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Barnwood Builders

Barnwood Builders

DIY Network 2013

Mark Bowe and his crew of West Virginia master craftsmen salvage antique barns and cabins, reusing the wood to create stunning, modern homes. The Barnwood Builders are devoted to salvaging and will stop at nothing to give 200-year-old structures new life, providing entertainment, inspiration and awe along the way.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Barnwood Builders

Barnwood Builders - S8E9

#1 - Tennessee Treasure (Season 8 - Episode 9)

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.

The episode was rated 8.75 from 12 votes.

Barnwood Builders - S8E6

#2 - Battle-Ready (Season 8 - Episode 6)

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.

The episode was rated 8.70 from 10 votes.

Barnwood Builders - S10E1

#3 - Dairy Barn Danger (Season 10 - Episode 1)

In Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, the Barnwood Builders save one of the biggest barns they have ever seen. Mark explores an extraordinary early 19th century bank barn made of stone and finds an old pioneer springhouse and root cellar.

The episode was rated 8.67 from 15 votes.

Barnwood Builders - S7E12

#4 - Montana Barn Battle (Season 7 - Episode 12)

The Barnwood Builders square off against their toughest barn yet -- a stubborn old timber frame with wooden pegs, metal spikes, steel bolts and a whole lot of beams. But saving this barn is worth the effort because it will be rebuilt for a veterans group.

The episode was rated 8.64 from 11 votes.

Barnwood Builders - S7E3

#5 - Memory lane (Season 7 - Episode 3)

The guys reminisce as they take down a big, old tobacco barn in Kentucky.

The episode was rated 8.60 from 10 votes.

Barnwood Builders - S7E9

#6 - Alabama Lake House (Season 7 - Episode 9)

The Barnwood Builders fight through mud and heat to turn the salvaged Shaver House from West Virginia into a two-story lake house in Alabama. Mark experiments with new construction products, and everyone ends up in the lake.

The episode was rated 8.60 from 10 votes.

Barnwood Builders - S9E3

#7 - Barnwood Bonanza (Season 9 - Episode 3)

The Barnwood Builders score a major salvage from a barn near one of America's oldest pine forests in Brookville, Pennsylvania. Later, Mark and Sherman visit a local mill that turns reclaimed wood into spectacular products and Mark finds a perfect example of a hand-painted barnwood billboard.

The episode was rated 8.60 from 15 votes.

Barnwood Builders - S7E10

#8 - The Honey Hole (Season 7 - Episode 10)

Mark needs inventory quick, so he buys three cabins on a remote farm. It’s a fast triple takedown full of suspense, strategy, and plenty of big crashes. The guys discover family stories that give these logs history and meaning.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 10 votes.

Barnwood Builders - S7E7

#9 - Modern Mansion Makeover (Season 7 - Episode 7)

A modern mansion is given a complete log cabin makeover with log skins and a stacked log entryway. The pressure is on, however, as this home will act as the centerpiece for an entire log cabin community.

The episode was rated 8.46 from 13 votes.

Barnwood Builders - S7E5

#10 - A New York State of Mind (Season 7 - Episode 5)

The builders head up to the Catskill Mountains in New York to build a huge, antique log guesthouse for a couple who traded city life for country life.

The episode was rated 8.45 from 11 votes.

Barnwood Builders - S6E5
#11 - A Gift for Graham
Season 6 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
Barnwood Builders - S6E6
#12 - Cabin at a Crossroads
Season 6 - Episode 6

Mark finds a cabin from a unique moment in history when pioneers started using new technology -- the sawmill. The crew also discovers their showroom manager has a surprising personal connection to the home. Later, Mark visits another West Virginia cabin filled with family memories.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
Barnwood Builders - S7E1
#13 - In Merrie's Memory
Season 7 - Episode 1

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.

The episode was rated from 16 votes.
Barnwood Builders - S7E6
#14 - In the Nick of Time
Season 7 - Episode 6

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.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
Barnwood Builders - S2E9
#15 - The Brown Family Heirloom
Season 2 - Episode 9

Mark and the guys rebuild a log cabin that has been in the Brown family since 1856. They use original logs from the cabin, old logs from a nearby barn, and new logs from a local saw mill. They team up with a local crew called, ‘The Good Ole Boys,’ to turn all these logs into a home that will last for generations to come.

The episode was rated from 20 votes.
Barnwood Builders - S3E11
#16 - Barnwood Leftovers Get Upcycled
Season 3 - Episode 11

The Barnwood Builders are finding creative uses for all of their leftovers! Every time they take a cabin down, they end up with extra inventory. So instead of burning the small beams, they'll use them to build a Parts and Pieces Pavilion to sell their scraps as upcycled products.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
Barnwood Builders - S8E5
#17 - Go Big or Go Home
Season 8 - Episode 5

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. Mark's log cabin gets a Texas-style makeover, and he gets some help from his new neighbors, the Junk Gypsies!

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
Barnwood Builders - S8E7
#18 - Hillbilly Lemonade
Season 8 - Episode 7

The team gets creative while trying to make something worthwhile out of a lackluster cabin.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
Barnwood Builders - S2E4
#19 - Building a Log Chapel with a Stained Glass Window
Season 2 - Episode 4

The guys build a log chapel in Johnny Jett's hometown.

The episode was rated from 31 votes.
Barnwood Builders - S3E4
#20 - Rebuilding the 100% Cabin and Restoring a Legacy
Season 3 - Episode 4

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.

The episode was rated from 24 votes.

Last updated: aug 28, 2022


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