Barnwood Builders: Barnwood Looks Back

20-Percent Rule for Barnwood

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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 9

Moving a Pre-Civil War Log Cabin from West Virginia to Tennessee

Mark 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.

Monday
Apr 27
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 3

Repurposing Every Beam from a Pennsylvania Bank Barn

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.

Monday
Aug 31
10am | 9c
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.

Thursday
Dec 10
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 8

Taking Down a Huge, New England-Style Barn

Mark and the guys make a rare trip north to dismantle an enormous, 200-year old barn. This New England Style barn is unlike any one they have ever taken down. The barn is so big it takes extra hands to get the barnwood down, and a crane to lift out the valuable beams.

Thursday
Jan 14
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 12

Grandma's Cabin

Mark and the guys save the logs from a fire-damaged home in West Virginia. Mark promises the family who sold him the cabin that he will honor their history here. He calls it Grandma's Cabin. Once the logs are salvaged, the Barnwood Builders rebuild Grandma's Cabin on the Boneyard for a client in Montana.

Wednesday
Jan 27
6pm | 5c
Season 1, Episode 3

Repurposing Every Beam from a Pennsylvania Bank Barn

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.

Thursday
Feb 4
8pm | 7c
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.

Friday
Feb 5
1am | 12c
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.

Monday
Feb 8
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 5

Saving a Hand-Hewn Cabin and a Rare Hand-Cut Chimney

Mark and the guys explore a perfect pioneer settlement complete with wood, water, and stone. They save the classic log cabin and repurpose the rare hand-cut sandstone chimney. Sherman helps local stonemasons turn the chimney into a fire pit grill.

Sunday
Jul 24
5pm | 4c
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
Jan 1
5pm | 4c
Season 3, Episode 7

Building a Double Pen Log Vacation Rental

The Barnwood Builders work with one of their most passionate and knowledgeable clients yet. Together, they build a huge double pen log cabin on a platform 13 feet off the ground. This will be the master suite on a high-end vacation rental. Mark builds the outside. Karen designs the interior.

Wednesday
Apr 26
2pm | 1c
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
Jun 25
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.

Sunday
Aug 27
10pm | 9c
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
Feb 25
7pm | 6c
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
Feb 25
8pm | 7c
Season 6, Episode 5

A Barnwood Miracle

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.

Sunday
Feb 25
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 2

Log Castle in Cave Spring, GA

The Barnwood Builders turn one of the biggest barns they've ever saved into an even bigger home. They work through sweltering heat to transform the Ohio double-pen barn into a huge log home in Cave Spring, Georgia. Mark also visits a small log cabin with a lot of charm and gets his first look at the completed Alabama dog trot the guys stacked for a client.

Sunday
Feb 25
10pm | 9c
Season 6, Episode 5

A Barnwood Miracle

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.

Monday
Feb 26
12am | 11c
Season 6, Episode 2

Log Castle in Cave Spring, GA

The Barnwood Builders turn one of the biggest barns they've ever saved into an even bigger home. They work through sweltering heat to transform the Ohio double-pen barn into a huge log home in Cave Spring, Georgia. Mark also visits a small log cabin with a lot of charm and gets his first look at the completed Alabama dog trot the guys stacked for a client.

Monday
Feb 26
1am | 12c
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
Feb 26
3am | 2c
Season 6, Episode 5

A Barnwood Miracle

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.

Tuesday
Feb 27
2pm | 1c
Season 5, Episode 2

High-End Timber Frame Kitchen in Brevard, NC

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.

Tuesday
Feb 27
3pm | 2c
Season 6, Episode 2

Log Castle in Cave Spring, GA

The Barnwood Builders turn one of the biggest barns they've ever saved into an even bigger home. They work through sweltering heat to transform the Ohio double-pen barn into a huge log home in Cave Spring, Georgia. Mark also visits a small log cabin with a lot of charm and gets his first look at the completed Alabama dog trot the guys stacked for a client.

Tuesday
Feb 27
4pm | 3c
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.

Tuesday
Feb 27
5pm | 4c
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
Feb 27
6pm | 5c
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
Mar 4
7pm | 6c

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