RALEIGH, NC - Chopping and sawing houses apart to extract valued lumber, cabinetry, moulding, flooring and antique fixtures, reality TV series "Salvage Dawgs" has gained in popularity - so much so it moved from the Do-Ot-Yourself Network to primetime on HGTV. The show airs Thurs., Jan 10 at 8pm and 8:30pm. Eastern.
Starring Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside of Black Dog Salvage, a Roanoke, VA architectural salvage business, the show reveals their pursuit ofhistorical preservation, Kulp is portrayed in the show as more focused o business and re-sale value of reclaimed items; Whiteside devises sometimes complex maneauvers to move components and flooring from structures unharmed.
In real life, Black Dog Salvage operates a store on Ebay selling reclaimed cabinets and architectural wood components, as well as a 40,000 square foot store and woodshop where cutting and trimming take place.
On Ebay a 70-inch antique walnut interior doorway arch opening extracted from a 19th Cnetury home is offered for $3,300; a vintage Greenbrier oak handrail with baluster With a mission to reclaim, renew and redefine architectural salvage for a sustainable future, it specializes in architectural elements from turn-of-the-century to mid-century modern homes, estates and buildings. www.BlackDogSalvage.com
Tomorrow's episode shows the salvage of Washington Mill, an old cotton mill from the late 1800s; the six-story, luxury Robert E. Lee Hotel built in 1926 where uncovered are a peg leg sink and French doors; and construction of a coffee table from salvaged panel and wood from the Izard House.
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