The current recipe for crafting any type of stairs is totally nonsensical. You should be able to put three blocks in the crafting table in an L-shape and get four stairs back.
Firstly, the shape of the stairs on the crafting table doesn't look the same as the shape of the block. Minecraft stairs are L shaped, and the crafting recipe for stairs is not so.
Also, you don't get the amount of stairs from crafting that would be realistic. The ratio of blocks put into the crafting table to stair blocks obtained should be 3:4. The current ratio is 6:4.
Here is my reasoning: Every stair block is 3/4 the size of a normal block. That means that after making one stair block out of one full block, you'd have a fourth of a block left over. Then, if you were to make three blocks into stairs, you'd have three fourth's of a block left over, which you could combine into another stair.
UPDATE (August 9th, 2019)
Recently, Mojang introduced a new set of blocks called the Stonecutter, Smithing Table, and Fletching Table. By using these items, you can get a better deal on stairs than you would in a crafting table. The ratio of blocks to stairs with these tables is 1:1 (For every one block you put in, you get one stair.) However, that still isn't perfect. I hope that with the crafting table, we can achieve a 3:3 block to stair ratio and with stonecutters, we can get 3:4.
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