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Sarasota Florida Driveway Gates featuring Plasma Cut Aluminum Metal Art Horses

Florida driveway gates in Sarasota featuring plasma cut scene of horses standing at a fence.

We designed & built these ornamental Florida driveway gates from aluminum here at JDR Metal Art. Each side of the gate features four plasma cut horses standing at a fence in front of a beautiful Sarasota, Florida horse farm.

Custom Gate Design

Our relationship with these customers began when they reached out to us about our custom plasma cut gate design capabilities in early 2014. As often happens with fully custom projects, the early stages of the design process can take some time to work through as different ideas come to mind and much thought and consideration is often invested by the customer in creating their new gate entrance. In this case the clients first sent us pictures and measurements of their entrance. We worked back and forth to refine the design to fit their farm theme.

By the time summer arrived our clients were ready to begin the fabrication stage. Around the same time they also contracted with Liberty Gates owner Ian McPherson to handle the gate installation locally. Ian brought to our clients attention that aluminum would fare much better than steel in the corrosive local Florida environment. The clients followed Ian’s advice and requested their gates to be built from aluminum.

Handmade Aluminum Gates

We began building the aluminum gates in September. We built the frame with 2″ square tubing 1/8″ thick wall aluminum . The canvas is 3/16″ aluminum sheet. In October fabrication was completed and the gates were then powder coated to a baked finish using a “super durable” grade semi-gloss black powder coat to finish the product. Super durable grade powder coat is formulated especially for outdoor products that will be exposed to the intense sunlight and moisture exposure of the Florida environment. Therefore, the gates will not only remain rust free thanks to the aluminum but they will also exhibit long lasting gloss retention and durability.

The aluminum proved to be more expensive and harder to work with but turned out great in the end! We are confident that these customers will get a lifetime of enjoyment from their new Florida driveway gates!

To learn more contact JDR Metal Art:

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

Missouri Driveway Gates | Artistic Oak Tree & Horse Metal Art

Missouri Driveway Gate

Metal Art Oak Tree Gate with Horse Cutouts Delivered to Missouri

Missouri oak tree drive entrance gate featuring horses by JDR Metal Art

We completed this JDR Metal Art Missouri driveway gate in the summer of 2014.

It is a plasma cut driveway gate we custom designed, built and delivered from our gate shop in Columbus, Ohio to Missouri. It is 15′ long and approximately 8′ tall in the center. Our clients graciously sent us the picture after we installed the gate and their brick columns and concrete driveway were later completed, complementing their new 16′ single swing oak tree gate.

Another picture immediately after fabrication & powder coating…

Missouri driveway gate with plasma cut tree and horse design made into metal art.

This was the longest single piece gate we had built up to that time (until the next Missouri driveway gate we designed and built). Usually we end up splitting the gate into two pieces. This was a setup where fabricating a large single swing gate did not present an issue. We used all 1/8″ thick steel wall tubing for the framework. The oak tree silhouette itself was plasma cut by hand out of a 3/16″ thick sheet of steel. The two metal art horses which accent the tree are also plasma cut from 3/16″ sheet metal. After we put the oak tree leaves on the gate we then sandblasted everything, pretreated it and baked on two coats of “Super Durable” exterior grade black powder coat.

Plasma Cut Tree Headboard

For these particular clients we also built a custom metal art headboard to match a Cali-King size bed frame. It was powder coated with a special order grey metallic flake finish.

Headboard featuring plasma cut metal art tree design

 

 Close-up After Powder Coating:

Grey metallic powder flake on metal art headboard.

Be sure to check out some of our other custom tree themed driveway entry gates. We build many other designs also. You can have us custom design a project specific to your needs. Feel free to contact us with any questions, we would love to help.

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Contact JDR Metal Art to learn more:

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

West Virginia Driveway Gates | Custom Plasma Cut Deer & Turkey Scene

West Virginia Driveway Gates

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.

West Virginia driveway gates dual swing deer turkey plasma cut by JDR Metal Art.

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.

Artistic farm gate in West Virginia featuring deer and turkey silhouettes plasma cut by JDR Metal Art.

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!

To contact JDR Metal Art:

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

Custom Wildlife Driveway Gates with Metal Art Deer Scene

Driveway Gates with Wildlife Themes

Metal Art Deer Scene

30′ Automatic Sliding Gate

Shipped to Missouri on 53′ Flatbed

This driveway gate was custom designed for a drive entrance located in Missouri.

The steel wildlife scene is 18′ long and depicts two buck deer, a doe and two fawns on a woodland background. We worked with our clients through their contractor to come up with the gate design.

We also incorporated the street address and family name at the bottom of the gate.

The remaining 12′ of the gate is a frame which will be attached to the automated slide gate opener system.

Missouri wildlife driveway gates featuring deer silhouette plasma cut by JDR Metal Art.

The driveway gate silhouette was both drawn and cut entirely by hand with the help of a plasma cutter.

We used a 3/16″ thick plate of steel for the canvas and 2.5″ square tubing for the frame. The top is arched to accommodate the tree line.

We applied Picklex as a metal  pretreatment in order to eliminate surface oxides and condition the metal for maximum bonding and rust protection.

We then sprayed two coats of industrial rust preventive primer (red oxide) followed by two coats of glossy black rust inhibiting finish paint.

Custom Driveway Entry Gate Themes

Here are some of our other wildlife style entrance gates. You can also check out our tree themed gates and our horse themed gates. Feel free to contact us below to discuss the project you have in mind. We design, build, powder coat and ship all of our gates from Columbus, Ohio to Missouri or just about anywhere else people want them. We consistently offer the best value anywhere for custom wildlife themed driveway gates!

To contact JDR Metal Art:

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

Metal Walkway Gates- Oak Tree Entry Gate Design

Walkway Gates – Oak Tree Design.

Garden Gate By JDR Metal Art.

This oak tree themed walkway gate was custom designed and built by JDR Metal Art in Columbus, Ohio and then shipped to Maryland where it will be spending many years being a gate in a backyard garden. It is a miniaturized version of our oak tree themed driveway gates. It measures 5′ wide overall; the height is 4′ tall on the ends rising to 6’8″ tall in the center. The oak tree leaves are 16 ga. stamped steel while the trunk and branches are made from 3/16″ sheet metal that is welded to a 2″ square tubing frame featuring smaller 1″ pickets.

Metal Walkway Gate with Oak Tree Design Theme

Custom Walkway Gate Designs

We offer custom entry gate designs for everything ranging from garden gates to gates for walkways and driveways. All we need is a basic design theme to start with and we will provide you with an awesome design and gate and experience that you could not be happier with. Our design themes options are truly just about unlimited but include equine silhouette entry gates and wildlife silhouette entry gates.

Handcrafted, Powder Coated & Palletized For Shipping Worldwide

All JDR Metal Art entry gates are handcrafted from American made materials in our Columbus, Ohio fabrication facility.

We also do our own powder coating in-house be sure that not a single spot or procedure is missed when preparing the metal to receive a long-lasting beautiful finish. We apply a conversion coating pretreatment to each gate, followed by a coat of zinc rich primer and then a top coat of “Super durable” exterior grade powder coat. Our standard color is a medium gloss black but over 6,500 other colors are available upon request.

We can ship nearly anywhere in the world using a network of freight brokers to ensure we are getting the best rates for our clients. Each gate and its corresponding posts and hinges are carefully wrapped in multiple layers of shipping foam with double-walled corrugated sheeting protecting them. We then strap them down to shipping pallets.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us using the form below. Let us know the size of gate you are looking for, the basic design theme, and your zip code so we can provide you with a custom walkway gate quote.

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