Our stretcher bars are made from the best grades of North American basswood. This is the wood of choice for most museum quality stretcher bars
Our stretcher bars are made from the best grades of North American basswood. This is the wood of choice for most museum quality stretcher bars due to its stability, low resin, and lignin content. The wood is kiln-dried to a moisture content below 8% which will ensure that there will be no warp or shrinkage after the canvas is applied to the stretching frame. We only buy from sawmills that use sustainable forest practices.
Staples and tensioners included.
High-quality adhesive tape eliminates the need for stretching pliers making stretching a gallery-wrapped canvas a snap.
U shaped fasteners allow the canvas to fold into the mitre creating neat and perfectly folded corners
Reusable patented clamps ensure perfectly square frames while keeping the adhesive tape from touching the canvas.
Tabs easily snap into place to provide constant tension that creates a drum-like feel to the canvas