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How to open an iron door in Minecraft

Iron doors are an important redstone component with many uses. This blog post will highlight all of the uses of iron doors as well as how to open them!
In Minecraft, iron doors are a type of door that cannot be opened by clicking on them. Instead, they require a Redstone pulse to open. Various Redstone devices such as buttons, levers, and pressure plates can be used to trigger them.

How do you open an iron door?

Iron doors are designed to be harder to open than regular wooden doors. You cannot simply right click on the door to open it. Instead you must connect it to a redstone component, such as a lever or a pressure plate.

How to craft an iron door

To craft an iron door, simply place 6 iron ingots in the rectangle formation shown below, inside of a crafting table. You can also find iron doors inside strongholds. To take iron doors from strongholds, you need to use a pickaxe.

Uses of iron doors

Iron doors are useful against mobs such as zombies. On hard mode, zombies can break down regular wooden doors, but not iron ones. Thus, iron doors are a safer alternative for your Minecraft base! They are also more resistant to explosions.
To recap, iron doors are crafted using iron ingots and are unbreakable by mobs. They follow the same placement rules as wooden doors and require a Redstone pulse to open. Various Redstone devices can be used to trigger them, but levers will keep the doors open, while other devices will cause the door to close after the Redstone stops emitting.
In summary, iron doors in Minecraft are a more secure type of door that require Redstone activation to open, and they provide an additional layer of protection against mobs and other players.
If you liked this blogpost, checkout our post on whether villagers can open doors in Minecraft. Also learn how to show hitboxes in Minecraft.
If you are interested in more Minecraft content, checkout our Minecraft glossary, what horses eat in Minecraft, how to get scutes,how to get a barrier block, making pumpkin pie, getting Acacia wood, and our blogpost on how to kill mobs in Minecraft. You might also like our blogpost on Minecraft Player-vs-Player mode of gameplay. Also checkout and participate in Kodeclik's Minecraft Settlement Creation contest. Also learn about Minecraft MLG.
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