The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen Inc

Drawn by curiosity, they feel compelled to touch it. Chestnut bark disappeared with the chestnut blight, and then building practices changed. After 25 years, we’ve got a lot of research, testing and experience under our belts. Your payment will not be processed until the day of the class. Highland Craftsmen buys from some 500 vendors who bring bark fresh to Spruce Pine for kiln drying. Old Linville bark-house styling died out with the ferocious chestnut blight of the early 20th century. Their warehouse is climate controlled and maintains appropriate moisture levels while products await shipment.

“Ever dern one we tried, cracked.”  Got another timber boundary we can try to film? But, as the wealthy flocked to the North Woods, camps evolved into elaborate mansions requiring year-round staffs. Black locust lumber is admired for it’s strength, hardness, and durability. Wind, tides, and waves can all have an impact on the stability of the structure. You can see more of it on his website. After a 49-15 win, there were lots of highlights to talk about, so I was surprised that all of us commented on the same thing leaving the stadium. We fully embraced the client’s need for connection to the outdoors and light filled spaces while respecting the scale of the existing cabin.

^ Murtovaara. My guess would be winter cut, while the sap is down. This church was originally bark shingle cladded in the year 1913, making the age and longevity of the bark siding used approaching 100 years! Flattening Poplar bark sheets are first graded for durability, imperfections, and appearance; defects are cut out, and some sheets are rejected. Our company will continue to seek out ways to provide satisfying forest products while maintaining the integrity of the environment. We guarantee tree pillage does not happen with us. Parton Bark Siding is your stop for the finest in poplar bark siding.


Every year since 1997, HGTV has built a beautiful, fully furnished home for the sole purpose of giving it away to one lucky viewer. We take great pride in our logging and bark procurement practices knowing that we do the necessary things to be sure that our harvesting activities are sound and environmental friendly. Coupling a rock wall with an adjacent Bark clad wall is one very pleasing combination. Produced by the vascular cambium, this tissue is vital to the strength and survival of the tree. Discounts start at a minimum of 3000 square feet. You will never regret using indoor poplar bark siding as an exclusive feature in any of your building projects. Or even an elegant house with full bark coverage would probably look best with even row bark siding.

Its very aesthetically pleasing and many people mistake it for rock from afar. As time passes, vinyl siding (which is essentially plastic) will begin to crack, bend, and possibly melt from heat sources caused by weather conditions or even a grill. Have any of you ever had any experience with it? One in four trees on Grandfather and its surrounds were Chestnuts. Be sure to visit our Gallery to see more Natural Bark Siding examples. Bark House, based in North Carolina, began manufacturing poplar bark shingles in 1990. Learn more about the SFI program at www.sfiprogram.org.

Large Poplar panels are also available. If you have photos of your Bark Siding project you would like to share with us, just email us and we will add it to the gallery. Poplar bark siding has been a proven home exterior since early native and settler days. Bark Shingles was commonly used as home siding by the American Indians. A while we posted about an unusual siding option from Japan: Burnt wood. The basic process of creating Bark  House Shingles starts with stripping the bark off fallen poplar trees; watch this handy little video for a bird’s-eye view. G.

G. People started calling us the Bark House as our brand recognition increased nationally. James Hardie ColorPlus® Technology combines distinct beauty and high performance in a way that no other finish does. American chestnut bark shingles, used to clad The Inn at Ragged Garden located in the Blowing Rock and Linville areas of North Carolina are deteriorating after 80 and more years of service due to exposure to the sun and weather are deteriorating. Parton Bark Siding is proud to be highlighted in the January 2011 edition of Building Products Digest. Last year they built the Dream House here in Tyler. Poplar shingles and wall panels achieve Platinum level across all five Cradle to Cradle categories with sustainable materials and a deep community commitment.

G. Perhaps the most used and most recognizable substitution for standard dimensional building products is the use of natural limbs and trunks. White Birch Bark wall coverings add an ambiance of excitement and distinction to a room. The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen Inc’s bark wall coverings made of Recycled Appalachian Wood Waste (RAW™) have been recognized as a 2016 Record Product by Architectural Record magazine.