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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 pine. Each strip measures 1¼" high × 1½" 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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Comments about Best Medium Duty Stretcher Bars:
The corners were snug which ensured a solid fit. I will be using this for future canvas stretching.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Jacqui BB
from New Mexico
The Jack Richardson & Co, Inc stretcher bars carried by Blick are always true and straight and dependable to match others previously ordered so no bars are wasted because of mismatches. Their dependability saves me a two hour drive to Santa Fe to hand pick stretcher bars for paintings and photography.I have, from time to time, ordered stretcher bars from other companies because Blick does not carry a full range of sizes. I especially need 13" ones in the medium size for stretching photographic prints on canvas. I always regret it.
Easy to Assemble - Easy to Square
from Palm Springs CA
Really easy to assemble into a squared canvas. I've used others...these are definitely the best .
from Anchorage AK
great product and quick shipping too!
By The Earl
from Paradise Valley, Arizona
Sometimes I think that these stretchers are engineered to make me a better painter!
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.
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