3/4″ Basic Stretcher Bars
Our smallest and lightest stretcher profile, Basic canvas stretcher bars are widely used for both custom and stock-sized stretcher frames. They are ideal for smaller canvas sizes, generally under 36″ (90 cm) requiring no bracing, though braces can be used with these bars.
3 ways to purchase our Basic Stretcher Bars:
Available in 6″, 8″, 9″, 10″, 11″, and two-inch increments from 12″ to 36″ - save up to 66% off the price of custom-sized Basic stretcher frames.
Available in 6″, 8″, 9″, 10″, 11″, and two-inch increments from 12″ to 36″ - save 15% off the price of custom-sized Basic stretcher frames.
Available in any size from 6-36″/16-92cm in both imperial and metric measurements.
For sizes larger than 36”, please check this chart which provides helpful information on choosing the right stretcher bar. You can also contact us at 1-800-561-4944 or by email for more assistance.
STRETCHER BAR MATERIAL: Kiln-dried, solid or finger-jointed clear white pine
STOCK BAR SIZES: 6″, 8″, 9″, 10″, 11″, 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″, 26″, 28″, 30″, 32″, 34″, 36″.
CUSTOM SIZES: Order from our custom sizes page for any size between 6″ and 36″ (~15cm-92cm) – accurate to the nearest 1/16” (1mm). For special orders outside of our stock or custom size range, please contact us or fill out our quote form.
BRACES: 1/2” x 3” clear white pine normally spaced at no greater than 30” centres starting at bar lengths of 36”. For frame sizes less than 36”, braces may be used to provide protection to the back of the canvas. Please contact us or fill out our quote form if you wish to purchase braces for our Basic stretcher bars.
Each custom-made brace is designed with a 1/4” x 1/2” x 3” tenon on each end which fits into a matching mortise on the stretcher bar. The brace includes a very effective and attractive “hidden” slot design that holds the keys firmly in place.
In situations where braces must cross each other, a 3” wide, 1/4” deep dado joint is machined in each brace to provide a tight and flush nesting of the cross-braces. This joint is fastened together with a low profile nut & bolt inserted during final assembly.
Universal Braces also available for situations where you want to add a brace to an existing frame.
KEYS: 3″ long and 5/32″ thick; made of a high-quality birch plywood. Two keys are included for each stretcher bar and brace.