Cross Braces

We recommend cross braces for any frame over one metre in length to add extra stability. The A&B braces are recommended for square frames with both sides over a metre long, and the single C brace is most effective for rectangular frames where one side is less than a metre long.

All cross braces are manufactured from our 18x44mm Probar. The bars will be slotted for the cross brace to fit. The Exhibition profile is the only bar with a recess which the cross brace can sit on without the need for the bar to be slotted.

Please call: 01476 570 520 or email: if you would like any advice and we will be happy to help.

Cross Brace - A

With a 44mm centre cut out and end lips to the top of the bar the A brace fits the recess or designated slot in the frame. This is fitted prior to the B brace being fitted.

The A and B cross braces are recommended for frames over 1 metre, especially with narrow profiles.

Cross Brace - B

The 44mm centre cut out is at the bottom of the bar to fit neatly over the A cross brace. The end lips remain at the top of the bar to fit the recess or slot in the frame.

Cross Brace - C

The C brace is a single support brace without a centre cut out.

The C brace is recommended to fit along the short side of rectangular frames to ensure the canvas remains tight.