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Stretcher Bar Frames for Canvas

Stretcher Bar Frames for Canvas
We offer a wide selection of preassembled solid wood stretcher frames that are ready for canvas prints. Unlike traditional stretcher bars, our stretcher frames are ready made and pre squared. They are composed of high quality wood strainer stock hand glued and nailed before shipping. The stock is finger-jointed farmed plantation pine (and so is a renewable product), grown in the United States and South America.

Our stretcher frames save time and are hassle-free. Unlike tongue and groove stretcher bars that might collapse, our stretcher frames stay square when you stretch the canvas over them. We offer over sixty frame sizes, or you can create a custom size in the pull-down menu. Our smaller profile stretcher strips are ideal for canvas that will be framed in a traditional wood picture frame. Our taller stretcher strips are ideal for gallery wraps.

Stretcher frames are hand-assembled by our staff.

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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
3/4" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )
Stretcher Frame S130
Stretcher Frame S130
7/8" 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 3/8" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )
Stretcher Frame S150
Stretcher Frame S150
2" Tall
complete picture frame kit button
(Example: 11x14 = )
     

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

Stretcher bar frames S110, S120 and S130 are narrow enough to be placed inside a traditional picture frame if the frame’s rabbet is deep enough. The other stretcher frames are meant to be hung as stand-alone gallery wraps or placed inside of a floater frame.

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