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1 1/2 in Heavy Duty Stretcher Bars 1.5 in x 2 in 1 1/2 in Medium Duty Gallery Wrap Stretcher Bars 1.5 in x 1.5 in Best Canvas Stretcher Bar 1.25 in x 1.25 in Standard Stretcher Bar .75 in x 1.625 in 5/8 in Lightweight Stretcher Bar .675 in x 1.25 in
Heavy Duty Stretcher Bars, Medium Duty Gallery Wrap Stretcher Bars, Canvas Stretcher Bars, Standard Stretcher Bars, Lightweight Stretcher Bars

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Stretcher Bar Warehouse offers wholesale pricing on five styles of canvas stretcher bars. Our bars are milled from strong, kiln dried pine to preserve dimensional stability. Our friendly crew is here to assist you in selecting the right style of stretcher bar and braces or cross bars to suit your project. With company divisions in high-end giclee printing, a photos to canvas service and a high volume canvas stretching service, we have the experience and knowledge to make your venture worry free and profitable.

We use low, flat rate, tiered shipping! Throughout the USA, the price is the same low rate!*

Custom Stretcher Bar lengths: metric and fractional inches

Finding the right stretcher bars for your projects can be difficult. It is important to find the correct depth and length depending on the artwork. At Stretcher Bar Warehouse we simplify this process by allowing you to order custom sized stretcher bars in mm or fractional inches. This means you will have the exact size necessary for your needs. As our bars are made in house, we can ship them out quickly and in most cases they can be shipped the same day. The bars are not simply cut at a 45 degree angle, our machinery allows us to create the same sleeved connection you are used to. This allows the stretcher bars to be easily joined without any special tools. Our custom bars can be used with any of our other bars of the same style. We are in the process of updating our online ordering system to allow for custom orders. However, at this point we ask that you please call if you need custom sized bars. Thank you for visiting stretcherbarwarehouse.com, we look forward to working with you.


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LIGHT DUTY BAR 5/8" (Lightweight) Deep x 1 3/16" Width:

These bars are perfect for smaller paintings or giclee prints that won't gain any benefit from a thicker bar. They have a rounded edge that relieves the stress on the canvas by distributing stress evenly. This reduces rips and uneven wear on the canvas because, unlike bars with sharp edges, the tension is evenly distributed on all edges of the canvas. For bars over 30," we recommend using braces to maintain frame integrity.

STANDARD DUTY STRETCHER BAR (Standard) 3/4" Deep x 1 5/8" Wide:

The most widely used stretcher bar, they have a raised, rounded-over edge that helps reduce friction and creates a much more even, tight stretch. In addition to evenly distributing the tension more than sharp edges, the eased edges allow a "fudge factor" for gallery wraps. Cross braces are recommended for larger prints, where stretching might create bowing in the wood. These bars are known in the industry as 3/4," however, they are actually 11/16."

MEDIUM/HEAVY DUTY STRETCHER BAR (Goldilocks) 1 1/4" Deep x 1 1/4" Wide:

Goldilock bars are perfect when a deeper stretcher bar is wanted, but the expense of heavier bars is not justifiable. They are visually close to the 1 1/2" depth of heavy duty stretcher bars, while costing a fraction of the price. Cross braces are recommended with larger canvases or where significant amounts of stress will be placed on it.

HEAVY DUTY STRETCHER BAR (Midi) 1 1/2" Deep x 1 1/2" Wide:

Midis are much more affordable than the super heavy duty bars while providing an identical 1 1/2" depth. The edges are eased (rounded), providing less resistance and a more even distribution of stretch. We recommend using cross braces when lengths exceed 45 inches.

SUPER HEAVY DUTY STRETCHER (Heavy Duty) BAR 1 1/2" Deep x 2" Wide:

A two inch width, coupled with 1 1/2" depth, make these our strongest bar. Like our other bars, the edges are eased, which helps prevent cracking of the canvas by reducing resistance. You'll get a tighter stretch with less effort. We recommend cross braces for bars over 50 inches"