Minecraft Scaffolding


Minecraft, the popular sandbox video game allows players to build a variety of creations using different blocks in a 3D computer generated world. This mechanical premise results in a creatively demanding experience.

Building blocks are represent by various material elements. Creating new building blocks requires basic elements to be crafted together to create new materials. Whenever crafting is done in this digital world, a crafting table is required.

In Minecraft, scaffold is created on a crafting table with six bamboo pieces fused with a single string. In the video game, bamboo can be mined by any tool as is commonly found in jungle environments. Bamboo can be virtually farmed for mass production and is the fastest growing virtual plant.

String is bit rarer but can be found in loot drops when attacking mobs or when fishing. The primary sources for obtaining string is in jungle pyramids or dungeons.


While common material blocks like dirt or stone can be as used in building, scaffold blocks in this computer-generated world can be broken instantly, with no tools required to create them. Unfortunately, just like in real world environments, when the bottom block is destroyed, so too is all the above blocks. This makes it easier to generate large temporary structures with dramatically faster tear down time.

Additionally, scaffolds can be moved by in-game pistons. Travelling down these digital structures also cause no fall damage to characters. No collision damage is present when leaping across towards scaffolds either. Build requirements for this material exist, with the restriction of six or four blocks (depending on your version) from the support base before falling down. These additions are designed to relate to real world practices. Faithful devotees continue to enhance game mechanics with MINECON events hosted by the Swedish video game developer Mojang.


Initial ideas for a scaffold addition can be traced to early blog posts several years earlier before its addition. Early suggestions include crafting from wood blocks with the ability for ladders to be placed on the side to increase climbing speeds.

In the survival mode, scaffolds are particularly useful to accessible high places with ease and safety. Just as they would during construction. Scaffolding can also be used to as a fuel to smelt items in the furnace.

Recent introduction of this feature leaves experienced devotees comparing it to construction foam or iron scaffolding made available in the Industrial Craft modification pack.

In attempts to increase its durability, iron scaffolding has also been implemented to enhance durability. These towers can be reinforced with an iron fence. Similar build restrictions exist of five blocks from the main support, but once reinforced, up to twelves blocks. Being made of iron, a pickaxe is required in deconstruction.

On the other hand, construction foam can be used to harden any building block, including wood and stone elements. Construction foams primary benefit is in defending structures from attacking enemy mobs. Using construction foam requires a sprayer.



Minecraft continues to be one of the most popular video games ever. Famously known for its elaborate constructions, new material elements with more to do, ensure it commands authority and remains popular amongst gamers. Nostalgia continues to surround this digital adventure. Anything can be made within this virtual world. Millions of monthly players still actively join servers.

Gameplay features five primary mode types: survival, creative, adventure, spectator and multiplayer. Accessibility has dramatically improved over the years heaving expanded from computer versions to include console and pocket editions.

Downloadable content with modifications and texture packs continues to be available. Unofficial modifications can also be easily added enhancing the experience. Recent pushes to continue growth have resulted in spin-off story games.