These stretcher bars are made of choice white pine that is hand selected to ensure there are no knots are warping. The selected sections are carefully dried by kilns and turned over to experienced Wisconsin craftsmen. The sections are cut to the desired lengths and finger jointed to allow for a solid fit. The entire system is designed to be used with the Key Canvas Tightening system by Best which is ordered separately. For these and all bars over 36 inches it is recommended that our cross bases be used. Sections won’t marry with other brands. Lengths can be custom cut by making a comment in the box at ordering. (additional charge per bar customized) Sold in pieces of one.
The design of bar allows you to stretch your canvas with no risk of it creating surface tension because of the ½” it provides between the bar and the canvas.