Pensacola Florida Aluminum Driveway Gates – Plasma Cut Logo & Mexican Clavos Design

Pensacola FL Aluminum Driveway Gates

Custom Designed Plasma Cut Logos & Mexican Clavos

Here’s a 20′ dual swing aluminum driveway gate project recently completed by JDR Metal Art for a Pensacola, Florida property entrance.

Custom aluminum driveway gates with black powder coat finish.

Starting Out: Plasma Cutting The Gate Logos

Hypertherm plasma torch cutting metal design logo from aluminum 3/16" thick.

Logos and signs cut from 3/16″ thick aluminum sheet, marine grade 5083.

Clean aluminum gate logo on background of unclean aluminum sheet.

Cleaned aluminum for custom gate logo.

Aluminum gate medallions plasma cut by JDR Metal Art for Pensacola Florida gate project.

Rolling Gate Logo Frames

Using a bender to roll the frames for the gate logos from 1/4″ thick by 2″ wide flat bar.

Rolling band for gate logo from aluminum flat bar.

Rolling aluminum flat bar.

Rolling 1/4"x2" flat bar into rings for the gate logo.

Aluminum gate design with logo being prepared for welding.

Custom plasma cut gate logo.

Clamping together a sign and ring in preparation for putting into the gate frame.

Polished aluminum sheet metal with plasma cut gate logo.

Sawing The Gate Frames

Using a horizontal band saw to cut 45 degree miters into the ends of the tubes which get mitered and welded together.  2 x 2 x 3/16″ aluminum frame material.

Horizontal saw cutting miters into 2x2 aluminum square tubing for gate frame.

Beveled and mitered aluminum square tubing.

Parts Prepared for Fabrication

All materials are saw and plasma cut, then prepared for fabrication. Saw and plasma cut material for custom aluminum gate and sign order.

Framing Up the Gates

All welded areas are degreased with acetone, mitered with a flap disc and scoured with a stainless steel wire brush prior to preheating and welding.

Square tubing tacked together for gate frame.

Aluminum square tubing frame for fabrication of driveway gate

Frame for building dual swing aluminum gates.

Building a gate frame and checking for squareness of the ends.

2x2 square tubing frame and 3/16" sheet metal design.

Square tubing bent into aluminum arches for custom gate.

Custom aluminum gate frames on top of each other.

Aluminum framing for custom gate.

Assembling aluminum sheet and square tubing.

Preheating the Aluminum Prior to Welding

Preheating aluminum prior to welding evaporates the “sweat” i.e. condensation which forms on the metal from humidity in the air. Moisture can cause the welds to be brittle and weak so preheating is important. The preheat also makes the initial section of weld stick better to the base metal.

Preheating aluminum gate tubing for spool gun welding.

Condensation sweating off the material after preheating the weld zone.

Moisture beading up on heated aluminum while preheating for welding.

Tack Welding Pickets In Place

All the pickets were placed first, then the logos placed on top and the spots traced onto the pickets before cutting them again.

Aluminum pickets for custom aluminum gate in Pensacola.

Layout of the Logos

Building an aluminum gate with logos.

Placing the logo into a custom aluminum picket gate.

Aluminum picket gate frame and plasma cut logo.

Gate frame for Mexican clavos project in Pensacola.

Layout of Top Sheet

Tracing out the area to be plasma cut. The Mexican clavos will be applied to the sheet once it is installed.

Layout of plasma cut top section.

Plasma cutting the top sheet which will hold the Mexican clavos.

Plasma cut top section.

Welded aluminum sheet metal welded to gate frame.

Ornamental aluminum gate panel for Pensacola job.

Locating the Clavos

The Mexican clavos are laid out in position and will be permanently applied after sandblasting the gates down to raw metal.

Mexicon clavos on ornamental aluminum driveway gate panel.

Mexican clavos on aluminum driveway gate.

Hinge Brackets Welded in Place on Back of Gate

Hinge brackets for aluminum gate.

Ready for Sandblast

Dual swing aluminum driveway gates.

Welded aluminum gate logo.

Custom logo for aluminum gate.

Aluminum gate panel with plasma cut design.

Loaded on the sandblast rack with 2 other sets of gates.

Sunrise over aluminum driveway gates racked up to be sandblasted.

Aluminum gate logo after it has been sandblasted prior to powder coat.

Custom aluminum driveway gate that was sandblasted.

Raw aluminum sandblasted clean of all oxidaation

Sandblasted metal logo for custom Pensacola driveway gate made from aluminum.

Sandblasted logo for custom aluminum driveway gate.

Sandblasted metal signs and posts.

Raw aluminum after it was sandblasted.

Aluminum gates and signs that have been sandblasted in preparation for powder coating.

Powder Coating the Gates

Each gate panel and sign is pre-treated with an environmentally friendly corrosion control chemical followed by 2 coats of polyester powder coat. The film thickness of powder coat is around 6-8 mils. This is 4-5 times thicker than a 2-coat paint finish.

Aluminum gate sprayed with powder coat prior to oven bake.

Powder coated aluminum driveway gate in the oven.

Black driveway gate being powder coated.

Black aluminum Mexican clavos that has been powder coated.

A black powder coated Mexican clavos.

Powder coated black sign logo for custom Pensacola gate.

Mexican clavos gate.

Custom plasma cut sign powder coated black.

Custom gate on pallet ready to ship to Pensacola Florida.

Driveway gate being crated up for shipment to Florida.

Custom powder coated sign.

Aluminum entrance gates with black powder coat finish.

Completed and on to the next project! 🙂

Aluminum Driveway Gates with Heavy Duty Frame & Whitetail Antlers

Aluminum Driveway Gates

With Heavy Duty 2×4″ Rectangular Tube Frame

Customized for Tennessee Property by JDR Metal Art

Sometime people want an extra heavy duty rust free gate so here is one with a 2x4x1/4″ aluminum rectangular tube frame.

Although we used such a thick tube for the frame, the fact that it’s all constructed from aluminum means that the weight stays under 150 lbs. per leavy

The design incorporates a whitetail deer antler theme for our client who is located in Tennessee.

The antler silhouettes are plasma cut from 3/16″ thick aluminum sheets.

Each gate panel has mitered seams with beveled weld joints for extra strength.

The top of each gate panel has an S-curved arch

We powder coated everything in a fantastic looking flat black finish after sandblasting and pretreating all the aluminum to extend the life of the coating.

 

Aluminum driveway gate with whitetail antlers

Louisville Kentucky | Custom Aluminum Driveway Gates

Custom Aluminum Driveway Gates in Louisville, Kentucky

Tree Theme by JDR Metal Art

These aluminum driveway gates and side panels were designed & built by JDR Metal Art.

We delivered and installed them at our customer’s home in Louisville, Kentucky home.

Aluminum Driveway Gate Plans

Aluminum driveway gates come in all shapes and sizes. This 13 foot dual swing tree themed gate plan was modified from an idea we developed several years ago for a Tennessee customer. For this plans we added fence panels on each side complement the metal art gate panels. The gate panels are about 6 1/2 feet tall where the metal art trees meet in the middle. The top gate and fence rails follow a slope from 4′ tall in the center of the driveway to 6′ tall at the outside of the fence panels.

Aluminum Gate & Fence Panels

These aluminum fence and gate panels utilize a 2×2″ tubing frame and 3/4″ tubing pickets.  The tree cutout is made from 3/16″ thick aluminum sheet. The heavy duty hinges are roller bearing style and maintenance free.

Aluminum is the perfect material for building driveway gates because it won’t rust and is amazingly lightweight for how strong it is. It’s somewhat difficult to weld and takes a great deal of patience and practice to master. Aluminum also must be thoroughly cleaned before it can be welded or the welds will be weak and likely to crack out.

Ex.: Wildlife, Pets, Equine, Trees, Farm, Ranch, Residential, Simple, Traditional, etc.

 

Custom Aluminum Ornamental Driveway Gates | Texas Deer Theme

Aluminum Ornamental Driveway Gates

28′ Dual Swing Texas Deer Design

Texas Driveway Gates Deer Aluminum Rough Draft Design by JDR Metal Art 2016

Here is a custom designed aluminum ornamental driveway gate built for a client located in Texas by JDR Metal Art.

Each of the gate panels are 14′ wide, totaling 28′ in width.

Aluminum is an extremely light material. Each of these gate panels weigh only about 125 lbs, roughly 1/3 of what a similarly sized steel gate would weigh.

Plasma Cut Aluminum Gate Silhouettes

Using a plasma cutter, we hand cut all the silhouettes for these aluminum driveway gates. It leaves a nice clean cut that looks great.

Driveway Gates with Duck Silhouettes by JDR Metal Art.jpg

Powder Coated Gate Finishing

We apply two coats of “Super Durable” exterior grade semi-gloss powder coat finish to our aluminum gates. The first coat acts as a primer and the second coat adds another layer of protection against the elements.

The powder sticks to the gate by means of an electrostatic charge. Once the whole gate is sprayed we push it into our curing oven. There it is baked at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. When the part comes out of the oven it is 100% cured. We do our powder coating in-house so we know everything is done right.

Driveway Gate Powder Coating

Crating & Shipping

We ship aluminum driveway gates nationwide. We build a wood crate on top of a shipping skid, then package the gate with blankets and foam. A lid is put over the top and everything strapped down securely to arrive in excellent condition every time.

Texas Aluminum Gates with Deer Scene by JDR Metal Art

Aluminum Entry Gate Fabricators

JDR Metal Art specializes in fabricating metal art driveway gates from aluminum sheet metal. We custom design and build many other aluminum driveway gates also. There is a large demand for these gates because they are incredibly lightweight and durable. Aluminum is also much more corrosion resistant than steel. Oceanside applications are common for our gates. Contact us today to get started on your custom aluminum driveway gates!

Custom aluminum gate fabricators JDR Metal Art

Ex.: Wildlife, Pets, Equine, Trees, Farm, Ranch, Residential, Simple, Traditional, etc.

 

 

 

Driveway Gates for Orlando FL Wildlife Preserve

Orlando Florida Aluminum Driveway Gates

Plasma Cut Metal Art with Deer, Antelope & Turkey Design

Here is an aluminum wildlife driveway gate JDR Metal Art is plasma cutting for the Cypress Ridge Hunting Preserve near Orlando, Florida.

Featuring a whitetail deer, antelope and turkeys, we are building three of these single swing aluminum gates for our client.

With a nationwide client base, we specialize purely in the design, fabrication and powder coating of custom driveway gates.

Metal art driveway gates we plasma cut from marine grade aluminum for Orlando Florida residence.

Aluminum Drive Gates

Built from extremely corrosion resistant nautical grade aluminum sheet, this is a huge single swing gate with the “canvas” measuring approximately 16′ wide by 8′ tall. Aluminum sheets this size are quite difficult to find. Typically they are used in the ship construction industry and for military grade armor plating applications. After much searching we were finally able to source three of these sheets and have them hauled from an aluminum mill in Maine to our custom gate facility in Ohio. From there we will be hauling the finished gates directly to our customer in Orlando. The gates will be offloaded there and the installation will be handled by a local installer who will be installing electric gate openers sufficient to handle these massive gates. Luckily, aluminum is much lighter than steel which means the forces of gravity and wind will be exerting less force on the gates and requiring less force to be exerted by the openers to open and close the gates.

Ornamental driveway gates fabricated from aluminum for Orlando Florida entrance.

Animal Art for Entry Gate

This is a plasma cut silhoutte of an antelope on a driveway gate.

Here is a picture of a deer silhouette on a plasma cut entry gate.

This is a plasma cut aluminum deer silhuoette.

Gate lettering for Cypress Ridge Hunting Preserve in Florida.

Custom aluminum plasma cut gate and sign lettering.

Drive gates with deer, antelope, turkeys, trees, etc.

If you need a custom drive gate we are ready to get started on it for you today!

Ex.: Wildlife, Pets, Equine, Trees, Farm, Ranch, Residential, Simple, Traditional, etc.