Image Credit: Bethesda
Forgot password
Enter the email address you used when you joined and we'll send you instructions to reset your password.
If you used Apple or Google to create your account, this process will create a password for your existing account.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Reset password instructions sent. If you have an account with us, you will receive an email within a few minutes.
Something went wrong. Try again or contact support if the problem persists.
Minecraft How to Make Scaffolding

How to Make Scaffolding in Minecraft

House building just became way easier

When you think about building in Minecraft’s creative mode, you can imagine unlimited blocks and flying around wherever you want. However, survival or hardcore are entirely different experiences, requiring you to get your own blocks and tools. It can take months or even years to get everything you need, depending on what you plan on building, but one block makes things much easier: Scaffolding! If you want to learn more, continue reading to discover how to make scaffolding in Minecraft.

Recommended Videos

Related: What Are Minecraft Pringles? – Answered

How to Make Scaffolding in Minecraft

Scaffolding is a Minecraft block you can climb, similar to a ladder. The main difference is that, unlike ladders, you can build scaffolding outward and away from you without placing it against walls. This also means you can build sideways with it without having to crouch down and bridge across a gap. It’s designed to make building easier, but you’ll have to craft some first!

To make scaffolding, you’ll have to get your hands on some bamboo and string. More specifically, you need six pieces of bamboo and one string, which you’ll assemble in an “n” shape in your crafting table. Each batch of materials gives you six scaffolding blocks.

Scaffolding Crafting Recipe in Minecraft

In most situations, string is the easier material to gather. You’ll mainly find it by defeating spiders, but you can also break cobwebs with a sword for some. It also often spawns in treasure chests, particularly those in dungeons, desert temples and woodland mansions.

On the other hand, bamboo is slightly harder to find, depending on your world’s nearby biomes. It spawns exclusively in jungle biomes, making it difficult to spot if the nearest jungle is thousands of blocks away. Fortunately, it isn’t a rare resource; once you finish the main challenge of finding a jungle, the rest is easy.

With both materials on hand, head into your crafting table and place them in the 3×3 grid to make your scaffolding!

Minecraft is available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and mobile devices through the official website. To learn more about the game, click the Minecraft tag below!

Prima Games is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more about our Affiliate Policy
Image of Madison Benson
Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.