Local artist Asher Mains offers a discount custom stretched canvas service:
"Painters need canvas to work but stretched canvas from retailers can
get expensive. You also can’t get the exact size you imagine, you have
to get whatever is available. I have been stretching my own canvases
for years and when I realized how much people were spending on their
canvases I decided to step in.
I order 10 oz. pre-primed cotton canvas in bulk, cut my own strips of
wood to exact dimensions and stretch the canvas myself all so that I
can make the product more affordable for you. I enjoy helping
students, hobbyists and artists do what they love for a price they can
I’ve recently set up a site at www.stretchmycanvas.com where you can
go and order your custom canvases from me. There is even a pricing
tool so that you can see exactly how affordable it can be. I am
currently doing most of my work for the art students at Brookhaven
College and I would be happy to stretch your canvases as well!"