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Stretcher Bar Moulding

Available in Four Profiles
Kiln DriedKiln Dried
Finger Joint PineFinger Joint Pine
Sustainably SourcedSustainably Sourced
4 Profiles4 Profiles



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Give your art the profile it deserves. Stretch your artwork on thick, generously grained stretcher bar moulding from Breathing Color. Our canvas stretcher bar sticks are made from sustainably sourced pine. They come in a variety of popular stretcher bar moulding lengths, including convertible, gallery, cove, and more.

Kiln dried for lasting stability

Harvested from responsibly maintained, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious forests

Available in four profiles:

Economy - .75" for high volume jobs
Convertible - .75" for precise wraps on smaller prints
Gallery- 1.5" the industry standard
Cove- 2" our thickest bar for tight, beaded edges and large prints

Stretcher bar molding is used by artists to stretch and mount their canvases. When unstretched, artwork can roll or sag when hung. Canvas stretcher bar moulding offers structure to your artwork with a strong, reliable backing.

It is also ideal for storage, as stretched and mounted artwork can be safely and easily archived.

Pine wood is most commonly used for canvas stretcher bar moulding. This solid, unyielding wood material is optimal s a canvas structure. It won’t bend or bow, even under the pressure of hanging from a wall.

First, lay your artwork across the stretcher bar moulding, with the blank side of your canvas against the wood. You should have extra canvas on each of the stretcher bar molding’s four sides. If you don’t, this means your stretcher bar moulding length’s too large.

Next, fold a single edge of your artwork down against the stretcher bart moulding. This should be done so that your folded canvas is hidden behind the frame. Secure this edge of canvas to the stretcher bar sticks using a staplegun.

Next, pull your canvas tight on the opposite side from the one you just folded. Take this opposite side’s edge and proceed to fold it behind your canvas stretcher bar sticks in the same manner. Secure with staples.

Lastly, repeat on your remaining two sides of canvas. When complete, your canvas should be tight against the frame of your stretcher bar molding and fastened to all four sides.

If you need guidance on how to complete a high quality framing yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Canvas framing is all about ensuring the longevity of your artwork.

When mounting canvas prints to your stretcher bar moulding, be mindful of material interaction. It is imperative to minimize the amount of canvas that touches the canvas stretcher frame. That is why each of your stretcher bar moulding lengths feature beveled edges. They are designed to minimize contact.

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