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Minecraft: How To Build Stairs

Learn to build Minecraft Stairs in 4 easy steps (with a Bonus Stair Structure).

Minecraft is an open-world game where you have the freedom to build anything. The sky is the limit, from tiny shacks to the grandest of villas. If you plan to build a multistorey structure, then you should learn to build stairs. Stairs in Minecraft allow you to climb any structure. You can build them with different types of materials you find in the game. In this article, we will guide you on how to build basic wooden stairs (and a bonus stair structure).


How to Build Stairs in Minecraft?

Spiral Stairs in Minecraft

Things you need to build stairs:

  • Wooden Planks
  • Crafting Table

Quick Summary:


To build stairs, open your crafting table. There in the 3×3 crafting grid, place the wooden planks in the following order: 1 plank in the first row, 2 planks in the second row, and 3 in the third row, in descending order.

1. Collect Wood

Wood is one of the basic resources you will find in Minecraft. Go to a tree and hold down Left Mouse Button (LMB) while pointing at the wood till it crumbles. If you move or point away from the tree then you will have to start over again.


2. Convert Wood into Planks

In your inventory, pick up the wood blocks with LMB and place them in the 2×2 crafting grid. Each wood block will give you three planks. You can divide the number of planks into two equal parts by right-clicking on them. This will help you to organize and ration your resources.

3. Build a Crafting Table

The Crafting Table can be used to create multiple tools. You can create a crafting table by placing four planks in the crafting grid. Once created, you can equip it and place it anywhere on the map.


4. Build Stairs

How to build stairs in Minecraft

To build stairs, place the wooden planks in the 3×3 crafting grid in the following order. This is how you can build a basic stair. Although if you are a fan of castles and towers, basic stairs just won’t do. You need to have a spiral staircase.

How to Build Spiral Staircase?

To build spiral stairs, you will need blocks and slabs. First, you will have to create a column with blocks of your choice. The height of the staircase depends on the number of blocks you place upon one another. Now start by placing slabs around the column, each elevating one after another, in a clockwise or anticlockwise way. And there you have it. A spiral staircase for your castle or tower. You can use different materials like stones bricks, cobblestones, mud bricks, etc. as well.

We hope this article helped you to start your building journey. If you are looking for more articles, then do check out our Minecraft guides section.