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A staple of the rural landscape, barns have served U.S. society for more than 200 years. Many of the old structures have fallen into disrepair because of time and weather. In this series, Mark Bowe and his crew of West Virginia-based craftsmen salvage antique barns and cabins before the timber can deteriorate. Their goal is to put new life into worn-out structures. Among its projects, the crew tackles disassembling an antebellum log cabin in West Virginia, refurbishing it and rebuilding it for a collector in Tennessee.

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aired 161 days ago
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.
aired 161 days ago
The guys turn a new storage shed into an 1800s log cabin, then drive it to Round Top, Texas; Mark gets a lesson from a local silversmith; the team visits historic structures built around the state by 19th-century pioneers.
aired 166 days ago
Mark and the guys head to Johnny Jett's hometown in Kentucky to build a log chapel; they reclaim a stained glass window from a deteriorating 100-year-old church, then they build the chapel and install the window.
aired 166 days ago
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.
aired 166 days ago
Half the crew is in Ohio to save an 1830s log home, while the other half is back in West Virginia to tear down an old log barn.
aired 166 days ago
Mark Bowe and his crew work through layers of architectural history to uncover an original pioneer home in Minor Hill, Tenn., while hearing stories from family members who lived in the cabin; Mark visits a beautifully restored log home.
aired 167 days ago
Mark finds a cabin from a unique moment in history when pioneers started using new technology -- the sawmill; the crew discovers their showroom manager has a surprising personal connection to the home.
aired 167 days ago
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 crew rebuilds the structure with its huge logs in Texas.
aired 167 days ago
The crew members build a timber-frame kitchen that will be the centerpiece of a high-end mountain retreat in Brevard, N.C.; later, Mark and the guys visit some of the architect's other spectacular log homes.
aired 168 days ago
Mark Bowe checks out some renovated grain silos and the craziest tree house 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.
aired 168 days ago
The crew rebuilds the Minor Hill cabin in Franklin, Tenn.; Mark Bowe checks out a log cabin addition to an 1806 stone home and tours a local whiskey distillery built inside a timber-frame barn.
aired 175 days ago
Mark and the guys take down a dangerous barn for their new neighbors and build a replica of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood cabin; Graham learns to make bentwood furniture; the teams visits a stunning opera house.
aired 175 days ago
The team transforms the Boneyard by enclosing part of the shed with walls; they finish off the new space by covering one wall with multi-colored barn wood; Mark explores a German house barn and visits a log home built on a cliff.
aired 182 days ago
Mark Bowe and the crew start a new bone yard 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 party barn they built in Texas.
aired 182 days ago
The crew saves an Ohio barn built with incredible craftsmanship; Mark scouts out another barn that turns out to be a keeper; he visits a massive timber-frame barn that was perfectly restored on its original site and converted into a restaurant.
aired 212 days ago
The team gets creative while trying to make something worthwhile out of a lackluster cabin.
aired 212 days ago
Mark Bowe and his assistant, Katherine, work in Texas while the guys build a cabin in Virginia with their favorite crane operator, Mark Battle, who is the best crane operator around; a visit to his finished barn turns up more than expected.
aired 212 days ago
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.
aired 226 days ago
Mark and the guys go the extra mile to save antique logs from a Tennessee home in distress; 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 barn-wood memento of his childhood home.
aired 226 days ago
Mark and the guys salvage logs from an old double-pen barn in Pennsylvania, so the logs can be reused to build a guesthouse in upstate New York; Mark and Graham visit a luxury ranch in Montana.
aired 226 days ago
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 bone-yard, then they add a timber frame facade and a barn-wood interior.

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