How to make scaffolding in Minecraft

How to Make Scaffolding in MinecraftHow to Make Scaffolding in Minecraft

Scaffolding is a block in Minecraft that can be used to safely elevate a player to reach higher places and descend from high places. Scaffolding is most commonly used when building structures.

Minecraft Versions

Minecraft Bedrock Edition1.9
Minecraft Java Edition1.14

Required Items

  • 6 Bamboo
  • 1 String


Time needed: 1 minute.

Scaffolding is crafted with a crafting table from 6 bamboo and 1 string. The crafting process creates 9 scaffolding for each set of ingredients used.

  1. Open the crafting menu

    With 6 bamboo and 1 string in your inventory, open the crafting menu. You will be presented with the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make Scaffolding - Step 1

  2. Arrange the items on the crafting grid

    Arrange the bamboo and string on the crafting grid in the correct positions as illustrated below. The scaffolding will appear to the right of the 3×3 crafting grid.

    Minecraft Make Scaffolding - Step 2

    The recipe for scaffolding is 6 bamboo and 1 string arranged in the following pattern:
    Row 1: bamboostringbamboo
    Row 2: bamboo, empty, bamboo
    Row 3: bamboo, empty, bamboo

  3. Place the completed scaffolding in your player inventory

    Select the scaffolding and move it into your player inventory.

    Minecraft Make Scaffolding - Step 3