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Doors
Door
Type of Block Solid block
Tool Used Wood:Axe Graphic

Iron:Wpickaxe

Stackable?
No
Obeys Physics?
No
Luminosity
No
Transparency
Yes
Doors are blocks used for minor or major protection, and are controlled mainly by the Player. They are obtainable through crafting, or can be found in NPC Villages and Strongholds.

Overview

Doors come in two varieties: wooden doors, which are made from wooden planks and can be opened by hand; and iron doors made from Iron Ingots, which can only be opened by power from a Button or another connected Redstone source. Doors are hinged on one side and have two states: rotated clockwise and rotated counter-clockwise.

As of the 1.3 Update, Zombies have the power to knock down wooden doors in hard difficulty, repeatedly slamming against the door until it eventually breaks. Villagers can open wooden doors and enter, but cannot use buttons or levers to open iron doors.

Since the 1.8 update was released, doors now come in spruce, jungle, dark oak, and birch varieties. Villagers can still open the door to get through, and Zombies can break doors, but the difference is that the doors have a different shape, color or texture.

Crafting

The crafting for both types of doors:

BlockCSS
Wooden Door
BlockCSS
Iron Door
None
BlockCSS
Wood Planks
BlockCSS
Wood Planks
None
ItemCSS
Iron Ingot
ItemCSS
Iron Ingot
None
BlockCSS
Wood Planks
BlockCSS
Wood Planks
None
ItemCSS
Iron Ingot
ItemCSS
Iron Ingot
None
BlockCSS
Wood Planks
BlockCSS
Wood Planks
None
ItemCSS
Iron Ingot
ItemCSS
Iron Ingot


As of 14w02a the crafting recipe yields 3 doors instead of just one, and as of 14w32d using different types of wood will create different types of doors (the wood type must be the same for the entire recipe).

Trivia

  • Minecarts will not move through doors.
  • Water will not pass through doors, useful for flood control or underwater paths. A practical use of the door's water stopping feature is to leave a door open as an entrance to something underwater that is water-free on the other side. This occurs because water is technically a block and thus cannot enter any non-air block, including mostly empty ones.
  • Doors placed on doors will be lost.
  • It is impossible to place doors on ice blocks, glass blocks and snow.
  • A wooden door can be opened by both redstone power and by either left or right clicking as of 1.4, but only right clicking and power prior to 1.4.
  • Due to lag, sometimes doors might open and then close.
  • If a Player is being chased by a Creeper and then closes their door to the House, the Creeper won't explode and will remain idle near the door until the player reopens the door.
  • It is better to use an Iron Door to protect Villagers when they're in their house than a regular door because it is very hard for a Zombie to break an Iron Door.
  • Villagers will go into any door in a Village.
  • In 1.9 The Combat Update, doors are able to be stacked.

Bugs

  • In creative mode, when a zombie attempts to break the door down and the player either kills it or changes their difficulty to peaceful, and takes down the door, the cracks can be still seen.
  • In Pocket Edition, when a block around a door is updated, the door might open/close. This can be useful for flood alarms, though.
  • In Pocket Edition, attempting to place a door on any leaf blocks, stairs or slabs may result in losing the door. 

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