How to Make a Trapdoor in Minecraft

minecraft trapdoor recipe

A trapdoor can be built using the crafting table & six matching Planks or Iron Ingots. It can be activated with redstone & used to trap mobs & other players.

What Is a Trapdoor?

A Trapdoor is a 1×1 block in Minecraft that can form a barrier & is capable of opening & closing to let things pass through it.

Players can manually activate trapdoors using their hands. They can also be connected to redstone & activated based on external signals.

The main use for a Trapdoor is to trap other players & mobs in a location or send them to their deaths. They can also be used to deny or allow entry from a designated area.

Trapdoors will remain open or closed until they receive another input signal. They will not return to their initial state naturally.

How Do You Craft a Trapdoor?

Crafting a Trapdoor is easy & only takes a few materials to build one. It shouldn’t be too hard to get ahold of one in survival mode.

Trapdoors can be crafted out of any kind of matching wood Planks or out of Iron Ingots. Take a look at the crafting recipes below to begin crafting your first Trapdoors.

minecraft trapdoor crafting recipe

Trapdoors can’t be made from any other materials other than wooden Planks & Iron Ingots. Crafting six wooden Planks will net you two Trapdoors while four Iron Ingots will net you only one.

Powering the Trapdoor With Redstone

If you like automating functions or creating elaborate contraptions in Minecraft then Trapdoors are for you.

Redstone can be connected to both wooden & iron Trapdoors in order to activate them. As long as the Redstone signal is active, the doors will stay open.

If the signal is shutoff or interrupted the Trapdoors will return back to their closed state.

While this is only a simple example of what type of Trapdoor builds you can make, it give you a good idea of what’s possible.

Extra Uses

Besides trapping players & mobs, Trapdoors can also be used to control the flow of water & lava.

These doors do not burn in lava, so they won’t ruin your contraptions or builds.

You can also combine them other moving blocks such as Pistons to create elaborate traps & pitfalls to conquer your enemies.

Wrapping Up

That’s everything you need to know about how to make a Trapdoor in Minecraft.

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