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With Masterpiece Monet Pro Stretcher Bar Kits, artists can easily build their own cross-braced stretcher bar frames.
Each kit includes two bars and one cross brace (two kits are required to create a full frame). These braces help keep the stretcher bars supported and straight, and help prevent the canvas from loosening over time. The braces are keyable and keys are included, so you can always keep your tension adjusted to perfection.
Masterpiece Monet Pro Stretcher Bars are made of fine, American-grown solid wood with no finger joints. They are 1½" deep for an impressive, gallery-quality presentation and provide ½" of canvas relief.
Assembly instructions are included on the label.
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easy to assemble once you know
The first time I ordered these I couldn't figure them out. Then I did and see how very easy these are to assemble. I wish they included the divot thingies for both sides of each stretcher end instead of only one, but they seem to stay put. Personally, I would not trust a large canvas to this though, without gluing each divot in place....and probably not even then. I don't like that the whole back support relies entitely on the divots to keep thecross bars in place. But for the occasional odd sized canvas, these are useful.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The cross braces don't work for me :(
I ordered a bunch of these, including mostly larger sizes. So far I have tried to put together the smallest pair (30" x 25") and am very disappointed to find the cross bars are too short just as another reviewer's experience and just fall through the frame. So I will be using this one without the cross bars. Fingers crossed that the bigger ones are better.It would be a real pain to disassemble and repackage and return them.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
not as advertised
from Oklahoma City
The stretcher bars in this kit were fine, but the cross-brace system was not usable. The braces do not remain stable because the keys that hold them in place move around and it is unworkable. My husband worked w/this for a long time and is very good at putting things together, but he found this system flimsy and poorly designed. We did finally just staple the braces in place rather than returning the kit, but I will not buy this again.
my experience putting Monet stretcher bar together
from Easthampton, MA
The stretchers are sturdy but the cross bars didn't work out for me. They didn't fit in tightly into the holes so that the stretchers couldn't come together- fit tightly. After a struggle I put the stretchers together without the bars.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the cross braces in this kit didn't fit properly. Our Customer Care Team is happy to work with you to rectify this. Just give us a call at 1-800-723-2787, and we'll be glad to help you!
Great product deliver on time
from Bay Area CA
Great product and fact deliveries. The only improvement that I would suggest would be to be a little bit more specific on the web site about the number of stretcher that you actually need to build a complete frame. I bought 4 sets. But in fact I should have bought 2 sets. Now I have 2 frames.
Great kit and easy to put together
from WRJ, VT
I purchased this to stretch a pre-printed canvas purchased on etsy. I have zero experience in this field, but the kit made it easy. It's incredibly strong for the size of the frame and the artwork looks great.
Great price great service
from Boston, MA
Received the expected product super quick
Love these stretcher bars
By Jill in Oregon
These kids are easy to assemble and very sturdy. They take all the hard work out of making a frame to stretch canvas on. I wouldn't use anything else.
Functional and Simply Elegant
By Prairie Painter
from San Diego, CA
Cross braces and stretcher bar profile allows for firm and tight canvas. No more badly self constructed bracing, giving a very professional presentation that makes me proud. These kits go together fast, which allows for more painting time. After all, it's about paint.
I am a studio artist constantly in search of cutting corners....or NOT having to cut anything (literally)- These bars are a great price and quality because they're nice and thick but light. AND you don't have to cut your own wood yayyyy! I do wish they would make a couple of larger sizes, though!
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