Large Round Canvas Strainers

Large Round Canvas Strainers

We get regular requests for large, 3 to 8-foot round canvases but high manufacturing and shipping costs have kept them out of reach for many artists. By redesigning the way we make and ship our round strainers (and other shaped strainer and stretcher frames), we can now offer them at a more approachable cost!

These round canvas strainers are made in several sections from two or three layers of ¾" plywood: a Baltic birch top with at least ¼" fall to ensure the canvas only contacts the outer edge, and a fir base (and middle, for the 84" and 96") that allows for easy stapling of the canvas. The segments are precision-drilled, allowing for quick and easy alignment and assembly using the provided dowels and screws. Check out this time-lapse video to see a 60" round canvas strainer go together in about 10 minutes!)


The round shape, combined with the strength of the materials used, is structurally very stable under tension even without braces. This helps keep the weight of the strainer frame down and ensures no contact between the canvas and frame when painting, preventing "ghosting". The inside edge of the strainer frame is beveled for mounting using a matching gravity bar supplied with every frame.

Available now in stock sizes of 30", 36", 48", 60", 72", 84", and 96", these large round canvas strainers come bundled in a surprisingly small package (a 5-ft/60" round strainer frame packs down to a tiny 12"x9"x32"!) That makes shipping cost-effective for anywhere in Canada or the USA. Smaller round canvas strainers can be ordered here.

Detailed assembly instructions will be included with your order or can be found here. We recommend stretching with raw canvas as it is much more flexible than pre-primed and can be pulled flat around the edges to prevent unsightly pleating.

Large Round Canvas Strainers typically ship in 5-7 business days but our turn-around times do vary depending on our workload. Please notify us if you have a specific deadline.

For custom-sized round (or other shaped) strainer frames or keyable stretcher frames, please contact us or fill out our quote form. Learn more about our round and oval strainers and keyable stretcher frames here or how to assemble them here.

Price per Item: $ 140.78 was

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