Made of kiln-dried pine, this 18-inch BEST stretcher bar helps give your canvas a taut, flat surface that looks professional enough for sale or display. Use four stretcher bars to create your basic frame backing, then secure them with BEST cross-braces. BEST stretcher bars are ideal for displaying large photographs printed on canvas, and they can also be used to frame and hang fabric art pieces. You can opt to wrap the edges of the canvas back and secure them with staples or tacks to create a gallery wrapped piece, or you can slip the stretched canvas into a wooden or metal frame before you display it. A rounded back edge ensures that the stretcher bar won't leave an unwanted impression on the canvas.