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Custom Made Canvases

Here at Rex we get a lot of requests for unique sized canvases. What if you wanted a 37.5" x 20.5"? Well, it used to be the only option we could offer was to sell you the bars, rounded to the nearest inch, and a full sized canvas roll. You then had the hassle and time spent stretching your own canvas and probably would have ended up with more canvas than you needed, as well as a staple gun, and canvas stretching pliers. Well, no longer... Rex Art is now proud to offer you high quality custom-made stretched canvases, built to your specifications and to suit your unique creations.

Finding the perfect canvas can be challenging, to say the least, but our custom canvases also have to meet our rigid quality standards. That's why we offer custom-sized, handmade canvases, made only with quality Heavy Duty 12 oz Fredrix Dixie 123 Primed Canvas and stretched on custom cut kiln dried US based wooden stretcher bars. No substandard material accepted here! We use only top quality materials stretched by skilled artisans exclusively for you! You need not be restricted by your canvas size any longer, spend time or extra money stretching your own canvases, or worry about the quality of the substrate. Set your creativity free!

Our custom made canvases come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee! If you receive a canvas that you are not completely thrilled with, please call us immediately and we will replace it at no charge to you whatsoever!

The Process

  1. The lumber (Basswood) is hand-selected locally, ensuring it has been kiln dried. The lumber is then allowed to acclimate to a room temperature of approximately 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit for five days. Allowing the lumber to acclimate helps reduce warping as long as the frame is in a controlled climate. Basswood is known for being very stable, resistant to moisture, which in turn translates into a very stable stretcher.
  2. The Basswood is rough cut and then planed to a smooth finish.
  3. Corners are cut into a tongue and groove.
  4. Corners are fitted and joined.
  5. Each frame receives corner bracing.
  6. Any frame over 40” receives cross bracing, as well as corner braces.  This provides a very rigid frame and also minimizes warping.
  7. Canvas is stretched by hand and stapled on the back for a gallery wrap finish.

All stretcher bars are key-able and are 1-3/4” thick by 1-5/8”. You may order any size canvas by width and height, down to the 1/4". Please use decimal points when entering fractions of an inch.

All custom canvas orders are made to order. Please allow 6 - 8 working days (holidays and weekends not included) for your order to be built and shipped.

Shipping time will vary based on your location, but allow an additional 3 - 5 working days for shipping. If you need your canvases sooner please call us before placing your order to discuss your needs. We are a family business and will work with you to meet your requirements

Please note: Our custom made canvases are made to order. Since our canvases are special order items they cannot be canceled or returned once your order has been placed. If you receive your order damaged in transit we will replace it at no cost for the same item only. Thank you.

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