How to Stretch a Canvas

Alison Wong, the master mind behind Butter Projects in Royal Oaks Michigan, leads us through the process of building a canvas stretcher.

  1. On a table saw, rip lumber at a 15 degree angle down the length of board.
  2. On a miter saw, make 45 degree cuts on the ends of your framing pieces.
  3. Glue, clamp, and screw together all four sides of your stretcher bars.
  4. If necessary cut, glue, clamp, and screw cross braces on the interior of your frame.
  5. Measure and cut enough raw canvas to wrap around your stretchers.
  6. Stretch and staple canvas to the frame – beginning in the center and working your way around, alternating from opposite sides.
  7. Fold corners and staple.
  8. Canvas is now ready to be painted with gesso primer.
Take a closer look at Alison’s stunning artwork here.
Alison is wearing styles from the Carhartt Women’s Spring 2016 Collection.

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