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How to make Scaffolding in Minecraft

Here’s how to craft scaffolding in Minecraft.

Updated: Apr 11, 2022 12:03 pm
Scaffolding

Much like in real life, Scaffolding allows players to build higher structures safely – although many players choose to use this block as a decoration item as well. Since ladders and elevators can be easier to use when building, Scaffolding is considered a realistic element for players who want their building to look under construction while they’re working on it. Scaffolding has to be crafted by players from scratch. 

How to Craft Scaffolding in Minecraft

Here are the ingredients needed to craft Scaffolding in Minecraft: 

  • String: The best method of acquiring string is through spiders. Dead spiders drop string, but you can also break a cobweb to collect some. It’s also relatively common to happen upon string during the game, particularly in jungle temples and dungeons. Cats are also known to bring players string often. 
  • Bamboo: Bamboo can only be found in the jungle biome. They are abundant in the Bamboo jungle biome as well. Break a bamboo tree and collect the smaller pieces that drop and add to your inventory. 

Here’s how to craft Scaffolding in Minecraft. 

  1. Start by opening up a 3×3 Crafting Table. 
  2. Place the string in the top row, middle slot. The remaining bamboo must be placed in the left column and right column. The middle slot and bottom middle slot must be left empty. 
  3. This crafting recipe will give you 6 scaffolding blocks. 

Now that you’ve crafted six scaffolding blocks, you can stack them on top of each other for your building structures. Remember that scaffolding is not meant to be a permanent block and can be destroyed easily. 

Make sure you keep an eye on the bottom block of the Scaffolding, as this can break and cause the entire scaffolding tower to collapse (with you as well!). 

In the Java version of the game, Scaffolding can be placed on Lava, but it will burn in the Bedrock version of Minecraft. You can swiftly climb a scaffolding tower by clicking on the jump action. Descending is not so fast, and players will have to crouch to get down safely.

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