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  • Shane Drew

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    October 1, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    quote Michael Potter:

    Any Picture framing supplier should be able to supply the stretcher bar moulding They are usually about 3meters in length. Pine with a basic rectangular profile one corner is rounded and the top surface has a slight angle to keep the canvas of of the bar when stretched. Framers cut at 45 degrees then underpin at any size. when stretching with a hand stretcher the pivot point hooks under the inside bottom edge. so you shouldn’t have any problems. If I can help further just pm me ( my wife is a picture framer and has made many many stretcher frames including a 1800mm x 1200mm indigenous art piece.
    Cheers Mike

    His wife is an excellent framer I might add. One of her stretched canvas jobs hangs proudly in my house .