Oregon Driveway Gates
Plasma Cut Aluminum Elk Theme
At JDR Metal Art we custom built these aluminum driveway gates for a client’s home on the Pacific coast in Oregon. They are dual swing gates which are 18′ wide total (9′ per gate panel). They were built from aluminum per the special request of our customer. They are much lighter than our typical steel driveway gates. Each gate weighs roughly 100lbs. Here the gates are shown after we powder coated them black.
On the material specifics; we cut 1″ aluminum square tubing with a 1/8″ thick wall for the pickets. Cast aluminum finials were welded on top of the arched gate frames. The gate frames were made with 2″ square tubing, also 1/8″wall thickness. We welded J-bolt style aluminum hinges with ball bearing and grease fittings to the 4 x 4 x 1/4 square tubing posts. Once the gate posts are set in concrete, the J-bolts go through the gate frames and the driveway gates hang in the air. The gates are then leveled precisely by means of a nut and jam nut on each of the four J-bolts.
Aluminum Plasma Cut Gate Burnouts
We laid out and cut these metal art elk by hand with the assistance of a Hypertherm 30 amp plasma cutter. The elk are made from 3/16″ aluminum plate. The rings were hand rolled from 3/16″ plate also and they were then welded into the gate pickets.
Custom Driveway Gate Lettering
We also burned the lettering out with a plasma torch. Our customer’s last name was welded into the pickets at the bottom of the driveway gate. We are glad to say they now have a gate unlike any other!
Custom Aluminum Driveway Gate Design Work by JDR Metal Art
We worked with these clients from Oregon mostly via email to provide them with numerous drafts of the gate design until we were able to meet their needs for a custom gate design. It is always exciting to be creating something new for people and we were thrilled to ultimately be able to take part in bringing another driveway gate from concept to fruition.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via our Contact Us webpage. We hope to be building more custom aluminum driveway gates soon!
Custom Ornamental Driveway Gates Shipped to Washington
Plasma Cut Driveway Gates
We worked with a client from the state of Washington to design these ornamental driveway gates. The design theme features a bear and a moose in a background that reflects the client’s locale.
If you look closely you can see that the gates are hung from steel posts placed directly behind a magnificent overhead entryway that features bears carved from wood!
Driveway Gates Built to Last
Each driveway gate panel is 11′ wide for a total gate width of 22′. The panels weigh approximately 325 lbs. per side. We used heavy wall 7 ga. tubing for the frames so there is plenty of structural support to easily withstand winds and the forces of being repeatedly opened and closed by automated gate openers. The driveway gate silhouettes are cut from 11ga. sheet. The gates and posts were pretreated and then powder coated black multiple times to build a nice thick rust preventing barrier between the steel and the Washington environment.
Artistic Driveway Gates, Competitively Priced
At JDR Metal Art driveway gates, not only do we build our driveway gates to last, we design and build them in a way that allows us to provide a beautiful artistic driveway gate at or lower than the cost of our competitors who simply provide plain looking gates mass produced in either Mexico or China. Why settle for less from them when you can get more from us? We are proud to provide our customers with metal art gates handcrafted in the USA!
Customized Designs for Driveway Gates
We enjoy working with people from all walks of life in order to help them create a gate that will make a lasting statement about who they are and what they stand for. It is an honor and a privilege to be given such an opportunity on an everyday basis. It is a challenge that we don’t take lightly. We are receptive to the many factors that go into bringing out the full design potential in each customer’s driveway gate design process.
Nationwide Shipping, Lowest Rates
We ship most of our custom made driveway gates via motor freight. They are crated up and shipped from our fabrication and powder coating facility in Columbus, Ohio to the final destination. The gates can be shipped directly to your residence, to a local business, or picked up from a local freight terminal.
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Oklahoma City Driveway Gates by JDR Metal Art
Oklahoma City driveway gates featuring life-size horse and dog plasma cut silhouettes built at JDR Metal Art.
We are currently working on this driveway gate project for a ranch entrance located on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. There will be one of these 15′ wide x 7’4″ tall single swing gates at two separate entrances. Each gate will feature three paint horses and our clients’ five family dogs.
Using our custom gate design process, we were able to take the design from start to finish in a couple week’s time. First, we worked with our customers over the phone and through email to coordinate the necessary dimensions and details for the custom driveway gate design. Then we put together the design theme they had in mind.
We lay the designs out by hand and then use a hyperthem plasma cutter to create these gate silhouettes. Since there are two gates with the same design and we are doing them by hand (not with a CNC machine) each one will be slightly different but this makes them unique as well!
One of the five plasma cut dog silhouettes after we sprayed the steel gate with a bit of driveway cleaner to accelerate the rusting process…
More to follow!
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Silhouette Driveway Gates for Whispering Horse Ranch in Kansas City, MO
Here we have a set of horse themed Kansas City driveway gates which was designed for a 14′ entrance and custom built by JDR Metal Art. This project was turned around in about 2 weeks from the time of deposit until we shipped it from our Columbus, Ohio facility.
Custom Made in the USA
We used all US made steel for the frame and silhouettes with 1/8″ thick steel sheet for the horse and fence silhouettes. The gate frames are mixture of square tubing in 1/8″-1/4″ wall thickness (the thicker tubing being for the hinge side of the gate frames). The entry gate posts are 4″ square tubing steel with 1/4″ wall thickness and the hinge sockets are welded to them and include grease fittings and stainless steel ball bearings for a super-smooth swing.The arches were bent with a hand roller and the gate silhouettes were cut by hand with a plasma cutter.
Powder Coated Tough
The gates and posts were pretreated with an eco-friendly rust preventive and bonding promoter (Picklex) and then electrostatically coated with two passes of 60% gloss black super durable grade powder coat baked to a finish at 400 degrees in our in-house powder coat oven. Then we packed them up on a crate with plenty of foam and cardboard to protect the beautiful powder coat finish during transit to their final destination at a Kansas City residence.
Horse Themed Gates:
Get a Custom Designed Entrance Gate by JDR Metal Art
We can design a new gate for your driveway entrance. Our gate design process is very reasonably priced. Let us know when you’re ready to get started on your new driveway gate with a theme designed especially for you by JDR Metal Art!
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Automatic Driveway Gates with Decorative Deer Silhouettes
Here at JDR Metal Art we built these custom automatic driveway gates for a beautiful residence in north central Ohio in the spring of 2012. It is made from steel material and plasma cut by hand with a Hypertherm plasma cutter. The overall width is 20′ and the top of the gate towers approximately 7′ above grade. It is solar powered by Liftmaster dual swing gate openers, It can be activated by remote controls, a keypad, and an automatic exit sensor.
Custom Automatic Driveway Gates & Designs
We can custom design any gate themes you may have in mind, including but not limited to wildlife gates, equine gates, and tree gates. We are able to alter almost all of our existing designs to suit the size needs of your driveway entrance. We also make custom wrought iron gate designs from scratch if you are interested.
All of our automatic driveway gates are pretreated, primed and powder coated for long lasting beauty and durability. They are ready to have openers mounted to them and power supplied for hands-free entry and exit with the proper automation equipment. A keypad and automated exit sensor are highly recommended for visitors. Handheld transmitters can be supplied to allow operation from the comfort of a vehicle.
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