Making canvas frames

b0bd0db0bd0d Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Artist's Corner
I've been making wooden frames to stretch canvas on for the painting of things. I actually making the frames from planks of wood, not buying stretcher frames. Anyway, I'm using carpet tacks to attach the canvas to the frame and I'm getting a lot of cracking when I nail in the tacks. What's a good wood to use for the frames that won't crack? Or should I just go buy a staple gun and some fancy staples?

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  • MangoesMangoes Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
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  • Forbe!Forbe! Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Pine is what I usually made mine out of. 1x2 and some 1/2 inch quarter-round.

    Drilling pilot holes a size or two smaller than your brads is helpful, as well.

    Also, gluing on top of bradding helps too.

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