You are here
Cross braces are important. Remember that a painting may hang for years, and a long length of lumber can bow. Many artists require extra strength and stability in their stretcher bars and that is why BEST Artist Products manufactures high quality cross braces. BEST recommends cross braces for any length exceeding 36″. Use BEST Cross Brace Brackets to attach your brace to your frame.
The medium-duty and lightweight bars are manufactured from high quality white pine. The lightweight bars are extremely useful in small paintings. These bars can save you money and make framing a little easier. BEST stretcher bars are made by Jack Richeson & Co., Inc. in Kimberly, Wisconsin.
• Sold individually
• Caution: The lightweight bars are not for use on large paintings.
There's nothing like painting on a hand-stretched canvas! These durable imported stretching pliers have serrated jaws for a secure grip to produce an even, uniform stretching over stretcher strips or bars.
• 2.375" Wide
An innovative approach to using cross braces! Designed to fit all sizes of Richeson Cross Braces, our sturdy cross brace bracket is the ideal way to support a stretched canvas.
• State of the art design works with all sizes of stretcher bars
• Slotted design allows for finest adjustment of canvas tension
Jack Richeson Heavy Duty Clipboard Drawing Boards. The Jack Richeson & Company Drawing Boards are made of a strong hardboard with 2 heavy clips to hold your sketch pad firmly in place. Rounded corners and slot-handle for easy use and handling. A great tool for artists, architects, assessors, and surveyors. Firm and sturdy support for drawing. Includes an oversized rubber band to hold the bottom of your pad while it’s being moved.
Available in 2 sizes: 18 in x 18 in, and 23 in x 26 in.
Jack Richeson Heavy Duty Wooden Keys wooden keys work with our wood stretcher bars to adjust the tension of your canvas, so there is never a worry of sagging or drooping.
Use the corresponding key for your bar weight. Heavy-Duty bars require Heavy-Duty keys. Medium-Duty bars or Light-Duty bars require the Light/Medium Keys.
Richeson spent two years in the development of our Gesso Panels, resulting in a strong warp-resistant tempered panel. These panels are coated with a high quality acrylic gesso using a two coat waterfall system for the perfect lightly toothy finished surface. This surface will not separate from the panel but bonds perfectly, making it the perfect panel for all painters – professional as well as students.
Panel Sizes: 4 in x 4 in, 6 in x 12 in, 8 in x 8 in, 8 in x 10 in, and 9 in x 12 in.
Hardboard, which is also called high-density fiberboard, is a type of engineered wood. It is similar to particle board in the way it is manufactured, but it is much denser, stronger and harder. Unlike particle board, hardboard will not split or crack. 1/8" thick medium-density panels are perfect as a painting surface, mixing palette or for taping down watercolor paper. Value-priced panels make this product especially attractive for use by university and art college students.