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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 Economy Painting Knives. This is a one-piece stamped painting knife that is available in 10 shapes.
• Offset Painting
• Made in Italy
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.
Jack Richeson Italian Painting & Pallete Knives. For painting in the impasto technique or mixing and scraping paint, these steel, trowel-style blades are great. This line offers a selection of 36 different blade shapes. These knives have been hand forged by the same family for over 100 years. Each knife is mounted to a hand polished rosewood handle. The size and shape of the blade result in great differences in spring and control.
• One-piece tempered steel
• Made in Italy
Jack Richeson Plastic Painting Tools. Safer to use than metal knives, these one-piece molded plastic knives are also more economical, durable and easy to clean. Sold as a set: Includes 1 each of 2-3/8" Offset Trowel #821, 2" Diamond Knife #850, 3-3/4" Straight Knife #850, 3" Offset Trowel #868, and Scotty Painting Knife #889 - or buy each piece individually, below.