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How To Make A Trapdoor In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a trapdoor in Minecraft.

A Minecraft trapdoor is a solid block that can be opened either upward or downward, depending on how it's placed. You can make different types of trapdoors including iron, oak, spruce, jungle, birch, acacia, and dark oak trapdoors.

How To Make A Trapdoor Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PS3 & PS4 Yes

Materials Needed To Create A Trapdoor

  • 6 Wood planks (any type) OR 4 iron ingots

* To create an iron trapdoor you will need four iron ingots, otherwise, choose the type of wood plank you want depending on the type of trapdoor you plan on making.

Steps To Make A Minecraft Trapdoor

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft a trapdoor, you first need to open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The 6 Wood Planks Or 4 Iron Ingots To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the materials to the grid.

You must add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In this example, we will build an oak trapdoor. Place down 3 oak wood blocks in the 2nd row and 3 oak wood blocks in the 3rd row. This is the Minecraft trapdoor recipe.

Add The 6 Wood Planks Or 4 Iron Ingots To The Menu

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice 2 trapdoors in the box on the right.

3. Move The Trapdoors To Your Inventory

Now, simply drag the trapdoors down to your inventory so you can use them.

Move The Trapdoors To Your Inventory

You're finished! A Minecraft trapdoor is a solid block that can be opened either upward or downward, depending on how it's placed. You can make different types of trapdoors including iron, oak, spruce, jungle, birch, acacia, and dark oak trapdoors.

As with doors, a player can open and close wooden trapdoors, but iron trapdoors can only be opened with a redstone pulse.

How to make a trapdoor in Minecraft

Minecraft Trapdoor Command

You can also use a Give Command to make trapdoors in Minecraft. The trapdoor command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the trapdoor command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher trapdoor commands

/give @p spruce_trapdoor 1

/give @p oak_trapdoor 1

/give @p birch_trapdoor 1

/give @p jungle_trapdoor 1

/give @p acacia_trapdoor 1

/give @p dark_oak_trapdoor 1

/give @p iron_trapdoor 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p spruce_trapdoor 1 0

/give @p wooden_trapdoor 1 0

/give @p birch_trapdoor 1 0

/give @p jungle_trapdoor 1 0

/give @p acacia_trapdoor 1 0

/give @p dark_oak_trapdoor 1 0

/give @p iron_trapdoor 1 0

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