Oregon Aluminum Driveway Gates with Elk

Oregon Driveway Gates

Plasma Cut Aluminum Elk Theme

At JDR Metal Art we custom built these aluminum driveway gates for a client’s home on the Pacific coast in Oregon. They are dual swing gates which are 18′ wide total (9′ per gate panel). They were built from aluminum per the special request of our customer. They are much lighter than our typical steel driveway gates. Each gate weighs roughly 100lbs. Here the gates are shown after we powder coated them black.

Oregon Aluminum Driveway Gates by JDR Metal Art 2015

On the material specifics; we cut 1″ aluminum square tubing with a 1/8″ thick wall for the pickets. Cast aluminum finials were welded on top of the arched gate frames. The gate frames were made with 2″ square tubing, also 1/8″wall thickness. We welded J-bolt style aluminum hinges with ball bearing and grease fittings to the 4 x 4 x 1/4 square tubing posts. Once the gate posts are set in concrete, the J-bolts go through the gate frames and the driveway gates hang in the air. The gates are then leveled precisely by means of a nut and jam nut on each of the four J-bolts.

Aluminum driveway gates with pickets, finials, elk silhouettes and name cutouts.

Aluminum Plasma Cut Gate Burnouts

We laid out and cut these metal art elk by hand with the assistance of a Hypertherm 30 amp plasma cutter. The elk are made from 3/16″ aluminum plate. The rings were hand rolled from 3/16″ plate also and they were then welded into the gate pickets.

Aluminum Driveway Gates by JDR Metal Art 2015

Custom Driveway Gate Lettering

We also burned the lettering out with a plasma torch. Our customer’s last name was welded into the pickets at the bottom of the driveway gate. We are glad to say they now have a gate unlike any other!

Custom Aluminum Driveway Gate Design Work by JDR Metal Art

We worked with these clients from Oregon mostly via email to provide them with numerous drafts of the gate design until we were able to meet their needs for a custom gate design. It is always exciting to be creating something new for people and we were thrilled to ultimately be able to take part in bringing another driveway gate from concept to fruition.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via our Contact Us webpage. We hope to be building more custom aluminum driveway gates soon!

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

Driveway Gates Washington | Custom Plasma Cut Bear & Moose Design

Custom Ornamental Driveway Gates Shipped to Washington

Plasma Cut Driveway Gates

We worked with a client from the state of Washington to design these ornamental driveway gates. The design theme features a bear and a moose in a background that reflects the client’s locale.

Ornamental driveway gates in front of Washington home. Bear and moose silhouettes plasma cut by JDR Metal Art.

If you look closely you can see that the gates are hung from steel posts placed directly behind a magnificent overhead entryway that features bears carved from wood!

Driveway Gates Built to Last

Each driveway gate panel is 11′ wide for a total gate width of 22′. The panels weigh approximately 325 lbs. per side. We used heavy wall 7 ga. tubing for the frames so there is plenty of structural support to easily withstand winds and the forces of being repeatedly opened and closed by automated gate openers. The driveway gate silhouettes are cut from 11ga. sheet. The gates and posts were pretreated and then powder coated black multiple times to build a nice thick rust preventing barrier between the steel and the Washington environment.

Artistic Driveway Gates, Competitively Priced

At JDR Metal Art driveway gates, not only do we build our driveway gates to last, we design and build them in a way that allows us to provide a beautiful artistic driveway gate at or lower than the cost of our competitors who simply provide plain looking gates mass produced in either Mexico or China. Why settle for less from them when you can get more from us? We are proud to provide our customers with metal art gates handcrafted in the USA!

Customized Designs for Driveway Gates

We enjoy working with people from all walks of life in order to help them create a gate that will make a lasting statement about who they are and what they stand for. It is an honor and a privilege to be given such an opportunity on an everyday basis. It is a challenge that we don’t take lightly. We are receptive to the many factors that go into bringing out the full design potential in each customer’s driveway gate design process.

Nationwide Shipping, Lowest Rates

We ship most of our custom made driveway gates via motor freight. They are crated up and shipped from our fabrication and powder coating facility in Columbus, Ohio to the final destination. The gates can be shipped directly to your residence, to a local business, or picked up from a local freight terminal.

Contact Us Today For A FREE Gate Quote:

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

Driveway Gates Wisconsin | Oak Tree Dual Swing by JDR Metal Art

Wisconsin Driveway Gates

12′ Oak Tree Dual Swing Theme by JDR Metal Art

Here is one of our most recent Wisconsin driveway gates; it’s a 12′ dual swing plasma cut oak tree gate with a customized oil rubbed bronze powder coat finish. We are delivering these gates from Ohio to Green Bay, WI.

These plasma cut gates are 5’6″ tall on the outside/hinge rails. The center height is fabricated to 7’6″. Once hung from their posts, the center height of the gates will be about 8′ above grade. We used 1/8″ minimum thickness for all the 2×2″ tubing on the frame. All the pickets are cut from 3/4″ square tubing with a 14ga wall thickness.. The posts are 4×4″ square tubing with 1/4″ wall thickness. The posts and gates also have their adjustable sealed-bearing hinges prefabricated and ready to bolt together for easy installation.

Oil Rubbed Bronze Powder Coat Finish

We applied a powder coat finish to all components of these plasma cut gates. Starting with a base of zinc rich primer (formulated for superior corrosion resistance), we then added a layer of oil rubbed bronze color coat. A third and final layer, clear gloss, was then applied and baked on to bring out the metallic flake in the color coat. The clear coat also prevents oxidation and weathering of the metallic flake, thereby extending the life of the beautiful oil rubbed bronze finish and adding another layer of durability.

Powder coated wisconsin driveway gate plasma cut by jdr metal art 2015

Wisconsin driveway gates with hinge powder coated by JDR metal Art 2015

Wisconsin driveway gate oak tree leaf powder coated by JDR metal Art.

Wisconsin plasma cut oak tree custom driveway gate by JDR Metal Art 2015

Custom Wisconsin Driveway Gates

Design & Powder Coating Solutions

We are here to help you realize the maximum potential for your custom driveway gate project. We design, fabricate, powder coat and ship our custom driveway gates all across Wisconsin, the US and beyond. We work with both residential & commercial property owners to provide them with customized solutions for safe and secure driveway entrance management. We regularly work with a wide variety of customers to help them find exactly what they are looking for when it comes to plasma cut metal art driveway gates. We offer wildlife themed plasma cut driveway gates, horse themed plasma cut driveway gates, and of course tree; themed driveway gates!

Feel free to contact us using the form below to get a fast response to your questions about Wisconsin driveway gates!

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St. Louis Missouri Driveway Gates | Plasma Cut Oak Tree Design

St Louis Missouri Driveway Gates by JDR Metal Art

Oak Tree Theme

This St. Louis project that we are currently working on at JDR Metal Art is going to be a wrought iron oak tree driveway gate that will be mounted between two stone columns. We have coordinated measurements with the property owner to make sure the gate will fit well at its final destination.

This 5×12′ plate of 3/16″ thick steel has been traced with the outline that we will be using to make the tree. The trunk will be extended by splicing it to the rest of the tree with another piece of plate cut from the leftover material.

After a few hours of cutting..close to the halfway point with the tree.

Fitting the outside frame together on the fabricating table. Each end of the gate needs to be 4’6″ tall so as to stay below the capstone on the column…while the center slopes down to 4’0″ tall.

Gate frame on welding table.

 

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Sparks fly as a MIG welder is used to superheat the metals for joining. The leafs become permanently attached to the branches of the tree by using this tool much like a hot glue gun.

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Cloud of welding fumes lit up by the blue welding arc (above) while the picture below shows the cooling molten metal on a steel leaf after it has just been joined to a branch.

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A coat of red primer helps the finish coat adhere better to the gate.

Primed steel metal art oak tree gate by JDR

The topcoat is an oil rubbed bronze paint from Rustoleum.

Oil rubbed bronze paint finish on driveway gate

The leaves are quite detailed and authentic looking.

Oak tree themed driveway gates at St Louis Missouri residential entry.

Custom St. Louis Gate Designs

We have worked with numerous clients from the St. Louis, Missouri area and provided them with personalized entry gates for their driveway entrances. Not only do we design wrought iron tree gates, we also specialize in designs featuring wildlife, equine and much more! You can learn more about our custom gate design process if you are interested in having us help you create a one-of-a-kind gate that you will be sure to enjoy for many years to come.

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