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96” x 120” cotton canvas stretched on wood-aluminum stretcher bars

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1-1/2” wood stretcher with a 1” aluminum inner frame and 1” aluminum braces, shown disassembled

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Assembled aluminum stretcher frame on 12 oz cotton canvas to be stretched

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Assembled and disassembled corner of wood-aluminum stretcher showing design details and expanding corner turnbuckles used to add tension to a stretched canvas.

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Centre splice joint (left), shown disassembled (below) and assembled (on right).  These splice joints permit large canvases to be folded for easier transportation.

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Squaring of corner is done by adjusting the corner turnbuckles

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The stretcher frame can be expanded or contracted very precisely by adjusting the position of a threaded nut at the end of each brace.

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There are many factors that we consider in designing proper support for large canvases. Please fill out our quote form or phone us at 1.800.561.4944 - we are happy to help guide you through your project.