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Fans of the Virginia-based Black Dog Architectural Salvage Inc. are certain to find inspiration watching as the Salvage Dawgs reclaim an old cabin at Smith Mountain Lake in Central Virginia.
The popular series, Salvage Dawgs, airs their seventh episode on the DIY Network Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 a.m.
The new episode features a ramshackle cabin at Smith Mountain Lake on property owned by Crystal Shores Marina, which is scheduled for development. The crew reclaims a load of beautiful aged wood -- great resources for the creative team back at Black Dog Salvage.
As it turns out, they weren't the only ones with their eyes on the wooden planks -- when the removal of one wall exposed a beehive large enough to make the Salvage Dawgs stand down, reinforcements had to be called.
Turkey Ridge Farm owner and local beekeeper Jeff Jenner of Boones Mill arrives just in time to provide a mid-salvage honey tasting for the crew as he uses his own salvage skills to remove the massive hive.
Having evaded a swarm of angry bees, the crew returns to Black Dog Salvage eager to put their finds to good use. Owner Mike Whiteside's innovative design and master carpentry skills result in a reclaimed wood four-post bed -- the newest addition to the Black Dog up-cycled furniture inventory.
"Aged and reclaimed wood has a story all it's own," said Whiteside. "Creating a new piece allows the story to continue in a completely new direction."
Robert and Tay stay close to home to salvage light fixtures and a bathtub from a Southwestern Virginia home, while Mike and Ted head to New York City to install the giant fire doors salvaged from the Washington Mill in Mayodan, N.C. -- featured in a previous Salvage Dawgs episode.
"We knew the doors were a unique find and wouldn't be around the store long," said owner Robert Kulp. "It's cool to think about a historic piece of Appalachia moving north to the big city. One of my favorite things about the salvage business is seeing these architectural treasures will live on and be appreciated across the country."