California Driveway Gates with Custom Horse Design by JDR Metal Art
23′ Dual Swing Gate with Double Arched Top
Here is another fantastic looking set of horse-themed California driveway gates custom designed, built and shipped directly to the clients by JDR Metal Art.
It’s always a satisfying experience to work with such great clients from start to finish!
We were able to create exactly the gate design they were looking for and they will be enjoying their new gates for many years to come.
In order to give each of our clients a lifetime of enjoyment each gate we build is handcrafted to the highest standards. Each stage, from design to metalwork to powder coat finish, is carried out under one roof by our small team of highly skilled and dedicated craftsmen.
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These dual swing drive entry gates feature a giant oak tree and are complimented by a pastoral farm scene background. The gates are 24′ wide overall between the posts. We built them for a cattle farm in southern Ohio.
Plasma Cut Driveway Gate Panels
The background scene on these drive gate panels was cut with a CNC plasma cutter from 11 ga steel. There are three cows, a bull and a calf depicted in a wooded pasture.
The CNC plasma cutter leaves a smoother edge than our hand cut gates but there is no real difference once the panels are powder coated because the powder coat has a tendency to build up on the cut edges, thereby rounding these edges anyways.
Turnkey Solar Drive Entry Gate Operator Systems
We built these drive entry gates to accommodate an Apollo 1650 ETL solar powered gate opener system with remote entry, keypad entry and automated exit sensor functions. We have always been impressed with the craftsmanship of these particular openers and would recommend them for nearly any application. We upgraded to an oversize solar panel to absorb sunlight at a much faster rate than a smaller solar panel. These drive entry gates are towards the bottom of a valley so the sun is not in line of sight for more than a few hours everyday. The battery holds enough charge to operate the gates approximately 300 cycles before needing to be recharged. The solar panel charges the battery back up to full in just a couple of hours, even on an overcast day.
Drive Entry Gate Designs by JDR Metal Art
We customize our drive entry gate designs for each and every individual project in order to meet the needs of the individual client. This particular client raises cattle and wanted them to play a dominant role in the overall design. We also design drive entry gates featuring horses, wildlife & much more!
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…
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!
This custom designed iron driveway gate is being shipped from Columbus, Ohio to the Lazy K Ranch in Kansas. It is built with sheet metal that is adorned with hand wrought Mexican clavos while the gate frame consists of 2 inch square tubing featuring overlapping arches in the center. Both the tubing and sheet metal are all 1/8″ thick.
The sheet metal on each gate panel is covered with a total of five handmade Mexican clavos per left & right side.
Custom Designed Longhorn Silhouettes
We plasma cut the longhorns about 12″ tall, also from 1/8″ material.
Metal Art Driveway Overhead Sign
This “KC Ranch” sign will be going between the longhorn silhouettes across the top of the driveway.
Lazy K Ranch brand
This heavy gage sheet metal circle has the customer’s brand mounted to the front of it.
A pretty shade of…primer
After a bath in Rustoleum metal primer…primer helps the top coat bond better to the steel and adds a layer of protection against rust and oxidation.