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Picture This XCIX

From the ‘what were they thinking?’ files, comes this eighteenth-century Windsor chair.

Primitive comb-back Windsor, circa 1780. (Robert Young)

The keen-of-eye might have noticed the H-stretcher’s unusual (and original) orientation which must have been the cause of many a painful Achilles tendon.

Jack Plane


Basket Stretcher - Southern Sales Direct

Basket Stretcher: The basket stretcher shell, has been designed to meet the most difficult of emergency situations.


Eight foot six
From toes through hips
To the far-off tips
Of fingers spread,
Little is said
Of such common things
Lost in the everyday – 94 more words


Stretching a painting

A few weeks ago I started making my own canvas stretchers, but I was only stretching blank canvases. Today I took an unfinished painting that I had started on an unstretched piece of canvas, built a stretcher to fit the dimensions of that painting, and stretched the painting onto the stretcher with the edges lined up. 99 more words

French gymnast who broke leg accidentally dropped by Rio paramedics from stretcher

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Image capture from Flash News’ YouTube video

Rio paramedics accidentally dropped French gymnast who suffered gruesome leg injury
Video showed gymnast’s stretcher suddenly dropping while being loaded into an a…


Stretcher building and Supports/Surfaces

Today, for the first time, I built a canvas stretcher. Until now, I’ve been painting on paper and unstretched canvas.

The process of building this made me think about the tradition of oil painting on canvas. 569 more words