French Style Stretchers

Recommended for

Restoring period pieces.

Design

An updated variation on the original.

Materials

Sugar pine.

Stretcher Bar Profile

Continuous bevel.

What is a French Style Stretcher?

Another rare specialty option.

Conservators turn to our French Style stretchers for the highly accurate, reliable restoration of period pieces.

Originally popular in late-19th-century France, the design features a miter joint on the face and a butt joint on the back (departing from earlier versions with a mortise and half miter construction).

Simon’s modification, incorporating an extra finger in the joint, provides additional strength.

Available in a flat back continuous bevel profile or a bevel back continuous bevel profile. Made with sugar pine and basswood for the crossbars.

Sizing Chart Information

In addition to the standard sizing options below, we can also accommodate custom requests.
Please inquire
.

Code Weight Available Bar Width Flat Back Thickness Bevel Back Thickness
S-FR
Regular
2 1/2''
3/4''
5/8''
Regular
2 3/4''
3/4''
5/8''
S-FM
Medium
2 3/4''
1''
3/4''
Medium
3''
1''
3/4''
S-FH
Heavy
2 3/4''
1 3/16''
7/8''
Heavy
3 1/2''
1 3/16''
7/8''
S-FE
Extra Heavy
3''
1 3/8''
1 1/8''
Extra Heavy
3 1/2''
1 3/8''
1 1/8''
S-FS
Super Heavy
4''
1 3/8''
1 1/8''
Super Heavy
4 1/2''
1 3/8''
1 1/8''

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