Hi. We talked a bit when I placed an order for some stretchers (the biggest set was 7-1/2 by 4 feet), and I said I would drop a line to tell you how they worked for me. Well, I’m very pleased with them. At first I was concerned about the softness of the wood, but after stretching a piece of linen four times over the large bars (literally tight as a drum) there is no perceptible warping or even strain on the form of the bars or stretcher as a whole – very nice. It seems like the softness of the wood is a plus – it definitely takes the tacks better than hard woods. I can’t tell if the wood is better (straighter grained or something) or if the superiority is in solely in your workmanship, but I’m glad I know about your company.