How To Craft A Trapdoor In Minecraft

Want to keep snoopy players away from your secret passageways in Minecraft? Read this article to find out how you can do so with a trapdoor.

Trapdoors in Minecraft are basically solid blocks that can also be used as an openable barrier. You can use these doors to help prevent anybody from falling through holes built for ladders. In this article, we will show you how to make these helpful doors. You can use them to keep other players away from your secret passages.

How to Make a Trapdoor in Minecraft?

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Check out how you can make a trapdoor in Minecraft with the steps below.

Materials Required to Craft a Trapdoor

Before we get to making a trapdoor, let’s take a look at the materials required.

  • 6 x Wood (Any wood of your choice)
  • Crafting Table

The wood you choose will also end up determining what type of trapdoor you make. For example, using Dark Oak will give you a dark oak trapdoor. However, the functionality of the door will remain the same across all its types. Your choice of wood will only make an aesthetic difference.

Making a Trapdoor in Minecraft

Now that we have all of our materials, we can get to building a trapdoor.

  • Open your crafting table in Minecraft.
  • Once you do so, take your wood blocks and place them in the order shown in the picture below.

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  • As shown in the image, you will need to fill all the vacant slots in the middle and bottom rows.
  • Doing so will give you 2 trapdoors.
  • If you want more trapdoors, you can repeat this process. Each set of 6 wooden blocks will give you 2 doors.
  • Following these steps will give you your very own trapdoor in Minecraft.

How to Use a Trapdoor?

Great! You’ve made a trapdoor, but now what? Let’s check out how we can use them.

  • As mentioned earlier, you can use trapdoors to keep players from falling into holes made for ladders.
  • You can also make the trapdoor blend in with your floor by removing a block from the ladder below. You will still be able to use the ladder.
  • Additionally, you can also go one step further by sneaking and right-clicking to place a carpet over the door. The only con with this is the fact that you will be forced to break the carpet each time you need to use the door.

This brings us to the end of this article on how to make a trapdoor in Minecraft. As you now know, building one is really easy as long as you follow the right steps.

Now that you’ve protected your secret passageways. check out how to make and dye terracotta in Minecraft.