Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Sturgeon Bay WI
I agree with Dom on the about seeing Aspen furniture with the bark on. I don't think that I have ever seen it. Cutting in the winter increases your chances of keeping the bark on but it is certainly not given. Also, it depends on where you live with the longevity of dead aspen. Here in WI there are two types of aspen, trees alive or rotten. In CO, I have heard that the stuff can last for years as standing dead. I personally have always been leery of bark on furniture (especially when I am selling) that the bark may fall off and then you really have a mess on your hands.