*Important Note about Single Surface Lamination* Any substrate that has a bark veneer or 3D wood attachment has the capacity to warp or cup. We do not recommend that panels “float” as in cabinet door applications without an additional back side lamination to balance it out. This may be achieved by laminating our bark treatment to both sides or by laminating a separate finish wood veneer.
There is no concern with single surface lamination when panels are affixed to studs or wall surfaces per our installation guide.
RECYCLING POPLAR BARK HOUSE® PRODUCTS
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.
What are Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels?
Bark House Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels are constructed using cuttings that come from young Tulip Poplar trees (Liriodendron tulipifera). In the forest, these trees compete for space in the canopy, and many of the juvenile saplings will be choked out over time. Harvesting these young trees is a sustainable practice that allows us to use the timber that could otherwise die and go to waste. End cut panels are constructed by laminating these round cuts to ½” MDF. Panels are limited in size to 15 square feet. Keyed edges are available to hide seams between multiple panels.
How are Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels priced?
Our Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels are priced by the square foot. The price will depend on block length, edge preference, and any finish choices that you wish to add. Keyed edges are priced by the linear foot and finish options are priced by the square foot.
How are Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels fabricated?
Each order is custom fabricated, and every design is unique. Each block is a hand-processed section of a tree trunk. The individual cuts range in diameter from ¾” up to 6”. They are artfully arranged and secured to ½” MDF substrate and have finish options available. Dimensions are customized, but the maximum size of any one panel is 15 square feet.
How heavy are Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels?
Our Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels are approximately 6.5 pounds per square foot based upon the staggered height pattern. Weight will change with custom block length requests.
Will the End-Cuts be the same height?
These panels can be fabricated with the end-cuts staggered in height from ½” to 2 ½”, or at the same continuous elevation of your choosing.
What species are Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels?
These panels are made from young Tulip Poplar trees (Liriodendron tulipifera).
Will I see the seams between panels?
Our Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels can be ordered with keyed edges that will fit together to hide seams. This will produce the illusion of one large panel.
How do I install Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels?
As with all of our products, we provide detailed installation instructions. Our 3D Panel Installation guide is found here.
Do I need a finish on the panel?
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.
Will the Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels look just like the sample that I received?
These products are derived from natural materials, so no two will be the same. Your samples are just a representative example of the end cuts that are used to design a finished panel. 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 are Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels different from the other laminate wall coverings?
Poplar Poles differing in diameter are sliced into various sized pieces and then laminated to ½” MDF substrate in an artistic mixed pattern. The finished panel is 3” thick and provides a distinct three-dimensional texture. Our maximum panel size is 15 square feet, due to weight and handling.
What information is needed to receive an estimate for Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels?
To place an order for Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels, our sales team will need:
- Panel dimensions
- Finishes/edge details
- Shipping address details
See the section above labeled “Product Options” which will walk you through this process.
How much will my order for Poplar Pole End-Cut Panels cost to ship?
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].
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.
If you need to store your Poplar Pole End Cut 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.
Please note that moving this product will require multiple people due to the weight and size. We advise clients to handle with care.
Failure to follow these guidelines can compromise your finished application