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Bark House® Poplar Panels

 

Bark House Poplar Panels are one of the most extraordinary products that we offer. Young and old alike are mesmerized by such a recognizable texture presented in a way that almost defies believability.

We estimate that no more than one in a thousand trees will yield a sheet of bark large enough to become one of these treasures. Harvested in the same manner as our shingles, timing and skill are critical to the success of unrolling an unbroken full cylinder from a log. No two are ever alike. Limb scars, epicormic knots, growth stress, bird peck, and lightning scars are all textural variances that can be present that give each sheet its own unique identity. One can even tell directions the bark faced by the distinct color changes that flow from the north side to the south.

Flattened, kiln-dried, and precision squared, our panels make direct applications to drywall or plywood quick and simple. We also offer our panels vacuum laminated to various substrates for use as cabinetry inserts, stand-off wall mounts, or for exterior walls. The deeply furrowed and rugged outer cork provides the same outdoor protection as our shingles while also exhibiting amazing interior acoustical benefits.

Whether your needs are for total bark wall covering or a small accent, interior or exterior, commercial or residential, our Bark House Poplar Panels always become a stunning focal point for any space.

 

 

Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)

 

Poplar Bark Panels

  • Length: Panels are standard in lengths of 3’, 4’, 6’, 8’ 10’, 12’, and 14’
  • Width: Panel width is random from 24” up to 96”
  • Grade: Interior Grade is 3/8” to 7/16” thick. Standard Grade is ½” to 7/8” thick. Premium Grade is 15/16” to 1 3/8” thick.
  • Panels are flat and precision squared.
  • Kiln dried and sterile
  • Panels are Cradle to Cradle Gold CM Certified for exterior use
  • Panels are Cradle to Cradle Silver CM Certified for interior use
  • ASTM E-84 -05 Class B Fire Rating
  • Meets California VOC Emission Standards
Options: We offer our panels either with their original natural surface or with the surface planed and sanded. This technique flattens down the bark ridges while leaving the fissured “valleys” intact.   We also offer a number of paint, stain, and clear finish options to further enhance and protect.  
 

Poplar Bark Laminated Panels for Interior Use

  • Length: Laminated Panels are available in your choice of any length up to 12’
  • Width: Laminated Panels are available in your choice of any width up to 48”
  • Grade: Thickness varies based upon bark grade and substrate choice.
  • You may choose between multiple substrate types and thicknesses
  • Laminated Panels are flat and precision squared.
  • Kiln dried and sterile
Options: We offer our panels either with their original natural surface or with the surface planed and sanded. This technique flattens down the bark ridges while leaving the fissured “valleys” intact.   We also offer a number of paint, stain, and clear finish options to further enhance and protect.  
 

Poplar Bark Laminated Panels for Exterior Use

  •  Length: Laminated Panels are available in your choice of any length up to 12’
  • Width: Laminated Panels are available in your choice of any width up to 48”
  • Grade: Laminated Standard Grade is 1” to 1 3/8” thick. Laminated Premium Grade is 1 7/16” to 2” thick.
  • Bark Panels are laminated to ½” Extira® Treated Exterior Panels with Marine Epoxy with the option of interlocking edges or with edges flush.
  • Laminated Panels are flat and precision squared.

Customer Reviews

"We’re getting fabulous, fabulous response.  There’s an incredible interest in organic materials, for the more sensual side of clean, modern design.  When the bark was installed in Denver, everyone had to touch it.  It’s a powerful and compelling material.  We were all smiles. It’s an intellectually compelling product as well as a really physically beautiful product. And it performs well. It’s a sheer joy. We’ve all been wanting more.  The bark installation is right on the money."

– Andre Kikoski
Andre Kikoski Architect
New York, New York
Designer of The Denver Broncos Club at The Mile High Stadium

 

"In the 25,000 square foot Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, bark panels united an existing series of disconnected spaces with a disciplined slice of nature.  The bark wall is central to creating the mood of the campus quad.  The quad is the single most significant space in the project, one that must link four buildings of very different materials into a coherent ‘circulation nexus’ where people meet and move."

– Lyn Rice
Lyn Rice Architects
New York, New York
Parsons The New School for Design, at Fifth Avenue and 13th Street

 

"I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for all your help. This was my first project using "bark panels" and it turned out a success.

I really appreciate the fact that you were there to answer any installation, general questions and also warranty questions for us. Our field crew had no complaints with the overall installation process. Ultimately, our client was very pleased with the final look of the bark.

On behalf of The Lakewood Companies, Inc., I would like to thank you for the great product and the wonderful customer service extended. I look forward to our next project with Bark House."

– Crystal Newport
Lakewood Companies
Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin