Custom Aluminum Driveway Gates in Louisville, Kentucky
Tree Theme by JDR Metal Art
These aluminum driveway gates and side panels were designed & built by JDR Metal Art.
We delivered and installed them at our customer’s home in Louisville, Kentucky home.
Aluminum Driveway Gate Plans
Aluminum driveway gates come in all shapes and sizes. This 13 foot dual swing tree themed gate plan was modified from an idea we developed several years ago for a Tennessee customer. For this plans we added fence panels on each side complement the metal art gate panels. The gate panels are about 6 1/2 feet tall where the metal art trees meet in the middle. The top gate and fence rails follow a slope from 4′ tall in the center of the driveway to 6′ tall at the outside of the fence panels.
Aluminum Gate & Fence Panels
These aluminum fence and gate panels utilize a 2×2″ tubing frame and 3/4″ tubing pickets. The tree cutout is made from 3/16″ thick aluminum sheet. The heavy duty hinges are roller bearing style and maintenance free.
Aluminum is the perfect material for building driveway gates because it won’t rust and is amazingly lightweight for how strong it is. It’s somewhat difficult to weld and takes a great deal of patience and practice to master. Aluminum also must be thoroughly cleaned before it can be welded or the welds will be weak and likely to crack out.
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.