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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.
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.