Bark House® Cherry Leather Bark Wall Panels were created to reveal the broader range of texture, color, and depth that nature’s pallet provides just beneath the surface. We meticulously separate the layers of cherry bark to present subtle shades of green on a reddish-brown background. Lenticel patterns remain present as do marks created as we force the layers of bark apart. The hand-crafted nature of this product is distinctly evident.
The cherry bark is sourced in the Appalachians with 100% grading and hand crafting at our Bark House shop in North Carolina.
What are Cherry Leather Wall Coverings?
Bark House® Cherry Leather Wall Coverings are monolithic panels hand crafted with the bark of the Pin Cherry (Prunus pensylvanica) tree. This is the inner layer of bark, that when dried and processed, has splashes of green mixed with a reddish-brown background. Seams will be seen on each panel and between individual panels. All bark laminate panels were originally designed and created by Bark House cofounder, Marty McCurry.
How are laminate wall coverings priced?
Our Laminate Wall Coverings are priced by the square foot. The price will depend on the type of bark, the substrate material, and any finishes that you wish to add. Feathered edges are priced by the linear foot.
How are laminate wall coverings fabricated?
Each laminate order is custom fabricated, and every order is unique. We can fabricate panels ranging from 4’x8′ on 1/4″ on a birch plywood substrate, up to 5’x12′ on 1/2″ MDF substrate. We epoxy laminate the bark to your panels after our skilled craftsman carefully designs the piece. You may choose an FSC backer and specify a glue of your choice for an additional fee.
Can I custom cut the panel on-site?
Yes. We advise using a finishing blade and a track saw.
Can I use laminate wall coverings outside?
Bark House® laminate wall coverings are only recommended for interior use. If you have a unique exterior application in mind, please reach out to us to discuss potential solutions.
Will I see the seams on a Cherry Leather Panel?
Yes, we use multiple sheets to make one typical panel. These sheets are squared into random sized rectangles and butted together to form a random display of color and texture. We flush the outer edges of the panel.
What species is Cherry Leather?
Bark House® uses the second layer of bark from the Pin Cherry (Prunus pensylvanica) tree to create Cherry Leather Wall Coverings.
What is the texture of Cherry Leather?
Cherry leather has a relatively smooth surface that has very prominent raised lateral lenticels. The field is occasionally interrupted by limb scars that give a lot of textural interest. The unfinished color is reddish brown but occasionally gives way to splashes of light green.
What are bark lenticels?
A lenticel is an open pore that can be found on certain bark materials. The shape, color, size and prevalence of lenticels is one of the characteristics used for tree identification. It adds a distinctive quality to wall coverings. In nature, they control gas and water vapor exchange.
Do I need a finish on Cherry Leather?
No, but you can have a low sheen lacquer finish applied if you wish, to enhance the bark’s features and give it an elegant glow across the surface.
Can I Wrap the White Birch laminate around a Column?
We do not offer this option.
Will the Cherry Leather panel look just like the sample that I received?
These products are derived from natural material, so no two will be the same. If you have been inspired by a photo, let us know, and we will do our best to help you achieve a similar look.
How do I install laminate wall coverings?
As with all of our products, we provide detailed installation instructions. Our Laminate Wall Covering Installation guide is found here.
How do I clean my interior bark wall coverings?
We recommend that you use the brush attachment on your vacuum for an occasional cleaning.
How much will it cost to ship my bark wall covering panels?
Bark Shingles are shipped in the most economical way possible for the size of your order. Most shipments will be done via Less Than Truckload (LTL) freight, and the cost will depend on your order size and shipping location. We are happy to provide you with a quote. Please email [email protected].
How do I get an estimate for laminate wall coverings?
To place an order for laminate wall coverings, our sales team will need:
- Type of bark laminate that you wish to order
- Substrate type
- Panel dimensions
- Finishes/Edge details
- Shipping address details
See the section above labeled “Product Options” which will walk you through this process.
Does Bark House offer a trade or volume discount?
Bark House® Laminate Wall Coverings and Panels are custom fabricated for each individual client. We are unable to offer discounts on these products due to the level of craftsmanship that is required for every order.
What is the minimum order needed to purchase laminate wall coverings?
We do not have a minimum order for Laminate Wall Coverings. If you are looking for very small quantities, we do have 6″ x 6″ sample tiles that you can easily order via our sample page, Sample Kits.
Why is there an added fee for small panel sizes?
A number of factors dictates a 20% upcharge for panels less than 3ft x 3ft including project set-up fees, cutting down larger sheets of bark material, and the degree of difficulty working with a smaller scale.
Why is there an added fee for panels over 4 ft wide?
The main factor impacting the cost of wider panels is due to the difficulty in reaching across a wider field of work and the increase of internal weaving that must occur for the natural look of bark to be achieved.
We store Bark House Cherry Leather Laminates in a climate-controlled warehouse to prevent them from warping and wicking water.
If you need to store your Laminate Panels prior to installation we recommend that you:
- Keep your Laminate Panels in their crate lying flat to prevent warping
- Store your panels in a dry and secure location, not out in the elements, or under a tarp.
Failure to follow these guidelines can compromise your finished application