Wooden Stretcher Bars, 5" to 36" in Length and 3/4" in Height : Art Canvas Frames, DIY - 1Pair/2Pcs
Our Stretcher Bars & Cross Braces use only solid Canadian wood, and are not finger-jointed. Through kiln-drying, the well-dried wood has a low moisture content so that it does not bend, warp, or twist. This can be an important consideration as most residential environments have central air conditioning and heating. Some imported materials will develop serious quality issues under this exposure which may vary considerably from their original location. Stretchers bars are custom-made, interlocking wooden strips used to provide an inner framework for canvas or fabric artwork. These could be described as "structural" frames compared to "decorative" frames.
NOTE: (1) AN ORDER FOR A SINGLE PAIR OF STRETCHER BARS ONLY, IS INCOMPLETE AND WILL NOT BE SHIPPED (2) OUR STRETCHER BARS WILL NOT FIT TOGETHER WITH THOSE FROM ANOTHER SOURCE.
The canvas or fabric used, is stretched over and around this framework and secured to the rear, usually with heavy staples. This overlap is usually 1.5" to 2" on all sides, depending on the overall dimensions. This process flattens the image for a finished appearance with the desired size visible. The stretched image can be displayed as it appears or set into another decorative style of frame.
Dimensions & Length
• Dimensions : 0.75(3/4)" in height & 1.75(1-3/4)" in width
• Lengths on Sale : 5", 6", 8", 10", 12", 14", 16", 20", 24", 30", 36", 40", 48", 60", and 72"
For a more robust frame assembly, we recommend using a minimum of one brace with lengths of 24" to 48" and a minimum two cross braces for lengths of 50" or longer. Depending on the shape of the frame, this could include a cross-over support.
Custom Sizes and Custom Orders also available. This can include orders with multiple pairings of various sizes which will be more efficient for shipping, etc.
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