HGTV & Magnolia Network's Barnwood Builders
Coming to Home Show in 2023!
Click the videos above to learn more about Mark Bowe and the hit TV show Barnwood Builders
About The Show
Mark Bowe and his team of West Virginia skilled craftsmen salvage antique barns and cabins, repurposing the wood to create stunning, modern homes. While giving 200-year-old structures new life, they share the inspiring stories and histories behind them.
Mark Bowe and his longtime crew have won the hearts of loyal viewers who celebrate the forgotten arts and pioneer ingenuity they work hard to preserve. Commanding over 1 million households each Sunday evening, the crew’s antics and ability to transcend politics, religion, and class to connect with real Americans, no matter their walk of life, secures the popularity of this docu-series.
Mark Bowe and Barnwood Living
Mark Bowe began as a coal miner and keeps his blue-collar roots close to his heart and in everything he does. He worked in the mines while completing his Bachelor’s degree at West Virginia University’s College of Business and Economics. He also holds a Master’s degree in Safety Management, also from WVU.
In 1996, Mark created his business, Antique Cabins & Barns, where he and his crew rescue pioneer-era structures and frames to give them new life as parts of buildings and homes across the country. In 2013, Mark took this business and went on to host and star in the 11-seasons-strong Discovery/DIY Network hit “Barnwood Builders.” Over a career spanning 30 years, Mark has built and explored, pushed limits and discovered that the route to success is often outside the box. He’s honed traditional old-world skills and had the fortune to work on exceptional projects.
Mark has replaced a slate roof on Andrew Johnson’s house, hand-blown glass, made bricks, built houses without a single nail, hand-cut stone from a cliffside to erect a chimney, made cedar shakes, and forged his own tools in the blacksmith shop he built. Mark has stood inside Native American cliff dwellings that less than 100 people have visited in 10,000 years and discovered Finnish settlements in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Uncovering the how and why—reanimating history not just explaining it—is what ignites Mark, and it’s what keeps his audience leaning in to see more.
Barnwood Living is the lifestyle brand of the Barnwood Builders team. Their website features blog posts, design inspiration, an online storefront, and booking information for their completed projects! The in-person storefront is located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.