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!
Automatic Driveway Gates with Decorative Deer Silhouettes
Here at JDR Metal Art we built these custom automatic driveway gates for a beautiful residence in north central Ohio in the spring of 2012. It is made from steel material and plasma cut by hand with a Hypertherm plasma cutter. The overall width is 20′ and the top of the gate towers approximately 7′ above grade. It is solar powered by Liftmaster dual swing gate openers, It can be activated by remote controls, a keypad, and an automatic exit sensor.
Custom Automatic Driveway Gates & Designs
We can custom design any gate themes you may have in mind, including but not limited to wildlife gates, equine gates, and tree gates. We are able to alter almost all of our existing designs to suit the size needs of your driveway entrance. We also make custom wrought iron gate designs from scratch if you are interested.
All of our automatic driveway gates are pretreated, primed and powder coated for long lasting beauty and durability. They are ready to have openers mounted to them and power supplied for hands-free entry and exit with the proper automation equipment. A keypad and automated exit sensor are highly recommended for visitors. Handheld transmitters can be supplied to allow operation from the comfort of a vehicle.
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.
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 customwildlife themed driveway gates!
This oak tree themed walkway gate was custom designed and built byJDR Metal Art in Columbus, Ohio and then shipped to Maryland where it will be spending many years being a gate in a backyard garden. It is a miniaturized version of our oak tree themed driveway gates. It measures 5′ wide overall; the height is 4′ tall on the ends rising to 6’8″ tall in the center. The oak tree leaves are 16 ga. stamped steel while the trunk and branches are made from 3/16″ sheet metal that is welded to a 2″ square tubing frame featuring smaller 1″ pickets.
Custom Walkway Gate Designs
We offer custom entry gate designs for everything ranging from garden gates to gates for walkways and driveways. All we need is a basic design theme to start with and we will provide you with an awesome design and gate and experience that you could not be happier with. Our design themes options are truly just about unlimited but include equine silhouette entry gates and wildlife silhouette entry gates.
Handcrafted, Powder Coated & Palletized For Shipping Worldwide
All JDR Metal Art entry gates are handcrafted from American made materials in our Columbus, Ohio fabrication facility.
We also do our own powder coating in-house be sure that not a single spot or procedure is missed when preparing the metal to receive a long-lasting beautiful finish. We apply a conversion coating pretreatment to each gate, followed by a coat of zinc rich primer and then a top coat of “Super durable” exterior grade powder coat. Our standard color is a medium gloss black but over 6,500 other colors are available upon request.
We can ship nearly anywhere in the world using a network of freight brokers to ensure we are getting the best rates for our clients. Each gate and its corresponding posts and hinges are carefully wrapped in multiple layers of shipping foam with double-walled corrugated sheeting protecting them. We then strap them down to shipping pallets.
Feel free to contact us using the form below. Let us know the size of gate you are looking for, the basic design theme, and your zip code so we can provide you with a custom walkway gate quote.