Fluffy family member gets her own door

Unique renovation and restoration requests are like challenges to Tradewood Industries’ experts.

From bending glass, installing curtain walls, designing new safety products and incorporating non-traditional window and door design, our experts have tackled some fairly difficult projects.

Recently, one such difficult challenge came in the form of a miniature door - yes, miniature - to accommodate the needs of the home’s family dog.

A doggy door. One that matched the home’s crisp, linear, contemporary design. Could we do it?


We did!

Working on the traditional doggy door principle of matching size to animal, Tradewood’s experts (with architect Paul Raff Studio) designed a functional, contemporary, framed door that allows the family dog to enter and exit, with safety features that prevent unauthorized access to the home.

Tradewood’s expert installers used a water jet to cut the opening in the home’s existing thermal glass panels adjacent to the all-wood, contemporary-designed door.

The doggy door, which is motion-activated from the inside, is framed in steel in a style that echoes the home’s design. The flaps are designed to be weather-resistant and flexible, and close securely with magnets to the inner frame. 

The entire doggy door, when closed, protects from weather and discourages the entry of insects or creepy-crawlies into the home.

We call it one of those unique requests, but at the same time, Tradewood’s experts love the challenge a non-traditional door design brings.

In the case of the doggy door, we had fun with this one - and our furry client gave us two paws up!

Do you have a unique design request for your own home? Call Tradewood Industries today at 905-641-4949, or send us an information request via the website at

Custom Doggy Door

Doggy Going through door

Doggy Door Closed