Bark House
Poplar tree bark siding on exterior of residence in Linville North Carolina



Decorative bark shingles transitions from exterior siding to interior wall covering treatments




Sustainable Bark Siding, Rustic Wall Paneling, and Modern 3D Textures

The Bark House® handcrafts stunning wall coverings for interior and exterior design solutions.  We work with architects, green home builders, commercial developers, luxury home buyers and distributors.  Made from recycled tree bark, our products express our rich heritage of artisanal craftsmanship and form an authentic connection between nature, individuals, and the built environment.  Both residential and commercial applications make a legacy statement.

Our designers strive to create products that are innovative and relevant to today, while also refined and timeless.  As an example, Bark House® exterior poplar bark siding just became the first ever Cradle to Cradle Certified™ PLATINUM product.  Our 3D panels, bark shingles, siding, veneer laminates, live edge slabs, and fencing options help designers create whole-buildings.

Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.



Poplar Bark Shingles

Bark House® Poplar Bark Shingles create a stunning, rustic design that also protects the adorned structure. Plus, they are maintenance free!

Bark House wins 2016 Architectural Record Products Award

Poplar Bark Panels

Bark House® Poplar Panels are among the most high-end decorative paneling available. Perfect for interior or exterior designs!


Bark Veneer Laminates

Our Bark Veneer Laminates are made using birch, cherry, and, pine tree bark. They are sure to beautify any wall, ceiling, or surface!


Live Edge Slabs

Made using local, Appalachian bark species, Bark House® Live Edge Slabs can be transformed into rustic furniture or any unique creation!


Designer Bark for the Local Economy and Global Environment

Highland Craftsmen was co-founded in 1990 by North Carolina natives, Marty and Christie McCurry.  Inspired by nature’s design, our work celebrates RAWTM (Recycled Appalachian Wood Waste) materials.  With a new industry, jobs were created that fit both the culture and the economy of this community, and we take pride in knowing that what we do has a low impact on the environment.  Highland Craftsmen Inc has earned a rare spot on the B Corp Best for the World List, which recognizes companies that create the most impact for a better world – both for their community and for the environment.  With a methodology that celebrates pure nature, we look forward to many more years of creating positive social and environmental impact while continuing to hand-craft the finest architectural products for our discerning clients worldwide.  The Bark House® brand verifies purity and can help you express your pristine nature within.  Your purchase:

  • Honors the environment as it supports thoughtful management, procurement, and refinement of RAWTM materials;
  • Supports people who are maintaining a proud heritage of quality workmanship;
  • Is building prosperity and shared resilience in the Appalachian Region.

Quality and Sustainability: The Bark House® Marks of Distinction

logo-cutoutOur highest-quality standard is built upon three important elements:  purpose, process and product.  At the culmination of these elements, fine craftsmanship is uniquely combined with certified sustainable manufacturing processes to make whole- products.  While our richly textured wall coverings adorn a selection of America’s most sought after real-estate, the core purpose of our company involves more than creating beautiful buildings; it is also about building community beautifully.  Quality assurance rests in the fact that we are the original designers and crafters of every bark product we sell.  We created this niche industry and have over 25 years of company history behind us.  Bark House® is proud to have earned the first and only Cradle to CradleTM Platinum Product Certification for our siding.  This third-party certification verifies our commitment to providing sustainable products that are safe for humans, the environment, and future life cycles.  We are an awarded “Legacy C2C Company” with scores of customer and media testaments to follow.  Acknowledgment from peers and certifications from third-parties prove that we stand by our word.  Our company founders are stalwart purveyors of quality, ensuring the Bark House® Brand is the industry mark of distinction.  Our team is fully committed to delivering only the best, so that every touch point is an exceptional experience for you.

Beautiful Outside and Within

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest
makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something,
that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so
wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

Robert Lewis Stevenson