BEST Light-duty Stretcher Bars

Great for small paintings!

The BEST Light-duty Stretcher Bar is made from white pine. There is a greater supply of pine in the thinner and shorter length, so we use high-quality white pine for these bars. The lightweight bars are extremely useful in small paintings. Note - The lightweight bars are not for use on large paintings. These bars can save you money and make framing easier; perfect for beginners, college students, and small works of art. (see Full Description for ALL details)

Please note: A minimum purchase of 96 assorted bars is required.

Key Features:
  • Made of kiln dried white pine
  • Perfect for small paintings
  • No "ghost" impressions on the canvas
  • Rounded back edges
  • A smoother, tighter draw on the canvas
  • Even painting surface.
  • Select sizes available in 1" increments from 8" to 60"
  • Measures 1316" deep × 1 ½" wide, with a 516" lip. (See line drawing in images)
Basic Cross Brace Layout Plan:
BEST Light-duty Stretcher Bars

Product Overview

Great for small paintings!

The BEST Light-duty Stretcher Bar is made from white pine. There is a greater supply of pine in the thinner and shorter length, so we use high-quality white pine for these bars. The lightweight bars are extremely useful in small paintings. Note - The lightweight bars are not for use on large paintings. These bars can save you money and make framing easier; perfect for beginners, college students, and small works of art.

All of BEST's Stretcher Bars are designed so that the canvas is always a full ½" (except light weight) from the stretcher bar to ensure that there will be no "ghost" impressions on the canvas. The rounded back edge reduces surface friction and allows for a smoother, tighter draw on the canvas for a more even painting surface. All feature a slotted back for easy installation of cross braces. Bars are made of pure kiln-dried white pine. Measures 1316" deep × 1 ½" wide

All Stretcher Bars are undersized by ⅛" to allow for fitting in a standard stock frame. If you require exact dimensions, this will be considered a custom order. Please call our Order Department 800-827-8478 ext. 218.

Key Features:
  • Made of kiln-dried white pine
  • Perfect for small paintings
  • Select sizes available in 1" increments from 8" to 60"
  • No "ghost" impressions on the canvas
  • Rounded back edges
  • A smoother, tighter draw on the canvas
  • Even painting surface
  • Measures 1316" deep × 1 ½" wide, with a 516" lip (See line drawing in images)
Basic Cross Brace Layout Plan:

Please note: A minimum purchase of 96 assorted bars is required.

Cross Brace Recommendations: See the Stretcher Bar Cross Brace Layout to determine appropriate cross bracing for the frame you wish to build. Please note – Cross Bracing may require “Notching.” Notching is an additional fee. If Notching is required, the order is “Custom”. Please call 800-827-8478 ext. 218.

Select sizes available in 1" increments from 8" to 60". For custom orders, including fractional sizes, call our Order Dept. 800-827-8478 ext. 218

Wood Stretcher Keys are not automatically shipped with Stretcher Bar orders. You must order from the list below.

BEST Stretcher Bars are sent directly from the manufacturer. Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery of these items. In the event you need your order rushed, please call 800-827-8478 ext. 218. While we cannot promise earlier fulfillment we will do our best to accommodate.

Please check your order immediately upon receiving it! If the bars that you receive are damaged or defective, please email [email protected] within one week of delivery to request replacement bars.  

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