I am artist on west coast of the USA so why would I go to the expense of having stretchers shipped from Canada? Because Upper Canada Stretchers provides a superior product with high reliability in both customer service and product consistency.
I use glue and oil primer that needs 4 to 6 months drying time using premium linen. I cannot afford after that effort to discover anything less than perfection in the stretcher.
I have a fine gallery that respects my craftsmanship and is happy with work shipped from one side of country to other with tightly sprung linen and perfect square corners intact. I cannot afford less quality with my client base. I appreciate the detailed work from the ground up in my paintings. It starts with the stretchers.
Museo Gallery: Langley, Wa, USA