Free Consultations M-F 8am-7pm EST

Skip to content

missouri driveway gates

Kansas City Equine Themed Ranch Driveway Gates by JDR Metal Art

Silhouette Driveway Gates for Whispering Horse Ranch in Kansas City, MO

Driveway gate with horse design.

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:

Entry gate with metal art horses. Drive gate featuring metal horse silhouettes. Metal art dual swing driveway gate with equine theme.

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!

To contact JDR Metal Art:

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.

Thanks for reading another post on our JDR Metal Art Blog!

Contact JDR Metal Art to learn more:

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:

St. Louis Missouri Driveway Gates | Plasma Cut Oak Tree Design

St Louis Missouri Driveway Gates by JDR Metal Art

Oak Tree Theme

This St. Louis project that we are currently working on at JDR Metal Art is going to be a wrought iron oak tree driveway gate that will be mounted between two stone columns. We have coordinated measurements with the property owner to make sure the gate will fit well at its final destination.

This 5×12′ plate of 3/16″ thick steel has been traced with the outline that we will be using to make the tree. The trunk will be extended by splicing it to the rest of the tree with another piece of plate cut from the leftover material.

After a few hours of cutting..close to the halfway point with the tree.

Fitting the outside frame together on the fabricating table. Each end of the gate needs to be 4’6″ tall so as to stay below the capstone on the column…while the center slopes down to 4’0″ tall.

Gate frame on welding table.

 

2014-03-06_12-27-32_264

Sparks fly as a MIG welder is used to superheat the metals for joining. The leafs become permanently attached to the branches of the tree by using this tool much like a hot glue gun.

2014-03-06_12-28-37_93

Cloud of welding fumes lit up by the blue welding arc (above) while the picture below shows the cooling molten metal on a steel leaf after it has just been joined to a branch.

2014-03-06_12-29-26_22

A coat of red primer helps the finish coat adhere better to the gate.

Primed steel metal art oak tree gate by JDR

The topcoat is an oil rubbed bronze paint from Rustoleum.

Oil rubbed bronze paint finish on driveway gate

The leaves are quite detailed and authentic looking.

Oak tree themed driveway gates at St Louis Missouri residential entry.

Custom St. Louis Gate Designs

We have worked with numerous clients from the St. Louis, Missouri area and provided them with personalized entry gates for their driveway entrances. Not only do we design wrought iron tree gates, we also specialize in designs featuring wildlife, equine and much more! You can learn more about our custom gate design process if you are interested in having us help you create a one-of-a-kind gate that you will be sure to enjoy for many years to come.