Can I build a wooden driveway gate with a steel frame?

Yes, it is possible to build wooden driveway gates with steel frames; this is commonly done when the gate needs to be locked securely and this security cannot be achieved from a wood-only gate. Another reason for adding a steel frame is to prevent the gate from sagging over time, as steel is a more durable material. A steel frame should be galvanized for more durability; however this will be more expensive than using a regular steel frame. Finally, if you want a gate that opens automatically, whether swinging open or sliding open, then you will need a steel frame, because a wood only frame does not have these capabilities.