“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.”
Bill McDonough – co-founder Cradle to Cradle

The Bark House® Product Line

The First

Bark House® is the original bark shingle and bark wall panel design manufacturer with 30+ years of experience.

Recipient of the Architectural Record Product of the Year and the world’s first Cradle-to-Cradle PLATINUM Certification

The Only

Bark House® is the only company where all grading and manufacturing have always been done in-house.

Recipient of the Carol Sanford Regenerative Business of the Year and John Ruskin Prize Finalist

For the Products That Last

No national grading standards exist for bark, unlike wood. We identified the characteristics that make bark siding beautiful and lasting.

Recipient of the B Corp Best For The World Award and Buckminster Fuller Catalyst Company

The INTEGRITY That Produces Lasting Products

Why is Bark House the only company that has always graded and manufactured 100% of our products including our renowned bark siding in-house?

Unlike wood, bark is a unique material without set national industry standards. Bark House invested 5 years of research and development understanding the dynamics that are required for material performance before introducing this material to the market. From this body of work, we created the first ever grading and manufacturing standards.  They are used by our in-house craftsmen exclusively.

Proprietary standards in product design led to the company earning the Architectural Record Product of the Year and being a John Ruskin Prize Finalist.

Bark House Standards = Products That Last

UNCOMPROMISING Design, Beautiful Results

Bark House has an uncompromising commitment to nature that drives our manufacturing methods and results in beautiful products that connect people to the forest. With more than 30-years of innovation and manufacturing excellence, Bark House is the original design-manufacturer of bark siding and bark wall finishes and has earned the reputation as “the uncompromising brand in natural wall finishes”.

This commitment led to the company earning The World’s First Cradle to Cradle PLATINUM Product Certification and being a B-Corp Best for the World Company.

REGENERATIVE Process Adds Greater Value

Regenerative Design encompasses an emerging field of dedicated practitioners who aim to change the way that humans inhabit the earth. RD is a core aspect of how a company does business, not an add-on program. For Bark House, that commitment means elevating the regenerative capacity of the Appalachian Forest. Our work has involved designing bark siding and wall panels, as well as developing new manufacturing methods.  We work toward a system that benefits the forest alongside the forest community.

This body of work led to the company receiving the Carol Sanford Institute Regenerative Design Award and being a Buckminster Fuller Institute Catalyst Company

Read About Our Mission

“The Uncompromising,Quality Brand In Natural Wall Finishes” For Well-Known Tech, Fashion And Hospitality Industries.

100% Sourced and Made in the USA

Learn more about the Bark House flagship product,
poplar bark siding

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 Louis Stevenson
Bark House | Establish 1990

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