Trapdoors are now available in Minecraft - what is the crafting recipe to make them?


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A hatch, or trapdoor, is created by filling the bottom and middle rows of the crafting table with wooden planks, like so (image from the Minecraft Wiki):

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  • Hm. Apparently our browsers use different fonts. May 27, 2011 at 0:21
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    I noticed that :P. I think it's a "Macs favour Helvetica" thing.
    – Kevin Yap
    May 27, 2011 at 0:38
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    A sideways door. Go figure. :-)
    – Ben Blank
    May 27, 2011 at 1:32

The minecraft wiki calls them trapdoors.

Like doors or ladders, water cannot flow through them, even when open, though it's unclear if Notch will eventually add in this functionality.


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On the XB360 and XBONE, PS3, PS4, and Wii U versions of these games, while crafting, you'll usually find trapdoor underneath the door icon, but you need 6 planks to do so!


A hatch (or trapdoor) functions as a horizontal door over a single block hole. It can be activated by right-clicking it or with redstone wire. It is crafted by placing a wooden plank in each of the bottom six slots of a 3x3 crafting grid.

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    – Bobby
    Jun 9, 2011 at 10:21
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    The guy claims his affiliation right in his user name and the meat of the answer is on this site, so I see nothing to moderate here. (Just saying.)
    – badp
    Jun 9, 2011 at 11:02
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    Though there is something to be said for his site being outdated (compared to the wiki, at least as of this comment). Jun 9, 2011 at 20:26

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