West End on HGTV!


The West End Architectural Salvage crew is coming to your house! Beginning Feb. 14, 2013, a new series, “West End Salvage,” airs on HGTV every Thursday night. It’s a makeover show featuring the West End crew redesigning rooms for homeowners. Each makeover includes salvaged items and custom pieces made right in our warehouse.

Check out this promo for the show. Follow us on Facebook for updates about the show and about all the great things going on at the warehouse.

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  1. Posted February 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    I am going to be going there soon to try and find something I can make a Changing Screen with and a hat rack for my new Fashion Studio! If I do I will definitely showcase you on my blog!!

    • Posted March 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

      I live in So. California and will be very saoon purchasing a vry large home built in 1927. Approximately 24 rooms 2+ acres of land and I was blessed today to see WES. I never ever thought I wd go to Minnesota fdor anything except snow & cold, etc.; however, I will probably be there a couple of times a year due to the creativity seen on the show this day. I have it already set for tomorrow. Another 2-3 weeks and I will have bags packed, & airfare ticket in my hand! HGTV THANKS LOADS!!!

  2. Maridee Swanson
    Posted February 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    LOVE your place and LOVE the new show on HGTV!!!

  3. Ruth
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Watched my first episode and I am hooked, anxiously waiting to make a trip!

  4. linda beaver
    Posted February 22, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    LOVE LOVE My dream would be for you to come to my place and decorate.WOW love the show!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Michael Burden
    Posted February 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I hope you liked that Old Copper Coffee Pot ?
    My friend called me for my help about what
    To do with it,
    I told him that’s not JUNK , I Know whereTo sell that.
    , ( Don Short at WESTEND SALVAGE )
    THANK’s for Buying It !!!
    P.S. Look For More Interesting (Junkyard Find’s )
    Coming your way soon from ( IRONMIKEB58RECYCLING )

  6. Bronya
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    I am so glad to see this. I LOVE LOVE LOVE HGTV and I love things repurposed.

  7. Crystal Matthews
    Posted March 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Love love love the new show!! Can’t wait to see the next one

  8. Margot Edmondson
    Posted March 4, 2013 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    Love, love, love this show!!!!! I see a road trip to Des Moines in my future. Can’t wait for the snow we have to melt a little more.

  9. Alison
    Posted March 4, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    I love this place! You guys are great! This new show is wonderful. I also have always loved the store with such a friendly atmosphere. :) You made a custom necklace for me and I love it! Can’t wait for next week’s episode!

  10. Laura
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    Just watched your show from n.c. would love for u to do my entire home. Just wanted u to know ,love your show and your ideas. Sincerely Laura Phillips

  11. Carrie J. Dean
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Saw it for the first time this morning and I LOVE IT!!!

  12. D. Meyer
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Hi From Sahuarita, AZ. You all look like your having fun at the store. Love the ‘Dart’s” ! heehhe.. Wish I was closer to come and visit. Keep thinking out of the box, you have great ideas that work so well. Cute shoe discount…oh my gosh,crackes me up ! ;}

  13. Debra W.
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    This show rocks!!! I enjoy refurbishing items with a history; I learn so much from Don and his team. Looking forward to visiting the warehouse soon!

  14. Sarah
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I saw a few of your shows today – I think they were reruns. Don’t see it on DVR menu for Thursday. When will it air? I loved it!

  15. Aletha Heggie
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    I love this show. It speaks to the soul. Recycling, Repurposing, Rejoicing in Design. Great chemistry with your staff. You are truly blessed. Welcome to the HGTV Family. I hope to watch you for years to come. I haven’t been this inspired by a design show in years!! Good Luck!

  16. Shirley
    Posted March 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Awesome show…taped them all. We will drive over from Lincoln,Ne soon!

  17. Joe Odenweller
    Posted March 23, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Are you on HGTV on thurs. nites & what time eastern time zone? thanks, Joe.

  18. Posted March 27, 2013 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    Above is an auction site in my area that has 2 old Vulcan stoves, {} & ELECTROLUX SERVEL 2 DOOR REFRIGERATOR / ICE BOX WITH PARTIAL WOOD DOORS. Your show has inspired my already “outside the box” creativity and I thought the stoves would be so cool as work space kitchen islands, cut the backs out, put black high gloss doors on with slide out shelves, spice and book shelves on the ends and glass tops. Lower the tops to a small curve and top with counter top for bar stools n opposite side. As for the frig; create a stand alone pantry. Gut the inside and with that dead space on end use for spice and bottles.
    I of course do not have the resources to do such a project but the imagination is a wonderful thing. I am better sticking to my smaller projects with glass.

    Thanks for sharing.

  19. CT
    Posted April 14, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    I’m a HGTV and DIY junkie. In my opinion, the show is one of the best conceived, produced and filmed shows on the network. West End’s employees (cast) are fun, interesting folks and they tell a good story when the producer puts the pieces of the puzzle together. All the best! P.S. I don’t work on the show or know anyone involved with it.

  20. Louise
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Love the show. Just saw it last Friday for the first time. It was on at 1:00 p.m. In my area. What day and time does it normally air? I can’t believe this show has been around since Feb. and I just caught it now. I watch HGTV all th e time!

  21. Angela
    Posted April 22, 2013 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    I started watching the HGTV channel not too long ago. I LOVE IT. I stumbled on West End Salvage just by accident. The show has inspired me to work on some projects around my home. I have a metal outside wood stove that I am going to REPURPOSE..I like that word. It is old and beat up. Dont want to paint but I did spray it good to keep original look but freshen up.The top portion I put in my neighbors yard. I will put a plant on that one. The base I’m keeping and I envisioned planting flowers on the inside and adding some type of light..not sure how to do it yet but it will be a work in progress…thanks again West End Salvage Crew…I enjoy watching you All!

  22. Alejandra Pineda
    Posted May 26, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Hi, I looove your show! It’s great what the man can create isn’t? And you guys have a great imagination.

    A few months back I saw you guys create a media center from a wood laboratory counter (or something like that) using thie piece of furniture and adding tubes. Is it possible to have a picture of it?

    Best regards,


  23. Todd walker
    Posted June 17, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    What time on Thursday does the “show” come on? I checked DirecTV, and it wasn’t listed at all. I saw the show this past Saturday, and I’m hooked. Thanks!

  24. Posted July 12, 2013 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    I love Don Short and his crew. They are extremely creative. I now look at everything and think”Hmmmm what can I turn that into?” I bought an 1881 church, about 700 square. Ft. A couple of years ago. After major repair and restoring involving floor, inside doors, original BEAD BOARD, and exterior work; steeple, lap boards…..a water and sewer line was put in and I HAD to attach and pay for it. Long story short, a copper pipe in the wall burst over the weekend. Monday morning 2+ feet of water ( AND It was not Holy Water)destroyed so much. No flood ins. Township not responsible. So my future retirement home and all I refurbished was destroyed.
    I need to pay off my home improvement loan. Oh, because no one was living in it, I could not get regular home ins. So, this nurse of 35 years needs to work more than ever. My church pew from the early 1800′s is warped in every direction. I am still searching for a bell for the chapel. I have not given up.:)

  25. Nitza Cunning
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Never heard of your show but DVR 4 of them and saw all of them at one sitting… Love the show and love your store and enjoy watching the interaction of all of u guys… Coffee shop plus salvage store. great thinking…

  26. Mary Lou
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Please tell me when your show is on television. I can’t seem to find it! Thanks.

  27. connie
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    so have I been missing HGTV show? and what night is it on?

  28. Robin Ewing
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Are you guys interested in buying an old barn cup also? Galvanized, no bullet holes, 8feet? I can send pics.

  29. sunshine mettler
    Posted December 4, 2013 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    Love, love love what you do with all your stuff, ever think about opening a new store in Oregon?? I know it would do great.

    • West End
      Posted April 10, 2014 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

      Thanks! No plans to open up shop in Oregon so if you’re ever passing through Des Moines, Iowa be sure to stop by!

  30. Johnny
    Posted December 17, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    Hey I am a regular customer and did a few caterings there cooking for Luna Bistro. I’m just curious to know where I can find the Episode you guys were filming of the auction we catered or where I could find the whole season for sale on DVD? The clips I’ve seen I’ve really enjoyed! sorry to hear the show was not going on for a second season.. :(

    • West End
      Posted April 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

      Hi Johnny – you can watch full episodes on West End Salvage’s YouTube page or on iTunes. And good news! The DIY Network picked us up for another season so keep a look out for that within the next year!

  31. L. Yorio
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Viewed the HGTV show for first time last Sunday….right up my alley!! Love the business and different personalities involved in a “team” setting to create such unique rooms and useful items…from old and allegedly discarded items….yes please!! Even love the “Dart”! Anxiously awaiting the next shows!

    • L. Yorio
      Posted January 18, 2014 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

      Oops…guess I watched it on DIY but still looking forward to the next shows!

      • West End
        Posted April 10, 2014 at 11:52 am | Permalink

        Thanks! We will be filming season 2 this summer so look out for new episodes next fall on the DIY Network!

  32. Shawn. Smith
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    I saw the preview of your up and coming new show. This is the kind of tv show I’ve been waiting for. Im a trash to treasure person myself , but I’m not as good as you are.

    Love your creativity and the use of salvageable items. I can’t wait until your show is aired in February.
    My husband and I will be going to South Dakota this year and plan on stopping in your store on the way back home, I hope to find a uniquie item to bring home. And I will wear cute shoes so maybe I will get a better deal.

    Shawn Smith

    • West End
      Posted April 10, 2014 at 11:41 am | Permalink

      Thanks Shawn! Not sure if you have already stopped through or not but please do if you haven’t!

  33. judy ronquillo
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Would love to get in touch with you after we have our own home ! My first time watching your show on hdtv, you do some awesome things. Do you go out of state ?

  34. Kimberly Komar
    Posted January 25, 2014 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Wish you were closer to PA because I’d beg to do an internship with all of you. I may be an old gal but I get really motivated seeing all that you do! I’ve tons of my own ideas but seeing you all put it into being is exciting!

  35. Carla Nielsen
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Love your new show! I hope to take a road trip and come see you guys. I love doing “flip” projects and really enjoy see what you turn old in new for your customers.

  36. Barbara Russell
    Posted February 6, 2014 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    I I think it might be worth a trip from Wichita to see your store and you, and bring back pieces and ideas for things in my own home, built in 1930!

  37. Christina Canfield
    Posted February 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    You should put before and after photos of the rooms you have made over on this website.

    • West End
      Posted April 10, 2014 at 11:06 am | Permalink

      Christina – this is a great idea! Unfortunately we don’t have the before and after photos from our first season but maybe we could do before and after photos of the furniture pieces we will be making on season 2!

  38. becky
    Posted March 3, 2014 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    I love this show and the people that work there they are all great. But you should have a website where you sell I would love to buy some of the items. Thanks for a great show I wish more cities had a place like west end salvage.

    • West End
      Posted April 10, 2014 at 10:56 am | Permalink

      Thanks Becky! We wish we had a website like that too! There’s just too much junk to keep it all organized like that. :)

  39. Shawn Spors-Jahnke
    Posted March 9, 2014 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    I just watched your show on diy. Your creative ideas are wonderful. I know this show will be a huge success. I just wish you were closer to Wisconsin, or I would probably be inyour store every day to se the new stuff. And I definitely would be wearing my cute shoes. Love it.

    • West End
      Posted April 10, 2014 at 10:52 am | Permalink

      Glad you like the show! Please stop in if you’re ever passing through Iowa and be sure to wear your cute shoes!

  40. Posted April 6, 2014 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Would you be interested in some old school desks. The ones that are chair and desk together.Possibly some large old wooden teachers desks as well.They came from the school in Coffey Mo school. If interested I can send pics and there might be some other odd stuff I’m just now sorting out. Just trying to save me a drive north if you weren’t interested.
    Thanks in advance,

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