Featuring 18′ Oak Tree and Deer, Squirrel, Groundhog & Rabbits
Custom Made for Smoky Mountain Tennessee Property Entrance
Here’s an interesting set of driveway gates currently in the works by JDR Metal Art.
This project began at the custom design stage; our client really liked an oak tree driveway gate we built years ago and wanted to add something to it. We modified the design by adding to it a wildlife scene which features a large whitetail buck on one side, a doe and two fawns on the other. The deer are accompanied by two rabbits, a squirrel and a groundhog in the grass.
Preliminary Design Concept
Plasma Cut Deer & Wildlife Scenes for Left & Right Gate Panels
Here are the wildlife scene panels after the design stage was finalized and the plasma cutting was complete.
3/16″ Thickness Steel Oak Tree with Leaves Welded in Place
Fitting Up the Scene & Tree Prior to Welding to Gate
Here we’re getting the plasma cut sheets in place to secure them to the gate panels. I cut the wildlife scenes separate from their respective halves of the tree to make handling much easier during the fabrication process.
Each element of the plasma cut design is welded in place on each gate and will add both considerable strength and weight to each gate panel. Each gate panel will hang from steel posts which will be encased within a rock column. The super duty gate hinges attach to two arms which protrude from the encased posts out through the side of each column.
Natural Wildlife Scenes Plasma Cut by JDR Metal Art
Building unique driveway gates is something we love to do at JDR Metal Art. We recently finished a 16′ single swing gate and a 18′ double swing gate for clients with an impressive piece of land in the southern Indiana hills.
Featuring a whitetail deer, antelope and turkeys, we are building three of these single swing aluminum gates for our client.
With a nationwide client base, we specialize purely in the design, fabrication and powder coating of custom driveway gates.
Aluminum Drive Gates
Built from extremely corrosion resistant nautical grade aluminum sheet, this is a huge single swing gate with the “canvas” measuring approximately 16′ wide by 8′ tall. Aluminum sheets this size are quite difficult to find. Typically they are used in the ship construction industry and for military grade armor plating applications. After much searching we were finally able to source three of these sheets and have them hauled from an aluminum mill in Maine to our custom gate facility in Ohio. From there we will be hauling the finished gates directly to our customer in Orlando. The gates will be offloaded there and the installation will be handled by a local installer who will be installing electric gate openers sufficient to handle these massive gates. Luckily, aluminum is much lighter than steel which means the forces of gravity and wind will be exerting less force on the gates and requiring less force to be exerted by the openers to open and close the gates.
Animal Art for Entry Gate
If you need a custom drive gate we are ready to get started on it for you today!
These Cincinnati Ohio driveway gates were built and installed by JDR Metal Art. They are 16′ wide and feature two whitetail deer and a fox in a woodland setting. It was custom designed, drawn out and plasma cut by hand.
Each gate panel is plasma cut from 11ga. cold rolled steel and framed with steel 2″ square tubing that has walls 1/8″ thick. They weigh approximately 250 lbs per panel.They were painted black with urethane paint.
We used steel 4″ square tubing with 1/4″ wall thickness for the posts and then filled them with concrete and rebar for added stability. The hinges are steel blocks with J-bolts and stainless steel ball bearings. We installed automatic gate openers and automated exit devices with these gates.
Custom Gates at Affordable Prices!
We can customize this design to fit any size entrance. Some of our design themes include horses, wildlife, and iron oak trees. We can also add custom lettering such as farm or ranch name, family or business name, etc. Or we also offer new custom gate designs from scratch!
Local Gate Installation, Pickup, & Delivery Options
It doesn’t matter whether you are local to the Cincinnati, Ohio area or from any other part of the country; we regularly ship our gates all over the US at the lowest rates available and also offer local pickup and delivery options in Ohio and the Midwest.
Worldwide Shipping Also Available-Contact Us Now for a quote!
We serve not only Cincinnati and the rest of Ohio but regularly ship our rustic entry gates nationwide using freight companies such as FedEx, UPS and many others. We use a variety of freight brokers so that we can pass the most competitive shipping prices along to our gate clients. All gates are powder coated and extremely durable. They are then carefully wrapped in shipping foam and then multi-layered in corrugated shipping material and shrink wrapped before being crated and shipped from our local freight terminal. You can pick it up from your local freight terminal or have it delivered directly to your home and business. Contact us for a free shipping quote to anywhere in the world.
Recently at JDR Metal Art we built this handmade West Virginia driveway gate with some design help from our clients. They gave us some photos of a turkey tom and hens, as well as a whitetail doe, which we added into modified version of our standard silhouette style deer driveway gate.
Being a dual swing gate, each panel is 7′ wide and weighs about 200 lbs. We used 1/8″ thick steel for the gate material. We supplied heavy duty 4×4 steel posts with 1/4″ thick walls, as well as J-bolt hinges rated for 600 lbs per side. We powder coated everything with a black super durable polyester finish. The clients then came and picked up the finished product. They hung the gates themselves and had a professional gate opener installer wrap up the project with automated openers.
Custom Iron Driveway Gate Designs
We offer many varieties of custom gates to folks in West Virginia (and everywhere else). Using our custom gate design process makes it easy for you to have a personalized driveway gate of your own. There is no design fee if you choose an existing design. We offer designs for everything from deer and wildlife to horses and trees. All our gates add security, beauty, and otherwise increase the value of your property. Contact us today to get started on your own security gate!