Stretcher Bars

Our rigid stretcher bars are keyless, and made from hand picked kiln dried basswood.

Basswood is lightweight, naturally straight, and free of knots.

All bars are finished smooth with routed edges.

Expandable bars are reverse tight joint stretchers. A pin is used to spin the joint's hardware ball in small increments. This slowly expands the joints for precision tightening of the canvas. The joints have two 3" dowels to keep the basswood secure and square.

Pocket screws are an option for easy and inexpensive shipping of original artwork. Pocket screws allow you to remove the painting from the stretcher and quickly disassemble the bars. Then roll the painting on a tube and put the bars inside.

Custom sizes and depths are available.


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Each bar has significant supports