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10 Easy Pieces: Wrought Iron Front Gates

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10 Easy Pieces: Wrought Iron Front Gates

April 3, 2018

What does your garden gate say about you? A front gate announces your intentions with its proportions, style, and materials. Whether your aim is privacy, security, or to welcome visitors, a wrought iron gate is a versatile option. Available in a range of styles—from ornamental to streamlined—wrought iron conveys curb appeal even when its purpose is to keep people out.

We’ve rounded up 10 options for wrought iron front gates in widths of from 3 to 4 feet, including both single and double gates in styles ranging from vintage Victorian to midcentury modern, to consider.

But first, a definition of  wrought iron: “Technically wrought iron is a very low carbon iron alloy (as compared to higher carbon, and more ‘fragile,’ cast iron) that is very strong and malleable, historically making it the iron of choice for shaping,” writes Janet. “Due to production advancements and cost concerns, wrought iron is no longer produced en masse. The term wrought iron now generally applies to any iron (most typically mild steel) that is hammered, twisted, or bent into shape–or looks as if it has.”

Single Swing Gates

From India, a midcentury Vintage Iron Gate with original patina has a sliding lock; $3,0 at MIX Furniture.
Above: From India, a midcentury Vintage Iron Gate with original patina has a sliding lock; $3,200 at MIX Furniture.
Circa 00, an Antique Wrought Iron Pedestrian Gate comes with two matching posts, hinges, and a working latch. It measures 6
Above: Circa 1900, an Antique Wrought Iron Pedestrian Gate comes with two matching posts, hinges, and a working latch. It measures 62.2 high and about 36 inches wide; $1,074.28 at 1stdibs.
A 4-foot-wide wrought iron Arrow Garden Gate is 65 inches tall;  it comes with a gravity latch and hinges ( Posts are sold separately for $3). The gate is $498 from Amazing Gates.
Above: A 4-foot-wide wrought iron Arrow Garden Gate is 65 inches tall;  it comes with a gravity latch and hinges ( Posts are sold separately for $163). The gate is $498 from Amazing Gates.
Made of high-strength solid steel in the UK, a 4-foot-high arched Marlborough Arched Wrought Iron Style Metal Garden Gate is available in five widths (up to 4
Above: Made of high-strength solid steel in the UK, a 4-foot-high arched Marlborough Arched Wrought Iron Style Metal Garden Gate is available in five widths (up to 42 inches) and is primed in black in preparation for painting; prices start at £102 from Wrought Iron Gates.
An aluminum Atlanta Walk Gate Kit is available in four heights (from 3 to 6 feet) and four widths (from 3 to 5 feet) and can be customized with finials or an arched top. Hinges, a latch, and a gate post are included in the kit; prices start at $9.65 at Fence Workshop.
Above: An aluminum Atlanta Walk Gate Kit is available in four heights (from 3 to 6 feet) and four widths (from 3 to 5 feet) and can be customized with finials or an arched top. Hinges, a latch, and a gate post are included in the kit; prices start at $209.65 at Fence Workshop.

Double Gates

A hand-forged 53-inch-wide Classic Iron Gate is 47 inches high and is $loading=
Above: A hand-forged 53-inch-wide Classic Iron Gate is 47 inches high and is $1,800 from MIX Furniture.
A pair of Victorian Pair Of Reclaimed th Century Wrought Iron Gates from England measure 5
Above: A pair of Victorian Pair Of Reclaimed 19th Century Wrought Iron Gates from England measure 52.76 inches high by 51.57 inches wide and are $2,005.33 for the set at 1stdibs.
A pair of Wrought Iron Garden Gates (circa ) with decorative scrollwork and single spike decoration on the lower quarter is £
Above: A pair of Wrought Iron Garden Gates (circa 1910) with decorative scrollwork and single spike decoration on the lower quarter is £2,600 from Architectural Heritage.
To get the look for less, a steel No Dig Grand Empire Steel Decorative Metal Fence Gate has a rust-resistant powder coated finish and is designed to hang from a Grand Empire No Dig Fence Post And Stake Unit. The post and stake is $8.98 and the gate is $34.98 from Lowe&#8
Above: To get the look for less, a steel No Dig Grand Empire Steel Decorative Metal Fence Gate has a rust-resistant powder coated finish and is designed to hang from a Grand Empire No Dig Fence Post And Stake Unit. The post and stake is $8.98 and the gate is $34.98 from Lowe’s.
An ornate, early th-century Argentine Wrought Iron Gate is loading=
Above: An ornate, early 20th-century Argentine Wrought Iron Gate is 117 inches high and 121 inches high and is $6,800 from 1stdibs.
For more about metal, see Hardscaping 101: Wrought Iron and get ideas from our curated guide to Fences & Gates 101 in our Hardscape 101 design section. And don’t miss:

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