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.

Florida Driveway Gates | Ornamental Aluminum Plasma Cut Gates

Sarasota Florida Driveway Gates featuring Plasma Cut Aluminum Metal Art Horses

Florida driveway gates in Sarasota featuring plasma cut scene of horses standing at a fence.

We designed & built these ornamental Florida driveway gates from aluminum here at JDR Metal Art. Each side of the gate features four plasma cut horses standing at a fence in front of a beautiful Sarasota, Florida horse farm.

Custom Gate Design

Our relationship with these customers began when they reached out to us about our custom plasma cut gate design capabilities in early 2014. As often happens with fully custom projects, the early stages of the design process can take some time to work through as different ideas come to mind and much thought and consideration is often invested by the customer in creating their new gate entrance. In this case the clients first sent us pictures and measurements of their entrance. We worked back and forth to refine the design to fit their farm theme.

By the time summer arrived our clients were ready to begin the fabrication stage. Around the same time they also contracted with Liberty Gates owner Ian McPherson to handle the gate installation locally. Ian brought to our clients attention that aluminum would fare much better than steel in the corrosive local Florida environment. The clients followed Ian’s advice and requested their gates to be built from aluminum.

Handmade Aluminum Gates

We began building the aluminum gates in September. We built the frame with 2″ square tubing 1/8″ thick wall aluminum . The canvas is 3/16″ aluminum sheet. In October fabrication was completed and the gates were then powder coated to a baked finish using a “super durable” grade semi-gloss black powder coat to finish the product. Super durable grade powder coat is formulated especially for outdoor products that will be exposed to the intense sunlight and moisture exposure of the Florida environment. Therefore, the gates will not only remain rust free thanks to the aluminum but they will also exhibit long lasting gloss retention and durability.

The aluminum proved to be more expensive and harder to work with but turned out great in the end! We are confident that these customers will get a lifetime of enjoyment from their new Florida driveway gates!

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