- Elegant in design, offering a superior aesthetic to standard round tubing
- Ergonomic and tactile
- Ideal for handrails and balustrades
- Commonly used in architectural and marine applications
- Sweeping arcs or tighter fixed radius bends available
- Connects with bespoke joiners for easier fabrication and a high-end finish
Over 45 different sizes of stainless steel oval tube and multiple wall thicknesses
From 23.5×13.3×1.5mm to 200×130×3mm.
Most popular sizes
- 23.5 × 13.3 × 1.5mm
- 39.5 × 20.5 × 1.5mm
- 47 × 25 × 1.5mm
- 61 × 37 × 3mm
Simple yet sophisticated metal tube design
Founded by Timeless Tube in 1987, the iconic oval tube is simplistic in design and yet it offers so much more than standard round tubing.
Carefully developed over the years, the elliptical oval tube profile combines a gentle aesthetic together with an ergonomic shape, making it inviting to the touch as well as appealing to the eye. When used as a handrail or balustrade, it can be joined by welding our specially designed joiners into the tube without any visual defects, creating an uncompromising, seamless form (oval tubing can even be dry joined with our joiners if welding is not an option).
Stainless steel (INOX) and other metals
Oval tube is most commonly formed from stainless steel 304L and 316L, thanks to the extreme durability of these metal grades. When we form this tube from ‘marine grade’ stainless steel 316L it can be used externally, due to its high resistance to corrosion. For decorative or restorative applications, we can also create oval tube from copper, brass, bronze and aluminium.
Joiners for connecting Oval shaped tubing
We currently offer a system of joiners for oval and twisted oval tubing, which enable you to produce handrail and balustrades with uncompromising, seamless joins. If you have a large project that requires joiners for other tube profiles then speak to us to find out more.
Fabrication services for oval tube
As the originator of oval tubing, we have 30 years’ expertise in shaping, bending and fabricating this tube profile. Ask any professional tube bender and they will tell you that bending an oval tube is more complex than bending a round tube because it has two axis. We have the tooling and the expertise to create bends in oval tubing – from tight bends to sweeping curves. We offer this profile in smaller sections of rolled or fixed radius bends.
If you need your oval tubes polished, we have specialised machines for oval tube polishing (or we can polish by hand, depending on the finish and quantity of tubing required).
If you choose to use our joiners to connect your stainless steel oval tubes, we can weld them together then polish out the weld seam for a seamless, high-quality finish.
Using Timeless Tube for your bending, welding and polishing can save you time and money, plus you have the added assurance that expert tube manipulators who understand shaped tubing will be working on your application.
Stainless steel and aluminium 5083 Oval tube profiles are sold in lengths of 5.8m (the manufacturing process reduces the standard 6m length by 0.2 metres).
Can’t see the tube sizes you need in the table? Contact us about custom-sized tubing; we may able to fabricate a new size to meet your project requirements. Or download our brochure, which contains sizing information for existing aluminium and brass tubing too, as well as all stainless steel sizes.
If required, we can find out wall thickness tolerances from our metal suppliers. Typically the tolerance levels of wall thickness are extremely minimal and any small variations in thickness do not affect further fabrication or the end application. However, it is important to tell us if the tolerance is critical to the application before you place an order. For example, if the shaped tubing component needs to go inside another component, or if the tubing has to house a component, any variation in wall thickness could be critical.
Applications for oval tube
- Street signs
- Door handles
- Decorative shrouds
- Luggage racks
- Queue management systems
- Generator cooling coils
- Metal stair nosing
- Cable housing
- Medical equipment
- Laboratory equipment
- Kick rails
- Boarding ladders
- Assisted living equipment
- Hoists and cranes
- Telescopic tubing
International order? We ship oval tube overseas
Our clients come to us from across the globe for our unique shaped tubing and specialist tube fabrication. We can ship our oval tube to North America and Europe in as little as 48 hours. Our freight team will work to meet your transit times and budget; get in touch to discuss shipping options.
Need help finding the right size and tube shape?
Speak with one of our tube specialists to find out how best to integrate shaped tubing into your project. We can give you information on the best profile, metal, finish and dimensions for your application.