Definitions for "Stretchers"
Where the feet are placed in a shell. They are adjustable fore and aft in the boat. For taller people, the stretchers want to be closer to the stern of the boat.
Cross bracing in the shell to which the shoes are attached; usually called footstretchers. Also refers to the wood or metal devices used on which the shells are placed when they are out of the water. These are also called slings.
Keywords:  joinery, bar, stool, chairs, strengthen
The horizontal bars that unite and strengthen the legs of chairs and other furniture.
The joinery between legs of a table or bar stool, providing stability.