How to make a door in Minecraft

How to make a door in Minecraft 2022 (Step-by-Step)

Doors can be very useful for you while making a house in Minecraft.

If you don’t have doors then there will be an empty place, from where the mobs can easily enter into your house at night-time, Then obviously they would be purged in to kill, even if you already have a strong weapon. Even they can use your house for staying purpose at the day time.

There are many other things that can be done by doors in Minecraft. So overall you can understand how important a door is, and that’s why today in this article I am going to cover this topic “How to make a door in Minecraft”.

A door can be made by using many different materials in Minecraft such as iron, birch, acacia, jungle, spruce, and dark oak doors. For your kind information let me tell you that each door which is made of different materials has different strengths, durability, and functionality.

For Example:

The strength of a wooden door is not that much than an iron door, because a wooden door can be easily opened by you but if you have an iron door then you can’t open the door easily. In the case of an iron door, you will need Redstone power to open.

How to make a door in Minecraft

In a Nutshell:

To make a simple wooden door in Minecraft, all you have to do is gather 6 wooden planks and place them one by one in the first two-column. You can also look at the image that I gave below, to make sure that you are not doing any mistakes.

How to make a door in Minecraft

Doors in Minecraft

As I said that a door is one of the most special items for every house and for every place where you will make building-like structures.

The best thing is only you can open a door in Minecraft so that any mob can’t even open the door. So feel safe when you are inside or outside of your house.

Now you can have a question that we can easily use blocks to close something so I but when you will use a block you won’t find the way of entrance, also in a house a door is essential because it also makes the look more realistic.

Ok now we all know the importance of a door in Minecraft, so without further ado let me tell you how to make a door in Minecraft.

How to make a door in Minecraft

Available Platforms

Edition PlatformAvailable
Java EditionWindows, Mac & Linux PC’sYES
Bedrock EditionXbox One, iOS, Android, Windows 10 PC’s, Fire OS, Nintendo SwitchYES
Education EditionMac, Windows 10 PC’s, iOs 12YES
PlayStation EditionPlayStation 3 & 4YES

Different kinds of doors in Minecraft

How to make a door in Minecraft

There are many different kinds of doors you can see in Minecraft and those are basically based on materials. Some have different functionalities, some have different strengths, and some have different designs.

Materials to create Doors

To create different kinds of doors, you will need different kinds of materials based on your choice. Here are all the materials you need:

  • Oak Door: 6 Oak Planks, Crafting table.
  • Spruce Door: 6 Spruce Planks, Crafting table.
  • Birch Door: 6 Birch Planks, Crafting table.
  • Dark Oak Door: 6 Dark Oak Planks, Crafting table.
  • Iron Door: 6 Iron Ingots, Crafting table.
  • Jungle Door: 6 Jungle Planks, Crafting table.
  • Acacia Door: 6 Acacia Planks, Crafting table.
  • Warped Door: 6 Warped Planks, Crafting table.
  • Crimson Door: 6 Crimson Planks, Crafting table.

Most popular and one of the best doors without using a crafting table

  • Hidden sticky piston Door: 4/6 sticky pistons, 2 Redstone torches, 12 Redstone dust, 30 any kind of Block, 4 Pressure Plates.

Now you guys all know what kind of materials you will need to create doors, so without further ado let’s jump into the main topic…

How to make a door in Minecraft (Step by step)

The recipe is so simple but before starting, let me tell you one thing that, you will see some doors with have the same kind of things. So that you will see the differences in planks and Iron Ingots. 

So because the recipe is the same for those doors, I will tell you one recipe and by following this and replacing the planks you will be able to create different doors…

To create any plank or Iron Door…

First: all you have to do is go to any nearby oak tree and then cut the tree to collect logs. You can easily cut the log without using any tool but it will be much better if you use an axe.

Nothing different just you will save some sometimes if you use an axe instead of a hand.

How to make a door in Minecraft

If you collected some logs then you have to just put the logs into your crafting table to get planks. You can also see the image that I gave below.

How to make a door in Minecraft

Now the most important and last thing you have to do is put 6 planks into the crafting but not randomly. You have to put the planks in a specific formation and after that, you will get your door.

If you want to create an oak door then you have to put two oak planks in the first row, make sure that you are leaving the third row. Just like this, you have to do the same in the next two rows (Put two planks in the first two empty boxes and leave the third empty box as it is.).

How to make a door in Minecraft

If you do these steps just as I said then congratulations you can see the door in the result box and also you can put the door in your inventory.

To make other wooden doors with different planks or to create an iron door, you have to do the same steps…here are some images of the recipes.

How to make a door in Minecraft

If you will ask me to choose a door then I will go with an Iron door or a hidden sticky piston door. The reason I am choosing the Iron door is because of its durability and blast resistance quality, and on the other hand, I am choosing the hidden piston door is because of its hidden function and clean look.

The main thing that you have to keep in your mind is you can’t open an iron door without using any Redstone component. So my point is you have to must create any Redstone component to open an iron door.

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Basically, the Redstone component will allow you to make the activation component for the iron door itself. You can use many different items as Redstone components such as pressure plates, buttons, levers.

I won’t take ur much time so here’s how you can use a button or pressure plate to open an Iron door:

Now it’s time to tell you the most awesome and popular hidden sticky piston door…so without further ado let me tell you

How to make a hidden sticky piston Door

How to make a door in Minecraft

Sticky pistons are normal pistons and as you all know that they can easily stick to any different kind of attached block. So now the question is how you can create a sticky piston. Don’t worry I am still alive so here’s the easiest way to create a sticky piston…

How to create a sticky piston

Creating a sticky piston is so simple, all you have to do is collect slime and a piston. Now simply open your crafting table and put the slime and piston with a formation.

You have to put the slime ball in the first row’s middle empty box and the piston will be placed in the second row’s middle empty box. you can also look at the image that I gave below to make sure that you are doing everything right.

How to make a door in Minecraft

Now take the sticky piston to your inventory and use this for different purposes but wait today I am gonna use this piston to create a door. So let’s come back to our main topic…

I hope you created the piston successfully now have to place the pistons to make a hidden piston door.

Steps to make a piston door


How to make a door in Minecraft

First, all you have to do is place a block in the 3×2 platform, and yeah you can choose any block according to your choice. Now you have to just simply place two blocks that are going outwards, but make sure that you start doing this from the middle block’s each side.

Here it can be a little difficult but now you have to place another on the farthest block (It may look like you are creating a staircase effect).

After that, you have to place some more additional blocks until the structure is 3 blocks tall. Now you will see two blocks at the top so you have to just place a Redstone torch at the top.

This is the actual structure of your 3×2 piston door. Though if you want a wider door then you can make it wider by placing more blocks, Redstone at every time.

How to make a door in Minecraft

Now you have to repeat the 3×2 Redstone platform once more, and by placing some temporary blocks you can do this perfectly. You can also see the image that I gave below and there I used polished diorite as temporary blocks.

When you will be done you can easily remove those temporary blocks. Now all you have to do is place 2 pressure plates on the top platform of each side.

The pressure will allow you to open the door automatically. Now just place a sticky piston while looking at one of the restone torches from the middle of the pressure plates. You have to add two more sticky pistons and repeat on the other side.

Now find a place and attach a block, make sure that you will add Redstone dust to the top because this is the only way to see that all pistons are working or not when you will step on the pressure plates.

How to make a door in Minecraft

On the other hand, you have to use some blocks on the front of the sticky piston, of course, it will be your door.

That’s all you had to know about hidden piston doors and how to make hidden sticky piston doors…

How to make a door in Minecraft

I hope you got how the door will work if not you can watch the video, then you will understand completely how hidden piston doors work…

Tips to make a Hidden Piston Door perfectly

Sometimes this kind of hidden piston door may look a little bulky but if you try to make the mechanism part (3 rows from the down part) under the ground then it can look so simple and clean.

As I said you can make the bigger version of this but before making the door you should always check the area and space you are making.

You can use different blocks to create different designs but you can’t replace anything as sticky pistons and Redstone torches.

Making tip: If you are new at this then make sure that you are reading this article and at the same time following and doing the steps practically. Using a mobile phone to read this article is a better option.

FAQS about How to make a door in Minecraft

—> Can Zombies open doors with pressure plates?

Yes, pressure plates are something if the plates connected with the doors from the outside then they can because if any mobs or even you step on a pressure plate then the door will be opened automatically.

But yeah if you want then you can use it inside because after that mobs will not be able to get in unless you let them.

—>What button do you press to open a door in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, you’ll see three switching mechanisms that affect the operation of doors. Such as buttons, levers, and pressure plates. Indeed, using these mechanisms you can easily and comfortably open the door without any problems. For this to work, the button must be adjacent to the door or connected via Redstone. A button is only pressed for a moment, so the door won’t stay open for more than a second or two.

—> Can zombies still break doors?

There are hardly any chances that zombies can break doors but still up to 10% of zombies in pursuit of a target bang on closed wooden doors. 

—> Which door is strongest in Minecraft?

In one word if  I say then obsidian will be better for your security. For more security, you can build obsidian vaults because that is only openable from the inside. But however, the iron door is the strongest door but the fact is it can easily be broken with any pickaxe.

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