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Ladders are always welcome whenever you’re mining a cave filled with diamonds or just building a new house with more than a single floor in Minecraft. This is one of those recipes that you’ll need to learn early as you’ll be making lots of these the more you progress through your world. So to make things easier, here’s how you make a ladder.

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How To Make Ladders in Minecraft

All that you need is a single block of wood (any type will do). Oh, and a functioning Crafting Table, of course. Bring the block to the table and make some planks with it. Now use two planks, one above the other, to get some sticks. Finally, use 7 sticks to form an “H” to get your ladders. Simple and quick.

Minecraft Ladder Recipe
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This will always give you three ladders, and since this whole process can be made with a single block of wood, each block equals 3 ladders.  Keep that leftover stick as they may help you make anything else in the future (such as more ladders). Since you can only get wood sticks, ladders can only be made out of wood, so don’t worry about making “better” ones later.

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Any type of plank works for doing the sticks, and one or two trees are probably enough for making ladders long enough for most of your needs. And if you’re still missing some after felling all those trees, it’s easy to search in any forest or jungle biome for some more wood. 

That’s all you need to know about making ladders in Minecraft. The game is currently available for PC, Xbox One and Series X|Y, PS4, PS5, Android, and iOS. Keep scrolling down to find more tips and tricks for the building game below. Here’s how you can summon the Warden.


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Patrick has been working for Prima since 2022 and joined as a Staff Writer in 2023. He's been interested in gaming journalism since college, and that was the path he took once he had his degree in hands. Diligently ignores his ever-growing backlog to keep raiding in Final Fantasy XIV, exploring in Genshin Impact or replaying some of his favorite RPGs from time to time. Loves tackling hard challenges in games, but his cats are still the hardest bosses he could ask for.