DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS

* The size recommendations for the following profiles assume the maximum tension (raw canvas to be gessoed).

Heavy Duty Basic Stretcher Bar Profile

  • Economical choice for medium to large-sized canvases
  • Laminated design produces very reliable, straight and stable support for canvases
  • Uses heavier 3/4″ x 3″ braces to provide necessary frame support for bars longer than 36″
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RECOMMENDED SIZE RANGE:
24 – 84 inches
(61 – 214 cm)

Heavy Duty Basic stretcher bar for medium and large sized stretched artist canvases


Heavy Duty Standard Stretcher Bar Profile

  • Most commonly used large format stretcher profile
  • Laminated design produces very reliable, straight, and stable support for canvases
  • Uses heavier 3/4″ x 3″ braces to provide necessary frame support for bars longer than 36″. In some cases, our 1-1/8″ extra-heavy-duty braces may be recommended.
  • Bars and braces longer than 96″ (240 cm) are often made in one or two sections using splice joints that are assembled with flush-mounted bolts. This makes it possible to ship large frames by courier and also allows for paintings to be folded for easier transportation once stretched.
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RECOMMENDED SIZE RANGE:
72 – 120 inches
(183 – 305 cm)

Heavy Duty Standard stretcher bar for large stretched artist canvases

Heavy Duty Professional Stretcher Bar Profile

  • Ideal for very large frames or smaller frames where very high tension is required
  • Laminated design produces very reliable, straight, and stable support for canvases
  • Thicker profile also provides extra “set-back” space between the canvas and stretcher components, a feature favoured by artists who like to press hard on the canvas when applying paint
  • Uses heavier 3/4″ x 3″ braces to provide necessary frame support for bars longer than 36″. In some cases, our 1-1/8″ extra-heavy-duty braces may be recommended.
  • Bars and braces longer than 96″ (240 cm) are often made in one or two sections using splice joints that are assembled with flush-mounted bolts. This makes it possible to ship large frames by courier and also allows for paintings to be folded for easier transportation once stretched.
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RECOMMENDED SIZE RANGE:
up to 144  inches
(up to 366  cm)

Heavy Duty Professional stretcher bar for large and extra large stretched artist canvases


Extra Heavy Duty Standard / Professional Stretcher Bar Profile

  • For extra-large  stretchers over 120″ (300 cm) in length, we use a 3-ply laminated bar with 1-1/8″ x 3″ extra heavy duty braces to provide the necessary structural strength to provide the necessary structural strength to support a well-tensioned canvas
  • Bars and braces longer than 96″ (240 cm) are often made in one or two sections using splice joints that are assembled with flush-mounted bolts. This makes it possible to ship large frames by courier and also allows for paintings to be folded for easier transportation once stretched.
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RECOMMENDED SIZE RANGE:
10 – 20 feet
(3 – 6 meters)

 

Extra Heavy Duty Standard stretcher bar for very large stretched artist canvases

Extra Heavy-Duty Standard


Aluminum Stretcher Bars

  • For frames larger than 20 feet or for situations where a slimmer depth is desired than a wooden frame would allow at the size.
  • Also ideal in situations where there are fluctuations in heat and humidity or fire codes prohibit the use of wood stretchers.
  • Please phone 1-800-561-4944 or  email us  to discuss your unique project requirements.

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RECOMMENDED SIZE RANGE:
20 feet & up
(6 meters +)

 

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