Bark House

Poplar Bark Panel Wall Coverings

Regenerative Product


No more than one in a thousand trees will yield an uncracked sheet of bark large enough to become a continuous 3-D textured poplar bark panels. Harvested with environmentally friendly practices and attention to timing, using methods created exclusively at Bark House® – poplar bark is a reclaimed waste product of the logging industry.  The Bark House® 5-point quality control protocol ensures precision in manufacturing.  Application techniques should be followed precisely to make these poplar bark panels.

Due to limb scars, epicormic knots, growth stress, bird peck, and lightning scars, no two luxury poplar bark panels are ever alike. Textural variances give each sheet its own unique identity.  The distinct colors that flow from the north side to the south side of the bark also reveal the direction the tree faced throughout its lifetime.  As an interior wall covering, the rich 3-D textured poplar wood wall covering panels are only matched by its acoustic and insulation values.  There is no substitute for nature’s beauty in a living space.

Poplar Bark Wall Covering is the world’s first and only product to have achieved a Cradle to Cradle® Platinum Level Certification (2017 – 2018) Gold (2007 – 2017).  The certification is wholistic and rigorous in scope with third party verification of material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.

These poplar wood wall covering panels are 100% sourced and made in the US.  Bark House® invests over 50% of its income directly back into our local Appalachian economy.  See what makes us Authentically good…

Details And Dimensions

Bark Species

  • Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)


  • Interior, exterior
  • Residential, commercial
  • Traditional, modern, rustic


  • Sanded  for interiors (with multiple paint or finish options)
  • Laminated to multiple substrates (for interior or exterior use)
  • Modified to meet stringent fire code standards
  • May be vacuum laminated to various substrates for use as cabinetry inserts, stand-off wall mounts, or for exterior walls, if desired



  • Interior Grade is 3/8” to 7/16”
  • Standard Grade is ½” to 7/8”
  • Premium Grade is 15/16” to 1 3/8”

Length: 6′ to 12′ (in one foot increments)

Width: random, from 24” up to 96”


  • The deeply furrowed and rugged outer cork provides the same outdoor protection as our bark shingles while also exhibiting amazing interior acoustical benefits
  • Flattened, kiln-dried, and precision squared
  • Poplar Bark exterior longevity recorded at 80 years / maintenance free
  • Precision squared for ease in installation
  • Kiln dried and sterile
  • ASTM E-84-05 Class B Fire Rated (results available upon request)
  • Meets California VOC Emission Standards
  • Reclaimed Forestry Waste Product


For Professionals


May qualify for LEED points based on locally or regionally sourced product


Recycling Centers are available in every county in each state across the country.  We’ll help you to identify the closest Recycling Center in your area that has Demolition and Construction Recycling Infrastructure. This decreases general landfill waste and improves the environment.


Simply mulch untreated BARK HOUSE® POPLAR PRODUCTS and allow them to add biological nutrients back in the soil.

Bark House Recycles

Bark House has a Regenerative: Beyond Sustainability course for free! Bark House has a free 1 hour AIA CEU credit course in Architectural Record



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Awarded at the regenerative Business Summit led by Carol Sanford.  Carol is on a mission to create a better world, and she believes that business can and will play a major role in accomplishing that.


Root Cause recognizes local businesses doing good in forestry that also support and strengthen communities in Western North Carolina.

Marty McCurry of the Bark House at Highland Craftsmen carries poplar bark panel out of woods
“"We’re getting fabulous, fabulous response. There’s an incredible interest in organic materials, for the more sensual side of clean, modern design. When the bark was installed in Denver, everyone had to touch it. It’s a powerful and compelling material. We were all smiles. It’s an intellectually compelling product as well as a really physically beautiful product. And it performs well. It’s a sheer joy. We’ve all been wanting more. The bark installation is right on the money."”
Andre Kikoski
Andre Kikoski Architect, Designer of The Denver Broncos Club at The Mile High Stadium


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534 Oak Avenue  ♦  Spruce Pine  ♦  NC 28777


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

Marty McCurry