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…
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.
These Louisianadriveway gates are shown fresh out of the powder coat oven before we palletized and shipped them from our custom gate shop in Columbus, Ohio to just outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana via motor freight.
Custom Designed Gates
We modified this gate design from and existing one to suit our client’s driveway entrance. Each gate panel was made 9’6″ long and will be hung from posts sunk deep into the Louisiana ground for a dual swing entrance gate.
Plasma Cut by Hand
Custom plasma cut gate lettering identifies our client’s estate and the year it was established. We also added a pair of ducks to each of the arched top gates and a wild boar on the left side. All the different design aspects were both laid out and plasma cut entirely by hand.
Cheap Shipping Rates
We were able to get a shipping rate of $320 for this client shipping via SAIA Motor Freight with a 2 day transit time. He had the gates shipped to his business where he unloaded them with a forklift. The entire package weighed about 600 lbs with each gate weighing about 250lbs and the packing being the rest of the weight. We palletize the gates in a way they can also easily be taken off the trailer by hand one gate at a time with the help of 3-4 people. Residential delivery with liftgate and local freight terminal dock pickup options are also available.
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!