For all you architectural geniuses and purveyors of all things old, on Tuesday, DIY network announced that “Salvage Dawgs” was moving to their higher rated sister network, HGTV. The show airs Thurs., Jan 10 at 8pm and 8:30pm.
Salvage Dawgs chronicles the adventures of Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside, owners of Southwestern Virginia-based Black Dog Salvage, where they’ll sell anything, except Sally their black dog.
Episodes have just the right amount of humor as Kulp and Whiteside reclaim a wide range of vintage architectural elements and oddities, leaving audiences inspired.
The two have a flair for incorporating these old, but new again, treasures into existing houses, as well as into one of-a-kind furniture. You can see some of their amazing work on their website.
“We are saving America, one house part at a time,” said Kulp. “It’s satisfying to know that these architectural treasures will live on and be appreciated across the country.”
The fun, and at times intense, interaction between the penny pinching Kulp and the free spirited Whiteside, who wreaks havoc tearing through old homes and buildings, is well worth an episode or two to check out the show.
Salvage Dawgs just recently premiered in November, so a move to HGTV speaks volumes of the confidence the network has in bringing in new viewers.
In this Thursday night's 8pm episode, the crew salvages the Washington Mill, an old cotton mill from the late 1800s. At 8:30, they explore the six-story, luxury Robert E. Lee Hotel built in 1926 to uncover a peg leg sink, French doors and pelican urinals. They also build a coffee table out of a salvaged panel and wood from the Izard House.