1-5/8″ Heavy-Duty Basic Stretcher Bars

An economical choice using our Basic profile bars in a laminated design to produce very reliable, straight, and stable support for medium to large-sized canvases up to 84″ (~214cm). At 1-5/8″ thick, these fully keyable bars are also ideal for “Gallery Wrap” (frameless) display of larger canvases. Heavy duty 3/4” x 3” braces are used for bars longer than 36”.

Choose stock sizes to save up to 40% off the price of custom sizing. Stock size Heavy Duty Basic stretcher bars are available in six inch increments from 24″ to 72″. You can also order custom sizes in both imperial and metric (10-84″/25-214cm) using the custom calculator below – recommended bracing will be calculated automatically but can be increased if you wish.

If stretching a heavy material or sizing/priming linen, it is best to contact us  before ordering larger sizes as contraction of the fabric may affect the structural integrity of the frame. You can also check this chart which provides helpful information on choosing the right stretcher bar for your needs.  For frames larger than 84″, please contact us by email or phone 1-800-561-4944.

  • Heavy-Duty Basic stretcher bar - ideal for frames up to 84" or for large "Gallery Wrapped" canvases

  • Heavy-Duty Basic stretcher bars use heavier 3/4" bracing to support larger frame sizes

  • All our Heavy Duty bars use laminated profiles to ensure straight, strong and reliable canvas frames - double tongue & groove friction-fit corners keep your frame stable & square

  • Order stock sizes to save 40% off the price of custom sizing and bundles of 8 to save an additional 25%!

  • All custom frames come with any necessary braces and keys

  • Frames can be made to any size, imperial or metric (accurate within 1/16" or 1mm)

BUY STOCK SIZED STRETCHER BARS AND SAVE!

Save 20% or more over custom sizing or choose bundles of 8 bars to save an additional 25%

Includes 2 keys per bar & brace

1-5/8″ Heavy-Duty Basic Stretcher Bars

$10.80$200.33 $

Economical choice for medium to large-sized canvas, 24″ to 84″. Laminated design produces very reliable, straight, & stable support.

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* Braces normally recommended for bar lengths 36 inches and over. If only one set of bars (one side of your frame) is 36 inches or longer, select a single brace in the smaller bar size (ie: in a 36”x18” frame, the brace would be 18”). When both dimensions of your frame are 36 inches or more, select a brace in both sizes.

ORDER CUSTOM SIZE STRETCHER FRAMES

CANVAS FRAME KITS INCLUDE FOUR STRETCHER BARS, PLUS NECESSARY BRACES AND KEYS

(Please specify bar lengths between 10 and 84 inches or 26 and 214 cm. Use decimal fractions only, ie 12.75 for 12-3/4 inch.  Check this chart for conversions if unsure.

Sizing will be accurate within 1/16″ or 1mm. To order larger sizes, please contact us or fill out our quote form.)

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*  To change the number of braces, adjust the number in the box then click Recalculate.
* Quantity discount available on orders of two or more frames of the same size (2% off per frame to a maximum of 20% off).  Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.
* Bulk rates available – contact us for details.

 

1 5/8” x 1 5/8” HEAVY DUTY BASIC BARS AND BRACES

MATERIAL: Kiln dried, solid or finger-jointed clear white pine

STOCK BAR SIZES: Available in six inch increments from 24″ to 72″ (24″, 30″, 36″, 42″, 48″, 54″, 60″, 66″, 72″)

CUSTOM SIZES: Order using the custom calculator, above, for any size between 10″ and 84″ (~25cm-214cm) – accurate within 1/16” (1mm). For special orders outside of our stock or custom size range, please contact us or fill out our Quote Form.

BRACES: 3/4” x 3” clear white pine normally spaced at no greater than 30” centres starting at bar lengths of 36” to 40”. For frame sizes less than 40”, braces are often used to provide protection to the back of the canvas. Each custom-made brace is designed with a 1/4”x 1/2” x 3” tenon on each end which fits into a matching mortise on the stretcher bar. The brace includes a very effective and attractive “hidden” slot design that holds the keys firmly in place. All braces 40″ and over have a dado joint milled in the center for assembling as a cross-brace (one brace each direction). Where the braces intersect, a 3” wide 1/4” deep dado is machined in each brace to provide a tight and flush nesting of the braces. This joint is fastened together with a low profile nut & bolt inserted during final assembly. Universal Braces also available for situations where you want to add a brace to an existing frame.

KEYS: 3″ long & 5/32″ thick; made of birch plywood or ash solid hardwood. Two keys provided per bar and brace.

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BUY STOCK SIZED STRETCHER BARS AND SAVE!

Save 20% or more over custom sizing or choose bundles of 8 bars to save an additional 25%

Includes 2 keys per bar & brace

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