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Blick Heavy-Duty Cross-Braces add extra strength and stability to large canvases when used in tandem with Blick Heavy-Duty Stretcher Bars.
As a rule of thumb, if the frame being built measures 36" or longer in either direction, a cross-brace for every 18–24" is recommended. In some cases, only one cross-brace may be needed. For example, if the frame is 48" long and 24" wide, only one 24" long cross-brace is recommended. For a canvas that measures more than 36" long and 36" wide, two cross-braces may be required.
Blick Heavy-Duty Cross-Braces are priced per strip, not pair. To determine the correct size, order the same size cross-braces as your frame. The actual measurement of the cross-braces will be shorter, but they will be sized to fit inside the assembled frame.
Please note that even though the cross-braces fit snuggly against the stretcher bars, they must be attached to the frame with cross-brace brackets. Two FREE brackets are included with every cross-brace purchase.
Note —These cross-braces are straight braces only. If notched braces are needed, a special order must be placed to center-notch the straight braces to ensure a proper fit. To place a special order, please call 1-800-447-8192, and be prepared to supply the dimensions of the frame you are building and the length you want notched. Notching is an additional charge and you will be notified of the additional charge before the order is processed.
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Note — Order your cross brace length in the same size as the stretcher bar length you want to span — ex. if you have a 18" × 48" frame, purchase an 18" brace to support the longer side.
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Comments about Blick Heavy Duty Cross-Braces:
These fit together well and are easier to square up than the Masterpiece pro bars. Sturdy and a nice weight to them.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Palm Coast, FL
Have been using these bars for large and small projects for quite some time. Nice sturdy product. Sorry you are discontinuing them.
Strong and straight
By Three trees
I like these bars. They were NOT notched in the center to hug together, however. My husband had toNotch then on his saw. It was fine for me, but if not for his expertise I don't know what I would have done.
Did not fit
from Washington, D.C.
They are very simple 1x2s, that you're better off going to a local hardware store and ordering yourself.The ones that I ordered to fit a 36" x 50" canvas are both about 1/4" too short, and are unusable.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Our Cross-Braces are cut specifically to fit inside of frames created with our Heavy-Duty Stretcher Bars. We are sorry to hear that the braces you received were defective. Our Customer Care team is happy to help you with a replacement shipment of braces. You can reach us at 1.800.723.2787.
best and good value of stuff
By Mr. Park
from Hackensack, NJ
This is best for large scales of works and is even without of frame to hang on the wall.
Blick Team Help Outstanding
from Princeton, New Jersey
The Blick sales team were outstanding in helping me know what pieces to order. I ordered what I thought I needed and they responded to my emailed by suggesting the correct quantity of pieces to make a canvass stretcher bar frame. Their advice event resulted in reducing the number of pieces needed. Well done.
By Terry Smith Studios
from Little Rock, AR
The cross braces are of great quality wood, sanded, and have rounded corners. My biggest complaint is the screws that come with brackets are very cheap. I broke off two of the screw heads on the last canvas before replacing the screws with other that I had. I will not use the screws that come with them again. Other than that the brackets work well.
Merchant response: If you ever encounter an issue with our product, you can always feel free to reach out to our Customer Care team for further assistance at 1-800-723-2787.
Blick heavy duty cross braces
from Goshen Indiana
Can always count on quality at a great price with super fast shipping!!
By Bradleys Fine Art
from Buchanan ND
Building a large canvas was intimidating at first, but these stretcher bars made the process easy. Will buy again!
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The Land of Two Suns
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from new hampshire
simple instructions included
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