Shipping Costs for Large, Heavy, Irregularly Shaped Wood Products and Why Distance Matters

Bark House Wood Slabs
Each Bark House® Live Edge Wood Slabs and Mantels tell a unique & individual story of the forest they came from. It is no wonder that one of the first questions we receive is, “how would this ship to me?” Like many of our products, the Live Edge Wood Slabs and Mantels would ship via LTL freight. Meaning, it would be placed on … Continued

Exterior White Birch

Sample of Bark House Product: White Birch Bark
White Birch Bark Wall Coverings are now available for Exterior Use. The papery birch bark is laminated to Extira® outdoor-rated MDF.  We can also provide field installation kits to accompany your order when choosing our feathered edge option to hide any visible seams at joints. No exterior finish is required if the panels are appropriately … Continued

The 8-Value-Adding Phases – (Part-1) A Regenerative Framework : Bark House Brand Poplar Bark Panel Manufacturing (Phases 1-4)

Bark House Poplar Bark Pabels
  Introduction “The ecological worldview roots of regenerative development and design are evident in very different ways of thinking, seeing and engaging with the world than those that have dominated green building and ecoefficiency approaches to sustainability. Regenerative thinking redefines the built environment – from the old, building-centric definition to one that includes the relationships … Continued

Black Locust Split Rail FAQs

Split Rail Fence Posts
Black Locust Split Rail Fencing: Why black locust wood? Rot-resistant – Black Locust (Robinia Pseudoacacia) is the strongest and most rot-resistant wood indigenous to North America. It will remain beautiful and withstand years of outdoor exposure.  No chemicals- Natural rot resistance means that no chemical pressure treatment is needed, and none will leach into surrounding … Continued

ForestHer: Women Landowners Together in Forest Stewardship

Bark House advocates ForestHer
ForestHer continues to bring women landowners in Western North Carolina together in forest stewardship. Women now make up 60% of almost 14 million acres of NC forest land-owners, either owning the land jointly or individually.  They have a resource in the ForestHer Program that supports forest stewardship. The WNC Chapter of ForestHer is led by Aimme Tomcho, a Burnsville-based conservation … Continued

When Mission Matters

See The Benefits Of Restorative Growing, Sourcing, and Harvesting Work at Bark House began in 1990 with a focus on the well-being of Appalachian forests and the people working and living in them. In 1990, we embarked on a new manufacturing company framework to honor the strategy of trees and forests through cleanly manufactured products … Continued

How to Create Instant History With Reclaimed Building Materials

With our current age of technology, speed, and convenience, shiny and new is always the fast and cheap solution for building needs. But for the bespoke luxury home as conscious as it is refined, sustainable architecture poses a modern solution both for creating one‑of‑a‑kind, enduring designs and preserving our environment. One good way to boost the regenerative factor of … Continued