Minecraft How To

How To Make Stairs In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to craft stairs in Minecraft using the recipe or game command.

Minecraft stairs are a building block that allows players to change elevation (without having to jump). There are 31 different types of stairs you can make in the game, all of which you will learn below.

How To Make Stairs Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you the stairs recipe and some different stair designs you can build.

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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 Stairs

You can make stairs using any type of wood, stone, brick, etc for a total of 31 different types of stairs.  You just have to use 6 of the same type of material, for example, if you want to make oak stairs you would use 6 oak wood blocks.

You can make Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle wood, Acacia, Dark Oak, Stone, Cobblestone, Mossy Cobblestone, Stone Brick, Mossy Stone Brick, Andesite, Polished Andesite, Diorite, Polished Diorite, Granite, Polished Granite, Sandstone, Smooth Sandstone, Red Sandstone, Smooth Red Sandstone, Brick, Prismarine, Prismarine Brick, Dark Prismarine, Nether Brick, Red Nether Brick, Quartz, Smooth Quartz, Purpur, and End Stone Brick stairs... phew!

  • 6 Stone, wood, bricks, etc. of the same type

Steps To Make Minecraft Stairs

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft stairs, 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 Stair Ingredients To The Menu

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

You must add the items to the grid in the same pattern as shown in the image below. In this example, we will craft oak wood stairs.

In the 1st row place down 1 oak wood block in the 1st box. In the 2nd row place down 1 oak wood in the 1st box and 1 oak wood in the 2nd box. In the 3rd row place down 3 oak wood, one in each box. This is the Minecraft stair recipe for oak stairs.

You will use this same pattern no matter the type of stairs you craft.

Add The Stair Ingredients To The Menu

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice 4 oak stairs in the box on the right.

3. Move The Stairs To Your Inventory

Lastly, we're going to drag the stairs down to your inventory to be used.

Move The Stairs To Your Inventory

That's it! Minecraft stairs are a building block that allows players to change elevation (without having to jump). In fact, walking up stairs is faster than jumping and uses less exhaustion. There are 31 different types of stairs you can make in the game.

How to make stairs in Minecraft

Minecraft Stair Command

You can also create stairs in Minecraft using a Give Command. The stairs command is available in the following editions:

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

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher command

/give @p oak_stairs 1

/give @p spruce_stairs 1

/give @p birch_stairs 1

/give @p jungle_stairs 1

/give @p acacia_stairs 1

/give @p dark_oak_stairs 1

/give @p stone_stairs 1

/give @p cobblestone_stairs 1

/give @p mossy_cobblestone_stairs 1

/give @p stone_brick_stairs 1

/give @p mossy_stone_brick_stairs 1

/give @p andesite_stairs 1

/give @p polished_andesite_stairs 1

/give @p diorite_stairs 1

/give @p polished_diorite_stairs 1

/give @p granite_stairs 1

/give @p polished_granite_stairs 1

/give @p sandstone_stairs 1

/give @p smooth_sandstone_stairs 1

/give @p red_sandstone_stairs 1

/give @p smooth_red_sandstone_stairs 1

/give @p brick_stairs 1

/give @p prismarine_stairs 1

/give @p prismarine_brick_stairs 1

/give @p dark_prismarine_stairs 1

/give @p nether_brick_stairs 1

/give @p red_nether_brick_stairs 1

/give @p quartz_stairs 1

/give @p smooth_quartz_stairs 1

/give @p purpur_stairs 1

/give @p end_stone_brick_stairs 1

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

/give @p oak_stairs 1 0

/give @p stone_stairs 1 0

/give @p brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p stone_brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p nether_brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p sandstone_stairs 1 0

/give @p spruce_stairs 1 0

/give @p birch_stairs 1 0

/give @p jungle_stairs 1 0

/give @p quartz_stairs 1 0

/give @p acacia_stairs 1 0

/give @p dark_oak_stairs 1 0

/give @p red_sandstone_stairs 1 0

/give @p purpur_stairs 1 0

/give @p prismarine_stairs 1 0

/give @p dark_prismarine_stairs 1 0

/give @p prismarine_bricks_stairs 1 0

/give @p granite_stairs 1 0

/give @p diorite_stairs 1 0

/give @p andesite_stairs 1 0

/give @p polished_granite_stairs 1 0

/give @p polished_diorite_stairs 1 0

/give @p polished_andesite_stairs 1 0

/give @p mossy_stone_brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p smooth_red_sandstone_stairs 1 0

/give @p smooth_sandstone_stairs 1 0

/give @p end_brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p mossy_cobblestone_stairs 1 0

/give @p normal_stone_stairs 1 0

/give @p red_nether_brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p smooth_quartz_stairs 1 0

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