How to Make a Door in Minecraft: Follow This Tutorial!

How to Make a Door in Minecraft: Follow This Tutorial!
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SHARE - In Minecraft, there are a lot of things you can make to survive, attack, and defend yourself. While you certainly can make extraordinary things such as potions and beacon, you can’t skip making the very basic and essential things such as doors.

Doors are very important when you’re making a building as to not get trapped inside (except if you’re curious what would your Minecraft character do if they’re trapped). Minecraft door is a block that can be opened by hand or with redstone dust.

There are many materials you can make your door from, such as iron, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, and dark oak doors. The difference between wooden doors and iron doors is while wooden doors are easily opened by the player, iron doors can only be opened with redstone power.

If you’re looking for a tutorial of how to make a door in Minecraft, look no further! In this article, we will guide you to an easy step-by-step tutorial of how to make a basic door in Minecraft.

After you've succeeded to make a basic wooden and iron door, you’ll grasp the idea of how to make other types of doors, such as secret door, piston door, passcode door, and many others. Scroll down to find out!

1. How to make a door in Minecraft: basic wooden door

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Wooden door is something that a Minecraft player would want to begin with. It’s clearly different from iron doors, as they’re not as strong as them. The hardness of wooden door is 3, as well as the blast resistance.

But a wooden door would still be adequate to set up in your Minecraft house. Before we come to the steps of how to make a door in Minecraft, you have to prepare the materials first. The materials you would need are also very easy to obtain.

Here is the material you would need to make a wooden door:

- Six planks of woods
The type of wood planks itself varies, you can use oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, and dark oak.

After you have gathered the materials you need, here are the steps of how to make a door in Minecraft:

Step 1. Open the crafting bench/crafting menu. If you haven’t made a crafting bench, you can make them by using 4 wooden planks placed in a square.
Step 2. If you have opened the crafting bench, you will see a 3x3 grid that you should fill with the materials you’ve gathered to make a basic wooden door. Keep in mind that you can’t place the six planks randomly in the grid. Instead, you will have to follow a pattern. Place the planks in 3 high and 2 wide patterns, starting from the left.
Step 3. Once you’ve placed the planks correctly, an icon of the wooden door will show at the box on the right side. Move it to your inventory. Congratulations! Now you’ve made a wooden door.

Wooden doors itself can be broken with anything. However, axes are the fastest breaker. Your wooden door can also be opened and closed by players, villagers, wandering traders, evokers, vindicators, and piglins. It can also be broken by zombies.

2. How to make a door in Minecraft: iron door

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Even though iron door is stronger than wooden doors (5 in hardness and blast resistance), it is pretty simple to make. But, to open an iron door you must use redstone component.

This component allows you to make the activation component for the iron door itself, such as buttons, levers, and pressure plates. Here is how to make a door in Minecraft, with iron as its main material!

Needed material:
- Six iron ingots. To get iron ingots, you can craft it from a single block of iron or smelt it from a block of iron ore.

Now that you gathered the material, here is the tutorial to make a door in Minecraft with iron as the main material:

Step 1. Open your crafting table/crafting menu.

Step 2. After you’ve seen a 3x3 crafting grid, place the iron ingots in the same pattern as if you’re making a wooden door (6 grids of 2 vertically placed iron ingots)

Step 3. An icon of an iron door will show at the right side of the crafting table. Move it to your inventory. Congratulations! Now you have an iron door.

Keep in mind that iron doors will not be opened if you’re right-clicking it. You can keep your building off the mobs by making a redstone pattern to your door and use a lever to open it. Another trick is to place a pressure plate on the inside hinge of your iron door to open.

That’s all about how to make a door in Minecraft! We hope this tutorial works for you and you’ll be able to make your first wooden or iron door. Happy playing!


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