We use the finest pine for stretcher bars.
We do not use low quality wood that can warp in a few months or years. We will not sell any stretching material than can not stand the test of time. We carefully stretch canvas art and giclees to be straight on the bars. Stretcher bar thickness are available in 0.5, 0.75, 1 , 1.5 and 2 inches.
We provide two types of canvas stretching, gallery and studio wrap.
This is a technique of stretching and mounting a canvas over thick wooden bars creating a sense of depth in the painting. The Gallery Wrap doesn’t have any visible staples or nails holding the canvas to the wooden stretcher.
There are two options with Gallery Wrap:
- Continuous Wrap – The painting is literally wrapped over the edges of the thick wooden bars creating a sense of depth to the painting
- Border Color – The edges can be painted with another color, either a color that continues the edges of the painting itself, or a standard color to give the painting a sense of border
For gallery wrap canvases, we recommend using 1″ , 1 1/2″ and 2″ thick stretcher bars in order to make them strong enough to hang unframed without warping. No staples are visible.
This is the most common way of stretching canvas. The staples are on the side of the stretcher bar.