A 44” heavy duty BEST stretcher bar made for use with BEST cross braces, and it is composed of high quality kiln dried pine. The pine is finger spliced which improves the strength of the wood compared to its natural form, and the splicing method also removes splinters. Made to last the test of time and designed to create nicely stretched canvases that are easy to work with and paint on. These stretcher bars are easy to assemble, and form nice 45 degree angles. They keep the canvas at least a half inch away in order to prevent ghost lines from showing up, and they are a great choice for artists of all backgrounds.