Alternative to Stretcher Bars for Canvas.

Picture Frame Destination has added a new line of stretcher bar frames. Traditional tongue and groove stretcher bars are difficult to square and might collapse when you try to stretch the canvas. Our stretcher frames are ready made, pre squared and have permanent 90 degree corners. We use high quality solid wood strainer stock that we hand glue and nail together before shipping to you. Spend less time playing with stretcher bars and more time creating or marketing your art. We have five different stretcher strip profiles from our inexpensive small S110 frame that allows your stretched canvas to be framed in a traditional wood frame all the way to our two inch tall S150 stretcher frame ideal for gallery wraps. We offer our stretchers in over 60 different sizes in addition to full custom frame sizes. Note: if you are concerned that your canvas may sag over time you will still want to use traditional stretcher bars with adjustable corners.

Cheers,
Mark

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Mark Rogers is an amateur photographer and the founder of Frame Destination, Inc. In 2004 Mark realized the framing industry was not keeping up with the evolution of photography via new digital technology and started Frame Destination in his garage. Now his company has thousands of do-it-yourself framing customers across the US that it helps with its 11,000 square feet production facility in Dallas, TX.

5 thoughts on “Alternative to Stretcher Bars for Canvas.”

  • Canvas Photos

    Hi Mark,

    Interesting frames, I've not seen this type before for gallery wrapping. You note about the lack of adjustment by wedging... Have you found this is a problem with cotton canvas or polycanvas. I'd imagine they probably wouldn't need it anyway?

    John

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    • Mark Rogers

      Hi John,

      I have heard some have trouble and some don’t but I have not collected data on canvas type. In general, amateurs doing their own large ones sometimes like the wedging ability but most custom frame shops use this style but they also tend to have better stretching equipment which probably allows a tighter stretch.

      Cheers,
      Mark

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  • Alan Robertson

    I see you are based in Dallas and ship canvas stretcher bars to the USA only. Do you have any plans to ship internationally?

    Alan

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    • Mark Rogers

      Hi Alan,

      Since we currently only sell stretcher frames (already assembled) this shipping will be high due to the size of the boxes but if you are interested you can contact us for a shipping quote.

      Reply
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