Brace Bar Profile for Stretcher Bars

Brace Bar Profile for Stretcher Bars
£3.86 Ex Vat per
954 metres available More expected Monday 18 Jul 22


L1939 Brace Bar Profile for Stretcher Bars

With larger or odd-shaped stretcher frames for canvas, there is often a need to fit brace bars to minimise bowing of the frame

Many LION stretcher bars are notched for ready-made brace bars with tongues on each end to fit.

This alternative method uses moulded brace bar sockets which screw onto the inside faces of opposite stretcher bars. The back face of a socket is 72mm x 19mm with two holes for screws.

The wooden brace bar strip profile, 18mm x 44mm, is square cut to length and laid into the sockets. Oval holes take screws and allow for the effective length to be adjusted. 

Please order in metres, we will round up to the nearest full length. Lengths are usually 3m but can vary.

Brace Bar Strip wood profile used in combination with Brace Bar Sockets have a variety of uses:

• Retro-fit to stretched canvas frames where brace bars have not been fitted

• Fit to Stretcher Bars that do not have a cut-out for Brace Bars or where the correct size Brace Bar is not available. Slotted screw holes in the Sockets allow for re-tensioning

• Add strength to stretcher frames made with stretcher profile in lengths

• Use to strengthen traditional frames where there is sufficient rebate depth

Brace Bar strip profile is 18mm x 44mm and is supplied in varying lengths, typically around 3m. Please order in metres, we will round up to the nearest full length.

L1939  Brace bar strip profile 18mm x 44mm  

See also:

7235     Brace Bar Sockets for 18mm x 44mm brace bar strip profile  

Check out our full range of canvas stretcher profiles in lengths, many also available as bars, mitred and slotted 

L1399   24mm x 44mm Premium

L1470   28mm or 40mm Two-Way

L1519   44mm x 44mm Gallery

L1619   20mm x 34mm Standard

L1947   38mm x 35mm XP Contract

L2459   18mm x 44mm Classic

Product information updated April 2020

Ordering information

  • Order in metres, we will round up to the nearest full length.
  • Lengths vary between 2.7m and 3m.
  • Approximate box quantity: 30m. Speak to your Area Sales Manager about box quantity pricing.



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PUB005 Stretching Fine Art Canvases.pdf - 1.94 MB


PUB118 Wooden Stretcher Bars and Brace Bars.pdf - 1.15 MB



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