Are there pet doors made from wood? There are pet doors made from wood, but they’re not common. Most pets don’t like opening a wooden flap or wooden panels – it’s hard for them to see the door, and they don’t get a feeling of what’s on the other side. Wooden flaps and panels also tend to become heavy – and some dogs will chew on them. Also, keep in mind that a wooden pet door – whether it’s just the frame or the entire door – will require more maintenance than for instance a PlexiDor.