This 36” heavy duty BEST stretcher bar is designed for use with BEST cross braces, and it is made from the highest quality pine. Finger splicing makes these stretcher bars very strong and durable and free from defects like knots and splinters. Created so that the canvas is always 1/2” away from the bar to ensure that no ghost lines show up on the canvas over time. The finger splicing method makes longer, straighter and more perfect stretcher bars than ever before. Rounded back makes the canvas stretch more tightly and uniformly. Easy to work with and perfect for any artist.