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 Interior Bark Wall Finishes & Exterior Bark Shingle Siding

What are bark wall finishes?

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.

What is bark siding?

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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What is Bark House? 

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.

 

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Bark House has earned a reputation as the preferred brand in wall coverings for well-known tech, fashion and hospitality industries

Bark House has customers including: NIKE, Amazon, SalesForce, Organic Valley, Universities, Google, Gore-Tex, Tupelo Honey, BP, Hotels


Over 250 Media Features of Bark House Products

OUR STATE MAGAZINE

10-19
The Mountains of North Carolina are about 800 miles from the luxury boutiques of Miami’s bustling design district, but there, on North East 40th Street, in a temple to high-end consumerism, shoppers are confronted with the soulful presence of native North Carolina trees. All the standards that exist today for this bark product were created by Marty [McCurry].

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

09-19
Lamb & Young extended blackened steel panels on view in the entry area to the kitchen, where they join subtly veined white quartzite and tree bark tiles speckled with lichen and woodpecker holes.

DRAFT ONSITE

02-19
Bark siding is a beautiful addition to any home. In most wood production, bark is sent for disposal. Now, though, that bark is being remade into siding for homes. See a great example here. It is a sustainable and durable option – and all-natural, with a rustic look that works great with a West Coast style! What a great way to give new life to this incredible material.

DAZEEN

12-18
The Christian Louboutin and 212box-Eric Clough teams sourced their siding from Bark House as part of an environmentally conscious approach to the project, which was championed by Miami Design District developer Craig Robins. "The materials chosen for the exterior and interior are straight out of nature's library." Tree bark tiles cover the exterior of the two-story store, giving it a textural appearance that stands out from the surrounding architecture. 3-D textures continue inside, where white birch, gold birch, and pin cherry line the walls as a backdrop to the Louboutin collection.

ARCHITECT

08-18
What makes the design and planning for the Asplundh Cancer Center unique is the client’s vision of a healing environment for cancer patients that also helps heal the building site itself.

THE SCOTT BROTHERS

05-18
“Well, once again, I brought the outside in—this time in the form of a bark wall from Bark House. This innovative feature takes eco-chic to a whole new level!” Jonathan Scott

ARCH DAILY

03-18
Notable pieces include a thirty-foot tall bark wall that nods to Nike’s Oregon roots. The main directive architecturally and graphically – was to highlight the synergy between New York City and Nike. The direction is manifested through materials, imagery, illustration, custom typography, and space. New York City is raw, never finished, and constantly reinventing itself. Nike is innovation with an unrelenting drive to exceed expectations and inspire…

WALL STREET JOURNAL

08-17
The WSJ states “… an architectural review board enforces guidelines on everything from window styles to building materials—bark shingles, cedar, and stone are preferred.”

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD

12-16
Product of the Year – Record Products-2016 – Poplar Wall Covering
These handcrafted coverings are made from repurposed poplar bark, a waste by-product in furniture and plywood manufacturing. Interior and exterior options include panels up to 12’ long x 8’ wide and shingles in three standard lengths. All the pieces can be treated with finishes, sanded to reveal their grain pattern, and laminated to numerous substrates.

 

 

100% SOURCED AND
MADE IN THE USA

 

 

 

Bark House Values The Health Of Appalachian Forests & The People Living, Working and Investing In Them

Restorative Growing, Sourcing, and Harvesting

Work at Bark House began in 1990 with a focus on the wellbeing of Appalachian forests and the people working and living in them.

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Regenerative Manufacturing

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.

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Living Legacy Projects

Our work coalesces when clients realize their dream of a unique living-legacy building project that benefits forests and people.

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TESTIMONIALS

Bill McDonough (inaugural chair of the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on the Circular Economy) 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 (regenerative business speaker, author, and executive educator) 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.

Robert Lewis Stevenson

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COMMITTED TO REGENERATIVE PROCESS

Architectural Record and Regenerative Business AWARDS Verify Our Deep Commitment to Whole-Buildingbark-house-recycles-poplar-bark-products

"Quality is not a goal here… It’s a way of life."

Marty McCurry

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