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A recent entry in our photo contest showed a bar with decorative foot rail made from brass tubing.

My curiosity took over and I began to research the many uses for this shiny tubing product.

Van Dyke’s is known mostly for wood products and our wide selection of hardware and knobs. Brass tubing was a product I wanted to investigate further.

After all, one of the purposes of this blog is to showcase unique products carried by Van Dyke’s Restorers, and to give ideas, inspiration, and instruction in using the products.

Talking with our sales staff and viewing our supplier’s web site, I soon discovered that tubing has a lot of really cool uses.



Using sections of tubing and the variety of decorative components allows you to use your creativity to make your own custom bar foot rails, curtain rods, banisters, handrails, shower curtain rods, towel bars, entertainment centers, and so much more.

Brass and stainless steel tubing are popular materials for creating beautiful railings and crowd barriers of all kinds for home, office, transportation facilities, stadiums, theaters, banks, restaurants, hotels, and more.

These shiny materials have the look of gold or silver but are much more cost effective. Tubing is also used for many industrial and plumbing applications.

Cast from quality materials, . Van Dyke’s beautiful bar rail tubing, brackets, and tubing components are available in solid brass and stainless steel and come in 1 1/2 and 2-inch sizes and in your choice of 3 or 6-foot lengths.

Additional Components

In addition to tubing, we offer the ancillary components including elbows, end posts, center posts, tees, mounting brackets, flanges, finials, and end caps to turn your tubing project into a masterpiece.