkhouse in the Florida Swamp

Mark 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.

Saturday
Jul 11
12am | 11c
Season 2, Episode 1

Peeling layers off a covered log home in Virginia

Mark and the guys travel to Abingdon, Virginia, to take down a farmhouse that Mark bought sight unseen. The house is really a 200 year-old log cabin covered by layers of siding and overgrowth. As they strip away each layer, the news gets better. They salvage the incredible hand-hewn timbers underneath.

Friday
Dec 11
2am | 1c
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.

Friday
Dec 11
3am | 2c
Season 2, Episode 4

Building a Log Chapel with a Stained Glass Window

Mark and the guys head to Johnny Jett's hometown in Kentucky to build a log chapel. First, they reclaim a stained glass window from a deteriorating 100-year-old church. Then they build the chapel and install the window.

Monday
Dec 14
2am | 1c
Season 2, Episode 4

Building a Log Chapel with a Stained Glass Window

Mark and the guys head to Johnny Jett's hometown in Kentucky to build a log chapel. First, they reclaim a stained glass window from a deteriorating 100-year-old church. Then they build the chapel and install the window.

Sunday
Jun 5
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 10

Turning a Tobacco Farm Cabin into a Tasting Room

Mark and the guys save a log cabin from an old Virginia tobacco farm and to turn it into a tasting room for a local distillery. Their client takes the opportunity to go to "Barnwood School." He works alongside Mark and the guys so he can pass these skills on to others.

Sunday
Aug 28
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 8

Reclaiming a One-Room Log Schoolhouse

The Barnwood Builders go deep in the holler to reclaim a rare one-room log schoolhouse full of history. Back on the boneyard, the schoolhouse gets a whole new life.

Sunday
Dec 25
11am | 10c
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
Apr 26
11am | 10c
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.

Sunday
Jun 18
8pm | 7c
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.

Sunday
Jul 9
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 4

Rebuilding the 100% Cabin and Restoring a Legacy

Mark and the guys take the 100% cabin to South Carolina where they rebuild it as a hunting cabin. While they are there, they work with the client's kids to build a camping cabin out of their ancestor's log home.

Tuesday
Jul 18
1pm | 12c
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.

Sunday
Aug 13
10pm | 9c
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.

Sunday
Aug 20
7pm | 6c
Season 5, Episode 10

Barnwood Gold Mine in the Keystone State

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.

Sunday
Aug 20
8pm | 7c
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.

Sunday
Aug 20
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 9

Saving More Than Logs in Bulls Gap, TN

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.

Sunday
Aug 20
10pm | 9c
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.

Sunday
Aug 20
11pm | 10c
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.

Monday
Aug 21
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 9

Saving More Than Logs in Bulls Gap, TN

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.

Monday
Aug 21
1am | 12c
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.

Monday
Aug 21
2am | 1c
Season 5, Episode 10

Barnwood Gold Mine in the Keystone State

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.

Monday
Aug 21
3am | 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.

Sunday
Aug 27
6pm | 5c
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.

Sunday
Aug 27
7pm | 6c
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.

Sunday
Aug 27
8pm | 7c
Season 5, Episode 12

Barnwood Doubleheader

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.

Sunday
Aug 27
9pm | 8c

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