Kansas City Equine Themed Ranch Driveway Gates by JDR Metal Art

Silhouette Driveway Gates for Whispering Horse Ranch in Kansas City, MO

Driveway gate with horse design.

Here we have a set of horse themed Kansas City driveway gates which was designed for a 14′ entrance and custom built by JDR Metal Art. This project was turned around in about 2 weeks from the time of deposit until we shipped it from our Columbus, Ohio facility.

Custom Made in the USA

We used all US made steel for the frame and silhouettes with 1/8″ thick steel sheet for the horse and fence silhouettes. The gate frames are mixture of square tubing in 1/8″-1/4″ wall thickness (the thicker tubing being for the hinge side of the gate frames). The entry gate posts are 4″ square tubing steel with 1/4″ wall thickness and the hinge sockets are welded to them and include grease fittings and stainless steel ball bearings for a super-smooth swing.The arches were bent with a hand roller and the gate silhouettes were cut by hand with a plasma cutter.

Powder Coated Tough

The gates and posts were pretreated with an eco-friendly rust preventive and bonding promoter (Picklex) and then electrostatically coated with two passes of 60% gloss black super durable grade powder coat baked to a finish at 400 degrees in our in-house powder coat oven. Then we packed them up on a crate with plenty of foam and cardboard to protect the beautiful powder coat finish during transit to their final destination at a Kansas City residence.

Horse Themed Gates:

Entry gate with metal art horses. Drive gate featuring metal horse silhouettes. Metal art dual swing driveway gate with equine theme.

Get a Custom Designed Entrance Gate by JDR Metal Art

We can design a new gate for your driveway entrance. Our gate design process is very reasonably priced. Let us know when you’re ready to get started on your new driveway gate with a theme designed especially for you by JDR Metal Art!

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

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.