High Security Gate Bodiam Castle 14 th Century - 1216WIT


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Exterior Custom Castle Gate At Bodiam Castle 14th century Built To Last Forever

We Build This Gate In The Same Hand And Materials As It Was Done In The 14Th Century Just As If You Ripped It From This Castle And Installed On Your Home. Not Fast Process Reproduction

Throughout history the entrance to the castle or the village was considered the weakest link. As time progressed Kings commissioned doors and gates to close the gaps that left the kingdom vulnerable. This thick solid cedar replication of the historic castle doors of the past, is the closest you will get to the medieval era as a part of your home. Our custom entry doors are hand hewn, hand sanded and hand stained using the same techniques of the era. We use wood sourced from our own lots, all our wood has been dried in the Arizona sun, we never use kilns to dry our quality wood. Each of our custom wood doors is built by our certified master craftsmen and joined using, mortise and tenon, peg and dowel method; never glued, pressed or fast processed. You can also add any type of door pull or hardware you like, in any color, shape or size to accent, compliment or upstage any of our handcrafted doors. All of our custom hardware is hand forged by our master blacksmiths using methods of the past.

main gatehouse of Bodiam Castle
Main gatehouse of Bodiam Castle

We Build Using Only Old World Techniques That Allow For Strong And Superior Quality

The gate house was a small building with a passage that had to be traveled through in order to get to village or castle on the other side. Not only was the gate house used as a functional part of the castle, it was also used to employ power and prestige from miles away. The metal gate you see above is called the portcullises, which could be release at any time injuring enemy soldiers who got caught underneath. Along with being a quick safety measure it was also perfect for protection from battering rams, siege weapons and other attacks. The combined use of the wooden door and iron portcullises was an ingenious idea that was used to trap the enemy inside the gate house, so that they could be vulnerable to the gate keeper, who then attacked from above through gaps in the foundation called “murder holes” the gate keeper would then either attack with arrows and rocks or hot liquids such as boiling water or tar.


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"
And Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work

Custom 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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Custom Estate 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 custom estate gates project at 1-800-292-0008.


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