How to Make a Door in Minecraft?

Updated · Jul 06, 2022

Doors are an important part of Minecraft, as they serve as both a decorative and functional element.

Below, we'll discuss everything you need to know about these items and how to use them effectively.

Moreover, we'll show you, step by step, the door recipe in Minecraft, and you should choose the design that best fits your decor.

What Can You Use Doors in Minecraft For?

A door is a barrier block that prevents hostile mobs and most other entities from accessing or leaving a space.

Thus, its most common application is to create an entrance to a building. Nonetheless, mobs may spawn within areas restricted by a door.

Only players, villagers, and piglins can open and close all Minecraft doors in all editions. Wandering traders in Bedrock and vindicators in Java are able to do so as well.

However, almost all zombies will break a wooden door down in Hard difficulty.

In addition, placing two doors next to each other creates a double door.

You may also use a Redstone circuit to automate a door.

What’s more, you can make an alternative automated door using glass and sticky pistons.

What Types of Doors in Minecraft Can You Find?

Two types of doors — wooden and iron — spawn at different locations in the Overworld.

However, the appearance of the wooden doors depends on the wood you pick.

Unless you set up a server with unique customizations, you will encounter the following types of doors:

  • Oak Doors

These appear naturally in plains villages, strongholds, and some shipwrecks.

  • Dark Oak Doors

You'll have to find a right-side-up shipwreck or a woodland mansion to get a dark oak door in Minecraft.

  • Spruce Doors

They can be found in villages in the taiga, snowy tundra, and snowy taiga biomes.

  • Birch Doors

The only place to get these is in right-side-up shipwrecks.

  • Jungle Doors

Dessert villages are where these doors appear.

  • Acacia Doors

You may come across such a door in a savanna village.

  • Iron Doors

Again, you'll need to discover a woodland mansion or a stronghold for an iron door in Minecraft.

How to Make a Door in Minecraft?

That's a simple process that only requires a few steps. 

First, you have to decide what design you want and prepare the materials for it.

1. Gather Wood or Iron

Chop down the type of tree you've chosen to craft with.

You'll need at least two logs.

Alternatively, mine underground for iron ore.

Keep going until you collect six blocks; that'll be enough for a Minecraft door.

2. Make Planks or Ingots

For a wooden door, you have to turn the logs into planks on your crafting table.

Every piece of wood will give you four planks.

As for the iron, you should smelt the ores in a furnace to produce ingots.

3. Follow the Door Recipe in Minecraft

Now, for a wooden door, you need to place a plank in the first two slots of every row.

If you want an iron door, you have to do the same but with ingots.

Both recipes will give you three doors.

To Wrap Up

Knowing how to make a door in Minecraft will help keep your house safe from hostile mobs.

You can create it out of wood or iron, so choose the design you like the most.

So, get crafting and enjoy your new creation.

Marina Stanisheva
Marina Stanisheva

With charmingly infectious enthusiasm, Marina is always thrilled by forthcoming challenges. Thanks to her knack for gathering useful (and not so much) information, she is here to get you any answer you need.