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Stretcher Bars

Stretcher Bars at Pegasus Art - good quality laminated (non-warping) wooden stretcher bars. Three different profiles: 4.5cm deep Gallery Wrap Museum 45 heavy duty bars, the sturdy 2cm deep range of Classic No 6 standard and the lighter weight fine profile 1.8cm deep Classic No 4. Build your own canvas from these pairs of stretcher bars available in a wide range of lengths and remember the cross bars that add strength and stability to the larger canvas stretcher frames.

Where Does The Wood Come From?

All the wooden stretcher bars are manufactured from environmental sourced wood in Europe. They are independently certificated by PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) and guaranteed to be from re-newable forestry. The PEFC ensure that forests are managed properly and meet economic and environment criteria as well as promoting sustainable forest management.

Strong and Sturdy Stretcher Bars

Our range of canvas stretcher bars are 'easy to fit together' mitred bars which are cut from laminated cross-grained wood pieces. This dramatically minimises any warping of the lengths - a big bonus for artists. Your frames will stay square and true with these strong and reliable canvas stretcher bars.

What is the Difference Between Gallery & Museum Wrap?

The chunky museum bars are good for either gallery wrap or museum wrap canvases. 'Gallery wrap' is where the canvas and the image or painting goes all the way around the sides of the frame and is secured at the back of the wooden bars. 'Museum wrap' also goes all the way around the side of the frame and secures at the back, but the whole image is only on the front surface of the canvas and the sides are either left blank or coloured to suit the artwork. A 'standard wrap' is where the canvas is secured at the side of the frame (rather than at the back) and our classic stretcher bars are better suited to this.

We can supply stretcher bars in bulk or for just one frame with free UK mainland delivery on orders over £50. Prices shown include VAT.

Bespoke Canvas Making Service

If you can not find the size dimensions that you are looking for then we also offer a bespoke canvas making service that caters for the more specific requirements for artist canvases. Feel free to contact us and a member of the team will be glad to help you.

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Museum 45 Stretcher Bars (4.5cm depth - Approx. 1 3/4"). - Lengths available from 30cm to 300cms. These exhibition quality canvas stretcher bars are a reliable, immensely strong, non-warping design, made from European prime pinewood 100% souced from sustainable PEFC certified forestry. The pinewood is laminated or finger jointed with an added  9mm pin joint to make each canvas stretcher frame rigi…
Classic No 4 Stretcher Bars (1.8cm depth - approx. 0.71") Pair Lengths from 18cm to 100cms These Classic No 4 canvas stretcher bars are a reliable, immensely strong, non-warping design, made from European prime pinewood 100% souced from sustainable PEFC certified forestry. The pinewood is laminated or finger jointed. These 1.8cm depth stretcher bars for canvas, are easy to put together for the per…
Classic No 6 Stretcher Bars (2cm depth - approx. 3/4") - Lengths available 30cm to 200cms. These Classic No 6 quality canvas stretcher bars are a reliable, immensely strong, non-warping design, made from European prime pinewood 100% souced from sustainable PEFC certified forestry. The pinewood is laminated or finger jointed. These 2cm deep stretcher bars for canvas, are easy to put together for th…
Crossbar for stretcher bar frame. The use of a crossbar in your canvas frame stabilises the structure and makes it easier to keep the whole shape square. Price shown is for single Xbar. Includes VAT
Classic Classic No.6 Crossbar 30 cms You do not require a 30cm crossbar for smaller frames but if you are making longer shapes e.g. 140cm x 30cm, a 30cm crossbar will add strength. All crossbars are made with laminated wood for added strength. Prices include VAT
Museum 45 X-bar (Chunky) 30cms For use with M45 30cm stretcher bars. A crossbar is not normally required for the M45 chunky canvas frames of this size. However if you are making a larger frame i.e. 30cm x 130cm, one 30cm M45 X-bar would be advisable.
Museum 45 X-bar (Chunky) 170cms (with two holes) For use with 170cm M45 stretcher bars to add strength to your canvas frame. Two mitred holes in this length. e.g. a frame 170cm x 150cm would require three crossbars - one 170cm and two 150cm to provide added strength to your frame.
Museum 45 X-bar (Chunky) 300cms (with 3 holes) For use with 300cm Museum 45 stretcher bars to add strength to your canvas frame. Three mitred holes in this length. e.g. a frame 300cm x 200cm would require four crossbars - two 300cm andthree 200cm to provide a double cross shape.