Ohio Ornamental Drive Gates by JDR Metal Art

Columbus Ohio Ornamental Drive Gates by JDR Metal Art

We just finished fabrication and powder coating of these new dual swing ornamental drive gates. They were purchased as a anniversary gift and were installed at our client’s new residential property outside Columbus, Ohio.

Drive Gate Installation

Foundation is the Key to Success!

Due to the fact that these plasma cut gate panels are each built 10′ wide and over 6′ tall, there will be a tremendous amount of weight hanging freely in the air that needs to be properly supported by the posts set into the ground. Concrete is cheap and this type of application calls for plenty of it.

Our post holes are a minimum of 4′ deep. We always want to get as far down as reasonably possible in order to ensure that there is enough room to hold all the concrete we want to put around and beneath our gate posts.

Each post hole is 16″ wide at the top and flares out to 2′ wide at the bottom. The bell shape below the frost line prevents the gates from leaning over time. It takes about a half ton of concrete to fill each of our post holes. Each of these particular plasma cut drive gate panels weigh just under 300 lbs while the posts each weigh 100 lbs.

We always prefabricate the drive gate posts and hinges so they are ready to bolt together on the job site for a relatively simple installation. We set the gates to the desired height using wood blocks as shims to get the gate level in its place. Next we drop the post in its hole and there assemble the post to the gate with bolts and nuts through the hinges. The gate is then held plum while the hole is filled with concrete. The same procedure is completed with the second gate panel…now everything is perfectly lined up and the concrete cures for at least 24 hours before the shims are ready to be removed from underneath to let the gates hang freely. At that point the drive gate openers are ready to be installed.

JDR Metal Art Supplies Custom Designed Drive Gates Worldwide

We crate and ship our custom built drive gates worldwide at the most competitive rates available. We use carriers such as UPS Freight, FedEx Freight, Yellow Roadway and many others. We can also personally deliver our gates for a fee. We offer free local pickup in central Ohio for our customers from the surrounding states.


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

Custom Wildlife Driveway Gates with Metal Art Deer Scene

Driveway Gates with Wildlife Themes

Metal Art Deer Scene

30′ Automatic Sliding Gate

Shipped to Missouri on 53′ Flatbed

This driveway gate was custom designed for a drive entrance located in Missouri.

The steel wildlife scene is 18′ long and depicts two buck deer, a doe and two fawns on a woodland background. We worked with our clients through their contractor to come up with the gate design.

We also incorporated the street address and family name at the bottom of the gate.

The remaining 12′ of the gate is a frame which will be attached to the automated slide gate opener system.

Missouri wildlife driveway gates featuring deer silhouette plasma cut by JDR Metal Art.

The driveway gate silhouette was both drawn and cut entirely by hand with the help of a plasma cutter.

We used a 3/16″ thick plate of steel for the canvas and 2.5″ square tubing for the frame. The top is arched to accommodate the tree line.

We applied Picklex as a metalĀ  pretreatment in order to eliminate surface oxides and condition the metal for maximum bonding and rust protection.

We then sprayed two coats of industrial rust preventive primer (red oxide) followed by two coats of glossy black rust inhibiting finish paint.

Custom Driveway Entry Gate Themes

Here are some of our other wildlife style entrance gates. You can also check out our tree themed gates and our horse themed gates. Feel free to contact us below to discuss the project you have in mind. We design, build, powder coat and ship all of our gates from Columbus, Ohio to Missouri or just about anywhere else people want them. We consistently offer the best value anywhere for custom wildlife themed driveway gates!

To contact JDR Metal Art:

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