Salvage Dawgs is a trip into a world of shrewd negotiations as Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside — co-owners of one of the premier architectural salvage operations in the United States, Black Dog Salvage — bid on homes and buildings condemned to be demolished. Their goal is to secure the remarkable pieces of America's past hidden inside these old structures before they are lost forever. These salvaged vintage pieces include everything from doors, windows, mantels and more. Once they are recovered, the guys sell these valuable pieces to a wide range of clients, from construction workers to high-end interior designers, who use them to restore other historical buildings and add character to newer structures.
Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew salvage a house from the 1940's in Washington, DC. Key items include a large conservatory, bottle glass windows, and dark room supplies. Mike also builds a bar and cabinet from an old piano previously salvaged from the Homestead Stables.Watch Now:iTunes
Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew take on extracting large and fragile stained glass windows at a church in Salisbury, NC. The guys also pick through a local piano store for some interesting finds. Back at the shop, Mike builds a bench using the back of a Chris Craft boat.Watch Now:iTunes
The Salvage Dawgs travel to the Drayton Mill in Spartanburg, SC. Key items salvaged include a large fan and valves. Mike builds a new desk for his office out of a salvaged airplane wing.
The Black Dog Salvage team heads back to snowy Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, to salvage the rectory of St. Agatha's Catholic Church. Robert, Mike and the crew brave snow and ice to salvage a triple sink, glass blocks and storm door. Afterward, they take a tour of the Bally Block Factory where Robert's grandfather used to work. Robert and Ted buy some antique household items for the shop, and Mike and Tay build an office bar for Robert and Mike's new office space.Watch Now:iTunes
Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew extract a fireclay tub and window frame from a bed and breakfast. The crew also picks through a large auto graveyard. Key finds include a fire truck, a vintage cooler, and PBR sign. Back at the shop, Tay and Grayson collaborate on building an album end table.
Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the Izard House, a two-room cabin built in the late 1892. The team removes a box bay window in one piece. Other key finds include a Dixie Oak stove, a stairwell and old poplar wood. Mike also delivers a Victorian doorway to be used in a log cabin.Watch Now:iTunes
The Black Dog Salvage team works in Roanoke, Virginia, at the Noland Sign Company. On a windy day, they salvage metal lettering, copper cupolas and vintage plumbing. Grayson buys an initial machine for the shop, and Gracie, Tay and Mike build a lamp that shows off Gracie's glass-blowing skills.Watch Now:iTunes
The Salvage Dawgs team takes on a huge high school in Trenton, NJ. Key items found include fireclay sinks and oak cabinets. Mike and Tay build an N-shaped desk in the shop.
The Salvage Dawgs take on the former first National Bank in Gastonia, NC. Key items salvaged include elevator parts and chicken wire windows. At the shop, Robert builds a bar out of a boat salvaged from Smith Mountain Lake.
Mike, Robert, and Ted remove a stock teletrade from a brokerage firm in downtown Roanoke, VA. The whole crew then heads north to Granville, OH, to pick through a two-story barn. At the warehouse, Mike builds a coffee table from a panel door.
The Dawgs stay close to home to salvage the old Salem Peacock Cleaners in Salem, Virginia. Over 100 years old, the building is filled with antique laundromat parts that the crew carefully removes, including a fur fumigator door, steam press and soapstone sink. With a full truck, the team loads up and heads back to Roanoke so Tay and Grayson can begin making a ladder wine rack.
Mike & Robert remove a two-piece staircase from a farmhouse in Marion, VA. The guys also pick through a train yard. Back at the shop, Mike builds a bar from panel doors as a surprise for a customer's husband.
The team salvage a calliope from a riverboat in Parkersburg, W.Va., and split into teams to pick through the owner's large warehouse. At the shop, Courtney and Mike build a mirror from pieces of wall trim
In Decatur, Ga., the crew salvages the Scott Boulevard Baptist Church, rescuing arched doorways, stained glass windows and an altarpiece.
The Salvage Dawgs try something a little different by bidding on a 1947 Beechcraft airplane. Mike goes a little over budget to win the auction and the crew has to hire professionals to figure out how to disassemble it properly. Meanwhile, Mike and Tay build a functional shelf out of a mantle and Mike brings in an old piece of farm equipment to Robert's dismay.
The Salvage Dawgs work at home in Roanoke, Virginia, where they salvage a sign for the Texas Tavern and learn the history of the local restaurant over burgers and bowls of chili. Afterwards, the team heads to a warehouse in Philadelphia where they engage in fierce negotiations over bread molds and wine racks. Robert buys a cash register for the shop, and Mike builds a bed for Robert's daughter Caroline.Watch Now:iTunes
The teams visits Burlington, NC, to save an old apothecary unit from a 1930s pharmacy. Then, Mike and Robert search for some new patterns for the shop in West Virginia, while Grayson builds a console.
Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the James House, a 5,000 square foot home built in 1893. The team removes a hand-crafted Carrara marble mantle. Other key finds include a cast iron sink, a vintage cabinet and historical glass negative pictures. Mike also makes a repurposed hall tree out of a salvaged door.Watch Now:iTunes
Hosts Mike and Robert salvage conductor chairs from a train caboose. The whole crew then picks through the Old Cold Storage warehouse in Arrington, VA. Back at the shop, Mike and Tay work together to build a large iron table.
The guys visit a log cabin at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia; and Gracie takes them to a glassblowing artist to make pieces for a chandelier. Elsewhere, Robert and Ted pick through a barn
The guys visit Wheeling W.Va., to salvage elements from an apartment building. Key items include arched doors, a double drainboard sink and wooden medallions. Back at the shop, Mike builds a wine-tasting table.
Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog Salvage crew tackle an entire city block of Victorian houses in Norfolk, VA. One of which is The Painted Lady, an old tearoom originally built in 1892 and renovated in 1997. Key items include mantles, a cupola, a large wooden bar, and a glass rack. Back at the warehouse, Mike builds a bathroom sink from a US Navy chest.Watch Now:iTunes
Mike, Robert, & the rest of the team salvage a cast iron storefront; building a custom table for country music duo Thompson Square.
Robert, Mike and the Black Dog crew salvage the Bent Mountain Mill, a grist mill used for grinding wheat and other grains. Key finds include patina doors, mill stones and running gears. Robert buys an exercise machine from the late 1950s. Ted also makes a bar from Egyptian iron and wood.Watch Now:iTunes
Mike, Robert, and the Black Dog crew tackle the Homestead Stables and carriage house in Hot Springs, VA. Key finds include stable doors, a carriage, trusses, and a hand-operated carriage elevator. Courtney assists with completing a bench that Mike made from an old headboard.Watch Now:iTunes
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