Sometimes you cannot find the right size pre-stretched canvas, so what to do Make your own canvas to paint on of course. Many artists sometimes feel that making their own canvas is the first step of any painting, the first step of the creative process. Some will even say that they must make their own stretcher bars as well. Well, without going that far, which requires more tools and time than many may have, one can start with these professional manufactured stretcher bars. We feature Best heavy and medium duty and lightweight bars, as well as Fredrix brand lightweight bars... all at discounted prices!
Take personalization to another level, stretch your rolled Canvas big or small on our Stretcher Bars. They are made of Kiln Dried Pine wood which keep it strong and straight. The edges are rounded making it suitable to stretch even a printed canvas. Make your canvas truly personal.
Can't find a way to let out your self-expression Does the artist inside you feel trapped Do you know what you are missing from your art collection A stretcher bar! Stretcher bars will let you stretch the canvas to meet your artistic requirements. These bars, made from Kiln Dried Pine, a strong and sturdy wood with rounded edges, will ensure your artistic expression shines through.
When you need to add a touch of personalization, there is only one canvas with the ability to make that happen. Stretcher bars can fit any canvas, even a printed canvas. You can purchase smaller or taller stretcher frames depending on the type of canvas you are working on.
The dependable stretcher bars constructed using Kiln Dried Pine, and due to the wood's sturdiness, your canvas will stay put. Use the shorter wooden frames for canvas and the taller wooden frames for floater frames and gallery wraps. You have the choice from choosing a wide range of stretcher bars prepared by our expert designers.
Your choice of stretcher bar should also depend on its height and riser height. The riser height refers to the difference between the top edge and the wide flat top. Selecting the right height of the riser is essential, as it determines the distance between the canvas and wide top face. Go for a higher riser if the material you are using to create your artwork sags after a while.
Stretcher Bars are available in 3 variants, Light(0.72\"), Medium(1\"), Heavy (1.4\"). For bigger sizes we suggest going with the thicker bars. All quality backed with 100% satisfaction guarantee as on all products by CanvasChamp.
Since an artist wants to display their artwork, they need the most optimal support for their canvas, one that withholds with time, and stretcher bars is what comes to mind. Using Kiln Pine Wood, our designers ensure that they only pick the best and unknotted ones from the stock. The edges of the wood are rounded to provide you with a tighter and smoother frame for the canvas.
The roundness of the edges has two other benefits. First, it permits you to see and get clear edges on canvases with exact borders, and second, it enables the canvas to carefully weave over the stretcher bar instead of snapping over a sharp edge, which could result in a damaged canvas. The durability of the stretcher bar is achieved by joining the corners of the frame with v-nails and glue.
The stretcher bar is available in sizes, Light(0.72\"), Medium(1\"), and Heavy (1.4\"). The prices of the stretcher bar per strip vary as well depending on its length, ranging from 8 to 50. The variation in length and size will help you fulfill your canvas requirements, as you will able to find the perfect stretcher bar to display your creativity to people.
Dear customer,Greetings!Thank you for reaching out to us. Please note that we have three set of stretcher bars with us, 0.72\" deep, 1\" deep and 1.4\" deep. The smallest available size that we can make is 3\" and the largest will be of 50\" of length. We cannot go make stretcher bars above 50\" of length.Kind regards,JohnCanvas Champ
Hello Brett, Thanks for getting in with us. If you have a frame with you then you can order a rolled canvas print from us for the respective frame. If you have the canvas print with you then you can order stretcher bars from us with the respective sizes. Now once you receive the wooden bars, you need to attach the corners together with a bond. Once the frame is ready, you need to stretch the canvas on it, fold it from the corners and staple it on the back side. You can find many videos on youtube on how exactly stretch the canvas on a wooden frame. For further queries please send us an email on email@example.comThanks
Dear Customer,Greetings!Thank you for getting in touch with us, If you want to see the depth and width of the stretcher bar please follow the given link and you will see the photos showing the details of the stretcher bars. -bars Please let me know if there is anything further I can help you with. Kind regards, Mike, Canvas Champ. .
Hello there,Greetings!Please know that we do not offer that big size in blank canvas print as per the chat communication, but you can find all the details of the blank canvas from the link provided below. -pre-stretched-canvasThanks,RonnieCanvas Champ
Greetings!The stretcher bars are made a such a way that you just need to assemble them by putting the edges in the space provided. It'll be enough to hold them for the use and you will need no adhesive or staple to hold them. Please let me know if I can assist you any further.Kind regards,JohnCanvas Champ
Dear customer,Greetings!Thank you for writing the query to us, Please know that we do have the stretcher bars and we do send our canvases with the back support, so you need to order it online for the additional bar to make the support of your canvas while placing an order for stretcher bars.Please let me know if there is anything further I can help you with. Kind regards, Mike, Canvas Champ. .
After hearing a few experienced artists say they just threw their wedges away and later hearing them wonder about the best way to tighten up a slightly sagging canvas, I decided maybe the humble canvas wedge needed some clarification.
From the back of the canvas slide a wedge, point first (top of the triangle), into each slot, one at a time. Give them a tap with a small tack or finishing hammer. Be gentle. Bashing it could split the wood of the wedge, or you could bounce off and hit the back of the canvas, or over-stretching of an oil painting could crack the brittle painted surface. Some artists tap downward with the side of the canvas on the table or floor, some tap upwards. I find upwards to be more difficult to aim, but try both and see which works best for you. Do one corner at a time and try to tap with the same force for each corner so the tension is even. There will be two in each corner, eight per canvas. Check the front of the canvas and if you need to, go around and tap them all again. I find that sometimes one corner is sagging more than the others and it might help to give that one corner a few more taps.
It is good practice to try to get your bars to spread apart a bit before you start tapping in your wedges, rather then just using the wedges themselves to push the bars apart. Best practice is that you should do all the movement of the bars by pulling and tapping on the bars to expand them and only inserting the wedges after you have expanded the frame. They are called keys or retainers because they fit in the space you have created to retain the expansion of the bars.
Apparently the reason the canvases are stapled in this way is because the stretchers are put together first before the canvas is stretched and it prevents the rectangle from moving and becoming a rhombus before the material is attached. They are made by hand and not by machine.
Of course you could un-wrap the corners and remove the staples, and as now stretched, the canvas will not distort and you could then push the wedges in for more tension. I realise this is not an ideal solution, but these canvases are very popular and we have sold thousands of them without this issue being raised (until now!) so we feel this proves that the original tension is usually excellent.
Hi CarolYes, they are meant to be left in to hold the corners apart. They should be inserted so well that they do not fall out later. They are sometimes called canvas keys, referring to the idea of a keystone, the last stone added to a building that locks everything into place and cannot be removed.
But I find that on all canvases but especially on large canvases, I get a better tension if I hammer on the centre of the bar with a block of wood against the bar and then tap the wedges in. I think it is because when I hammer on the centre of the bar it moves both ends of the bar the amount that they will freely go, which might be slightly different to each other. If I do that on the centre of all four bars (I often tap upwards so the weight of the canvas gives something to push against) I usually get an even tightening, then when I tap the wedges in I do it quite lightly, just until they stick.
Hi DawnProbably not. I have personally found this a very difficult task where I wet the bars and dry the canvas under weights and it may still re-warp later. My framer said the warping is so strong that if you bend a warped canvas flat with a frame it will break the frame in order to go back to the warped position.
Thank you so much. I also threw away someof these wedges and I found it very puzzlingthat there was no diagram or instruction forhow they should be used. I think it would bea great help to artists new to stretchedcanvas to give a short description ordiagram of the process within thepackaging material. 781b155fdc