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How To Make Scaffolding In Minecraft (And Use It)

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make scaffolding in Minecraft!

Minecraft scaffolding is used to help players reach high places, which comes in handy when building, and it can reduce fall damage.

How To Make Scaffolding Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you how to make scaffolding using the Minecraft scaffolding recipe. Plus, we show you how to use scaffolding in the game!

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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 PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Materials Needed To Make Scaffolding

Steps To Make Minecraft Scaffolding

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft scaffolding, you first must open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The Scaffolding Ingredients To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the 6 bamboo and 1 string to the grid.

You must add both items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 1 bamboo in the 1st box, 1 string in the 2nd box, and 1 bamboo in the 3rd box. In the 2nd row place down 1 bamboo in the 1st box and 1 bamboo in the 3rd box. In the last row place down 1 bamboo in the 1st box and 1 bamboo in the 3rd box. This is the Minecraft scaffolding recipe.

Add The Scaffolding Ingredients To The Menu

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice 6 scaffolding in the box on the right.

3. Move The Scaffolding To Your Inventory

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

Move The Scaffolding To Your Inventory

You're done! Minecraft scaffolding is used to help players reach high places, which comes in handy when building, and it can reduce fall damage.

How to make scaffolding in Minecraft

Minecraft Scaffolding Command

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

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

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher scaffolding command

/give @p scaffolding 1

Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p scaffolding 1 0

FAQ's

What is scaffolding used for in Minecraft?

Minecraft scaffolding is used to help build structures by helping players reach higher places. It's also used to safely descend without taking fall damage. It's been available as of update 1.11 in Bedrock Edition and as of 1.14 in Java Edition.

Can villagers climb scaffolding?

Yes, villagers can climb scaffolding in Minecraft. They don't do this deliberately though. But, if scaffolding (and ladders and vines) are in their path they may walk into it and climb up it.

Can mobs spawn on scaffolding?

Yes, mobs can spawn on scaffolding. However, the game developers may not have intended them to do so, as there is a bug report for this behavior filed with Mojang.

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