Stretcher Bars from LION

LION offer 4 ranges of cut & slotted stretcher bars and 3 ranges of matching brace bars. Also, 6 stretcher bar profiles to mitre cut and join plus a range of accessories.

Stretcher Bars

Stretcher bars are cut & slotted for easy assembly and tensioning with wedges later. Bars are supplied with wooden wedges

S Standard Stretcher Bars, 35mm x 19mm, in lengths of 203mm to 1220mm, click here. Use with BB brace bars

P Premium Stretcher Bars, 44mm x 20mm lip, in lengths of 203mm to 1524mm, click here. Use with BP brace bars

The above are supplied to the listed lengths

G Gallery Stretcher Bars, 44mm x 44mm, in lengths of 203mm to 2000mm, click here. Use with B Brace bars

XP Contract Stretcher Bars, 35mm x 38mm, in lengths of 203mm to 914mm, click here. Brace bars not available

The above are supplied 3mm shorter than the listed lengths

Brace Bars

Stretcher bars from 762mm are notched in the centre of the back  to allow brace bars to be fitted. Brace Bars are notched in the centre of one face to allow them to cross

Click here for BB Brace Bars 34mm x 15mm, to use with S Standard Stretcher Bars

Click here for BP Brace Bars 44mm x 14mm, to use with P Premium Stretcher Bars

Click here for B Brace Bars 44mm x 16mm, to use with G Gallery Stretcher Bars

Stretcher Bar Profiles

LION stock six profiles of stretcher bars in lengths, made in Baltic pine. They are to be mitre cut and joined on normal framing equipment. Stretcher frames made this way do not allow easy tensioning of the canvas. Priced per metre and supplied in approximately 3m lengths.

L1619 Standard profile, 34mm x 20mm.

L1399 Premium profile, FSC, 44mm x 24mm Not an exact match to the profile of slotted Premium stretcher bars.

L1519 Gallery profile, FSC, 44mm x 44mm.

L1947 Contract profile, 35mm x 38mm.

L1470 Two-way profile, FSC, 40mm x 28mm.

L2459 Classic profile, 44mm x 18mm.

Stretcher Bar Accessories

Click here to view Brace Bar Sockets, which are adjustable.

Click here to view the range of moulded Stretcher Bar Wedge Retainers.

Click here to learn about MountCor for Canvas – for low-temperature dry mounting of digitally printed canvas.

More Info

Stretched canvases can lose tension over time. Slotted corner joints allow the customer to tap wooden wedges, supplied with each pair of stretcher bars, into the corner, opening it up very slightly and re-tensioning the canvas

Our stretcher bars are made to the highest specification and subject to careful quality control throughout production. Special attention to the shaping of the bar and corner joints guarantees that our bars fit neatly together and lie flat against the wall

LION stretcher bars are purpose made, ready to assemble into almost any size. All have a radiused lip so the stretched canvas face will not show an imprint of the bars. This also minimises the risk of the ink film cracking

- No special tools are needed to assemble cut & slotted Stretcher Bars. We recommend a soft faced hammer to tap the corners together.

- Wooden wedges are supplied with every pair. They are tapped into the corner slots to allow re-tensioning of canvas. To stop them dropping behind between canvas and bar, secure with wire or Wedge Retainers.

Product information published May 2021