Here is a custom designed aluminum ornamental driveway gate built for a client located in Texas by JDR Metal Art.
Each of the gate panels are 14′ wide, totaling 28′ in width.
Aluminum is an extremely light material. Each of these gate panels weigh only about 125 lbs, roughly 1/3 of what a similarly sized steel gate would weigh.
Plasma Cut Aluminum Gate Silhouettes
Using a plasma cutter, we hand cut all the silhouettes for these aluminum driveway gates. It leaves a nice clean cut that looks great.
Powder Coated Gate Finishing
We apply two coats of “Super Durable” exterior grade semi-gloss powder coat finish to our aluminum gates. The first coat acts as a primer and the second coat adds another layer of protection against the elements.
The powder sticks to the gate by means of an electrostatic charge. Once the whole gate is sprayed we push it into our curing oven. There it is baked at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. When the part comes out of the oven it is 100% cured. We do our powder coating in-house so we know everything is done right.
Crating & Shipping
We ship aluminum driveway gates nationwide. We build a wood crate on top of a shipping skid, then package the gate with blankets and foam. A lid is put over the top and everything strapped down securely to arrive in excellent condition every time.
Aluminum Entry Gate Fabricators
JDR Metal Art specializes in fabricating metal art driveway gates from aluminum sheet metal. We custom design and build many other aluminum driveway gates also. There is a large demand for these gates because they are incredibly lightweight and durable. Aluminum is also much more corrosion resistant than steel. Oceanside applications are common for our gates. Contact us today to get started on your custom aluminum driveway gates!
These oak tree metal art driveway gates were just completed today and are being shipped by SAIA Motor Freight to Waco, Texas.
They are custom designed & plasma cut for an 18′ dual swing gated entrance and feature numerous trees, a horse, a mule, a dog, and two-tone powder coated finish.
Custom Two-Tone Powder Coated Finish
1st Coat: Zinc Rich Primer
Goes on gray and adds a critical layer of corrosion protection to the steel surface. Basically functions the same as hot dip galvanizing. The zinc is the final layer of protection from rust and extends the service life of these gates by halting rust before it ever begins. While powder coat is EXTREMELY durable, a scratch through the zinc clear to down the metal surface will not even rust for a very long time due to the nature of the zinc and the protection it affords.
This is a Black and copper contrast with a smooth and mild texture.
The 2nd coat was Atlas Copper…we also made the 3rd coat this color in order to get it to blend well.
4th Coat: “Clear Vision” Clear Coat
This is the final coat. As you can see below, it went on as a white colored dust…once the metal art oak tree silhouettes were heated up in the powder coat oven past 250F the clear coat was transformed into a clear finish that adds an extra layer of durability and protection from the elements.
This textured copper adds a nice level of distinction from the artwork in the background. The framework that the oak tree mounts to is our standard 60% glass black “super durable” powder coat specially formulated to withstand many years of extreme sun and weather exposure.
If you have any questions about designing something similar for your gated entrance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!
Thanks for taking the time to read our blog entry about these beautiful Texas driveway gates!