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What is "Stretcher" - Definition & Explanation

Horizontal supports between legs of a chair, table, chest, etc.
Piece of scrap material sewn to the cover were additional length is needed to fasten to the frame. This is used in areas that will not be seen in use of the completed piece. Used to provide additional strength or conserve costly material. In this sense, AKA "fly strip"

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