HOW MUCH DOES A SHAPED CANVAS COST?
The cost of a shaped stretcher/strainer frame can vary considerably depending on the size, materials, design time, etc. The following are a few past examples with sizes and approximate cost so you can get a better idea for your own projects. Note that these prices do not include a shipping crate, if required.
DID YOU KNOW?
"Stretcher" frames are keyable, allowing for additional tightening of the canvas after stretching to achieve and maintain ideal tension throughout the lifetime of the artwork.
"Strainer" frames are fixed.
Single-layer, one-piece strainers can be made up to 36"
Canvas can be stretched over panels to create a firm surface
Our new large round strainers (3-8 ft) are now available online! They break down into sections for less expensive shipping and easy assembly.
Keyable stretcher frames are made to be sectional which allows for easier shipping
Shapes with straight sides can be stretched with primed or raw canvas
Shapes with inside curves need some experimentation for stretching - in some circumstances, a spandex material has been appropriate in place of canvas. Panels are another option.
Custom arched sections can be made to fit with our regular stretcher profiles
We get asked for all kinds of creative canvases!
Large shaped sectional strainer frame
These arched frames were shipped pre-stretched in a custom crate
How large can we go for a shaped frame? So far, we're at 19 feet and counting!
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.