Oklahoma City driveway gates featuring life-size horse and dog plasma cut silhouettes built at JDR Metal Art.
We are currently working on this driveway gate project for a ranch entrance located on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. There will be one of these 15′ wide x 7’4″ tall single swing gates at two separate entrances. Each gate will feature three paint horses and our clients’ five family dogs.
Using our custom gate design process, we were able to take the design from start to finish in a couple week’s time. First, we worked with our customers over the phone and through email to coordinate the necessary dimensions and details for the custom driveway gate design. Then we put together the design theme they had in mind.
We lay the designs out by hand and then use a hyperthem plasma cutter to create these gate silhouettes. Since there are two gates with the same design and we are doing them by hand (not with a CNC machine) each one will be slightly different but this makes them unique as well!
One of the five plasma cut dog silhouettes after we sprayed the steel gate with a bit of driveway cleaner to accelerate the rusting process…
Metal Art Oak Tree Gate with Horse Cutouts Delivered to Missouri
We completed this JDR Metal ArtMissouri driveway gate in the summer of 2014.
It is a plasma cutdriveway gate we custom designed, built and delivered from our gate shop in Columbus, Ohio to Missouri. It is 15′ long and approximately 8′ tall in the center. Our clients graciously sent us the picture after we installed the gate and their brick columns and concrete driveway were later completed, complementing their new 16′ single swing oak tree gate.
Another picture immediately after fabrication & powder coating…
This was the longest single piece gate we had built up to that time (until the next Missouri driveway gate we designed and built). Usually we end up splitting the gate into two pieces. This was a setup where fabricating a large single swing gate did not present an issue. We used all 1/8″ thick steel wall tubing for the framework. The oak tree silhouette itself was plasma cut by hand out of a 3/16″ thick sheet of steel. The two metal art horses which accent the tree are also plasma cut from 3/16″ sheet metal. After we put the oak tree leaves on the gate we then sandblasted everything, pretreated it and baked on two coats of “Super Durable” exterior grade black powder coat.
Plasma Cut Tree Headboard
For these particular clients we also built a custom metal art headboard to match a Cali-King size bed frame. It was powder coated with a special order grey metallic flake finish.
Close-up After Powder Coating:
Be sure to check out some of our other custom tree themed driveway entry gates. We build many other designs also. You can have us custom design a project specific to your needs. Feel free to contact us with any questions, we would love to help.