Custom Fabricated, Powder Coated, and Shipped to New Orleans by JDR Metal Art
These plasma cut gates are designed and fabricated by JDR Metal Art and are being shipped to New Orleans, Louisiana. Besides stunning plasma cut artwork, these driveway gates feature a fabulous “wet copper lipstick” powder coated finish laid on a foundation of corrosion resistant zinc rich primer and topped off with with a clear gloss top coat for added durability and fade resistance. We are extremely happy with this color (chosen by the client) and feel that the gates “look like a bright penny”!
We are shipping these gates, hinges & posts via motor freight to Louisiana where they will be installed for our client’s residential entryway. There they will add security and beauty for many years to come!
Superior Powder Coated Finish for Metal Art Driveway Gates
We use a minimum of 1/8″ thickness for all our metal art driveway gate silhouettes and gate frames. Each of our plasma cut metal art gates are specifically engineered to exacting standards to ensure an extremely rugged finished product that will stand the test of time. We fabricate all of our arched frames and silhouettes in-house. Our steel is sourced from mills that produce high quality American-made steel. The hinges are of the sealed bearing variety…no periodic greasing is needed! Each gate post is prefabricated with two hinges rated to hold a minimum of 1000 lbs per post…more than double the weight of each of our plasma cut gate panels!
Custom Plasma Cut Gate Designs by JDR Metal Art
Here at JDR Metal Art we provide full-scale plasma cut gate design solutions for anyone seeking beautiful plasma cut gates. All of our plasma cut gates are designed to meet our clients’ needs. We work with gate, fence, and general contractors, private residential customers, resorts, farms, estates, golf clubs, subdivisions, homeowners’ associations, ranches, lodges, and more. We work hand in hand with our customers to learn exactly what they want in the finished product. Then we create what is necessary to meet and/or exceed their expectations. We are also able to provide background information and services in coordination with needs such as gate openers, security, and more!
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!
Sarasota Florida Driveway Gates featuring Plasma Cut Aluminum Metal Art Horses
We designed & built these ornamental Florida driveway gates from aluminum here atJDR 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!
Metal Art Oak Tree Gate with Horse Cutouts Delivered to Missouri
We completed this JDR Metal ArtMissouri driveway gate in the summer of 2014.
It is a plasma cutdriveway 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…
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.
Close-up After Powder Coating:
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.