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Poplar Bark Window Boxes

Aluminum framed Window Boxes with a Rustic touch of nature

Rediscovered ....sustainable Window Boxes made from Poplar Bark...known to last a lifetime.

Absolutely no maintenance!!!

Accessories;

Galvanized Steel or Real 16 oz Copper Liners                             

Custom made to fit perfectly in your window box

Just click on any liner below to go to our Liner information page.

Copper colored Galvanized Steel      Antique Bronze Galvanized Steel           Silver powder Coated Galvanized Steel

 

Wood rots... is high maintenance, and just does not last in a window box configuration.

HOWEVER,  Poplar bark over a powder coated aluminum frame will last a lifetime.

We solved the drainage and rust problem by using an aluminum framework further protected by a durable powder coat finish.

The wood we chose to cover the frame is Yellow Poplar, also called Tulip Poplar, a member of the Magnolia family.

This Bark it can be found on distinctive luxury homes across the U.S. 

Bark has been used by the Indians to make long houses, early settlers and used in Western North Carolina since the late 1800's as a siding.

Henry Bacon, the Architect who designed the Lincoln Monument in Washington D.C. was the first to use Chestnut Bark in the Mountains of Western North Carolina. These shingles are still intact 100 years later.  After the Chestnut Tree blight occurred in the 1940's, the best alternative rediscovered in the 1990's is the bark from a Yellow Poplar Tree. It is only harvested in the spring and dried flat in a kiln to obtain a 6% or less water content. The bark acts like a cork to wick water away from the back wood layer.   The drying process destroys all fungi, insects, eggs and larvae without the use of chemicals.

Why are there no bugs? Kiln drying kills any bugs who are looking for nutrients found in the cambium or inner bark and sap wood. This inner layer is dead when peeled from the tree and kiln dried.

The initial cost, is offset by the long term economic benefit which greatly outweigh the short term price difference in using higher maintenance alternatives.

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Back mounting bar allows for easy installation.

Mounting Bar options ......

 

The bottom is open to allow for airflow and drainage.

Pots or liners will sit flat on the bottom

Top and bottom aluminum frame available in 4 colors. New!!! Flower boxes with all four sides covered with bark for setting on porches. Call for quote too new to add to price list.

Description

SKU#

Color

Price

To Purchase

Poplar Wood window Box with Aluminum Frame  30" Wide x 10.25 Deep (from front to back) 9.25" High

 

PBWB-A30

 

 

Black   

Aged Rust

Antique Bronze

Silver

$180.00 Click On leaves
Poplar Wood window Box with Aluminum Frame  36" Wide x 10.25 Deep (from front to back) 9.25" High PBWB-A 36

 

Black   

Aged Rust

Antique Bronze

Silver

 
$216.00 Click On  Bark 
Poplar Wood window Box with Aluminum Frame  42.5" Wide x 10.25 Deep (from front to back) 9.25" High PBWB-A42.5

 

Black   

Aged Rust

Antique Bronze

Silver

$255.00 Click On Bee 
Poplar Wood window Box with Aluminum Frame  53" Wide x 10.25 Deep (from front to back) 9.25" High PBWB-A53

 

Black   

Aged Rust

Antique Bronze

Silver

$318.00

 

 

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 Please call or mailto:gardenmetalwork@yahoo.comr email for custom size Quote.

  

In the late 1880ís the town of Linville was created in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina as a resort. Several of the original buildings were designed by architect Henry Bacon, the designer of the Lincoln Memorial, and constructed of American chestnut in a simple style of natural, native materials. The last structure to be built of Baconís design was All Saints Episcopal Church.
 

Commissioned in 1910, the church was completed in 1913. It is basically a log structure laid out as a Roman cross. The roof beams of the open ceiling, the rood screen, and the altar rails are of unstripped logs and branches. The walls were covered inside and out with chestnut bark shingles. The style of All Saints Church and the other buildings by Henry Bacon became known as the "Linville Style" and is typical of the architecture in the area.

 

Contact Information:         Telephone  FAX 

Postal address: 

PO Box 41

Pineola NC 28662

Electronic mail mailto:gardenmetalwork@yahoo.com? subject=Bark Window Box