Quality stretcher bars are not just another piece of wood. At BEST Artist Products, every bar is selected from the finest raw material. The bars must be free of knots and completely straight. BEST offers a
world of museum quality stretcher bars: Aluminum Gallery Wrap Bars, Aluminum Pro-Bars. All the bars are designed so that the canvas is always a full 1/2" from the stretcher bar to insure that there will be no “ghost” impressions on the canvas. The rounded back edge reduces surface friction and allows for a smoother, tighter draw of the fabric for a snug, more even painting surface. BEST stretcher bars are designed by artists and made from kiln-dried pine. They are the finest made today. Assembly requires Aluminum Corners, item #54BES895020-04.
NOTE: All BEST Stretcher Bars are cut 1/8" shorter than the measurement listed. This is to ensure that the assembled frame with canvas will fit into a picture frame.