Frames and Stretchers: Competitive Price and Faster Turnaround than Simon Liu!

Posted on January 17, 2019 by Alison Pierz

If you're looking for industry-leading quality interlocking keyed stretchers (American Traditional Stretchers) at a competitive price and even faster turnaround than Simon Liu, Preston Hand Built Artist Stretchers or Barronarts you've come to the right place! Frames and Stretchers Factory is located at 610 Smith Street on the Gowanus / Red Hook border in Brooklyn, convenient for all artists and galleries in this thriving art community and beyond. We offer superior interlocking canvas stretchers, as well as art shipping crates, pedestals and more with all the logistics needed to get your stretchers to you. 

Legacy interlocking stretcher canvas stretcher art stretcher keyed stretcher milling machine
Our master craftsman working on our highly specialized machinery

Our Legacy line interlocking keyed stretchers are created on our amazing precision milling machine, one of only two existing in the world! They're made from super strong, yet lightweight basswood and can be built to accommodate any size artwork. You won't believe your eyes when you see these masterly crafted works of art! All come with hardwood keys for the four outside corners as well as for all necessary crossbars. We also offer primed or unprimed canvas and linen and stretching so we can help you with your painting project from start to finish. We offer local delivery with flat rates to Manhattan, many areas of Brooklyn and Long Island City. Extra large stretchers can be built on site and installation is available on request. If you're not nearby, no worries, our logistics team will get your stretchers shipped to you fast and competitively priced. We even ship internationally.

oversized canvas stretcher art stretcherAn oversized stretcher being assembled on site at a gallery

Our many satisfied clients include David Krut Projects / William Kentridge, James Cohan Gallery, Anna ZorinaBryant Toth Gallery, the Ford Foundation and numerous artists, interior designers, and private collectors of all levels. Need yet another reason to choose Frames and Stretchers? Check out our outstanding museum quality custom framing - something you won't get from other stretcher manufacturers! We offer floater frames for works on canvas as well as unique designs for all types of works on paper. Our expert team will work with you to design the perfect frame for your unique work of art. Stop in at one of our three locations. In addition to our Brooklyn factory, you can find our showrooms in the historic Clemente Building on the Lower East Side and at our newest location in the NYA art center on Broadway in Tribeca, Manhattan. 

large oversized interlocking fine art stretchers
Stretchers ready to send out for an artist's gallery show. 


Posted in Custom Framing, frames and stretchers, Interlocking Stretchers

Massive 54' Stretcher Assembled and Installed in Less than a Week!

Posted on August 31, 2018 by Alison Pierz

When a big project comes along we spring into action! Our client needed a massive fifty-four foot by eight-foot stretcher built, installed and stretched with canvas within a week. We fabricated one of our custom "Legacy" interlocking stretchers in five sections for transportation, then assembled it on site using metal brackets to attach the different sections. We used two horizontal crossbars and a grand total of 20! vertical crossbars to lend support to the structure. 

On site crew assembling massive oversize custom interlocking stretcher bars
Out team assembling the stretcher on site

While on site we stretched a gesso primed canvas on the structure and installed it so that graphic artist and designer Timothy Goodman could set to work creating an original mural in just two days! Goodman is a popular graphic designer, illustrator, and author who uses text as his primary form of imagery. His art is manifested in myriad ways, from corporate projects for the likes of Starbucks and Airbnb to murals like the one created for the Ace Hotel in NYC. He's authored the well-known books 40 Days of Dating and Sharpie Art Workshop and his work is featured on a clothing line for Uniqlo. Goodman creates original content for his Instagram account under the title, Memories of a Girl I Never Knew. It was an honor to create this surface for him to work on. 

Stretching gesso primed canvas on interlocking stretcher
The canvas being stretched after assembly

The Frames and Stretchers team always welcomes design challenges whether it's framing fine art or producing the stretched canvas foundation for someone's unique original creation. Our factory at 610 Smith Street on the border of Gowanus and Red Hook in Brooklyn is the heart of our stretcher making business. We can produce any custom size you need or multiples for your upcoming exhibition. Stop by for a visit and see what we can make for you!

Artist Timothy Goodman mural for UniqloArtist Timothy Goodman creating one of his Sharpie murals (image courtesy of the artist)

Posted in Canvas, frames and stretchers, Interlocking Stretchers, stretcher

Introducing Frames and Stretchers Factory in Brooklyn!

Posted on April 25, 2018 by Alison Pierz

We're opening in Gowanus and Celebrating!

Frames and Stretchers Factory Brooklyn Interlocking Stretchers

GRAND OPENING: Saturday, April 28, 2018

OPENING HOURS: 11am - 4pm
LOCATION: 610 Smith St. Studio 1M, Brooklyn NY 11231 (F train to Smith & 9th St.)

Frames and Stretchers Factory Brooklyn Grand Opening

Frames and Stretchers is opening its second location, a museum quality stretchers factory in Gowanus / Red Hook and would like to celebrate with you.

Join us and score some awesome stretchers, enjoy a boozy brunch and a pop up art show by Miguel Trelles.

20% discount on brand new custom Interlocking stretchers and even bigger discounts on selected inventory.

This event is by invitation only. Please RSVP at:

Artist Miguel Trelles paintingMiguel Trelles artwork's closeup, part of the Pop Up Art Show

Frames and Stretchers Factory is a one of a kind resource for high-quality interlocking stretchers, handcrafted frames and shipping crates. We are excited to serve our new neighbors and the Brooklyn artist community!

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

Posted in Brooklyn art, frames and stretchers, Interlocking Stretchers