Best Heavy-Duty Cross Braces

When constructing a large canvas that needs extra stability, use Best Heavy-Duty Cross Braces in tandem with Best Heavy-Duty Stretcher Bars.

Made of kiln-dried pine, Best Cross Braces have a 3/4" profile and measure 1-3/4" wide. Choose from solid or center-notched braces.

If the frame you're constructing measures 36" or longer in either direction, we recommend adding a cross brace every 18–24" as a rule of thumb. For layout suggestions, visit the Resources tab.

Best Heavy-Duty Cross Braces are priced per strip, not pair. For the correct fit, order the cross brace in the same size as your stretcher bar. The actual measurement of the cross brace will be shorter, but it will be sized to fit inside the assembled frame.

Please note that even though these cross braces fit snugly 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.

Made in the USA.

Note — To place a custom cross brace order, please use the form in the Resources tab. You can print and fax the form; print, scan, and email the form; or fill it out in Adobe Acrobat Reader and send by email.

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Heavy Duty Cross-Braces (with Single, Center Notch)
Heavy Duty Cross-Braces (with Single, Center Notch)

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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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