Category: Products of Nature

January 21, 2021

Exterior White Birch

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

December 10, 2020

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

  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

November 09, 2020

Black Locust Split Rail FAQs

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

October 23, 2020

ForestHer: Women Landowners Together in Forest Stewardship

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 … Continued

August 20, 2020

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

May 29, 2020

Inspiration From Nature in Architecture

Humans naturally crave a connection to nature and the outdoors. So give them what they want – what they need! Even brief glimpses of nature indoors can lead to significantly healthier, more beautiful spaces. Nature in architecture truly insulates us from the harsher rhythms of the human world, providing a healing effect through its simple … Continued

May 08, 2020

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 … Continued

April 30, 2020

Why Choose Wood When Evaluating Sustainable Siding Options

Luxury designers looking for sustainable siding that is also beautiful may feel overwhelmed with all the options. From vinyl and metal to fiber cement, there are pros and cons to each type of product. But nothing quite beats the ingenuity of Mother Nature herself. With stellar aesthetics and durability and a low carbon footprint, bark … Continued

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