Yes a rowing machine and will build up muscle if you use the rowing machine enough.
I used a rowing machine 30 minutes each day and it helped build my arm muscles and my leg muscles as well and I'm stronger as a result of the rowing machine.
Lifting weights is also another good thing to do on a daily basis to help build your muscle strength as well but a rowing machine a good workout to help build your muscles.
The rowing machine workout also helps to strengthen your heart and prevent heart attacks and strokes and keeps your body active and strong.
I've also lost weight and belly fat working out daily on a rowing machine so they do work great.