Bark wall finishes were designed and first manufactured by Bark House company co-founder Marty McCurry. They are made from the most recognizable outer-layer of the tree. The bark of birch, cherry, pine, and poplar trees is carefully removed after the tree is harvested as part of the Appalachian forest re-growth project. That outer layer is then handcrafted to exacting specifications using regenerative-manufacturing practices, and wall panels are made to standard sizes for easy installation. Bark House® brand bark wall coverings are beautiful. They are also thoughtfully made (100% in the US) to create nurturing spaces for inhabitants worldwide while improving forests and supporting families in Appalachia.
Bark House® Poplar Bark Siding is crafted from the peeled bark of Tulip Poplar Trees (Liriodendron tulipifera). The bark, which is historically a waste product in lumber operations, is harvested to become exterior siding (or interior wall tiles) before the logs reach the mill. The bark is squared, kiln-dried, and quality assured. Poplar bark is the only tree bark that is rigid enough to endure the rigors of exterior application. If you love the poplar bark but don’t want to see the shadow line created when the shingles are lapped, then check out the large monolithic poplar bark panels.
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Bark House is the original bark siding and bark wall covering design-manufacturer. Operating for 30-years, we offer beautiful wall finishes that do more than just look good, they are good. As a regeneratively aimed company, our products have an intrinsic value that nurtures inhabitants worldwide, while improving forests, and supporting personal development in Appalachia. Bark House has initiated an Appalachian forest regrowth project. The company has been awarded as a B-Corp Best for the World, Buckminster Fuller Catalyst, and Regenerative company. Bark House products earned the world’s first Cradle to Cradle PLATINUM Certification, Architectural Record Product of the Year, and were a John Ruskin Prize finalist.
100% SOURCED AND
MADE IN THE USA
Work at Bark House began in 1990 with a focus on the wellbeing of Appalachian forests and the people working and living in them.
Bark House created a Factory Like A Forest that benefits people and nature. Air, water, and soil inputs have been verified by third-party certifications.
Our work coalesces when clients realize their dream of a unique living-legacy building project that benefits forests and people.
Bill McDonough (Author and Founder of Cradle to Cradle) shared this about Bark House, “…you are looking at a product that is almost a sacred thing…people are being honored with right-fit jobs, forests are being honored with sustainable forestry, and the buildings that use these materials are being honored with safe, healthy materials.”
Carol Sanford (Author of Regenerative Business Series) shared this about Bark House wall coverings, “…if I was in a space with Bark House bark wall coverings, I would know that I had found a place where we belong”.
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.
"Quality is not a goal here… It’s a way of life."