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These high quality stretcher bars are more than just a piece of wood!
Their rounded back edge reduces surface friction and is designed to keep the canvas ½" from the stretcher bar. This feature helps insure that there will be no ghost impressions on the canvas.
Stretcher bars are made from kiln-dried, knot free, straight white pine. Each strip measures 1½" high × 1¼" deep.
Note — Price is per strip, not per pair. These stretchers are only for use with each other and Best Medium Duty Cross-Braces. They will not interlock with other brands.
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By The Earl
from Paradise Valley, Arizona
Comments about Best Medium Duty Stretcher Bars:
Sometimes I think that these stretchers are engineered to make me a better painter!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would but this product again
The time frame to get this product is great. I live in a rural area. Going to the art supply store requires me to back a lunch and drive an hour and hope the store has what I need.
First experience a winner
from salt lake city, ut
I have used the local store for a smaller canvas and was satisfied with the product. I was particularly pleased they had 63" bars. I didn't expect to find this 'odd' size. Packaging was better than I expected. Everything fit. I have two more large canvases to re-stretch. I will definitely use Blick online again.Note: I like the concept of not competing with the local store.
Great Price good quality
Normally I purchase the regular stretchers, or the heavy duty stretches if I have a gallery show. This time I decided to try the medium duty since the profile was still almost as deep as the heavy duty stretchers. They look great! Very sturdy. The only issue I had was the groves were tight so it look a little extra elbow grease to assemble. Would purchase again.
Stretcher Bars - Medium Duty
from Schenectady, NY
Sturdier than I expected. Excellent product. Excellent customer service when I called prior to placing order.
Medium stretcher bars warped
from Durham NC
The professional who was re-stretching my canvas was unable to use 5 out of six as they were warped. I would like my $ back..
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that you received some warped stretcher bars from us, and we'll be happy to help with a return or exchange. Please call 1-800-723-2787 at your earliest convenience, and we'll take care of this for you right away.
By Kauai Artist
from Princeville, HI
Quick shipping to Hawaii ! Love your products!
from Springfield, IL
Wood was hard as a rock...
from Gardner, Colorado
I've used these in the past so am comparing them to themselves; way worse than my previous experience with the same product. The milling is excellent - perfect fit and square up easily but the wood was so hard it was nearly impossible to get the staples in; thirteen tries was the record to get enough of a bite, but nearly every one took several tries, everything had to be hammered in, and I had to rebuild my staple guns several times to get through. REALLY frustrating.
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you're having with these stretcher bars, and we're happy to help. Please look for an email from a member of our Customer Care Team who will be following up to assist you .
Quality product good value
By Alpha bob
from Peoria AZ
Cost more than another brand but about the same quality. Joints fit snug. I recommend this product.
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