Which Wood Stretcher Bars Are the Best Fit?

Which Wood Stretcher Bars Are the Best Fit?

Behind every great taut, flat canvas is a set of seriously tough stretcher bars—at least, that’s the hope. Flimsy bars and poor construction can doom an artwork the minute it’s mounted. If you stretch your own canvases, you can avoid that nightmare with our favorite stretcher bars, rounded up below, which all land somewhere on the Venn diagram of quality, ease of assembly, and affordability. Note that a center bar is recommended for canvases with any dimension exceeding 30 inches.

Behind every great taut, flat canvas is a set of seriously tough stretcher bars—at least, that’s the hope. Flimsy bars and poor construction can doom an artwork the minute it’s mounted. If you stretch your own canvases, you can avoid that nightmare with our favorite stretcher bars, rounded up below, which all land somewhere on […]