These customers utilized the simple gate design process for us to create this custom gate design. Several revisions were made to give the client everything exactly as desired.
Sandblasting gives the surface of the gate the perfect surface texture for the powder coat to adhere to long term.
The scale and rust is removed and a sparkly surface results from the diamond shape of the sandblasting media. All discoloration is removed until only raw steel remains.
The near white color is where the raw steel has been blasted free of the mill scale. The darker areas are where the mill scale is waiting to be removed. Stacking the gates on racks for sandblasting saves both time and material..the gates at the back of the stack are usually already half stripped to raw steel by the time the top ones have been done.
4x4x1/4″ Gate post material
These posts are going to be holding a lot of weight for a lot of time!
Plasma Cut Flying Pheasant Silhouette
Cut from 1/8″ steel sheet and mig welded in place to the gate arch.
Hinges are arguably the most important of the gate…that’s why it’s important to have adjustment built into the gate, as well as incredible strength. These custom designed gate brackets are cut from super duty 1/2″ thick steel plate with flawless welding to support and distribute the stresses the gate will endure over its lifespan. A threaded rod hinge mechanism will attach the gate to the posts.
Check out some of our other Kentucky steel gates, custom designed and built by JDR Metal Art.
Here’s a cool boat themed driveway gate project currently being built. It’s a 14′ dual swing (approx. 7′ per panel) that will hang from posts in Pennsylvania.
Initial Design Drafts of Client’s Gate
Driveway Gate Pictures
Pictures taken while fabricating the gate frame; preparing the channels for pickets which will be placed accordingly and welded completely solid for a seamless finish. The double curved arch takes a lot of precision layout to make perfect.
This particular entry gate is one of several other Pennsylvania driveway gate projects we’ve completed in the recent past. We’ve also done custom done horse themes with mare and foal
Featuring 18′ Oak Tree and Deer, Squirrel, Groundhog & Rabbits
Custom Made for Smoky Mountain Tennessee Property Entrance
Here’s an interesting set of driveway gates currently in the works by JDR Metal Art.
This project began at the custom design stage; our client really liked an oak tree driveway gate we built years ago and wanted to add something to it. We modified the design by adding to it a wildlife scene which features a large whitetail buck on one side, a doe and two fawns on the other. The deer are accompanied by two rabbits, a squirrel and a groundhog in the grass.
Preliminary Design Concept
Plasma Cut Deer & Wildlife Scenes for Left & Right Gate Panels
Here are the wildlife scene panels after the design stage was finalized and the plasma cutting was complete.
3/16″ Thickness Steel Oak Tree with Leaves Welded in Place
Fitting Up the Scene & Tree Prior to Welding to Gate
Here we’re getting the plasma cut sheets in place to secure them to the gate panels. I cut the wildlife scenes separate from their respective halves of the tree to make handling much easier during the fabrication process.
Each element of the plasma cut design is welded in place on each gate and will add both considerable strength and weight to each gate panel. Each gate panel will hang from steel posts which will be encased within a rock column. The super duty gate hinges attach to two arms which protrude from the encased posts out through the side of each column.
These beautiful aluminum driveway gates were designed, handcrafted and given a beautiful powder coat finish by JDR Metal Art.
We worked with our West Palm Beach, Florida customer to modify a design for him based on a set of Louisiana driveway gates we had previously built in 2017.
The customer’s driveway entrance is 14′ wide. Each gate panel is 6’4″ tall at the peak and 7′ wide and weighs less than 100lbs. The installation of the gates will be provided by Budget Fence and Gate of West Palm Beach, Florida.
All material, both the square tubing frame and the silhouette art, is very heavy duty 3/16″ thick.
The gate panels will each hang from a stucco finished column for which we also made custom mounting brackets for our super-duty hinges to attach to.
Interested in a custom driveway gate? Feel free to contact us to learn more or check out our design info page to learn more about how easy it is to get the perfect gate design for your driveway entrance!