Best Pro-Bar System

Prevent the bending, warping, and twisting that results from humidity or dryness with BEST’s unique museum-quality Pro-Bar System. Stable and strong, it’s designed so that the canvas is always a full half-inch from the stretcher bars to avoid ghosting on the canvas. The combination of wood and recycled aluminum also creates a stronger, more rigid support for painting on a large scale.

Only kiln-dried pine is used to make Pro-Bar stretcher bars, which is attached to a specially milled 3/32” aluminum bar. The pine bar offers a smooth, rounded edge and solid surface for stapling or tacking. Bars measure 1-3/8” thick x 1-7/8” wide. BEST Cross Braces are recommended for frames larger than 36".

BEST Pro-Bar Steel Corners are required to complete the system. Use four corners per frame, or eight corners for optimum strength. As an additional option for quick, easy canvas adjustment, use BEST Corner Keys.

Note —  If notching is needed, please enter directions on how you would like your cross braces notched in the "Special Instructions" box on the Delivery & Gift Details page during checkout.

Note — Once notched, cross braces are non-returnable.

Best Key Corner System, Pkg of 4 — Use these key corners as an optional feature with the BEST Pro-Bar System, or with any other wooden stretcher bar for quick, easy canvas adjustment. They’re easily installed into the pre-drilled holes on the Pro-Bar stretcher bars using the eight included screws.

Blick by Best Assembly Kit — Designed specifically for use with the Best Pro-Bar Stretchers, the Blick by BestPro-Bar Assembly Kit is a cost-effective alternative for the name brand steel corners required to assemble a Best Pro-Bar System stretcher frame. Everything you need is in the kit — eight steel corners, four corner keys, and eight screws.

Steel Corners for Stretcher Bar, Pkg of 4 — These steel corners are required for the BEST Pro-Bar System. Use four corners per frame, or eight corners for optimum strength.

Best is a trademark.® Richeson is registered trademark. ™ Pro-Bar is a trademark.


Pro-Bar System with Brackets
Pro-Bar System with Brackets
Steel Corners for Stretcher Bar, Pkg of 4
Best Key Corner System, Pkg of 4
Blick by Best Assembly Kit
Stretcher Bar
Stretcher Bar Profile
Cross Braces (Top View)
Cross Braces (Bottom View)
Cross Braces
Cross Brace Brackets (Detail View), Included with Every Brace
Cross Brace Brackets, Included with Every Brace

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