Entry Gate - Chirk Castle 13th Century Wales 1255ATT


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All Scottsdale Art Factory Gates Are Designed In America and Built In America Using Solid Natural Air Dried Timber And Hand Forged Steel. By The Hands Of True American Master Craftsmen.

under the supervision of world renowned artist H. J. Nick using only the finest materials. We use "No" engineered cores or faux materials such as paste boards, veneers, masonite, MDO plywood, melamine and oriented strand board panels and have no unfinished areas. All joints and welds are hand blended and never show. "No" thin walled hollow cold bent soft metals "No" faux paint jobs or powder coating all finishes are natural patina or earth freindly lacquers

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Master Crafted In America Since 1913. Our prices are usually lower than lesser quality name brand mass production imports, this is because "We Are The Factory," so don't be fooled by our upscale appearance.

Purchase American Made - Invest In "Your" Future.

Investment Quality, Equals Appreciable Asset Doors And Gates, Destined For Antiquity.
We build only proud to own family heirloom furnishing, rich with family history and priceless heritage. This process begins with you and your family personalizing each piece with your own special design requests. H. J. Nick supervises the details and drafting process with his design team, and upon your approval, we then build your product. Once you receive your item, you can enjoy it secure in the knowledge it will increase in value and become a cherished family heirloom that is guaranteed to stand the test of time.


You May Order: The Gate Or Door Blade Only - A Complete Entry Unit Pre Hung With Side Structures Of Solid Wood Or To Accept Ornamental Iron Or Glass - Straight Top - Eyebrow Arch Top - Full Arch Top - Single Gate - Double Gates - Any Size And Style.

Historical Origin And Design Inspiration

The castle was built in 1295 by Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March as part of King Edward I's chain of fortresses across the north of Wales. It guards the entrance to the Ceiriog Valley. It was the administrative centre for the Marcher Lordship of Chirkland.


The castle was bought by Thomas Myddelton in 1595 for Ã通£5,000. His son, Thomas Myddelton of Chirk Castle was a Parliamentarian during the English Civil War, but became a Royalist during the Cheshire Rising of 1659. Following the Restoration, his son became Sir Thomas Myddelton, 1st Baronet of Chirk Castle.


During the 1930s the Castle was home to Thomas Scott-Ellis, 8th Baron Howard de Walden, a prominent patron of the arts and champion of Welsh culture. The Myddelton family resided at Chirk Castle until 2004. Lieutenant-Colonel Ririd Myddleton was an extra equerry to Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 until his death in 1988.


The castle is presently in the ownership of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty and is open to the public between February and October. The state rooms, towers and dungeons are staffed by well informed guides. The property is also notable for its gardens, with clipped yew hedges, herbaceous borders, rock gardens and terraces and surrounded by 18th century parkland.


Product Information As Shown

This Entrance Gate Is over 700 Years Old :Shown as It stands today made by the hands of master blacksmiths of the aristocracy of the 14th century. This gate is a testament to quality and workmanship. proving once again that the use of proper natural materials and master craftsmanship will stand the test of time. You may order this style made to your specifications made in the same hand and materials by our classically trained blacksmiths


Order As Shown: Ornamental Hand Forged Steel Design Or Click Here To Choose from hundreds of ornamental iron designs. Or send us your design to be made your way.


More Gate Designs You may use our door section to choose from hundreds our door designs that may be built any size as gates. There is no extra charge for redesign.


Structural And Decorative Glass Is Also Available: from 1/4" safety plate or tempered and plexus glass to 3/4" " 1" Thick Thermal Insulated And Tempered Clear Glass Panel. All glass panels are also available laminated for hurricane codes. You may also order design glass and hand etched glass designs. We offer all types and thickness of glass and samples of the decorative glasses are available.


On All Wood Gates Hand Carving Is Available To Your Design Choice
Hand Carving Information: Important details about the kind of carving you can expect when you order from Scottsdale Art Factory.


Colorized Carving: You can order any carving colorized. In order to achieve a colorized carving, multiple stain colors are used. The stains are hand applied and blended with an artistic eye to achieve an enhanced natural appearance.

Hand Applied Patina Finish: Color As Shown: Steel jp-rust Hand Applied Patina These gates are built to investment family heirloom quality and are finished to be virtually maintenance free and will stand the test of time. You may choose the natural color, or from over 400 standard stain colors or computer color match to any color stain. Most of our finishes are water based and earth friendly. You may order any color or texture finish at no extra charge.

Fine Finish Information: Important details about our finish process: patinas, sealants and wood finishes.


Your Choice Of Artistic Hand Forged Door Pulls Is Unlimited

All Door Pulls Are Sized To Fit Your Particular Door - Click Here To Choose From Hundreds Of Designs All styles of handles are hand forged and anvil hammered from solid high carbon steel. We never use softer metals or alloys. All welds are blended out of site as though each creation simply naturally grew in to its form and shape We Never Offer Casted Copies Of The Real Artistic Hardware (also known as drop forged)


Your Choices Of Hand Forged Decorative Hardware Are Unlimited

Adjustable Tension, Roller Style Door Latch: This ensures that your door or gate will not open in windy conditions even when the lock is not set. The roller pressure to strike plate can be adjusted to allow the push and pull resistance to be to your personal choice.


Dead Bolt: This special dead bolt lock is built for our 3" to 7" thick doors. It is high strength tungsten steel and is almost impossible to breech allowing for the best security available. You may order single cylinder (thumb turn interior) or double cylinder (keyed both sides).


Mortise Lock Heavy Duty: This special heavy duty mortise lock is produced by one of the worlds top lock manufacturers specially for our extra thick solid wood doors. This style of lock requires a large mortised pocket to allow for the steel lock mechanism to fit inside the door edge. Also the mounting plates and locking bolt are larger than that of a standard dead bolt. This type of lock allows for additional strength and security. It is high strength tungsten steel and is almost impossible to breech allowing for the best security available. You may order single cylinder (thumb turn interior) or double cylinder (keyed both sides).

About The Wood: Important details about our timber and craftsmanship.

True To Our Heritage: Marbella brothers come to America.


When We Say Steel - We Mean Solid And Hand Forged.


Coal Fired, Hammered By Master Blacksmiths The Old Fashioned Way." At Scottsdale Art Factory, we take pride in our traditional, superior quality workmanship and craft our products from only the finest steel. Our master blacksmiths have been classically trained, and utilize old world techniques such as coal firing, anvil hammering and hand forging to create the finest handcrafted lighting, hardware and furnishings available anywhere. No drop forged or casted copies.
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More Iron Panel Designs` click here to choose from hundreds of ornamental iron designs. Or send use your design.

All Door / Gate Pulls, Handles Are Sized To Fit Your Particular Door / Gate.


Order Gate Pulls As Shown Or Choose From Many Other Hardware Designs All Hand forged and anvil hammered solid steel handles. Iron oxide applied hand brushed to a natural patina finish. Built to stand the test of time.


All SAF Door & Gate Engineering Exceeds Commercial & Hurricane Requirements.




Important Door/Gate Facts: Important details that you should know before you purchase your doors and windows.


More Door & Gate Details / Installation Information: Important details about what you can expect when you order from Scottsdale Door Factory and installation instructions.


Our Guarantee: We Guarantee Each Item "Forever" " No Questions Asked, backed by over nine decades of fine craftsmanship.


Our Price Guarantee: Why you may purchase hand made custom at production prices.


Scottsdale Art Factory carries on the American Arts And Crafts Movement of the 21st century, in the same way William Morris and John Ruskin (founders of the Arts and Crafts furniture movement in circa 1800 England) inspired Gustave Stickley (founder of the American Arts and Crafts movement) in America circa 1900. Frank Loyd Wright, Charles and Henry Greene (inspired architects of the ultimate cottages such as the Gamble House in Pasadena California) are credited with raising quality standard to its highest level in their day. All of these great master craftsman also inspired the Marbella Brothers in the early 20th Century (founders of SAF circa 1913).


Every creative enterprise is always built on a foundation that was laid down by its predecessors. Creative people are also dependent on the groundwork laid down by those who came before them. H. J. Nick, artist and direct descendant of the Marbella brothers, and Scottsdale Art Factory have built on these foundations and have raised the bar of quality even higher. Thus setting a new standard and offering the finest one of a kind handmade furnishings found anywhere in the world in the 21st century.


Our Heritage: Marbella brothers come to America.


See Our Blog More about the history of Scottsdale Art Factory and the American furniture movement of the 21st century.


Our custom gates are custom handcrafted in the original craft and are not reproduction fast process gates. Our master-level craftsmen, wood workers, and blacksmiths use their classical training and artistry to hand build our gates using historically correct methods that have been tried and tested throughout history to last for generations. Using the correct building methods and tools as the historic design, we can recreate a design specific for each client's need for maximum security and an investment quality entrance gate.

Order your dream gate custom designed for your residential or commercial property, and make a proper first impression that reflects your personality and accomplishments in the same way kings, queens and other aristocracy have done for thousands of years.

Scottsdale Art Factory offers only the finest quality, artistic signature gates entrances, individually created by our expert craftsmen, wood carvers, and metal smiths; with no limitations on size, design, thickness or finish. We hand make wood and iron gates in any style - limited only by your imagination. Guaranteed "Forever" no questions asked. Virtually maintenance free. Our gates allow for maximum security that will last forever. Contact us to discuss your designer gate ideas at 1-800-292-0008.

We Can Help You To Design Your Dream Custom Gates - At No Extra Cost - Order Any Size Or Style

Gates Custom Built The Old Fashioned Way
"When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever"
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Custom Entry Gates

  • Size - any size gate, shape, design
  • Style - iron, wood, hand carvings, decorative accents
  • Panels - custom ironwork, speakeasy, wood, slats, dowels, grills, inlays, clavos
  • Hardware - hand forged wrought iron handles, latches, hinges, grills
  • Finishes - over 400 standard colors of hand applied stains and finishes or color match
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Handcrafted Gates - Scottsdale Art Factory
  • American hand made natural air cured and dried solid wood and iron gates master crafted not fast process
  • Full length solid timber - not fast process, no scarf jointed scrap wood, no veneers or fake laminates or kiln dried timber
  • Solid hand forged wrought iron - no hollow iron or fake castings
  • Available in variety of woods and metals with many stain and patina finishes
  • Built in the original craft mortise and tenon- not reproduction
  • Order any size or style gate custom designed for your residential or commercial property
  • All custom gates are guaranteed forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship

Custom Built Gates Handcrafted in America

Scottsdale Art Factory, an American manufacturer of handmade custom wood and iron gates, doors, and furniture based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Designs by H.J. Nick, have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings all handcrafted in America since 1913. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a Big WOW factor and timeless elegance. They all want investment value furnishings that make a proper statement reflecting their personality, or the personality of the environment for which the designer custom furnishings are intended. Our craftsmanship ensures your custom gates and furnishings will stand the test of time, and all custom made gates and furnishings are Guaranteed Forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship.

Call us to discuss your handcrafted gates project at 1-800-292-0008.


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