Because nothing says NO TRESPASSING quite like two German Shepherds…on Iron Gates

Security Driveway Gates That Send a Statement

Iron gates really don’t have to be mundane.

They can have something to say about what is on the other side.




For 2019 (and beyond!), we look forward to continue helping people make an impact and stand out from the crowd.

Thanks to everyone who made us a part of their lives in 2018..a year with more repeat customers..the highest of compliments for us at JDR Metal Art!

Here are some more pics of the process…

Photo of German shepherd and butterfly emblem on ornamental gate.


Indianapolis Driveway Gates | Horse & Nature Design Theme for Residence

Indianapolis Driveway Gates

Plasma Cut by JDR Metal Art

These dual swing driveway gates were custom designed by JDR Metal Art for an Indianapolis area residential entrance.

Driveway gates in Indianapolis, Indiana with custom wildlife scene and grazing horses. plasma cut by JDR Metal Art in summer of 2018.

The gates feature arched top rails with steel plasma cut horses and an oak tree. The oak tree is roughly eight feet tall in the center. Each gate attaches to columns and are each 7′ wide and 5’6″ tall at the center of the driveway.

CNC Plasma Cutting Gates

The artwork is all cut with a self-designed & built CNC plasma cutting machine. It is far more accurate and repeatable than when I used to cut with a hand held torch for many years.

A computer running on the LinuxCNC program does all the motion movement controls as instructed by the gcode file that is created from the agreed design sketch. Exactly how the design looks is exactly what the machine will produce from raw material put on the cutting table.

Indianapolis driveway gate panel being plasma cut into metal art horses from an 1/8" thick sheet of 6' tall x 10' wide steel.

I like to use 1/8″ steel for the sheet cutouts because it is thick enough to be very durable over the long term while still retaining a more manageable weight for the gate opener to move over many thousands of open-close cycles.

Driveway gate panel with horse design that has been CNC plasma cut from steel sheet.

Plasma cut horse awaiting his newly framed home!

Custom Fence Panels

Custom metal art fence panels that are ten foot long by four foot tall grace the gates on each side. The panels feature a nature scene including deer, ducks, oak and pine trees, grass and an arched top to match the fall of the arch on the gates. Pictured immediately after the powder coat was cured in the propane fired oven at 400F.

Indianapolis custom fencing that was plasma cut using metal art design.

The semi gloss black powder coat is the top coat. Beneath the top coat is a layer of primer that consists of zinc rich epoxy. This zinc rich layer provides greatly enhanced long term corrosion resistance. The primer layer goes on first, then the panels are baked at 250F until the primer turns into a gel. Once the primer gels then the gates are pulled out and sprayed with the black top coat. Then back into the over to be baked at 400F for about a half hour. Once the gates cool they are fully cured and ready for many years of rust-free outdoor exposure. The finished product is much thicker than paint and smooths down any sharp edges.  It also helps to fill in small surface imperfections such as scratches in the metal that paint would not cover.

Black powder coated fence art panels.

Black powder coated fence panel plasma cut from steel with a 2x2 square tubing frame.

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Ex. 12' wide x 6' tall
Ex.: Farm, Ranch, Residential, Simple, Traditional, Wildlife, Pets, Equine, Trees, , etc.

Metal Gates for South Bend, Indiana Residence.

Custom Metal Driveway Gates

Gates with horse design made for South Bend Indiana home.

South Bend Indiana Driveway Gates

 

We built these dual swing gates for a client who runs a landscaping company in South Bend, Indiana. He installed them at his home and looks forward to installing more for us in the future!

These are 14′ dual swing gates. The frames are made from steel tubing with mitered corners welded together for extra strength. The horse cutouts are plasma cut from sheet metal. Each gate panel is 7′ wide and over 6′ tall at the top of the arch. We also supplied gates posts with sealed bearing hinges for maintenance-free gates!

We Supply Custom Gates Nationwide!

We build steel and aluminum gates for customers who are located anywhere. We either ship or personally deliver our gates and also offer our clients installation services for their gates and gate openers of many makes and models.

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Ex. 12' wide x 6' tall
Ex.: Farm, Ranch, Residential, Simple, Traditional, Wildlife, Pets, Equine, Trees, , etc.

Unique Indiana Bear & Deer Driveway Gates by JDR Metal Art

Unique Bear & Deer Driveway Gates

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.

One way how to hang a driveway gate. Ornamental gates we installed at a farm for our customers in Indiana.

One way how to hang a driveway gate.

Picture of ornamental deer style driveway gate taken from inside skid steer..

Ornamental gates we installed at a farm for our customers in Indiana.

Custom driveway gates with worker at the job site.

Drive gate with three bears in the design.

Ex. 12' wide x 6' tall
Ex.: Farm, Ranch, Residential, Simple, Traditional, Wildlife, Pets, Equine, Trees, , etc.

Indiana Driveway Gates | Metal Art Wildlife Theme

Indiana Custom Driveway Gates

Plasma Cut Wildlife Scene by JDR Metal Art

This is a dual swing driveway gate we built for a gentleman and his wife who own a wooded property near Vincennes, Indiana. We built everything by hand at our shop using a plasma cutter and welder. We then powder coated the gates and the mounting posts; first with a zinc rich primer, followed by oil rubbed bronze, topped off with a glossy clear finish coat.

The gates feature deer, a fox and a bear in a woodland setting. The name of the property, “Whispering Pines”, is hand cut into steel and welded to the top of the gates.

Ex. 12' wide x 6' tall
Ex.: Farm, Ranch, Residential, Simple, Traditional, Wildlife, Pets, Equine, Trees, , etc.