What You Need to Know About Bark Siding

Poplar bark siding has been a proven home exterior since early native and settler days. Dwellings were covered with large wooden “shingles” that appropriately became known as weather boarding. Modern exteriors later took over the bark siding’s popularity, until recently. As more people want the unique and natural mountain look to their home, they are turning back to the use of bark siding. A once common wood, the chestnut, has been destroyed by the blight. But another wood that was used, the yellow tulip poplar, is still abundant and has proven to be as durable and attractive. .


The poplar bark used by Furniss Enterprises is obtained only from trees that are already designated for harvest. What was formerly considered to be an unusable byproduct of the tree, the bark is salvaged before taking the logs to the sawmill. Bark Siding is an eco-friendly choice for your building project.
All consideration is given to proper harvesting, conservation and environmentally sound practices. Working closely with foresters and local sources, trees are carefully selected for the best bark product. No machines are used to harvest the product. The bark is hand peeled away from the trees the old-time way using a spud, during a very limited time of year.

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