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Bark House Style describes the multiple, diverse uses for bark shingles and architectural elements. Color photographs throughout the book show these natural materials being used a variety of building styles and mixed with other construction materials including stone, rock, glass, wrought iron and copper. From Adirondack to Modern, the styles that can be enhanced with bark products are unlimited… You will find ideas for exterior and interior applications that include furniture making with bark, specifications for designers and builders, and links to related green-building Web sites.
Learn about the closely held secrets of the Blue Ridge region where Chestnut bark shingles originated over 110 years ago but ceased due to the tragic Chestnut blight. A new industry was born when Marty McCurry standardized the manufacturing practices, and created a new industry that now spans 48 states and several overseas locations. With a deep interest in all things green and sustainable, Marty and author Chris McCurry founded Highland Craftsmen in 1990 and began producing a product line they named Bark House.
The design aesthetic is compelling and acts as an architectural tool to bridge the gaps between old and new, with the greenest certified products on the market. If you are looking for a sustainable solution, exterior Bark House shingles are Cradle to Cradle Gold Certified. The company is B Corp certified and is in the top 10% of all B Corps for social and environmental accountability.