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Wooden Door.pngSpruce Door.pngBirch Door.pngJungle Door.pngAcacia Door.pngDark Oak Door.pngIron Door.png
Oak DoorSpruce DoorBirch DoorJungle DoorAcacia DoorDark Oak DoorIron Door

Solid Block









Blast resistance

15 (Wood)
25 (Iron)


3 (Wood)
5 (Iron)


This block can be broken with any tool, but an axe is the quickestGrid Wooden Pickaxe.png




Yes (64)


Wood: No, but catches fire from lava
Iron: No

First appearances

Wood Door

Infdev (June 7, 2010)

Iron Door

Alpha 1.0.1

Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Dark Oak

1.8 (14w32d)


Data values
Oak (block)
dec: 64 hex: 40 bin: 1000000
Spruce (block)
dec: 193 hex: C1 bin: 11000001
Birch (block)
dec: 194 hex: C2 bin: 11000010
Jungle (block)
dec: 195 hex: C3 bin: 11000011
Acacia (block)
dec: 196 hex: C4 bin: 11000100
Dark Oak (block)
dec: 197 hex: C5 bin: 11000101
Iron (block)
dec: 71 hex: 47 bin: 1000111
Oak (item)
dec: 324 hex: 144 bin: 101000100
Spruce (item)
dec: 427 hex: 1AB bin: 110101011
Birch (item)
dec: 428 hex: 1AC bin: 110101100
Jungle (item)
dec: 429 hex: 1AD bin: 110101101
Acacia (item)
dec: 430 hex: 1AE bin: 110101110
Dark Oak (item)
dec: 431 hex: 1AF bin: 110101111
Iron (item)
dec: 330 hex: 14A bin: 101001010
Oak Wood
Dark Oak

A door is a block obtainable through crafting and found in villages and strongholds. Doors come in seven varieties: wood doors made from the six types of wood planks, and iron doors made from iron ingots. Doors are hinged at a corner and have two states: rotated clockwise and rotated counter-clockwise. Villagers are the only mobs that can open doors without any redstone-based help, although zombies can destroy wooden doors when the difficulty is set to hard.

The sound of opening and closing of a door can be heard up to 16 blocks away, like most mob sounds.

Liquids cannot flow through doors, open or closed.



Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Any wood Door

Any Wood Planks

Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Oak Door3Spruce Door3Birch Door3Jungle Door3Acacia Door3Dark Oak Door3
Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks
Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks

Iron Door

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot Iron Ingot
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Iron Door3
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot

Natural occurrence[edit]

Oak wood doors are generated on buildings in villages, forming the entrances to the majority of buildings. Oak and Iron doors generate as part of strongholds, with the latter having a button to open.


Wood Doors[edit]

Using the right mouse button on a wood door will shift it from one state to another allowing or preventing passage. They may also be opened by using levers, buttons, pressure plates, redstone and other switches.

Since zombies will only pound on or attempt to break down wood doors when shut, any door placed so that its open state prevents passage will prevent zombies from being able to break down the door. Zombies will wait in front of the door instead. This method is useful for protecting villages or the home of the player. Note that this will also prevent your dogs and cats from pathfinding through the door, so you will need to lead them in or out with leads, or convince them to teleport. It will also make use of redstone or switches far more difficult, as pressure plates and the like will leave the door "closed" (that is, ajar) behind you.

A wood door can also be protected more obviously, but without the above disadvantages, by putting a fence gate in front (outside) of it .

Iron Doors[edit]

An iron door is only able to be toggled by a switching mechanism. Iron doors can take quite a bit of time to destroy, even with a pickaxe. To destroy them more quickly, simply break the block beneath the door. Builders can discourage this by placing lava at the top of a 1x1 shaft above the door, and/or by placing the door on top of an obsidian block (or bedrock, if you are in creative mode).

Since villagers cannot operate buttons or levers and zombies cannot break them, iron doors can be used to lock a house in a generated village.

Door Orientation[edit]

If two doors are placed adjacent to each other, they will orient with their handles inward, creating a double door. Double doors can be opened by simply placing two pressure plates directly in front of the doors and stepping on them. Each pressure plate will open its respective door, and activating both pressure plates will open both doors.

Boats can also pass through double doors, with the doors acting as gates on canals or docks.

Doors will automatically flip when there is a wall on only the handle side of the door, so that the hinges are on the correct side. However, their default position has the hinges on the left side.[when looking from the face of the door on the border of the block space]

A door does not take up the space of a whole block, so the door is positioned in a certain part of the block space. There is a side on the border of the block, and a side that is about four fifths of a block in. When placing a door, the border side will face you, so if you want to be able to hit monsters through the door of your house, place the door[s] from outside, rather than inside. Doors will always open toward the other side of the block space they occupy, so as not to enter a different block's area.



June 7, 2010 Olddoorsprite.pngAdded wooden doors. Side used Wooden Planks texture and inventory texture did not have holes. [1]
June 8, 2010 Doors got smarter rotation logic.
Between June 11-18, 2010(?) Doors side texture changed.
1.0.1 Door iron old.pngAdded iron doors. Before this update, wood doors had two textures. One for facing left, and one for facing right. The one facing left was replaced with the Iron door texture; doors now reverse the facing right texture for other directions.
Door wood old.pngInventory texture changed to make it match with the actual door in general.
1.6 Fixed being able to hit through doors.
1.7_01 Doors would make a purple particle effect when activated.[2]
1.7.3 Doors no longer make the particle effect.
1.8 Doors would not make a sound when opened or closed.
Doors occur naturally in villages and strongholds.
Official release
1.0.0 1.0.0-RC1 Doors got a new sound effect.
1.0.0-RC2 Wooden doors could not be opened by hand, but by redstone.
Wooden doors can be opened by hand again.
Introduced a new bug with redstone.
1.1 Redstone bug fixed.
1.2 12w06a Zombies can break wooden doors.
Fixed double doors.
1.8 December 13, 2013 Jeb tweeted an image showing that the crafting recipes for doors will be changed so that 3 doors are crafted at once. Doors will also be stackable to 64.[3]
14w02a Doors are stackable to 64.
Crafting recipe now yields 3 doors.
August 8, 2014 TheMogMiner tweeted an image showing new types of wood doors.
14w32d Door Spruce First.pngDoor Birch First.pngDoor Jungle First.pngDoor Acacia First.pngDoor Dark Oak First.pngNew types of wood doors added: Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia and Dark Oak.
14w33a Original wooden door renamed to Oak Door.
Door spruce old.pngDoor birch old.pngDoor jungle old.pngDoor acacia old.pngDoor dark oak old.pngItem textures of new doors changed to match the dimensions of oak and iron doors.
Jungle and acacia door block textures no longer have inner faces in the holes in their models.
14w33b Grid Spruce Door.pngGrid Birch Door.pngGrid Jungle Door.pngGrid Acacia Door.pngGrid Dark Oak Door.pngGrid Oak Door.pngGrid Iron Door.pngAll item textures changed, now have hinges on the left and handles on the right.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.2.0 Added doors. Iron doors only obtainable through inventory hacks. It appears to have a broken bottom half texture
0.3.3 Fixed a bug where putting a door next to a cactus will make the bottom half of the door invisible and the door unopenable.
0.5.0 Fixed a bug that can be used to create an extra door by placing them on blocks like sugar cane, snow and fences.
0.6.1 Breaking the bottom of a door will generate two doors, while breaking the top will give you nothing back.
0.7.0 Fixed that above bug so breaking any part of the door returns exactly 1 door.
0.8.0 Iron doors now have PC texture
Console Edition
TU1 Added doors.
TU14 Doors being broken by zombies now show damage.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added wooden doors.


Issues relating to "Door" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.


  • In Pocket Edition, standing in the center of a door will mean that you can punch blocks on the other side of the door without any interference.
  • Doors placed underwater can be used as air pockets.
  • Block updates next to an opened wood door will cause it to close.
  • Minecarts can drop through doors if the door is in the right state (open/closed). This is an effective way to control them.
  • If you stand in an open door, then close it, you don't collide until you walk out and back in.
  • While aiming at one half of the door while opening or closing it, if you are positioned in such a way that you are aiming at the opposite half of the door after the door has changed its state, it will open and close until you release the hit/use-key.
  • It is impossible to place doors on an ice block.
  • In SMP, pressure plate lag may cause the server to drag you back behind a closed door when you thought you had already exited.
  • If you manage to be in the door by closing/opening it a few times while being really close to the door can make you jump on the bottom side of it, and if you jump again, being on top of the side door.
  • If one harvests the back side of a door, they will notice the "crack" texture being mirrored.
  • If you punch a door in the Xbox 360 Edition it would open.
  • There are unused sounds of Zombies hitting iron doors in the game files. These sound files are found in exactly the same directory of the wood door sounds.


See also[edit]