At Modern Mitre, we are able to stretch canvas. Using stainless steel staples and strainer stock is the proper way to preserve, and at the same time prepare, the canvas to be framed in its final presentation. Most canvas art comes pre-stretched, but in a lot of cases when you go on vacation over-sea's you might have the opportunity to purchase a floppy, or rolled canvas from an art dealer. Have no fear, we can help you out with getting it out of that tube and onto your wall.
We use strainer stock made from finger jointed pine, which is available in multiple shapes and sizes. This allows us to either perform a standard wrap or a gallery wrap. Depending on the look that you're going for you can then hang the canvas directly on the wall, frame it further in a standard frame or use what is called a floater frame. Floater frames are typically the type of frame used with canvas and textile art. The L shaped moulding is designed to space the art off of the sides by 1/4 to 1/2 inch. This gives the artwork some breathing room and the artwork takes on the appearance as if it is floating inside of the frame.
If you have any questions about this process please contact us and we'll be happy to help.