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 1-1/2” thick x 1-7/8” wide. BEST Cross Braces are recommended for frames larger than 36".
BEST Pro-Bar Aluminum 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. Notching is an additional charge. You will be notified of the additional charge before the order is processed.
Steel Corners for Stretcher Bar, Pkg of 4 — These aluminum corners are required for the BEST Pro-Bar System. Use four corners per frame, or eight corners for optimum strength.
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.