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Standing Scaffolding.pngStanding Scaffolding BE.png
Floating Scaffolding.pngFloating Scaffolding BE.png




Blast resistance



Any tool




Yes (64)


Yes (60)

Catches fire from lava




Data value

dec: 420 hex: 1A4 bin: 110100100

Namespaced ID


Tom Stone Mojang avatar.png

Scaffolding helps you reach the top of your builds with ease. Just keep stacking them as you go! It’s also handy for avoiding fall damage, as you can gently get your delicate body to the ground by lowering yourself through the scaffolding blocks, instead of just leaping off a cliff and hoping you land on a particularly soft Creeper (which never works btw). Plus you can build all kinds of great things out of scaffolding itself!

Tom Stone[1]

Scaffolding is a block used when building structures to help the player reach higher places, or to descend safely without taking fall damage.


Scaffolding is broken instantly, and no tools are required.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Bamboo +



A stack of scaffolding created by placing another scaffolding block on the side face of the bottom scaffolding block.

When the bottom block of scaffolding is destroyed, all scaffolding blocks above it breaks, similar to chorus plants; this makes it easier for players to make temporary structures.

The placement of scaffolding is different from any other blocks in the game. When pressing use on the side of a scaffolding, the scaffolding is added on top of the highest scaffolding in that location, allowing the player to build the scaffolding structure higher on the ground. Pressing use on the top face of the scaffolding adds the scaffolding to the side, depending on the direction the player is facing. While sneaking, pressing use on the top face of the scaffolding places the new scaffolding on top of the targeted one if the top is available, otherwise it is placed under the targeted scaffolding if possible. Pressing use on the side while sneaking places it on the side like placing other blocks.

Scaffolding has no collision detection. The player can climb up or down by jumping or sneaking respectively. A scaffolding block can be moved by pistons, allowing them to be broken easily.

A diagram showing that scaffolding can be placed up to 6 blocks away from the base of support (except in PlayStation 4 Edition)

In Java and Bedrock editions, scaffolding can be placed only 6 blocks out from its base of support, or 4 blocks in PlayStation 4 Edition; any further scaffolding placed falls to the ground.

In Bedrock and PlayStation 4 editions, scaffolding cannot be placed inside lava; if scaffolding is placed next to lava or fire, the scaffolding is destroyed. If it falls into lava or fire, it is destroyed immediately.

In Java Edition, scaffolding can be placed inside lava but burns after some time.

When holding scaffolding, the hitbox of scaffolding in the world is a full block. Otherwise, a player can interact with other blocks through the scaffolding.


Scaffolding can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 0.25[until JE 1.15] 2‌[upcoming: JE 1.15] items per block in the Java Edition and PlayStation 4 Edition, and 6 items per block in the Bedrock Edition.


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
MISSING Block breaking block.scaffolding.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks ? ? 16
Block broken block.scaffolding.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 1.4 0.8 16
Block placed Blocks ? 0.9 16
MISSING Footsteps block.scaffolding.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks ? ? 16
MISSING No subtitle block.scaffolding.fall (Unknown playing conditions) Blocks ? ? 16

Data values[edit]

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
If this scaffolding is floating.
The distance from a center scaffolding horizontally. If it is 7, it will turn into a falling block entity.
Whether or not there's water in the same place as the scaffolding.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo
Top of the WorldPlace Scaffolding to the world limit.NoPS4YesNo20GBronze


September 29, 2018Scaffolding is announced at MINECON Earth 2018.
Java Edition
1.1418w45aStanding Scaffolding.png Floating Scaffolding Revision 1.png Added scaffolding.
18w46aScaffolding can now be placed 6 blocks (was 4 blocks) out from its base of support without falling.
The smelting of scaffolding has now been changed to 0.25.
19w03aWhen built up from the bottom, blocks such as water and vines are now properly placed above.[2][3]
Floating Scaffolding.png The floating scaffolding model has now been changed.
19w05aScaffolding can now be instantly broken.
Bedrock Edition
1.8.0beta Scaffolding BE.png Floating Scaffolding BE.png Added scaffolding.
beta sounds for scaffolding.
Added a guide in the how to play menu for scaffolding.
Scaffolding now burns in lava.
beta flight controls on touch devices after climbing scaffolding have now been fixed.
1.11.0beta can now be placed 6 blocks (was 4 blocks) out from its base of support without falling.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.83Standing Scaffolding BE.png Floating Scaffolding BE.png Added scaffolding.


Issues relating to "Scaffolding" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.



  1. "New Year, New Builds" –, January 10, 2019
  2. MC-139018
  3. MC-141080