Don’t want the hassle of assembling your frame? We’ll do it for you. We make frames using our pine or poplar wood.
SHOULD I USE PINE OR POPLAR?
Poplar is a harder wood than pine which means that it is less likely to warp. However, it is also more expensive. So a fair question to ask is, “Do I really need the poplar?”. If both the length and the width of your frame are under 36”, then our ten plus years of experience with both types of stretcher bars is that you are fine with the pine. If one of the dimensions is more than 36” OR if one of the dimensions is more than double the other (i.e. 20” x 42”) than we would recommend going with the poplar.
We add cross bracing starting at 30” and two cross bars starting at 66”. So a 30” x 40” would have one cross bar in each direction. A 30” x 66” would have two 30” cross bars and one 66” cross bar per frame.
What size frame do you want?