Driveway Gates Ocala Florida – Aluminum Horse Design

Driveway Gates for Horse Farm

JDR Metal Art builds driveway gates for horse farms and ranches nationwide. These 14′ dual swing driveway gates are going to an equine farm in Ocala, Florida.

These gates designed & manufactured from marine grade aluminum by JDR Metal Art.

Custom Aluminum Driveway Gates

Artwork Plasma Cut from 3/16″ Thick Aluminum Sheets

Here are some nice and shiny looking  6′ x 8′ sheets of 3/16″ thick aluminum that we’re using as the canvas for our metal art project. The sheets will be welded into a 2×2″ square tubing frame a little later.

Aluminum sheet for custom farm gate in Ocala, Florida.

Plasma Cutting Driveway Gate Designs:

The gate design is going to be cut out on a plasma table.

Plasma cutting is a process that we use to turn stock metals such as steel, aluminum or iron into intricate shapes for decorative driveway gates.

Not only will these gates be decorative, they will also be very durable since we are using 3/16″ thick aluminum which is much thicker than a typical  boat hull.

Plasma Cutting Aluminum

In this video clip you can see what it looks like when we’re cutting aluminum.

The light from the electrical arc in the plasma torch is very bright and hot, many thousands of degrees of heat and swirling plasma gas creates a clean cut directly through the metal.

Framing It Up Prior to Welding

These are dual or double swing gates. Each panel is 7′ wide. They are also 5′ tall on the ends and 6’4″ tall in the center. The gate frame consists of 2″ square tubing, 3/16″ wall thickness.

All the ends of the aluminum tubing are miter cut to a 45 degree angle, then beveled prior to welding for maximum strength.

Aluminum is very lightweight compared to steel, not a huge amount of strength is needed at the weldments to ensure these gates will never bend or sag under their own weight.

Everything is welded together using an aluminum spoolgun, which is one of the more challenging welding process to become proficient with. With aluminum fabrication it is important to clean the metal prior to welding in order to achieve the highest strength. Any oils in the weld puddle can create porosity in the weld and poor fusion of the metals.

Horse farm driveway gate with plasma cut horse and fence design.

 

Ocala driveway gate with aluminum horse and fence design.

 

Aluminum driveway gate on welding table.

More to follow..

 

Custom Gates Tampa Florida | Aluminum Horse Theme

Custom Gates Tampa

Custom driveway gates in the Tampa / Bradenton area, handcrafted from aluminum by JDR Metal Art.

Another time critical project delivered as promised. This one went from completed design to residential delivery & installation in 2 weeks, just in time for a special birthday party.

These gates were designed to match our client’s existing mural.

Custom driveway gate design with horses and dog silhouettes.

Driveway entrance with custom gated access controls. Design of horses on driveway gates.

Each gate panel hangs from block columns that have a stone veneer.

They are automated with Viking gate openers by a local gate automation expert we have worked with on installing numerous gate projects.

These driveway gates, like all our others, were built to last a lifetime.

Contact us for a same day quote or give us a call..833 JDR GATE.

Ex.: Wildlife, Pets, Equine, Trees, Farm, Ranch, Residential, Simple, Traditional, etc.

West Palm Beach Florida Custom Aluminum Gates

West Palm Beach Florida Custom Gates

Swamp Themed Metal Art Design

These beautiful aluminum driveway gates were designed, handcrafted and given a beautiful powder coat finish by JDR Metal Art.

We worked with our West Palm Beach, Florida customer to modify a design for him based on a set of Louisiana driveway gates we had previously built in 2017.

The customer’s driveway entrance is 14′ wide. Each gate panel is 6’4″ tall at the peak and 7′ wide and weighs less than 100lbs. The installation of the gates will be provided by Budget Fence and Gate of West Palm Beach, Florida.

All material, both the square tubing frame and the silhouette art, is very heavy duty 3/16″ thick.

The gate panels will each hang from a stucco finished column for which we also made custom mounting brackets for our super-duty hinges to attach to.

   

Interested in a custom driveway gate? Feel free to contact us to learn more or check out our design info page to learn more about how easy it is to get the perfect gate design for your driveway entrance!

Ex.: Wildlife, Pets, Equine, Trees, Farm, Ranch, Residential, Simple, Traditional, etc.

Aluminum Driveway Gates with Heavy Duty Frame & Whitetail Antlers

Aluminum Driveway Gates

With Heavy Duty 2×4″ Rectangular Tube Frame

Customized for Tennessee Property by JDR Metal Art

Sometime people want an extra heavy duty rust free gate so here is one with a 2x4x1/4″ aluminum rectangular tube frame.

Although we used such a thick tube for the frame, the fact that it’s all constructed from aluminum means that the weight stays under 150 lbs. per leavy

The design incorporates a whitetail deer antler theme for our client who is located in Tennessee.

The antler silhouettes are plasma cut from 3/16″ thick aluminum sheets.

Each gate panel has mitered seams with beveled weld joints for extra strength.

The top of each gate panel has an S-curved arch

We powder coated everything in a fantastic looking flat black finish after sandblasting and pretreating all the aluminum to extend the life of the coating.

 

Aluminum driveway gate with whitetail antlers

Custom Aluminum Ornamental Driveway Gates | Texas Deer Theme

Aluminum Ornamental Driveway Gates

28′ Dual Swing Texas Deer Design

Texas Driveway Gates Deer Aluminum Rough Draft Design by JDR Metal Art 2016

Here is a custom designed aluminum ornamental driveway gate built for a client located in Texas by JDR Metal Art.

Each of the gate panels are 14′ wide, totaling 28′ in width.

Aluminum is an extremely light material. Each of these gate panels weigh only about 125 lbs, roughly 1/3 of what a similarly sized steel gate would weigh.

Plasma Cut Aluminum Gate Silhouettes

Using a plasma cutter, we hand cut all the silhouettes for these aluminum driveway gates. It leaves a nice clean cut that looks great.

Driveway Gates with Duck Silhouettes by JDR Metal Art.jpg

Powder Coated Gate Finishing

We apply two coats of “Super Durable” exterior grade semi-gloss powder coat finish to our aluminum gates. The first coat acts as a primer and the second coat adds another layer of protection against the elements.

The powder sticks to the gate by means of an electrostatic charge. Once the whole gate is sprayed we push it into our curing oven. There it is baked at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. When the part comes out of the oven it is 100% cured. We do our powder coating in-house so we know everything is done right.

Driveway Gate Powder Coating

Crating & Shipping

We ship aluminum driveway gates nationwide. We build a wood crate on top of a shipping skid, then package the gate with blankets and foam. A lid is put over the top and everything strapped down securely to arrive in excellent condition every time.

Texas Aluminum Gates with Deer Scene by JDR Metal Art

Aluminum Entry Gate Fabricators

JDR Metal Art specializes in fabricating metal art driveway gates from aluminum sheet metal. We custom design and build many other aluminum driveway gates also. There is a large demand for these gates because they are incredibly lightweight and durable. Aluminum is also much more corrosion resistant than steel. Oceanside applications are common for our gates. Contact us today to get started on your custom aluminum driveway gates!

Custom aluminum gate fabricators JDR Metal Art

Ex.: Wildlife, Pets, Equine, Trees, Farm, Ranch, Residential, Simple, Traditional, etc.