Oval tube

Oval steel tubing crafted from our high-quality stainless steel is a desirable alternative to standard round tubing for decorative applications such as metal handrail and balustrades. Timeless are the original elliptical tube supplier, now offering more sizes of oval tube than any other suppliers. We also form oval tubes from aluminium, titanium and copper and its alloys.

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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

Flat-sided 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 flat-sided oval tube from copper, brass, bronze and aluminium.

Find out more.

Stainless steel
Aluminium
Brass
Cupronickel

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.


Sizes

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.

Tolerances

Upon request, we will be able to 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 let us know 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.

The image above shows how dimensions are detailed
(for example, 23.5mm x 13.3mm x 1.5mm).

Sizes given below are for stainless steel

Tube Sizes
23.5mm x 13.3mm
30.5mm x 17.5mm
39.5mm x 20.5mm
43mm x 30mm
47mm x 25mm
50mm x 36mm
61mm x 37mm
71mm x 47mm
76mm x 50mm
80mm x 58mm
92mm x 56mm
121mm x 76mm
128mm x 70mm
143mm x 45mm
194mm x 129mm
200mm x 100mm
1.5mm
wall thickness
2mm
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3mm
wall thickness
2.77mm
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Applications for Oval Tube

Handrails
Balustrades
Guardrails
Luggage racks
Medical equipment
Door handles
Kick rails
Metal stair nosing
Boat Gunwales
Biminis and t-tops (boat rails)

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.

Find out more about international shipping.

Need help finding the right size and tube shape?

Speak with one of our tube specialists to find out how best to intergrate shaped tubing into your project. We can give you infomation on the best profile, metal, finish and dimensions for your application.

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We can develop new sizes

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We can develop new sizes

Don't see a size you need? Just specify the size you require in your message.

We can develop new sizes

Don't see a size you need? Just specify the size you require in your message.

We can develop new sizes

Don't see a size you need? Just specify the size you require in your message.

We can develop new sizes

Don't see a size you need? Just specify the size you require in your message.

We can develop new sizes

Don't see a size you need? Just specify the size you require in your message.

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