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Poplar Bark Siding and Cedar Shingles | Reliance Timber Wood Talks

GARY CAMPBELL AND EUSTACE CONWAY TALK ABOUT UNIQUE QUALITIES OF CEDAR SHINGLES AND POPLAR BARK SIDING. IS YOUR TIMBER SUPPLY MEETING YOUR QUALITY STANDARDS? TUNE IN TO HEAR WHICH WOOD TYPE IS THE CORRECT CHOICE FOR YOUR NEXT BUILDING PROJECT. CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE!

Gary & Eustace Discussing Cedar Shingles and Poplar Bark Siding

Gary Campbell: Western Red Cedar is a great choice for natural beauty, for the decay-resistant properties. And it’s ideal for exterior use. Cedar Shingles, of course, can’t beat that. Nice wood shingles, you know a thing or two about wood shingles!

Eustace Conway: Oh yeah. I wish I had more of this around here. I’m just using what I have locally.

Well, what Reliance Timber carries is products that are kind of based on tradition, and that goes back hundreds and hundreds of years because it sort of interacts with the forest, the trees, the nature of the trees. It’s the stuff that makes sense!

Gary Campbell: As an alternative, we also do Poplar Bark Siding.  People use this for a lot of accents and Gables around Dormers, they’ll even do interior walls. They’ll do an accent wall inside the house with poplar bark.

Eustace Conway: This has been put in the press and dried. You guys have got it ready to put on a flat wall.

Gary Campbell: Exactly right, this poplar bark is kiln-dried.

Eustace Conway: As long as it’s standing straight like that, the water runs off of it just like it runs off a tree. This poplar bark holds up pretty well and protects the side of the house.

Gary Campbell: Many folks want to incorporate wood into their homes and that’s our job is to help them get there.

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Poplar Bark Siding is crafted from the peeled bark of Tulip Poplar Trees. The bark, which is historically a waste product in lumber operations, is harvested to become exterior siding before the logs reach the mill. The bark is squared, kiln-dried, and quality assured. Poplar tree bark is the only tree bark that is rigid enough to endure the rigors of exterior application.

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Poplar Bark Siding is available in 18″ and 24″ and is a beautiful addition to any structure. Use it for an accent wall in an office or bedroom, or as an elevated exterior for your home. This type of siding is extremely durable and virtually maintenance-free! It doesn’t require staining or chemical treatments and is resistant to harsh weather conditions and bugs

Cedar is one of the most durable softwoods, offering excellent noise abatement, insulation, and longevity.

Learn About the Product Options for Poplar Bark Siding

There are lots of options when it comes to ordering your poplar bark siding. Let’s break them down, one-by-one, so that you can ensure you wind up with the best option possible for your home or next project.

  1. Consider the thickness of your shingle. The thickness most likely depends on the application of your poplar bark siding. Where are you going to use it?

2. Although this is mostly a choice of aesthetics, consider what height you’d like for your poplar bark siding. Are you going for more of a horizontal look or square look? This is all personal preference.

3. If using poplar bark siding for you interior, make sure to take into the account the surface you are applying it to.

4. Decide upon what finish you’d like for your poplar bark shingles. Do you want to keep it natural or apply a clear finish?

 

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