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    Hello!

    What would you call a "metal tube" on a chair? A metal tube, metallic tube or pipe?

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    Default Re: metal tube

    What kind of metal tube? Can you be more descriptive? My chairs don't have any metal tubes (sounds painful!)

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    Default Re: metal tube

    This is a link to a picture of a chair with metal tubes:

    Google Images

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    Default Re: metal tube

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    This is a link to a picture of a chair with metal tubes:

    Google Images
    Your link just opens the google images page. Please link a specific picture. Thank you.

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    Default Re: metal tube

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    What would you call a "metal tube" on a chair? A metal tube, metallic tube or pipe?

    CHeers
    Will
    The chair could have a tubular metal frame or legs made of a tubular metal.

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    Default Re: metal tube

    Will.
    It's commonly called tubular steel, or whatever the metal might be. Chairs made of bent metal tubing are usually called tubular chairs. They are sometimes called tube chairs, but this can also refer to an item where the whole chair is tube-shaped, like a large pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Your link just opens the google images page. Please link a specific picture. Than you.
    That's what I dit but apparently it's not working.

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    Cool Re: metal tube

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    Will.
    It's commonly called tubular steel, or whatever the metal might be. Chairs made of bent metal tubing are usually called tubular chairs. They are sometimes called tube chairs, but this can also refer to an item where the whole chair is tube-shaped, like a large pipe.

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    Thank you all for your help.

    In fact, what I want to say is : the frame of the chair is made of metal. Some of the tubes of the metal frame are damaged... Is the use of "tube" correct? Would it be better to say "pipe"?

    CHeers

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    Default Re: metal tube

    I would say "part of the tubular frame is damaged", "pipe" is not really appropriate in this case. A pipe is more commonly a conduit for something, like a water pipe or gas pipe.

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    Default Re: metal tube

    Tubular Chairs is a lesser known album by Mike Oldfield's brother Dwaine.

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