Sons of the Forest: How To Make Stairs & Tips

Build stairs & create a proper double-story shelter in Sons of the Forest!

Sons of the Forest requires you to build a lot of structures as your survival chances enhance when you construct a shelter for your own self. At some point, you will be required to build stairs for a double-story building.

Key Takeaways
  • Building stairs can be useful as it will provide you a shelter, and you can go to the second story of the building to dodge cannibals.
  • All you require to make stairs are “Logs” from trees and an “Axe” to cut them.
  • Placing the logs in the right direction will result in the correct form of stairs. If the direction seems reversed, right-click on the mouse to change it.
  • You must aim to make beautiful stairs that require you to cut logs into halves so they can look more aesthetic.

How To Make Stairs – Step By Step

Building stairs seems a lot easier when you have all the items that are required to build them. You need to have the following:

  1. Gather Materials:

    • You’ll need an axe and pieces of wood (logs) obtained from trees. Approximately 10 logs are required for a basic set of stairs, but adjust based on your desired staircase length.
  2. Build the Basic Structure:

    • Place two logs vertically and parallel to each other.
    • Position a third log on top of the first two, forming a doorway-like shape.
    • Attach two more logs diagonally to the first two, with the upper ends connecting to the existing structure.
  3. Create Planks:

    • Use the axe to cut the logs into planks of various sizes (0.25, 0.5, 0.75 times the width, or whole logs).
    • Place these planks horizontally between the vertical logs to form the steps. Use the right mouse button to place them.
      How to make stairs in Sons of the Forest
      Placing the logs in the horizontal direction by tilting to make steps of the stairs
  4. Customize Stair Length:

    • Add as many planks as desired between the vertical logs to increase the number of stairs or adjust their length.
  5. Quicker Method:

    • Instead of cutting logs into planks, place two logs vertically and close together.
    • Use the right mouse button to automatically split the logs into planks. This method yields planks faster.
  6. Troubleshooting:

    • Ensure the arrow indicating placement direction is horizontal when adding logs on top of vertical ones to create steps. Right-click to change direction if needed.
    • Place the arrow on the edge of the logs to register steps properly. Misplaced arrows may not form steps correctly.

Uses Of Stairs 

Stairs in Sons of the Forest are used in the same manner as the ramps in this game. You should know that both have almost similar methods to be built. You can even use stairs for the same purpose if the logs are not split into two halves. This gives you the liberty to even skip a few steps in building them.

The players must remember that in order to make the stairs beautiful in Sons of the Forest, you must place the logs by splitting them. You can use these stairs to camp on the upper side of a double-story building. This will give you protection against any kind of cannibal in the game.

How to make stairs in Sons of the Forest
Using the logs to make the basic structure of the Stairs


  • You can choose the width of the logs of your own choice. If you want wider stairs, you can choose to do so.
  • Making stairs will aid you in reaching the second story of any building.
  • Stairs can be useful as they will be a shelter for you to be safe from cannibals by moving to higher stories of a building
  • You must ensure to keep all the required instruments that are to be used before building the stairs
  • Placing the logs in the correct direction will only allow you to build stairs. Otherwise, you will not be able to complete it


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