How To Make Stairs In Minecraft

In this tutorial you will learn how to make stairs in Minecraft using the in-game recipe or command.

Minecraft stairs are a building block that allows players to change heights (without having to jump). There are 31 different types of ladders you can create in the game, all of which you will learn below.

Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC’s Yes
PlayStation Edition PS3 & PS4 Yes

Materials Needed To Create Stairs

You can make stairs using any type of wood, stone, brick, etc for a total of 31 different types of stairs.  You just have to use 6 of the same type of material, for example, if you want to make oak stairs you would use 6 oak wood blocks.

You can make Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle wood, Acacia, Dark Oak, Stone, Cobblestone, Mossy Cobblestone, Stone Brick, Mossy Stone Brick, Andesite, Polished Andesite, Diorite, Polished Diorite, Granite, Polished Granite, Sandstone, Smooth Sandstone, Red Sandstone, Smooth Red Sandstone, Brick, Prismarine, Prismarine Brick, Dark Prismarine, Nether Brick, Red Nether Brick, Quartz, Smooth Quartz, Purpur, and End Stone Brick stairs… phew!

  • 6 Stone, wood, bricks, etc. of the same type

Steps To Make Minecraft Stairs

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To create stairs, you must first open your worktable in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as the image below

How To Make Stairs In Minecraft

2. Add The Stair Ingredients To The Menu

Add the items to the grid in the craft table.

You need to add the items to the grid using the same pattern as in the image below. In this example we are going to make oak stairs.

In the 1st row, place 1 block of oak in the 1st box. In the second row, place 1 oak in the first box and 1 oak in the second box. On the 3rd row, place 3 oak bunches, one in each box. This is the Minecraft ladder recipe for oak stairs.

You will be using the same pattern regardless of the type of stairs you are building.

How To Make Stairs In Minecraft

Once you’ve added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you’ll see 4 oak stairs in the box on the right.

3. Move The Stairs To Your Inventory

Finally, we’re going to drag the stairs into your inventory for your use.

How To Make Stairs In Minecraft

That is! Minecraft stairs are a building block that allows players to change heights (without having to jump). Climbing stairs is even faster than jumping and requires less exhaustion. There are 31 different types of stairs you can create in the game.

How To Make Stairs In Minecraft

Minecraft Stair Command

You can also create stairs in Minecraft using a Give command. The stairs command is available in the following editions:

  • Java edition
  • Pocket edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Educational Edition

To use the stairs command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher command

/give @p oak_stairs 1

/give @p spruce_stairs 1

/give @p birch_stairs 1

/give @p jungle_stairs 1

/give @p acacia_stairs 1

/give @p dark_oak_stairs 1

/give @p stone_stairs 1

/give @p cobblestone_stairs 1

/give @p mossy_cobblestone_stairs 1

/give @p stone_brick_stairs 1

/give @p mossy_stone_brick_stairs 1

/give @p andesite_stairs 1

/give @p polished_andesite_stairs 1

/give @p diorite_stairs 1

/give @p polished_diorite_stairs 1

/give @p granite_stairs 1

/give @p polished_granite_stairs 1

/give @p sandstone_stairs 1

/give @p smooth_sandstone_stairs 1

/give @p red_sandstone_stairs 1

/give @p smooth_red_sandstone_stairs 1

/give @p brick_stairs 1

/give @p prismarine_stairs 1

/give @p prismarine_brick_stairs 1

/give @p dark_prismarine_stairs 1

/give @p nether_brick_stairs 1

/give @p red_nether_brick_stairs 1

/give @p quartz_stairs 1

/give @p smooth_quartz_stairs 1

/give @p purpur_stairs 1

/give @p end_stone_brick_stairs 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p oak_stairs 1 0

/give @p stone_stairs 1 0

/give @p brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p stone_brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p nether_brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p sandstone_stairs 1 0

/give @p spruce_stairs 1 0

/give @p birch_stairs 1 0

/give @p jungle_stairs 1 0

/give @p quartz_stairs 1 0

/give @p acacia_stairs 1 0

/give @p dark_oak_stairs 1 0

/give @p red_sandstone_stairs 1 0

/give @p purpur_stairs 1 0

/give @p prismarine_stairs 1 0

/give @p dark_prismarine_stairs 1 0

/give @p prismarine_bricks_stairs 1 0

/give @p granite_stairs 1 0

/give @p diorite_stairs 1 0

/give @p andesite_stairs 1 0

/give @p polished_granite_stairs 1 0

/give @p polished_diorite_stairs 1 0

/give @p polished_andesite_stairs 1 0

/give @p mossy_stone_brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p smooth_red_sandstone_stairs 1 0

/give @p smooth_sandstone_stairs 1 0

/give @p end_brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p mossy_cobblestone_stairs 1 0

/give @p normal_stone_stairs 1 0

/give @p red_nether_brick_stairs 1 0

/give @p smooth_quartz_stairs 1 0


1.How do you build stairs in Minecraft?

To make stairs in Minecraft, open the crafting table made up of the 3×3 grid. Decide which material you want the stairs to be, in this case, wooden planks. Fill the entirety of the third row with wooden planks, then place two planks in the second row in the 1st and 2nd box.

2. How do you make stairs in Minecraft survival?

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To make oak wood stairs, place 6 oak wood planks in the 3×3 crafting grid. When making oak wood stairs, it is important that the oak wood planks are placed in the exact pattern as the image below.

3. How do you use a ladder in Minecraft?

Press and hold the Use Item button (right-click, by default). Keep your eye on the wall and hold the Forward key (W, by default) to climb up and down the ladder.

4. Why are Minecraft stairs so expensive?

As with most roofs, this one was made of stairs—however, in a recent preview of the 1.17 update, we learned just how much those stairs will cost you, and they’re absurdly expensive. That’s because you’ll first need to make copper blocks which, of course, require nine copper ingots per block.

5. How do you make corner stairs in Minecraft?

Right-click on the stair with the debug stick, and you’ll be able to alter the metadata of the block, changing its block state to the form of a corner stair, or any other possible configuration. place one at an angle, and another, also at an angle, and the place one between.

6. Can you make copper stairs?

In order to create copper stairs, you need 6 cut copper blocks or 54 copper ingots. Just for 4 copper stairs.

7. How do you cut wood stairs in Minecraft?

Wood stairs drop themselves as items when broken with any tool, or with no tool, but an axe is the fastest.

8. How do you make stairs in Minecraft work?

The way you are facing determines the direction the stair faces. If you place two stairs facing different directions (eg, one facing north, one facing east or west) they will form a corner. When you destroy a block, it will revert to its original shape.

How To Make Stairs In Minecraft Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you how to make stairs in Minecraft and some different stair designs you can build.

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