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Barnwood Builders

Barnwood Builders

  • Premiered: 
    October 7, 2014
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  • Network: GAC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Rick Kaplan 
  • Subject Matter: Workplace
  • Tags: home building, home improvement, repurpose

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Plot Synopsis

BARNWOOD BUILDERS is a one-hour reality series that follows Mark Bowe and his crew of West Virginia master craftsmen, as they salvage antique barns and cabins, reusing the wood to create stunning, modern homes. In the pilot, Mark and the guys work to dismantle a barn built by Abe Lincoln's uncle around 1830, and then back on the Boneyard they use old tobacco timbers to build a new barn in the Appalachian dogtrot style. DIY Network first aired the BARNWOOD BUILDERS pilot as a one-hour special on November 1, 2013 at 10pm ET, more than eleven months before the program returned as a series on GAC on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT. GAC re-aired the pilot as the series premiere episode, immediately followed by a brand-new episode at 11pm ET/PT during which the guys rescue a huge double-pen barn in St. Meinrad, Indiana. It's the biggest dogtrot-style barn they've ever faced, and they have to fight through modern layers of tin and barnwood to get to the incredible, pioneer-era hand-hewn beams.

Season 2 of BARNWOOD BUILDERS premiered on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 9-11pm ET/PT, as DIY Network debuted back-to-back new episodes immediately following an eight-hour marathon (1-9pm) of encore episodes. In the season opener (9pm), "Peeling Layers Off a Covered Log Home in Virginia," the guys take down a farmhouse that Mark bought sight unseen in Abingon, VA, and they strip away each layer and salvage the incredible hand-hewn timbers underneath. Then, in the second new episode (10pm), "Turning a Ramshackle Cabin Into a Guest House in Missouri," the guys travel to Missouri to take down and rebuild a historic 170-year-old cabin, converting it into a guest house.

The third season of BARNWOOD BUILDERS premiered on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on DIY. The new season features Mark and his team as they tackle their biggest and most complicated jobs yet, including moving materials from West Virginia to Montana for a rebuild in Big Sky country. In the season opener, "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.

DIY Network premiered the fourth season of BARNWOOD BUILDERS on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "Complicated Carriage House," 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.

On Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT, DIY Network premiered the fifth season of BARNWOOD BUILDERS. In the season opener, "Picture-Perfect Cabin," 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.

Season 6 of BARNWOOD BUILDERS premiered on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on DIY Network. In the season opener, "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.

DIY Network premiered the seventh season of BARNWOOD BUILDERS on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "In Merrie's Memory," Joe and Merrie dreamed of having an antique log cabin, but Merrie passed away unexpectedly only a few weeks after they picked one out in the Boneyard. Joe is determined to build the cabin in his late wife's honor, and the Barnwood Builders are going to help him make that dream come true. The guys stack Merrie's cabin on the banks of beautiful Lake Hartwell in Georgia, and with the help of a local woodworker, Mark surprises Joe with a heartfelt gift.

Season 8 of BARNWOOD BUILDERS premiered on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on DIY Network. In the season opener, "Barnwood Gold Mine," the Barnwood Builders salvage a variety of barnwood off a massive Ohio barn, but to save it all, they have to deal with a dangerous roof. Mark Bowe finds a flooring company with a new idea for old wood and later visits an incredible timber frame home.

The ninth season of BARNWOOD BUILDERS premiered on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on DIY Network. Season 9 opened with "Teach and Train," a new episode were one half of the team restores a huge log cabin at the Boneyard, the other half teaches some young men how to build a cabin in Tennessee. Meanwhile, Mark scouts a cabin built with pine logs, and the guys visit a shop filled with old-time treasures.

On Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT, DIY Network premiered the eleventh season of BARNWOOD BUILDERS. In the season opener, "Human Resources," the guys build a custom timber frame and a new log cabin after welcoming a new team member. Then, Mark Bowe visits a West Virginia factory that creates wooden barrels, and Alex Webb creates a hall table using reclaimed flooring from an old barn.
Season 12 of BARNWOOD BUILDERS premiered on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT on DIY Network. In the season opener, "Design Drama," the Barnwood Builders take on their most-complicated build ever in the hills of Alabama, as they try to create a monster-sized wedding pavilion dreamed up by designer Karen Tillery. It's the perfect marriage of wood and steel!


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sherpa Productions