The Salvage Dawgs has been on the DIY TV Channel since 2012. The company, Black Dog Salvage, owned by Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp, is in Roanoke, Virginia. The day we visited, the license plate tags in the parking lot read a lot like a US state map.
The front door is certainly nothing fancy, but it sure leads to an interesting stop. The space is huge, and you could spend an hour or two checking out both floors.
Have you ever watched the Salvage Dawgs? The TV show focuses on a team, Mike, Robert, Tay, Ted, and Grayson, who go on a new salvage job each episode. They also have a new find and a building project that involves repurposing materials.
This show is one that both my husband and I enjoy. We like the old buildings, how they go about the salvage, the verbal bantering back and forth, and are always amazed at the prices they get for the salvaged materials and their furniture projects.
Grayson and Mike were at the store the day we stopped. Grayson was at the front desk taking custom furniture orders, and Mike was chatting with everyone. When someone bought a piece of furniture, he’d crawl under and sign it for them. We talked to him for a few minutes, and he said he and Robert each put in $3,000 to salvage their first building. And the rest, as they say, is history since they got picked up by the DIY TV Channel.
Around the building, there were also several individual antique shops set up to add to the selection of pieces to go with the furniture. And, of course, there were doors, lots of doors. There were so many doors I could have put you to sleep with all the photos.
If you like DIY, recycling and repurposing, you might like Salvage Dawgs. Passing near Roanoke and have a little time? You might also enjoy checking out this very large assortment of antique pieces, and expect a few chuckles while you are there. Salvage items and chuckles equal a good time for us, but then we’ve been accused of being strange before. 🙂
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, January 5, 2017.