For Hundreds years (if not more), some Native American tribes have peeled bark from trees to use as a manufacturing material in the production or repair of thier canoes, storage vessels and other various containers. This process was done in the spring when the trees bagan to spring to life. Just the outer layer was used leaving the inner layers intact preserving the tree's viability. Gruver Studios aquires bark from Birch trees in Siberia, Alaska and New England to use in various ways in our workshop. We have made doors, lampshades and laminated panels as shown above to add an interesting rustic vibe to deserving projects. This technique can be done with other species of trees as well. We look forward to discovering other uses for this natural and sustainable process.