Bark House Bark Product – Distribution

Freund is a distributor of Bark House poplar wall coverings and other naturals
Our distributors have a talent for showcasing Bark House products…   Their creative designs are such an asset! Let us introduce you to our Distributors… 3 Rivers Building Supply Blowing Rock, NC CaraGreen   Raleigh, NC Chick Lumber North Conway, NH Earth Elements Bozeman, MT Jackson Hole, WY Sun Valley, ID Whitefish MT Freund GMBH Berlin, Germany Henson Building Materials Black Mountain, NC Linville, NC Hyde Park Lumber Cinncinatti, OH Jennings Building Supply Cashiers, NC … Continued

Environmental Building News

From the article: Bark Cladding is First Cradle to Cradle Platinum Product Cradle to Cradle Platinum Certification sets a very high bar for sustainability. A decade in, Bark House shingles are the first to make the grade. Cradle to Cradle (C2C) was the first certification to attempt to define in 2005 what sustainability might look … Continued

Designing a Business – Inspired By Nature Part 3

Water Stewardship No water is used in the manufacturing of Bark House® Poplar Bark Shingles and Wall Coverings.  This is a big deal given that the Industry sector uses 5% of US fresh-water according to the EPA  and the manufacturing of wood is a major part of that.   The US Department of Interior Geological Survey website states:  “The industries that produce metals, wood and paper products, chemicals, gasoline … Continued

Designing a Business Beautifully – Inspired By Nature Part 1

Healthy Buildings Start with Pure Materials – Sourced and Manufactured Responsibly Cradle To Cradle Material Health PLATINUM Certificate Products with the Bark House® brand have been designed following nature’s inspiration since company inception in 1990. Bark House® Poplar Shingles and Wall Coverings are 100% natural and pass California Air Quality VOC Standards.  The bark of the tree is naturally designed to provide … Continued

Media “Touching on” Bark Wall Coverings

The 3D texture Poplar bark wall covering begs to be touched
Over 100 Well Positioned Media Outlets have featured The Bark House®. Below, you will find exceprts about the compelling nature of touch, texture and connection created when designing with the company’s Bark Wall Coverings. The attraction is unmistakable. There is also a short list of BLOGs talking about The Bark House®. Full articles and blogs … Continued

1 is the Nature of the Place

1 Hotel in NYC - front - bark house bark panels in elevators
If you rang in the New Year watching the ball drop on Times Square in New York City, I hope you stayed at 1 Hotel to balance the bustle of the crowd with respite in nature.  It’s a 15 minute stroll or 10 minute bus ride.  With everything at your fingertips, the two places still … Continued

The Rare and Elusive Bark Panel

For years, Ryan and I have tried to explain to folks how incredibly difficult it is to harvest our Poplar Bark Panels. I have always said “one in a thousand trees” to push the point. Last year we decided to follow one of our favorite logging crews into the forest to try to film the … Continued

POSITIONED AMONG TREES

Bark House Bark Panels - Meditch Murphey Architects
Project:  Trees on the Roof Architects: Meditch Murphey Architects General Contractor: Design/Build Location: D.C. Area Style: Modern, Sustainable, Residential-Home Office Product Integration: The Bark House® at Highland Craftsmen Inc®  Poplar Panels | Exterior and Interior Project Awards: Washingtonian Award | Washington, DC Chapter of the AIA | Tree House, Washington DC | AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards 2014 Magazine Articles: Architecture DC, Summer 2015  ( view pdf version ) |  ARCHITECT, the Journal of the American Institute of Architects  Continued