Driveway Gates for Oklahoma Elk Ranch
These Oklahoma driveway gates were custom designed and handcrafted by JDR Metal Art for an elk ranch near Oklahoma City. We built three 15′ single swing gates with an elk and turkey gate theme that goes great with the client’s ranch property.
Elk Gate Design
We began with the customer’s design concept. After several drafts we finalized a design that the customer was comfortable proceeding with.
Sawing & Plasma Cutting the Material
Once the design was complete we began cutting material. Here’s a clip of the square tubing frame being mitered on a horizontal band saw. Miter cut parts are significantly stronger when welded and transfer force more efficiently than overlapped & welded parts.
In the picture below the 15′ sheet is loaded on the table, indexed and ready to plasma cut.
Below we’re cutting the turkeys. These silhouettes are cut from 15′ long, 3/16″ thick steel sheets.
Finished Plasma Cut Decorative Sheet #1
Here’s one of the 15′ sheets once plasma cutting has been completed.
From Plasma Table to Fabrication Table
Using a forklift to move the sheet to the welding table to be welded into a gate frame. It takes some creativity to make it happen with parts this size.
Fabrication of Panel #1 Complete
This gate panel is welded into the frame and ready for sandblast & powder coat.
Gate Installed in Oklahoma
This is the main entrance to the ranch. The client installed the gates after delivery. Two other gate panels are installed elsewhere on the ranch. Gate is hung from 6×6″ square tubing post and hinges are adjustable roller bearing hinges custom made by JDR Metal Art.
This was really a fun project to do…the customer was fantastic to work with every step of the way.
If you need a custom Oklahoma farm or ranch driveway gate be sure to get in touch with us! We make them any size, and design and deliver nationwide. We look forward to making your gate project a big success!