Recently in Brushed Steel Category

Stoneline's Axis and Radian lines feature brushed steel leg plates for a bold, modern look. Our steel plates are hot rolled: at the mill, molten steel is passed through rollers to flatten & shape the bar of steel. The rollers leave unpredictable character on the steel surface, often in a linear pattern. This is due to bits of slag being pressed through the rollers on top of the steel plate. 

We rub over and highlight this character with our regimented scratching technique, to create our Cross-Hatch and Light Cross-Hatch steel finishes. Our cross-hatch finish dominates the look, though the underlying texture will be visible on each leg plate. 

Occasionally our clients prefer a pristine cross-hatch design with no unpredictable texture. In those cases, for an additional charge we can use cold-pressed steel for our leg plates. Cold pressing does not create slag to leave marks on the steel. 

However, we encourage our customers to see the texture from hot pressing as we do: one of the details that make our tables special. Not a flaw but character that makes the table unique. 

Before shipping a custom designed table, our artisans assemble the table and make any adjustments necessary to make sure all the parts fit together perfectly.

For this oval conference table with brushed steel base and granite top, the process took artisans Rob, Bart, Mace and Brian almost three hours. Now watch it happen in thirty seconds! Press "play" to begin the slide show:


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Metal Office Furniture Care and Maintenance


Metal is a hard, durable material, and furniture made of metal typically requires far less maintenance than wood. Use these tips to get the most from your metal furniture.

Brushed Steel
Brushed Steel leg plates are finished with a Hand rubbed Oil finish and sealed with a Clear Satin Conversion Varnish finish. With normal use the finish and sealer should never need to be reapplied. Brushed Steel is subject to corrosion, therefore we do not recommend outdoor use in coastal areas, or exposure to rain. 

During processing at the mill, molten Steel is passed through rollers to flatten & shape the bar of Steel into a 1/2" inch thick plate. The rollers leave unpredictable character on the Steel surface, often in a linear pattern. We rub over and highlight this character with our regimented scratching, but each leg plate will retain the underlying character from the hot rolling process. The bottom of leg plates have a Cork barrier applied to protect floors. Stoneline uses Brushed Steel in the Axis and Radian table lines.

Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel panels are systematically brushed with a horizontal line pattern. As stainless Steel does not oxidize, no finish is necessary. However, both the Quadrant and Crescent table lines, which use Stainless Steel, also include wooden components. So we do not recommend locating these tables where they will be exposed to rain.

A cross-hatch pattern is hand scratched into the surface of 5/8" Aluminum plate. The scratch finish is on the pedestal part of the Vector table only. Solid Aluminum crossbars have a brushed texture and a Clear Satin Conversion Varnish finish. With normal use, the finish should never need to be reapplied. Aluminum is subject to corrosion from water, though not to the same degree as Brushed Steel. Therefore we do not recommend outdoor use in coastal areas, or exposure to rain. Stoneline uses Aluminum in the Vector table line.

Stoneline Designs' Quadrant line features brushed steel panels riveted to a wooden frame. 

Stainless steel is known for its ability to be a clean surface that resists corrosion and rust.  Stainless steel responds well to cleaning as long as certain rules are followed.

  • Routine cleaning can be accomplished by buffing with a soft cloth. This is the least risky option for cleaning our stainless steel products.  Wipe in the directions of the polish lines.
  • If you've had staining or need to polish your stainless steel, a stainless steel cleaner may be a good option.  Some of these cleaners and polishes can help minimize scratching and remove stains.  They also can polish stainless steel surfaces nicely.  Read the directions on the stainless steel cleaner and test in an inconspicuous spot.  Be sure to rinse thoroughly and towel dry.  After cleaning you should reapply a protective wax.  Stoneline Designs uses and recommends Gleem by Saffelle.  This product is a cleaner which contains a wax to protect the surface.  All of our stainless steel tables are cleaned and polished with this before shipping. 

Pictured above is Stoneline Designs' Quadrant Conference Table with brushed steel panels on a Maple frame.  The large conference table top is made from our Patterned "Scratched" Glass.  Companion pieces such as credenzas, pedestals, media cabinets, consoles and dining tables are also available.

Stoneline Designs is pleased to add the Tangent Conference Table to our line of executive conference room furniture.
The Tangent Conference Table (shown above with Frosted and Opaque Frosted glass table top) features two Steel plates combined in Oval or "Scround" shapes to form the stout base that includes levelors underneath. A 4" Square central column is flanked by 2 or 4 side supports in Brushed Aluminum, Wood or Sand-blasted Steel. Round or Square tables 48" and below do not need the side supports but they can be added as an option. Sand-blasted Steel rails with integrated leveling are bolted to a top shape (oval or Scround) that caps the column and side supports. A top rail support structure holds multiple piece tops for large conference table sizes. 

The Tangent table can include either our wiring grommet or wiring trough for integrated power and data outlets. Wiring is concealed in the center column in the pedestal, and is designed to sit over a floor outlet.

Case Study: Credenza and Bookcase

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Stoneline recently completed this credenza and bookcase for a private home in Asheville, NC. 
The pieces, from our Axis and Radian lines, both feature Anigre wood, cross-hatched brushed steel, and our "Scratched" glass. The bookcase and credenza work well with the client's art collection and modern design sense.

Here's what our client had to say when the first piece was delivered:

"I commend your crew. The delivery was quite professional and compact. We appreciated the phone call from Bart, zeroing in on the timing, as well as his complete and confident assembly of the unit. I guess that goes with being one of the craftsmen involved in construction. 

"That brings me to the piece itself. Absolutely beautiful, exactly what I had anticipated since I had visited your factory earlier and had seen some pieces first hand, fits into the decor of our home perfectly -- these are just a few of the expressions of satisfaction that Michael and I uttered after your crew left. I'm sure they were aware of how pleased we were, as we were oohing and ahhing the entire time they were here! A well-chosen piece,artfully designed, and constructed with quality and precision. I could go on and on. Thank you for creating this unit which we are proud and lucky to own. "

Thanks so much, it really means a lot to us. And thanks for the photos: we love seeing our pieces in such a beautiful home! 

Case Study: Bed

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Stoneline recently completed this platform bed with built-in nightstand for a contemporary home.  

Designed in our Axis line, the bed includes steel I-beams and Maple wood for a modern look. 


We custom designed this office furniture suite for a modern home office. The writing desk, credenza and hutch, all from the Axis line, feature brushed steel and dark wenge stained wood which looks good against the brick wall and hardwood floor. Our patterned "Scratched" glass finish adds a modern flair.


Stoneline Designs has just completed design and installation of a home office including computer desk and custom wall unit. The client needed modern furniture for a beautiful contemporary home in Austin TX. The room where the office was to be located includes a glass wall overlooking a garden. Such strong architectural design demands equally strong furniture design. So they turned to Stoneline.

The computer desk, from our Axis line of office furniture, includes a wiring channel to conceal cables running to the computer stored under the desk. The wall unit was custom designed for the space and to coordinate with the Axis desk.

Next time: more photos and a report on the project from our on-site installer.

Contact Stoneline for a quote on your next contemporary furniture project.