Please join us the afternoon of Sunday, April 24th for a FREE in-store demonstration on the Museo ALU Frame Stretcher System! 

About The Museo ALU Stretcher System

The Museo ALU Frame Stretcher System is designed exclusively for the professional artist trying to meet strict gallery & museum stretcher recommendations, the professional that works in large sizes (that would normally warp & bend), or artists seeking to step up their game to the best, most high tech stretchers available. Given the chosen painting surface speaks volumes about the seriousness as an artist, the Museo ALU Frame System will have your works museum-ready from the start, with no need to re-stretch from sub-standard wood or warped & bowed existing frames.

Lighter in weight than heavy duty wood stretcher bars, the Museo ALU Frame Stretchers provide a crisp true-to-square system that is truly revolutionary in construction & what options it affords artists, especially those who ship larger work to galleries, collectors, & clients. Crafted from durable aluminum, the Museo stretchers are edged with Norwegian spruce to provide a smooth, clean stretching bead, allowing ample room to back staple or nail your selected canvas or linen (with no edge ghosting). The system not only allows for tightening if needed with the Spanner hardware, but easily breaks down so that artwork can be rolled & tubed, with stretchers placed in a separate tube for ease of shipping.

Cross bars can be added at any time without disassembling, and the system is so strong that no cross braces are needed on sizes up to 48"! The revolutionary extender allows for making virtually any stretcher bar size, which combined with cross bracing, becomes completely dimensionally stable. Easily modify work that is already stretched with this system, to ensure compliance with different museum and gallery pre-requisites regarding bracing distances.

• Available in profile depths of 15⁄16" & 1¾"
• Warp free, lighter weight and more dimensionally stable than wood stretcher bars!
• Cross braces may be added at any time without disassembling
• No cross braces are needed on sizes up to 48"
• 6" extenders allow making up to 150" lengths
• Can be used for framed or frameless artwork presentation
• Lightweight, yet strong aluminum frame greatly reduces shipping weight for large canvases!