Tree of Life | Plasma Cut Driveway Gate

Tree of Life | Plasma Cut Driveway Gate

Metal driveway gate by JDR Metal Art installed in Lexington, Kentucky.
Metal driveway gate by JDR Metal Art installed in Lexington, Kentucky.

Custom 12′ Single Swing Gate Design for Lexington, KY Client

This gate concept was submitted by a client in Lexington, KY.

Installed by Overhead Door Company of Lexington.

Driveway gate design with tree of life for Lexington, KY.

Plasma Cutting the Silhouette from 1/4″ Plate Steel

Bringing the metal tree concept to life begins with the plasma putting operation. The artwork for the tree silhouette is loaded into the plasma machine and cut out.

Plasma cutting program with tree of life design. shown on the screen.

Plasma cutting the metal art tree of life from steel plate.

Plasma cutting the Lexington, KY driveway gate with tree of life decoration.

 

Plasma cutting the tree design cut from steel 1/4" plate.

 

Plasma cutting a leaf on the metal art tree.

Plasma torch and plasma cut ornamental whimsical design.

Once the plasma cutter has finished its job the unwanted parts are picked out and scrapped. The completed part is sent to the fabrication table for cleanup and preparation for fabrication.

1/4" steel plate after it has been plasma cut into a tree of life iron gate design.

Then a ring is rolled from 2″ x 3/8″ flat bar that is wrapped around the metal tree.

Rolled flat bar and design of tree cut out of 1/4" plate steel.

The flat bar is drawn tight with a clamp against the plasma cut tree and tack welded in place.

Clamping the rolled flat bar to the tree design.

A couple dozen tack welds hold the ring tightly in place before the heat and pressures of the full and final MIG welding process are later applied.

Attaching the rolled 2" x 3/8" flat bar border to the plasma cut plate.

Once the tree has been wrapped in flat bar, the outer frame of the gate is put together.

Assembling the tree of life gate frame.

Framing up the tree of life entrance gate.

The corners of the frame are double checked for squareness. As they are tacked together and welded, the parts have a way of moving due to the heated metal shrinking as it cools.Assembling the components of the tree of life gate.

Once the outer frame is tacked together the wavy pickets are laid into place and marked out for cutting.

Assembling the pickets into the frame and artwork.

Assembling the pickets into the frame and artwork.

Rolled flat bar welded to ornamental tree and wavy pickets.

Once cut, the pickets are tacked into place where the marks were established earlier.

The pickets all get welded solid to the flat bar.Fabrication of tree of life driveway gate on welding table.

Then the outer frame is welded solid.

Rolled tubing pickets welded into the tree of life gate frame.

Wavy pickets being placed into decorative Lexington, KY gate.

Back side of welded steel tree of life gate.

The tree silhouette is welded solid everywhere it touches the flat bar.

The top frame welded solid where the tree/flat bar meets the gate frame.

Whimsical tree design plasma cut from steel.

Plasma cut steel tree of life design.

The gate is stood up & flipped over so the backside can be welded up.

Tree of life custom gate stood up beside the welding table.

1/4″ plate steel tree leaf cut with a Hypertherm 45XP plasma machine. Near laser quality with super clean cuts.

Plasma cut edge of steel art cut from 1/4" plate by JDR Metal Art.

Looking across from the end of the gate, both ends are doubled checked for plumb.

Once flipped, the backside of the gate is welded up; frame, pickets, flat bar and tree.

Now all the welds are completed and this gate is built. The customer will be installing the hinges and painting the gate.

 

 

 

 

 

Lexington KY Driveway Gates | Race Horse Theme by JDR Metal Art

Lexington KY Driveway Gates

Racehorse & Horseshoe Entry Gate Theme

These Lexington KY driveway gates were custom designed for a residential entrance by JDR Metal Art. Being a dual-swing gate, each gate panel feature three race horses. A prominent horse shoe¬†is in the center when the gates close. Each gate panel is approximately 7′ wide in order to span the customer’s 14′ opening. The top of the gate is about 7′ tall.

Lexington, Kentucky driveway entry gate with horse shoe and race horse silhouettes.

Custom Design & Metal Work

We worked with our client over the phone and via email to establish the design he wanted for his entrance. He is a horse farrier in the Lexington area and we were glad to be able to design a gate for him that really reflects his special background!

Metal Fabrication

Welding up the pickets on one of the gate panels. We use square tubing for the pickets and each picket is welded solid at all joints. We use a larger square tubing for the main frame of the gate panel. We use heavy gage tubing because lighter gauge materials used by other companies are less robust when it comes to being bumped around over the years. And it usually comes back to getting what you pay for!

Welding Lexington KY Metal Driveway Gate

Picture of the back side of the gate, before we welded it up and cut the “nail” holes on the backing for the “horse shoe”. A lot of time and effort goes into making all those welds look nice and pretty!

Custom Horse Themed Driveway Gates Lexington KY by JDR Metal Art

Here are the race horses which we plasma cut by hand. We use a plasma torch that is made in the USA by Hypertherm. They were sandblasted and then sprayed with zinc rich primer, chrome base coat and then a clear coat for a three layer powder coat finish.Lexington Kentucky custom driveway gates with horse shoe and race horse metal art silhouettes.

Lexington KY Driveway Gates…Or Anywhere Else!

We build custom driveway gates for people from all over the United States, not just Lexington, KY! Wherever you live, let us design and build a gate that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. We deliver our gates by freight or haul them to you ourselves. Of course you can also pick your gates up yourself from our shop in Ohio if you don’t mind making the drive to see us!

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