Metal has been used as a base for home, office and industrial furniture for a long time. Initially, this role was played by an ordinary thin-walled round pipe. But, with the advent of alternative materials, square shaped pipes gained popularity. Having a specific shape, they withstand static and dynamic loads much better. Smooth edges provide a better and more reliable connection with other materials.
Square profile features
Both regular and stainless steel are used as a base. The second has a number of advantages, since it does not need additional protection against negative operating factors. The chrome-plated surface can act as a decorative material. The tubes will not need to be constructively hidden in the body of the furniture. Other features of the square tube are worth adding:
- Cold rolled, they have more technical advantages.
- They perfectly hold both classical and polymer, powder paint.
- Well suited for processing: cutting, welding, drilling.
- Does not lose its performance over time.
- Minimum weight as a basis for sturdy furniture.
The square tube has proven itself especially well as a base for commercial furniture. The finished product is particularly durable and resistant to mechanical stress. Virtually maintenance-free during day-to-day use.
The difference between a furniture pipe and an industrial analogue
For the production of the demanded profile, the manufacturer uses alloy and carbon alloys. And also stainless steel, as the most popular type of profile for home and office furniture. Products must have the following characteristics to be used as a furniture base:
- resistance to mechanical wear;
- high plasticity;
- a fairly light square profile;
- provide a solid build base.
Unlike aluminum, steel is much cheaper to manufacture and assemble. It is well suited for welding, steel bolting. A fairly versatile square profile can be used in other production and installation areas. A wide range of sizes will provide the best choice for existing consumer needs.