California Driveway Gates | Custom Metal Art Horse Design

California Driveway Gates with Custom Horse Design by JDR Metal Art

23′ Dual Swing Gate with Double Arched Top

Here is another fantastic looking set of horse-themed California driveway gates custom designed, built and shipped directly to the clients by JDR Metal Art.

It’s always a satisfying experience to work with such great clients from start to finish!

We were able to create exactly the gate design they were looking for and they will be enjoying their new gates for many years to come.

In order to give each of our clients a lifetime of enjoyment each gate we build is handcrafted to the highest standards. Each stage, from design to metalwork to powder coat finish, is carried out under one roof by our small team of highly skilled and dedicated craftsmen.

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Aluminum Gate Design | Custom Los Angeles Horse Theme by JDR Metal Art

Aluminum Gates | Horse Design

Customized Design for Los Angeles, CA residence

by JDR Metal Art

These aluminum driveway gates were custom designed for a Los Angeles, California residence. The design features four horses and a donkey which are plasma cut from heavy-duty aluminum sheet metal.


The main obstacle for this project was working with a sloping driveway entrance that made it necessary to rack the gate design to accommodate the drop in altitude from the right side of the entrance to the left side. We dropped the left side of the main driveway gate design down just a bit over 20 inches so that the gates will run at a parallel angle to grade. All the details were coordinated in advance with the measurements being provided by our client’s local Los Angeles expert security gate & fence contractor.

Another concern for our client was that she did not want her dogs to be able to squeeze through the gates. We allowed a 3 inch gap between the horizontal boards seen in the design, with each board being 5 inches tall.

Swinging Aluminum Walkway Gate Panel

Aluminum driveway gate panel with square tubing and sheet metal.

The walkway gate to the far left of the entrance is made with a 2x2x1/4″ square tubing frame and 1/8″ thick marine grade aluminum sheet metal.

Laid Out & Ready to Plasma Cut!

Here’s the walk gate laid out and ready to plasma cut…


The details of the donkey silhouette are cut out with a hand torch.

Aluminum driveway gate panel with metal art design being welded in.

We also have CNC plasma, CNC laser and CNC water jet capabilities for gate projects which involve cutting larger quantities of our beautiful fence and gate designs.

Welding the Gate Design into the Frame

This gate was welded together using an aluminum spoolgun welder. Aluminum is relatively soft and has a low melting point compared to steel which makes it more difficult to weld. The weld puddle needs to be moved very fast to prevent burn-through and weakening of overheated areas.

Welding together aluminum gate frame.

Equine aluminum driveway gate design.

Aluminum horse plasma cut gate design.

Aluminum sheet metal welded to square tubing.

Dual Swing Aluminum Driveway Gates

Aluminum driveway gate panel with blank sheet for privacy.

This is what the left gate panel looked like when it was a blank sheet prior to layout of the horse design. We built the gate frame with 2x2x1/4″ aluminum square tube and the sheet is 3/16″ marine grade aluminum alloy.

You can see the side rails are angled to account for the slope of the driveway. It was definitely a different feeling to be making something OUT of square…we were doing a lot of double checking to make sure we stayed on the right track!

Plasma Cut Horse Designs

Plasma cutting the horse designs is a lot of fun. The aluminum cuts nicely with a plasma cutter and is much cleaner to work with than steel.

Plasma cutting aluminum driveway gates with horse design.

Aluminum driveway gate with design of horses for home in Los Angeles.

  Aluminum horse design plasma cut for driveway gate made from aluminum by JDR Metal Art.

Aluminum gate design with horses for entrance after it was plasma cut by JDR Metal Art.

Shiny aluminum driveway gates with horse designs which have been plasma cut by JDR Metal Art.

Horses on driveway gate that is made from shiny aluminum.

Horse design that is on an aluminum driveway gate panel.

Ready for Shipment to California

Aluminum driveway gate with plasma cut silhouettes cut by jdr metal art.

Aluminum gates with horses laying down in crate before shipment to California from Ohio.

Aluminum gate with mule design plasma cut by JDR Metal Art.

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Southern California Driveway Gates | Custom Horse & Dog Design by JDR Metal Art

Gates for Southern California Driveway Entrance

Custom Made Horse & Dog Design

Plasma Cut by JDR Metal Art

driveway gates in southern california featuring horses and dog silhouettes.

14′ Dual Swing Steel Gates

We made these dual swinging steel gate panels each 7′ wide to accommodate our California customer’s 14′ wide driveway entrance. Each gate panel is 5′ tall on the ends and arches up to 6’4″.

Heavy Wall Steel Tubing Frame

We used extremely durable steel square tubing to build these gate frames. With a 3/16″ wall thickness for the the 2″ square tubing frame, each gate panel will support far more than it’s own weight. We know that using heavier tubing is more costly but it benefits our customer also by adding many years to the life of the gate.

Plasma Cut Gate Design

Our customer was looking for a gate design with horses and dogs included in it. We also wanted to design something that fit in with the background  of the area the gate would be installed.

The design was plasma cut from 1/8″ thick sheet metal. We then welded each sheet into the gate frame. Each gate panel weighs about 200 lbs.

JDR Metal Art Provides Custom Driveway Gates to California Clients

We work with custom gate clients all throughout California. Whether you’re in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego or anywhere else in California; we design and build affordable custom metal art gates for you and ship them directly to you or your contractor.

Rustic Driveway Gates | Sacramento, California Tree Gate Design by JDR Metal Art

We have developed a network of reliable gate installers in California who are familiar with installing our custom gates and automatic gate openers.

Of course we also frequently work with customers who wish to install their driveway gates themselves. It only takes a few hours or less, depending if the post holes will be done be hand or machine.

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Rustic Driveway Gates | Sacramento, California Tree Gate Design by JDR Metal Art

Rustic Entrance Gates

Sacramento, California Gate Created by JDR Metal Art

Featuring Plasma Cut Tree & Horses

Rustic California driveway gates with tree and horse design.

Here is a rustic driveway gate we recently custom built and shipped out to a California customer. The gate frame, pickets and metal art elements are all built from heavy duty mild steel tubing and sheet. Rather than being powder coated, our client wanted these gates to rust naturally as they age outside. Soon they will take on a reddish-brown look.

18′ Dual Swing Driveway Gates

These “dual swing” driveway gate panels are each 9′ long in order to span the customer’s 18′ wide driveway.

2000lb Rated Heavy Duty Gate Posts & Hinges

Each gate panel is mounted by heavy duty gate hinges to 6×6″ square tubing posts. The hinges are adjustable so the gates can easily be leveled. With sealed roller bearings and a 2,000 lb maximum load rating these hinges are far more than adequate enough to keep our customer’s driveway gates swinging freely for many years to come.

rusty gate hinges


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JDR Metal Art is a nationwide designer & supplier of custom driveway gates. We supply driveway gates to customers in all 50 states. Every gate we design is very important to us because we know that our customers are expecting to receive something they can’t find anywhere else.

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