Bark House

Authentic Tulip Poplar Bark

Looking for something authentic?

Due to limb scars, epicormic knots, growth stress, bird peck, and lightning scars, no two panels are ever alike –  are all textural variances that can be present that give each sheet its own unique identity. The distinct colors that flow from the north side to the south of the bark also reveal the direction the tree faced throughout its lifetime.

It is exciting to choose the thickness of poplar bark to have for your lamination project because each has a distinctly different impact.  From whole wall and ceiling coverings to panel inserts for cabinetry, doors, and furniture, or even for stunning exterior detailing, we can custom fit any of our Bark Veneer Laminates to meet your specific needs.  Applications have included both commercial and residential in modern to rustic styles.

Tree Bark Veneer Details


Our Materials Pledge and ReputationUSES

  • interior, exterior with treatment
  • residential, commercial
  • traditional to modern


  • FSC substrate may be specified if desired
  • can be special coated and laminated for exterior use
  • can be treated to meet stringent fire code standards

Poplar Bark Panels Specifications


  • 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



  • 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”


  • Poplar Bark exterior longevity recorded at 80 years / maintenance free
  • Precision squared for ease in installation
  • Kiln dried and sterile


  • Certified Kiln Dried and Heat Sterilized
  • FSC 100% Pure Available
  • Cradle to Cradle Gold Certified for exterior use
  • Cradle to Cradle Silver Certified for interior use
  • Automatic Full LEED Point Qualifier
  • ASTM E-84 -05 Class B Fire Rating
  • Meets California VOC Emission Standards
  • Custom sized to fit your needs
  • Maximum Panel Size is Limited to 4′ in width and 12′ in length
  • Precision Squared for Ease in Installation
  • No Minimum Order Required
  • Kiln dried and sterile


  • Certified Kiln Dried and Heat Sterilized
  • FSC 100% Pure Available

The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen recycles! Ask us how to recycle your poplar bark wall covering

Bark Veneer Resources

Our Design Team will assist in whatever capacity to ensure we match a product to your vision
Technical support is always available to answer and assist with application and installation questions
Substrate and bonding agent specifications are available upon request
Multiple interior and exterior finishes are available
E-84 Class A fire coatings are available as well
Sample Kits Available

If you need further assistance, please contact the Bark House® – we’re here to help

Bark House has a Regenerative: Beyond Sustainability course for free!
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