Bark House® White Pine Leather Wall Panels have a luxurious leathery look and feel. However, the occasional speckles of green lichen and small knots on a reddish-brown background distinguish the white pine bark from other materials. Harvested from the upper ends of logs between the limb whorls, this bark leather veneer wall covering is removed by our woodsmen before the logs are purposed. White pine laminate wall paneling has long been the favorite of our product designer as it exudes masculinity while still soothing and softening a space. Whether used on walls, cabinetry, or doors, it has a rich and cozy impact.
The white pine bark is sourced in the Appalachians with 100% grading and hand crafting at our Bark House shop in North Carolina.
Attaching to Gypsum or Drywall
To mount Bark House® bark laminate wall panels to gypsum board (or drywall), apply a typical trowel-able wall adhesive with a 3/16 notched trowel to the surface of the gypsum board or the back side of the panel being installed. Seat the laminate panels and use a few finish nails to pin them to the wall to hold them in place until the glue dries. If the panel is slightly bowed or does not completely compress, a minimal number of trim screws may be required.
*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
What are White Pine Leather Wall Coverings?
Bark House® White Pine Leather Wall Coverings are monolithic panels hand crafted with the bark of the White Pine (Pinus strobus) tree. The top of this tree has a smoother leathery surface with color of grays over reddish brown color. White-toned lichens may be dispersed over the face of the material. 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.
What species is White Pine Leather?
Bark House® uses the bark of the White Pine (Pinus strobus) tree to create White Pine Leather Wall Coverings.
What is the texture of White Pine Leather?
As the name indicates, this product can resemble the look and feel of leather. The surface is relatively smooth with very small round lenticels. There can also be some interesting wave patterns across the face as well as the premature eruptions of plate-like scales that are so recognizable in older pine bark. The raw bark color is a wash of gray over a reddish-brown undertone. The gray generally gives way to reddish brown when a finish is applied. There will also be some white patches of crustose lichens in random displays.
Will I see the seams on a White Pine Leather Panel?
Yes, we use multiple sheets to make one typical panel. Random-sized rectangles of bark are glued up with the edges butted flush.
Do I need a finish on White Pine 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.
How do I clean my interior bark wall coverings?
We recommend that you use the brush attachment on your vacuum for occasional cleaning.
Can I Wrap the White Birch laminate around a Column?
We do not offer this option.
Will the White Pine Leather panel look just like the sample that I received?
These products are derived from natural materials, 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 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 dictate 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 White Pine Bark 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