Here’s a fantastic wrought iron gate project we did for a repeat customer from Pennsylvania. They like hearts and wanted them to be an integral part of the gate design. The large scroll in the center is plasma cut from 1″ plate steel. Each gate panel weighs approximately 400lbs. There are also side panels which we will be mounting sometime in the next month or so!
Heart Shaped Scroll Work
We cut the bottom sections of scroll work by hand. We took the cresting from the top of our client’s home and applied the same design to the bottom sections. There were 36′ of scroll work total, it was very tedious work keeping the look consistent across so much space!
Heavy Duty Steel Gate Posts
These steel gate posts are still hot in the powder coat oven. They are 4×4 square tubing with a 3/8″ wall thickness. Each one weighs around 150lbs!!
Oil Rubbed Bronze Metallic Powder Coat Finish
We used a three coat process when powder coating this set of gates. The first coat is a zinc rich primer coat which prevents any rust from forming beneath the coating. The second coat is oil rubbed bronze, a metallic top coat. The third and final coat is a 100% gloss clear coat. The clear coat is what really makes the top coat look so fantastic in the light. The gates and fence panels can be rather deceptive when it comes to what color they are…it’s all a matter of lighting and there is no doubt what color it is once the sun hits it!
Cast Iron Finials
These finials are about 5″ tall and made from cast iron. Cast iron is a very brittle metal and I often see gates and fences missing finials because they have fallen off where the weld failed. Instead of welding them on we used JB Weld epoxy to firmly join them to the side fence panels. If any of the finials are bumped and broken they can be easily replaced.
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This Chattanooga, Tennessee driveway gate is a modified version of our tree themed driveway gates. It was designed and built in Columbus, Ohio then delivered to and installed on top of Signal Mountain.
I was very excited about this project ever since these clients first got in touch, saying they wanted something unique and different from the other gates in their area. They had in mind for us to come up with a wicked looking tree themed driveway gate for them so we obliged and got this design together for them using our custom gate design procedure.
The plasma cut tree is 7′ 6″ tall at the center and made from 3/16″ sheet metal. After it was cut out and cleaned up we welded the tree silhouette on to a 15′ picket fence style frame we built with a top rail that follows the flow of the tree. The frame is made from 2″ square tubing with 1/8″ wall thickness and 3/16″ wall thickness on the rail where the hinges are attached. The pickets are made from 3/4″ square tubing with a sturdy 14 ga. wall thickness. The surface of the steel is cleaned and then sprayed with primer before being painted with an oil rubbed bronze paint.
Metal Art Lightbox Columns
Solar Gate opener package.
We installed a single swing gate opener powered by a 50 watt solar panel. The solar panel charges a battery which stores energy to open and close the gate for a fully automated entry and exit with remotes for vehicles and keypads for visitors.
Driveway Gates by JDR Metal Art
We design and build custom gates for folks not just in Chattanooga, Tennessee but also all across the US. Shipping rates are quite affordable, you can contact us for a free shipping quote today. All gates are finished with highly durable powder coat and then carefully wrapped in shipping foam and multi-layered in corrugated shipping cardboard, shrink-wrapped and crated up. We ship out from our local UPS, FedEx and other freight carrier terminals. They are then shipped either to your local terminal for pickup or you can have them shipped directly to your residence or business!