Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Adjust-a-Frames:  Two Half Frames 

A lot of folks don't like Evertite stretcher bars because of their expense and weight. For those who would like something along the same lines that is lighter and about two-thirds of the cost, there is the Adjust-a-Frame.  It is tightened using the same size hex wrench that Evertites use.  These wrenches can be picked up at the hardware store.  Just take one stretcher bar so you know which size to buy.  

Another View


From Anne Booher who has used the Adjust-a-Frames for years--

"Adjust-A-Frames do not have a web site. They are made by Mr. Coffman and 
it is strictly word of mouth as far as I know. You can reach the Coffmans 
at or (847) 639-4936. This is the information which comes on a sticker on each of his frames.

The frames are made out of light weight wood and are 1 1/2" wide and 
3/4" deep. You order them in half frame or whole frames sizes. In other 
words if I was ordering a set of 14 x 14,  I would get a full frame (4 sides) 14" 
long each. I email Mr. Coffman my order and he sends it 

out UPS, usually within a week. His wife sends the invoice out when the 
order is shipped and I send her a check."

Anne took photos of two pairs of Adjust-a-Frames for us so you can get a sense of what they look like and how they work.

Close Up of Screws and Holes
Many thanks to Anne and the other members of NP Etc. who provided the above information!  Also thanks to Canvases Be Gone for posting photos.

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  1. Interesting. I may have to try these.

  2. I have used these frames and can highly recommend them.