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Best Heavy Duty Stretcher Bars are made of strong, kiln-dried, knot-free pine sourced from Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified suppliers.
The stretcher bars have a 1-1/2" profile and are 2" wide. Each bar's profile has a slightly rounded edge with a 1/2" rise. This prevents sagging and helps eliminate ghost impressions on your final stretched canvas.
Note — Price is per strip, not pair.
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Comments about Best Heavy Duty Stretcher Bars:
Thick, sturdy with the perfect depth to make your work look professional & gallery ready!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By David D
from Milton, MA
Been using these heavy duty strips for over a year and find them to be well made, easy to put together and always in good shape when I get them. Pricing is always the best when compared with other dealers.
from Milwaukee, WI
Solid, strong stretchers. True and no warping whatsoever.
Good Quality, fast arrival
from Laguna Hills, CA
I stretched a giclee on canvas on the stretchers I bought from Blick. Since it was large, I used a cross bar. I really like how it went together. Much better quality than I have found at local retail stores.
Quality Stretcher Bars
from Cragsmoor, NY
I'm using these along with cross braces for 20 x 48 inches linen panels. The heavy duty stretchers hold up to linen which shrinks much more than cotton after applying gesso and puts a strain on stretchers. These hold up very well to the task.
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By The Artful Dodger
from Saginaw, Michigan
The slotted, mitered corners are very fragile. Some had small cracks in the tongues that created some anxiety when about to join the pieces together. One stretcher was unusable, because a corner tongue was broken off in transit. Some of the tongues are too thick to fit into the opposing grooves and had to be filed down. Invariably, the filing on some was too much and created a loose fit. I would recommend moving up to a better quality brand, if you can afford it.
I have used only these for years now, always from Dick Blick
from Hocking Hills Ohio
We have a photography gallery and create gallery wrapped artworks that our customers truly appreciate. These stretcher bars have very good matching components and never warp or degrade.
I would buy it again
from Puerto Rico
Good quality, solid price
By Memphis Blue
from Memphis TN
I ordered a set of Best heavy duty stretcher bars with a single crossbar. The shipment arrived promptly, but the crossbar connectors were absent. When I called Blick and spoke to customer service, it was like talking to a friend. The representative with whom I spoke was polite and cheerful; he apologized for the omission and arranged for rapid shipment of the missing parts. They arrived a couple days later. A typically positive experience at Dick Blick's.
Great Stretcher Bars
from Santa Cruz
Great stretcher bars! Very strong. One comment, I would design a way to fit the cross braces into the wood itself. Cut a groove. Also there needs to be more cross brace sizes.
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