Trapdoors make Minecraft all the more exciting. You can use it for various reasons. You can make a door above the ladders to make sure nothing gets in or build traps for a variety of mobs. Trapdoors are easy to craft, and you can find their resources in abundance.
Since you need wood to craft the item, it has different variants similar to the wood you use. Let’s look at the recipe for a trapdoor as well as its types and uses.
How to make a Trapdoor in Minecraft?
You need six pieces of wood of the same type and a crafting table to craft a trapdoor. Let’s look at how to make trapdoors using Oak wood:
- Cut an Oak tree using an ax and gather three logs.
- Use the 4×4 crafting GUI of your inventory and change the logs to wood.
- Using the same grid, make yourself a crafting table.
- Place the crafting table and open the crafting GUI.
- Fill the middle and the bottom row with a block of wood in each space.
- You can then grab the trapdoor from the product section on the right.
Types of Trapdoors in Minecraft
As mentioned earlier, you can make different trapdoors using different kinds of wood. You can see the picture below for the variations.
Looking at the picture from left to right, you can see trapdoors made from spruce, dark oak, oak, crimson, warped, acacia, jungle, and birch wood. The furthest on the right is the iron trapdoor and uses iron ingots to craft.
Crafting Iron Trapdoors
You need four iron ingots to make an iron trapdoor. You can look at the steps below for a detailed process.
- Open your Crafting Table.
- Place iron ingots in four spaces making a 2×2 square.
- You can then take the iron trapdoor from the right side and place it in your inventory.
How to Use Trapdoor in Minecraft?
You can mainly use trapdoors to cover holes in the ground. A pathway that uses a ladder is a great example of it. You can place the trapdoor on the top of the ladder and close it so that other players or mobs cannot fall into the hole.
Furthermore, it is best to remember that if the trapdoors are open, mobs can walk on them as if it is a solid block and fall in. You can take advantage of this feature and make traps or farms for mobs to collect XP and items.
Additionally, you can use trapdoors to decorate your base. Water or Lava does not flow through the closed trapdoor, so you can use it on them to make your base more beautiful. You can also use them as windows for your home.
Another way you can use the trapdoor is to use it above yourself and move in a one-block space. If there are one-block high items you need to mine, you can save the hassle of breaking another layer above it. To do so using a trapdoor, follow the steps below:
- Place the trapdoor on the bottom section of the block and open it.
- Get under the trapdoor and close it.
- You will assume the crawling position and freely travel within one block height. If you come out to a two-block high space, you will automatically stand up and cannot get back into the previous space without using a trapdoor on yourself first.
Are Trapdoors Flammable?
Trapdoors are not flammable when you place them on the ground. You can even use them to store Lava. However, you can use them as fuel that burns for fifteen seconds. Additionally, trapdoors get destroyed when you throw them in Lava as well.
Can I Use Redstone on Trapdoors?
You can use any Redstone components on trapdoors. You can use buttons, Redstone Blocks, pressure plates, compactors, repeaters, Redstone torches, Sunlight detectors, and even Redstone pulse from Redstone pointed to the trapdoors.
Furthermore, you can access the wooden trapdoors with your hand as well by right-clicking on them. But you will need a Redstone component for iron trapdoors.
Where Can I Find Trapdoors Naturally in Minecraft?
You can find different trapdoors in various parts of the world. Here is a list of places trapdoors in:
- Plains Village, Shipwrecks, and Igloos have oak trapdoors.
- Taiga Biome and Shipwrecks have Spruce trapdoors.
- Shipwrecks also have Birch trapdoors.
- Jungle trapdoors are in Desert villages and shipwrecks.
- Dark Oak trapdoors generate in Shipwrecks.