Driveway Gates Ocala Florida – Aluminum Horse Design

Driveway Gates for Horse Farm

JDR Metal Art builds driveway gates for horse farms and ranches nationwide. These 14′ dual swing driveway gates are going to an equine farm in Ocala, Florida.

These gates designed & manufactured from marine grade aluminum by JDR Metal Art.

Custom Aluminum Driveway Gates

Artwork Plasma Cut from 3/16″ Thick Aluminum Sheets

Here are some nice and shiny looking  6′ x 8′ sheets of 3/16″ thick aluminum that we’re using as the canvas for our metal art project. The sheets will be welded into a 2×2″ square tubing frame a little later.

Aluminum sheet for custom farm gate in Ocala, Florida.

Plasma Cutting Driveway Gate Designs:

The gate design is going to be cut out on a plasma table.

Plasma cutting is a process that we use to turn stock metals such as steel, aluminum or iron into intricate shapes for decorative driveway gates.

Not only will these gates be decorative, they will also be very durable since we are using 3/16″ thick aluminum which is much thicker than a typical  boat hull.

Plasma Cutting Aluminum

In this video clip you can see what it looks like when we’re cutting aluminum.

The light from the electrical arc in the plasma torch is very bright and hot, many thousands of degrees of heat and swirling plasma gas creates a clean cut directly through the metal.

Framing It Up Prior to Welding

These are dual or double swing gates. Each panel is 7′ wide. They are also 5′ tall on the ends and 6’4″ tall in the center. The gate frame consists of 2″ square tubing, 3/16″ wall thickness.

All the ends of the aluminum tubing are miter cut to a 45 degree angle, then beveled prior to welding for maximum strength.

Aluminum is very lightweight compared to steel, not a huge amount of strength is needed at the weldments to ensure these gates will never bend or sag under their own weight.

Everything is welded together using an aluminum spoolgun, which is one of the more challenging welding process to become proficient with. With aluminum fabrication it is important to clean the metal prior to welding in order to achieve the highest strength. Any oils in the weld puddle can create porosity in the weld and poor fusion of the metals.

Horse farm driveway gate with plasma cut horse and fence design.

 

Ocala driveway gate with aluminum horse and fence design.

 

Aluminum driveway gate on welding table.

More to follow..

 

West Palm Beach Florida Custom Aluminum Gates

West Palm Beach Florida Custom Gates

Swamp Themed Metal Art Design

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!

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