Custom Driveway Gates for America’s Homes, Farms, Ranches & Estates

by JDR Metal Art

JDR Metal Art custom designs exceptional driveway gates which feature plasma cut silhouettes of horses, wildlife, trees & much more! We also build simple security gates and wrought iron driveway gates.

Custom driveway gates by JDR metal art with horse themed design.

Driveway gates made for Columbus, Ohio driveway entrance.

 Metal art front driveway gate with silhouettes of deer fox turkey pine oak trees.

We Supply Driveway Gates to Clients Nationwide

Using our custom design process, we work hand-in-hand with our gate clients to help them create the perfect gate for their drive entrance. Our barrier gates can be found securing driveways all across the lower 48 states.

Our clients receive:

  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • Free Gate Consultations
  • Fast Personalized Design Turnaround
  • Gates Built Any Size
  • Gates Built To Outlast Our Competitors
  • Maintenance Free Sealed Bearing Hinges
  • Durable Powder Coat Finish
  • Over 6000 Colors Available
  • Nationwide Delivery & Installation Available
  • DIY Support Available

Plasma Cut Entry Gates

Driveway gates with plasma cut wildlife deer silhouettes by JDR Metal Art

Plasma cut gates are our specialty craft. The design themes are practically unlimited. Our process for creating plasma cut gate designs is always centered around the customer’s needs. We work hand in hand with our customers to create the perfect design for their situation.

Custom Design Work

Our design prices range anywhere from free (for basic designs or minimal modification of most existing designs) to a $500 flat fee to create a brand new design.

Submit a picture of your driveway entrance and we can show you exactly how the gate will look once it’s installed!

Wildlife Gated Entry Themes

Ranch Entry Gate Themes

Ranch gates are a great way to keep livestock inside your property while keeping unwanted vehicles out. Our custom ranch gates are designed to integrate with your overall ranch theme. Your ranch is unique in it’s own way and ranch gates provide an opportunity to show it.


Whether your ranch needs a picket style gate or a plasma cut gate, we have the experience and talents needed to meet all your ranch gate design needs.

Dog / American Flag Gate Themes

Here’s a dog themed gate we built for a repeat customer located in California. She started the Military Mutts Ranch in Southern California.

Driveway gates with american flag design.

Farm Drive Gate Themes

Drive entry gates with silhouettes of cattle and a large metal oak tree.

Residential Plasma Cut Gates

Our residential gates with plasma cut metal art silhouettes cost the same or less than what many companies charge for their plain residential driveway gates. We also build plain residential driveway gates, of course, but it’s so much more fun when we can plasma cut personalized gates with names, logos, wildlife, livestock or other designs for our residential clients!

Ornamental driveway gates for atlanta residence with custom designed plasma cut scene.

Personalized Drive Gates

Plasma cut drive gates are a great way to personalize your drive entrance. We personalized these gates for a customer in Oklahoma. His children all love to golf so we designed this for their two sets of 16′ dual swing gates.

Driveway gates with silhouettes of golfers on a golf course.

Drive Entry Gates with Overhead Art

This overhead sign was plasma cut from 1/8″ steel sheet. The 16′ single swing gate beneath is cut from 3/16″ sheet steel and was left to rust to match the existing posts. It features 5 dogs and 3 horses.

Oklahoma city driveway gates featuring horses dogs fence metal art silhouettes.

Simple Picket Style Gates


We make simple picket style gates that are both smooth and sleek for an affordable price. They are great for securing recently built homes such as this one located on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio.

JDR Metal Art has built custom driveway gates for hundreds of clients nationwide. We’ve had the pleasure of working with customers from sea to shining sea!

Decorative Steel & Aluminum Security Gates

We build decorative gates from steel or aluminum. We most commonly use steel because it is very strong and durable. Steel is much more susceptible to corrosion than aluminum is when it is exposed it moisture and air.

Properly powder coated steel gates will be free of rust corrosion because the coating forms a protective barrier layer over the metal. If the gate is well maintained and any damage to it is promptly touched up with paint then any potential rust will be eliminated. Some people even want us to build rusty steel gates for them!

We also build aluminum driveway entry gates. Aluminum gate enclosures are an option for those who need a lighter gate or heightened corrosion resistance. Aluminum is less than half the weight of steel and has a very high strength to weight ratio. Aluminum will still corrode but at a slower rate than steel and without the unsightly orange rust streaking.

Affordable Nationwide Shipping & Installation Solutions

We do all the steel and aluminum welding and fabrication work at our shop which is located just outside Columbus, Ohio. We ship nationwide through a variety of the major US freight carriers. We also deliver and install our driveway gates anywhere in the US. We have developed a network of gate installers who are familiar with installing our gates in California, Florida, New York, Texas, and all across the US.

We Use The Heaviest Duty Materials Around

We use 1/8″ material thickness minimum for all gate construction. Most of the framing is 3/16″ wall thickness. The competition is often using steel less than half as thick as what we use. Their gates simply won’t hold up in the long run because there isn’t much to absorb the shocks a gate is liable to be subjected to over the years.

We prefabricate the posts and hinge block mechanisms for each gate we build. That allows for a simplified installation with no on-site welding required. The hinges bolt together and are adjustable so that the gates can be kept level. We use maintenance free sealed bearing hinges with a 2000lb load rating (per gate leaf). No greasing is required to keep the gates swinging freely. Our standard mounting posts are made from 4×4″ square tubing with a minimum of 1/4″ wall thickness. Once we complete the gates they are delivered nationwide to the end users; beautiful homes, farms, ranches, hunting and wildlife preserves, etc.

Powder Coated Driveway Entry Gate Finishing

It’s Eco-Friendly and Super Durable


Our in-house powder coating system helps us pass along lower costs to our clients. Because we get to see for ourselves that it’s being done right, it also ensures proper procedures are followed during every stage of the finishing process.

Our Powder Coating Capacity = 20′ long x 9′ tall x 4′ wide

We have the capacity to powder coat ornamental iron driveway gates up to 20′ long and approximately 9′ tall. It is extremely rare that there is a driveway gate too large for us to apply a powder coated finish to. We can also paint them when needed.

We finish it right the first time!

The most critical aspect of metal finishing is proper part preparation and pretreatment. We use sandblasting to remove all rust, mill scale, and dirt from the metal gate surface. We also add eco-friendly cleaning and pretreatment solutions to prepare a very clean oxide-free metal surface. This sets the foundation for an extended coating life. It also eliminates toxic impact upon our environment.

Each steel gate receives a coat of zinc rich primer for added corrosion resistance. This primer gives our steel gates an outstanding amount of resistance to the formation of rust, even when the powder coat has been scratched all of the way down to the metal. This is followed by top coats of exterior grade polyester powder coating that is baked to a beautiful finish. Some metallic finishes even get a clear coat or we can add a clear coat on special request! Our standard topcoat color is a 60% gloss black specially formulated for high color retention and resistance to the elements. There are many thousands of other colors available.

Aluminum gates are still sandblasted but they receive two coats of topcoat instead of any primer. The first layer of our polyester top coat acts as a primer layer on the aluminum. The second layer is essentially just an added layer of protection that we like to put on for an even longer finish life.

Powder coat is more durable than paint and yet any dings or scratches incurred during installation can quite easily be touched up with the corresponding Rustoleum paint color.

Automatic Driveway Entrance Gates

All of our metal art driveway gates are made to be automated with either solar and electric gate opener packages which can be installed by one of your local installers. We also know of numerous clients who have successfully installed the gate openers on their own.

Be sure to check out some of our recent gate projects at our Driveway Gate Blog.