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Stretcher Bar Frames for Canvas

Stretcher Bar Frames for Canvas

Unlike tongue and groove stretcher bars that can collapse, our stretcher frames stay square when you stretch the canvas over them. The smaller profile stretcher frames are ideal for canvas that will be framed in a traditional wood frame, while our taller stretcher frames are ideal for gallery wraps and floater frames.

  • Hand-assembled by our staff
  • Ready-made and pre-squared
  • Constructed with plantation pine, a renewable product
  • Available in over 60 standard sizes or custom sizes

Not sure which stretcher frame you need? Order corner samples to get the right fit.

Gallery Wrap Stretcher Frame - Deluxe

Stretcher Frame S320
Stretcher Frame S320
1-1/2" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )

* 3/8" high riser

The 1/8" rabbet on the back makes it easy to add a foamcore backing to close off the back of the gallery wrap and provide a surface to attach an artist statement. Order foamcore that is 3 inches smaller than the stretcher frame. Example: For 18x24 stretcher frame order 15x21 foamcore. Order 1/8" foamcore here:

1/8" Acid Free Foamcore backing board
1/8" Regular Foamcore backing board

NOTE: We do not attach the foamcore to the stretcher frame, but it can easily be attached with tape or glue after the canvas has been stretched over the frame.

     

Low Profile Canvas Stretcher Bar Frames with Low Riser

Stretcher Frame S110
Stretcher Frame S110
9/16" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )
Stretcher Frame S120
Stretcher Frame S120
13/16" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )
Stretcher Frame S130
Stretcher Frame S130
13/16" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )
     

Gallery Wrap Stretcher Bar Frames with Medium Riser

Stretcher Frame S260
Stretcher Frame S260
1-7/16" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )
Stretcher Frame S280
Stretcher Frame S280
1-15/16" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )
Stretcher Frame S310
Stretcher Frame S310
3" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )
     

Gallery Wrap Stretcher Bar Frames with Low Riser

Stretcher Frame S140
Stretcher Frame S140
1 5/16" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )
Stretcher Frame S150
Stretcher Frame S150
2" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )
     

Tip! The riser is the amount of distance between the top edge of the stretcher bar and broad flat top. It determines how much space you will have between the canvas and the top face of the stretcher bar. If the canvas is not tight enough, it may sag and come into contact with the top of the bar, causing a line to appear in the canvas.

Protect your stretched canvas in our heavy duty GalleryPouch™ Bubble Bags


About Stretcher Bar Frames for Canvas

Stretcher Bar Frames for Canvas

Frame Destination offers a wide selection of solid wood stretcher frames for canvas prints, hand glued and nailed by our staff. Our stretcher frames are save time, are pre-squared and arrive ready for your canvas.

The main differences between stretcher bar frames are their height and their riser height.

The height of the stretcher bar frame is the distance from the wall to the front of the frame. A shorter frame may fit into a standard wood frame, while a taller frame works well for a gallery wrap, which may then be framed in a floater frame.

Stretcher Bar Riser

The riser is the amount of distance between the top edge of the stretcher bar and the broad flat top of the stretcher bar. The riser determines how much distance you will have between the canvas and the top face of the stretcher bar. The higher the riser, the higher your canvas is held from the frame below. This may be important if you are stretching material that will sag over time. If the material sags, the higher riser will help prevent the material from draping over the frame below. However, if the material is not prone to sagging, then a lower riser may suffice.

We also offer bracer bars to reinforce long sides of the stretcher bars. Just leave a note in the Special Instructions when you check out.

Stretcher Bar Frame Information:

  • Made from finger-jointed plantation pine
  • Frame corners are joined with glue and v-nails, then hand-finished
  • A variety of frame heights and riser heights is available