Steel pipes are a classic piece of furniture, but can they be made in the home?
Well, if you ask the people who actually make them, the answer is yes.
We spoke with Dan Luscombe, the man who made all of them, about how they are made and what makes them so special.
“The best steel pipes are made with a combination of steel, concrete, wood and metals,” he told us.
“It’s a mix of what we call the ‘soft’ side and the ‘hard’ side.”
Dan Lusamets all of his pipes in the UK.
He said the steel is “soft” and is usually made from carbon fiber or polyethylene.
“The hard side of the steel has to be very strong and the soft side has to have a good strength and toughness,” he explained.
The steel pipes he makes for his company, Lusanets, are made using traditional methods.
“We use a very old, very traditional method that is called steam-rolled steel,” he said.
“I have a lot of experience in this process and it’s a very traditional process.”
The steel pipes that Dan Luscaws work with are made from steel.
He told us that most of his customers ask him what type of steel they are getting.
“Most of the time they get a steel pipe that is a good, old, reliable steel pipe,” he continued.
“Then, occasionally, there’s a little bit of an unexpected variation, but we always find that the pipes are always good and that’s why they’re all different.”
Dan said that, as he works with steel, he has to use a lot more steel than he might expect.
“This is not the way you can make a pipe that’s going to be easy to handle, that’s a good thing.
We have to be able to do that because if you have a steel tube, the pipe is going to break,” he added.
The pipe itself isn’t always as good as it looks.
Lusamy said that his pipes don’t look as good if they aren’t made with good quality steel.
“That’s one of the reasons we use steel, we don’t want it to be a pipe we can’t handle.
You can’t expect to be happy with your pipe if it doesn’t have that little extra touch,” he joked.
Dan said the pipe should be able take on a good amount of abuse, and is designed to last longer than a regular pipe.
“If it’s going in, it should last for a very long time,” he assured us.
We are told the pipe can take a good beating.
Dan also told us the pipe itself should be “light” so you can carry it around without worrying about it breaking.