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Block Recipes in Minecraft

Blocks are the basic unit structures of Minecraft that help build the game’s world. Most of them have no use other than being building blocks. They can be categorized into condensed storage, utility, and building/decorative blocks.



Utility Blocks


Utility blocks are blocks that can be interacted with for specific purposes, for example, the crafting table is a utility block. These blocks all serve a purpose in the game and can be used by the player for things such as crafting, cooking, smelting, mapping, etc.


Crafting Table

The crafting table is a critically important block that players will need during their playthrough. You pretty much craft most of the items with the help of this utility block. The player can make a crafting table by using 4 units of any sort of wood plank. By arranging the wood planks in a 2x2 pattern, you can make a crafting table. The image shown below demonstrates how to craft a crafting table.


Making a crafting table (via screenshot)


Furnace

The furnace is a utility block that the players can use to cook and smelt other items and blocks. It is quite useful as it allows you to make food and smelt ores such as iron, gold, etc. The furnace is quite easy to make as it only requires 8 units of either cobblestone or blackstone. To make a furnace you will need to place the stone blocks in an ‘O’ shape in the crafting grid, leaving the center slot empty. The image shown below will demonstrate how to make a furnace.



Blast Furnace

The blast furnace is a variant of the regular furnace that has the ability to smelt items at a much faster rate as compared to the regular one. It smelts ores, raw metals, armor, and tools twice as fast when compared to the furnace but it cannot smelt anything else. It can be found in villages as it is the armorer villager’s job site block. You can also make a blast furnace by combining 3 smooth stones, 1 regular furnace, and 5 iron ingots. To make a blast furnace, it is important that the iron ingot, furnace, and smooth stone are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 iron ingots. In the second row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first box, 1 furnace in the second box, and 1 iron ingot in the third box. In the third row, there should be 3 smooth stones.



Smoker

The smoker is another variant of the furnace that has the ability to cook food items twice as quickly as a furnace but, like the blast furnace, it cannot be used for any other purposes. Any and all food items that can be cooked in the furnace will cook twice as fast when cooked in the smoker. You can find smokers in villages as it is the butcher’s job site block. To make a smoker you will need 1 furnace and 4 logs/wood, you can use any variant be it oak, jungle, or spruce, all of them will work. When making a smoker, it is important that the furnace and wood/log blocks are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 oak wood in the middle box. In the second row, there should be 1 oak wood in the first box, 1 furnace in the second box, and 1 oak wood in the third box. In the third row, there should be 1 oak wood in the middle box.



Chest

The chest is the most common block used for storing items as it is simple and cheap to make. A small chest provides the player with 27 slots for storage whereas the large chest has double the amount at 54 slots. Chests are quite versatile as you can join two of them together to make a large chest. You can also attach them to mobs such as donkeys, mules, and llamas allowing you to carry a number of items with you over large distances. To make a chest you will need eight wooden planks sourced from any log. When making a chest, it is important that the wood planks are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. There should be 3 wood planks in the first row, 2 wood planks in the second row leaving the slot in the middle empty, and 3 wood planks in the third row.



Ender Chest

The ender chest is a utility block that allows players to store 27 stacked items much like a regular chest. However, if two ender chests are placed in different locations, the item placed will be accessible from both chests, as they share the storage area. If an item is taken from one chest it will disappear from the other one. To make an ender chest you will need eight obsidian blocks and one eye of ender. When making an ender chest, it is important that the eye of ender and obsidian are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 obsidian. In the second row, there should be 1 obsidian in the first box, 1 eye of ender in the second box, and 1 obsidian in the third box. In the third row, there should be 3 obsidian.



Barrel

The barrel is another solid block that can be used to store items but unlike a chest, it cannot connect to other barrels to make a bigger one. It can also be accessed even when another block is placed on top of it. You can find barrels in some villages as it is the job site for the fisherman villager. To make a barrel you will need 6 wooden planks and two wooden slabs, by placing the items as shown in the image below you will make a barrel. Place the wooden planks in the outer columns and the two slabs in the top and bottom slots of the middle column.



Enchanting Table

The enchanting table is a utility block that allows players to enchant tools, weapons, armor, books, and other items. Enchantment tables alone typically have upgrades ranging from two to seven experience levels. You can increase the chance of getting powerful enchantments by placing more bookshelves around the enchanting table. To make an enchanting table you will need 4 blocks of obsidian, two diamonds, and lastly a single book. When making an enchanting table, it is important that the book, diamonds, and obsidian are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 book in the middle box. In the second row, there should be 1 diamond in the first box, 1 obsidian in the second box, and 1 diamond in the third box. In the third row, there should be 3 obsidian.



Bookshelf

Bookshelves cannot be interacted with but they still serve a purpose other than just decoration. They allow the players to get better enchantments from the enchanting table, this makes them a utility block. To craft a bookshelf block you will need six wooden planks and three books. When making a bookshelf, it is important that the wood planks and the books are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. There should be 3 wood planks in the first row, 3 books in the second row, and 3 wood planks in the third row.



Chiseled Bookshelf

The chiseled bookshelf is a block that allows players to store their books, written books, enchanted books, and books and quills. They can hold up to six of these at a time. You can place books inside by right-clicking the chiseled bookshelf while holding the book you wish to store. Right-clicking on an occupied slot will remove the book from the slot. To make a chiseled bookshelf you will need six wooden planks and three wooden slabs. To make a chiseled bookshelf, it is important that the wood planks and wooden slabs are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 wood planks. In the second row, there should be 3 wooden slabs. In the third row, there should be 3 wood planks.



Loom

A loom is a utility block that allows the player to apply patterns to banners. Previously, one would have to arrange dyes in specific patterns on the crafting table along with the banner. Now, one can place the banner in the loom with the dye and an optional third item to get a banner from a variety of patterns. To make a loom you will need two wooden planks and two strings. When making a loom, it is important that the string and wood planks are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 string in the first box and 1 string in the second box. In the second row, there should be 1 wood plank in the first box and 1 wood plank in the second box.



Cartography Table

The cartography table is a block that is used for copying, zooming out, and locking maps. The player can use this block to enlarge, copy and lock their maps. You can find a cartography table in villages as it is a job site block for the cartographer villager. To make a cartography table you will need four wooden planks and two papers. While making a cartography table, it is important that the paper and wood planks are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 paper in the first box and 1 paper in the second box. In the second row, there should be 1 wood plank in the first box and 1 wood plank in the second box. In the third row, there should be 1 wood plank in the first box and 1 wood plank in the second box.



Fletching Table

A fletching table is a decorative block that serves as a job site block for a fletcher villager. It currently has no use, though it may receive functionality with a later update. To make a fletching table you will need four wooden planks and two flints. When making a fletching table, it is important that the flint and wood planks are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 flint in the first box and 1 flint in the second box. In the second row, there should be 1 wood plank in the first box and 1 wood plank in the second box. In the third row, there should be 1 wood plank in the first box and 1 wood plank in the second box



Anvil

The anvil is an interactive utility block that allows players to repair items, rename items, and combine enchantments. It can also be used in traps, as it is affected by gravity and will do damage if it hits a player or other entity. Anvils will lose their durability over time depending on the number of times it has been used. Anvils have three states of damage: normal anvil, slightly damaged anvil, and very damaged anvil. Whenever the anvil is used, it has a 12% chance of being damaged. To make an anvil you will need four iron ingots and three iron blocks. When making an anvil, it is important that the blocks of iron and iron ingots are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 blocks of iron. In the second row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the middle box (the first and third boxes should be empty). In the third row, there should be 3 iron ingots.



Grindstone

A grindstone is a utility block that provides the player with an alternative method to repair items. It has the ability to repair weapons, tools, and other items but it can remove enchantments from them as well, except for curses. It can be found in villages where it serves as the job site block for the weaponsmith villager. To make a grindstone you will need two sticks, two wooden planks, and a single stone slab. When making a grindstone, it is important that the sticks, stone slab, and wood planks are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 stick in the first box, 1 stone slab in the second box, and 1 stick in the third box. In the second row, there should be 1 wood plank in the first box and 1 wood plank in the third box.



Smithing Table

The smithing table is a utility block that allows the player to upgrade their diamond armor, tools, and weapons to netherite ones by using netherite ingots. A netherite upgrade smithing template is also required, and it can also trim armor using smithing templates and trimming materials. Both processes keep all enchantments. It also serves as a toolsmith villager's job site block. To make a smithing table you will need four planks of wood and two iron ingots. When making a smithing table, it is important that the iron ingot and wood planks are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the first box and 1 iron ingot in the second box. In the second row, there should be 1 wood plank in the first box and 1 wood plank in the second box. In the third row, there should be 1 wood plank in the first box and 1 wood plank in the second box.



Composter

The composter is a utility block that converts biological materials into bone meal. This block also serves as a farmer villager’s job site block. Whenever any organic material such as food, or seeds, is placed in the composter, it will be turned into bone meal over time. Each time you place any material into the composter, it has a chance to fill up. To make a composter you will need seven wooden slabs, by arranging the wooden slabs in a ‘U’ shape in the crafting grid you will get a composter. The image shown below will demonstrate how to arrange the slabs.



Stone Cutter

The stone cutter is a utility block that is used to craft stone and copper-related blocks in smaller and more precise quantities as compared to crafting them. The stonecutter lets the player put stone-related blocks into its interface. This will then give them items to craft relating to the inputted stone. It serves as a job site block for the mason villager. To craft a stone cutter you will need three iron ingots and three stone blocks. When making a stone cutter, it is important that the iron ingot and stone are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 iron ingot in the second box. In the second row, there should be 3 stones.



Lectern

The lectern is a utility block that can hold a book and quill for players to read, right-clicking on an empty lectern with a book and quill selected will place the book and quill on the lectern. Right-clicking on the placed book and quill will open it and allow multiple players to read it simultaneously. Right-clicking the book and quill again will turn the page. It is not only a decorative block but also a job site block for librarian villagers. To make a lectern you will need four wooden slabs and a bookshelf block. When making a lectern, it is important that the bookshelf and slabs are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 wooden slabs. In the second row, there should be 1 bookshelf in the middle box. In the third row, there should be 1 wood slab in the middle box.



Redstone Blocks


These blocks are either made with redstone or revolve around the use of redstone. They are activated when fed with an active redstone signal. This includes blocks such as pistons, dispensers, etc.


Observer

The observer block is a redstone component that emits a redstone signal when the block or fluid it is facing experiences a change. It observes the block that it is placed against. The texture of the detecting side is that of an observing face. To make an observer block you will need six cobblestone blocks, two units of redstone dust, and one nether quartz. When making an observer, it is important that the items are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 cobblestones. In the second row, there should be 1 redstone dust in the first box, 1 redstone dust in the second box, and 1 nether quartz in the third box. In the third row, there should be 3 cobblestones.



Dispenser

The dispenser is a low-capacity storage block that has the ability to fire projectiles, use items, and place certain blocks, fluids, or entities when activated with a redstone signal. They can be used as makeshift storage as they have nine slots in which you can place items. Their main use is to fire, launch, or place projectiles, items, or other entities in the direction they are pointed at. You can find these in jungle temples as they naturally generate there. To make them yourself you will need a bow, 1 unit of redstone dust, and 7 blocks of cobblestone. To make a dispenser, it is important that the cobblestones, bow, and redstone dust are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 cobblestones. In the second row, there should be 1 cobblestone in the first box, 1 bow in the second box, and 1 cobblestone in the third box. In the third row, there should be 1 cobblestone in the first box, 1 redstone dust in the second box, and 1 cobblestone in the third box.



Dropper

The dropper is another low-capacity redstone block that can eject its contents into either the game world or storage containers when activated with a redstone signal. The dropper can be used as a container to store items as it has 9 slots for placing items or moving objects, it is more versatile than the hopper as the dropper can feed items in all directions meaning you can feed items into containers placed above the dropper. To make a dropper you will need seven cobblestone blocks and one unit of redstone dust. To make a dropper, it is important that the cobblestones and redstone dust are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 cobblestones. In the second row, there should be 1 cobblestone in the first box and 1 cobblestone in the third box. In the third row, there should be 1 cobblestone in the first box, 1 redstone dust in the second box, and 1 cobblestone in the third box.



Piston

The piston is a redstone block that has the capability to push most blocks, players, and mobs. When powered by the player the piston’s wooden side will extend almost immediately and push whatever entity was in front of it. If there is no place for the entities to go, the block pushes inside them, suffocating mobs if the block is not transparent when pushed into the eye height of the mob. When a piston loses power, its head retracts. To make a piston you will need four blocks of cobblestone, 3 wooden planks, one iron ingot, and one unit of redstone dust. When making a piston, it is important that the wood planks, cobblestones, iron ingot, and redstone dust are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 wood planks. In the second row, there should be 1 cobblestone in the first box, 1 iron ingot in the second box, and 1 cobblestone in the third box. In the third row, there should be 1 cobblestone in the first box, 1 redstone dust in the second box, and 1 cobblestone in the third box.



Sticky Piston

The Sticky Piston is a block nearly identical to the piston, except that it has slime smeared on the end of it and it can pull blocks, hence the name "sticky" piston. Like regular pistons, sticky pistons can be used in all directions. When extending, sticky pistons act exactly as regular pistons, pushing up to 12 blocks. Although, when retracting, sticky pistons will pull along the block immediately in front of them. To make a sticky piston you will need a piston and a slimeball. To make a sticky piston you will need to place a piston in the crafting grid and then place a slime ball in the slot directly above it. The image below will demonstrate exactly how to place them.



Daylight Detector

The daylight detector is a block that outputs a redstone signal based on the sunlight. It can be switched to activate either in the presence of daylight or in its absence. They are also known as daylight sensors. Upon activation, the daylight detector can output a maximum redstone signal of 15 strength. You can also invert the daylight detector, this will make it activate in the absence of sunlight. It is not affected by light sources such as torches. You can craft them with wooden slabs, nether quartz, and glass, you will require 3 of each. You have to place the three glass blocks in the top row of the crafting grid, the nether quartz in the middle row, and finally the wood slabs in the bottom row. The image below will demonstrate exactly how to place them.



Sculk Sensor

The sculk sensor is a redstone block that can output a redstone signal when it detects vibrations caused by actions and events such as walking, placing blocks, etc. within a radius of 8 blocks. This feature allows players to make wireless redstone contraptions. The sculk sensor is a redstone block that the player cannot craft; instead, you will need to find it in the game world. It naturally generates in the deep dark biome and ancient cities. You can also find them inside loot chests in the same biomes mentioned earlier. To pick up a sculk sensor you will need to break it with either a hoe or any tool enchanted with silk touch.


Redstone Block

The redstone block is a block that can be used for both decoration and function, it acts as a permanent source of redstone power allowing players to use it as a power source for their redstone builds. It also serves as a way to store a large amount of redstone dust as a single block is made of 9 units of redstone dust. To make a redstone block you will need nine redstone dust, by placing a redstone dust in every single slot of the 3x3 crafting grid you will get a redstone block.



Trapped Chest

A trapped chest is a chest that works like a regular chest but produces redstone power when opened. As more players peer into the chest, the Redstone signal will gradually increase. Trapped chests can primarily be used to create traps, but they can also be used to create a few nifty Redstone creations. To craft a trapped chest, players will need a regular chest and a tripwire hook. By placing them next to each other in the crafting grid, a trapped chest is created.



Compacted Blocks


These blocks are made from items such as ingots, wheat, redstone, etc. They allow you to store items much more densely and in larger numbers as you can stack them up to 64 as well. To make these blocks you will need at least 9 units of the item you wish.


Block of Coal

The block of coal is a compact storage block that holds nine units of coal, it can also be used as a fuel source for furnaces. Like other blocks of its kind, it's a compact way to store the material. It may also be used as a building block. However, it is less appealing than other compacted blocks. To make a block of coal you will need nine units of coal, by placing all nine of them in the nine slots of the 3x3 crafting grid you will get a block of coal. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Dried Kelp Block

The dried kelp is a compact storage block that holds nine units of dried kelp; it can also be used as a fuel source for furnaces. Like other blocks of its kind, it's a compact way to store the material. It has a unique pattern and color which means it can be used as a decorative block. It can also be used as a building block. To make a dried kelp block you will need nine units of dried kelp, by placing all nine of them in the nine slots of the 3x3 crafting grid you will get a dried kelp block. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Block of Copper

The block of copper is a compact storage block for copper but unlike other blocks of its kind, it changes its color over time when exposed to the elements by gaining a verdigris appearance over four distinct stages. This can be avoided by waxing the block with a honeycomb. This block can be used for both building and storing, it has a unique shiny brown color. To make a block of copper you will need nine copper ingots, by filling up the 3x3 crafting grid with one ingot in each slot you will get a block of copper. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Block of Raw Copper

The block of raw copper is made from raw copper which is procured from copper ore. This block has a very unique texture allowing it to be used for decoration as well as compact storage for raw copper. To make a block of raw copper you will need nine units of raw copper, placing all nine of them into the 3x3 crafting grid will get you a block of raw copper. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Block of Iron

The block of iron is a compact storage block for iron ingots, It has a gray-white color to it with noticeable borders and lines. The lines on its texture make it look corrugated. Iron blocks cannot burn down, which makes it a smart choice when building a house. Iron blocks have the same texture on all of their six sides. This block is a great way of storing a large number of iron ingots, it is also used to make the iron golem mob. To make a block of iron you will need nine iron ingots, by placing all nine ingots in the nine slots of the crafting grid you will get a block of iron. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Block of Raw Iron

The block of raw iron is made from raw iron which is procured from iron ore. This block has a very unique texture allowing it to be used for decoration as well as compact storage for raw iron. To make a block of raw iron you will need nine units of raw iron, placing all nine of them into the 3x3 crafting grid will get you a block of raw iron. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Block of Gold

The block of gold is a precious metal block that is made from gold ingots. These blocks allow you to store nine gold ingots per block making it perfect for compact storage. They have an extremely vibrant and shiny gold color which makes them perfect for decorative purposes as well. Similar to iron blocks they also have a defined border that stands out with ‘L’ shaped brackets in the corners. To make a block of gold you will need nine gold ingots, by filling up the 3x3 crafting grid with one ingot in each slot you will get a block of gold. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Block of Raw Gold

The block of raw gold is made from raw gold which is procured from gold ore. This block has a very unique texture allowing it to be used for decoration as well as compact storage for raw gold. To make a block of raw gold you will need nine units of raw gold, placing all nine of them into the 3x3 crafting grid will get you a block of raw gold. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Block Of Diamond

The block of diamond is also more commonly known as a diamond block, it is made by combining nine diamonds together on a crafting table. This allows the player to store a large number of diamonds in a more compact way. Just like the block of gold, it is a precious metal block with a shiny exterior and a vibrant light blue color to them. They also have a defined border that stands out with ‘L’ shaped brackets in the corners. To make a block of diamond you will need at least nine diamonds on hand. Once you have placed all nine diamonds in the nine slots of the 3x3 crafting grid you will get a diamond block. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Block of Emerald

The block of emerald is made by combining multiple emeralds in order to store them in a more compact and convenient way. A block of emerald can store 9 emeralds making it a great way to store a number of emeralds. They are also sometimes used as decoration blocks as they have a very unique pattern on all six sides. They have a thick border on the edges along with two squares that are quite noticeable on the center of the block, both of different sizes. To make a block of emerald you will need nine emeralds, by placing one in each of the nine slots of the 3x3 crafting grid you will get a block of emerald. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Block of Lapis Lazuli

The block of lapis lazuli is a mineral block that is crafted with nine lapis lazuli. It is a great way to store a large number of lapis lazuli in a denser and more compact way. A single block of lapis lazuli is equal to nine units of lapis lazuli. Due to its dark blue color and patchy pattern on all six of its sides, it is often used as a decorative block as well. To make a block of lapis lazuli you will need nine units of lapis lazuli, by placing them in the nine slots of the crafting table you will get a single block of lapis lazuli. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Block of Netherite

The block of netherite is a precious metal block that is made from nine netherite ingots. Since netherite is one of the strongest minerals in the game this block is completely resistant to fire and lava. A single block of netherite is made up of nine netherite ingots making it a great way to store your netherite ingots in a more compact and denser way. The texture on the netherite block is mostly plain with the exception of bold and noticeable borders which can be found on all the edges of the block. To make a block of netherite you will need nine netherite ingots, by placing all nine ingots in the 3x3 crafting grid you will get a single block of netherite. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Block of Redstone

The block of redstone is a mineral block that is made by combining nine units of redstone dust. This block is used for compact storage, decoration, and as a redstone component. The block of redstone has a very unique texture that can be seen on all six sides. A single block of redstone is equivalent to nine redstone dust. To make a block of redstone you will need 9 redstone dust, by filling up all the nine slots of the 3x3 crafting grid with redstone dust you will get a single block of redstone. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Bone Block

Bone blocks are storage blocks that are equivalent to nine pieces of bone meal. They were added to Minecraft in the Frostburn Update. They are most commonly found buried deep underground in the Overworld and above ground in the Nether. Sometimes you can find a bunch of bone blocks in a formation to make a fossil structure. Fossils are commonly found in desert and swamp biomes in the Overworld. In order to pick up a bone block, you will need to use a pickaxe, as nothing will drop when a different tool or no tool is used to break them. The primary use of bone block is to provide compact storage for bone meal. A single bone block is made up of 9 individual pieces of bone meal. To make a bone block you will need nine units of bone meal, by placing a bone meal in every slot of the crafting grid you will get a single bone block. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Clay

Clay blocks are found in abundance inside lush caves, less commonly in shallow surface water, or can be created from mud with the help of pointed dripstone. When smelted, it turns into terracotta. You can also turn it into clay balls when broken, which can be smelted into bricks. Clay can be found commonly underwater in swamps, beaches, rivers, and lakes. They are also generated in lush caves as blobs and are most commonly found here. When broken with shovels, you will receive four clay balls. If you want to get the whole block you will need to use a tool with the silk touch enchantment on it. Clay blocks allow the player to store four balls of clay in a single block making it less efficient than all the other storage blocks we have covered so far. To make a block of clay you will need four clay balls, put the ball in a 2x2 pattern anywhere on the 3x3 crafting grid you will get a single block of clay. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Hay Bale

Hay bales are decorative compact storage blocks that are capable of holding nine units of wheat per block. It is used to feed horses and llamas, reduce fall damage and extend campfire smoke. Hay bales are naturally generated but can also be crafted by the player. Hay bales can be naturally generated in plains villages and less commonly in savanna and desert villages. They can also be generated in pillager outposts. You can pick up these bales by breaking them with any tool, but the quickest of them is the hoe. To make a hay bale you will need nine units of wheat. Placing one in each slot of the 3x3 crafting grid will net you a single block of hay bale. The image shown below will demonstrate how to do it.



Honey Block

The honey block is a way to store multiple honey bottles more densely, a single honey block can hold four honey bottles. These blocks are sticky in nature and thus can also be used in redstone contraptions in conjunction with pistons to move blocks around. A single block of honey is made of four honey bottles, to make a honey block you will need to place the four bottles in a 2x2 pattern anywhere on the 3x3 crafting grid. In doing so you will get a single block of honey.



Slime Block

A slime block is a block that is made of nine slime balls which makes it a convenient and compact way of storing slime balls as the block can be separated into slime balls. It has bouncy and sticky properties making it quite popular in redstone builds with pistons that move blocks. Since it is bouncy it has the ability to negate any fall damage a mob would receive when falling on top of it from a height. Slime blocks are not generated naturally in any biome but they can only be crafted by combining nine slime balls through a crafting table. They are quite fragile and can be broken instantly regardless of what tool is being used. To make a slime block you will need nine slime balls, by placing all nine in the 3x3 crafting grid you will get a single slime block.



Slabs


Slabs are a half-height version of their respective full blocks. They are highly blast-resistant blocks. They can be crafted or cut into shapes, but they are also generated naturally in the world as parts of generated structures. There are a large number of variants but they are all crafted with the same recipe. In total there are 33 variants of the slabs, they are as listed below:


  1. Sandstone Slab

  2. Smooth Sandstone Slab

  3. Cut Sandstone Slab

  4. Red Sandstone Slab

  5. Smooth Red Sandstone Slab

  6. Red Cur Sandstone Slab

  7. Cobblestone Slab

  8. Oak Slab

  9. Stone Slab

  10. Smooth Stone Slab

  11. Brick Slab

  12. Stone Brick Slab

  13. Mossy Stone Brick Slab

  14. Quartz Slab

  15. Smooth Quartz Slab

  16. Nether Brick Slab

  17. Red Nether Brick Slab

  18. Purpur Block Slab

  19. Granite Slab

  20. Polished Granite Slab

  21. Diorite Slab

  22. Polished Diorite Slab

  23. Andesite Slab

  24. Polished Andesite Slab

  25. End Stone Brick Slab

  26. Mossy Cobblestone Slab

  27. Prismarine Slab

  28. Dark Prismarine Slab

  29. Prismarine Brick Slab

  30. Blackstone Slab

  31. Polished Blackstone Slab

  32. Cut Copper Slab

  33. Deepslate Slab


A large number of these variants generate naturally in various parts of the map such as villages, strongholds, pillager outposts, etc.


Slabs can be stacked on top of one another to make a block of regular height. When two slabs of the same material are stacked on top of one another, some will appear as if they are one full-sized block, but other varieties will appear unmistakably as individual slabs. Slabs have a unique ability to not allow mobs from spawning on top of them. This allows players to deny mobs from spawning in a specific area. To make a slab you will need three blocks of your desired block. We will take stone blocks as an example, to make a stone slab you will need to place three stone blocks in the crafting grid. When making a stone slab, it is important that the stone blocks are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the second row, there should be 3 stones.



Stairs


Stairs are blocks that allow players and mobs to change their elevation without jumping over blocks over and over; this allows for easier and more convenient movement. Stairs can be crafted out of multiple different types of material blocks. Various stairs generate naturally in structures such as strongholds, end cities, villages, ancient cities, pillager outposts, etc. Players must use a pickaxe or ax for stone and wood-based stairs to pick up naturally generated ones. You can also craft stairs by using 6 blocks of the desired material. Similar to slabs, stairs can be made out of a large number of different materials but they all have the same recipe, their variants are listed below:


  1. Oak Stairs

  2. Granite Stairs

  3. Cobblestone Stairs

  4. Andesite Stairs

  5. Brick Stairs

  6. Red Nether Brick Stairs

  7. Stone Brick Stairs

  8. Polished Andesite Stairs

  9. Acacia Stairs

  10. Diorite Stairs

  11. Nether Brick Stairs

  12. Crimson Stairs

  13. Sandstone Stairs

  14. Warped Stairs

  15. Spruce Stairs

  16. Blackstone Stairs

  17. Birch Stairs

  18. Polished Blackstone Stairs

  19. Jungle Stairs

  20. Polished Blackstone Brick Stairs

  21. Quartz Stairs

  22. Dark Oak Stairs

  23. Red Sandstone Stairs

  24. Purpur Stairs

  25. Prismarine Stairs

  26. Prismarine Brick Stairs

  27. Dark Pirsmarine Stairs

  28. Cut Copper Stairs

  29. Exposed Cut Copper Stairs

  30. Weathered Cut Copper Stairs

  31. Oxidized Cut Copper Stairs

  32. Waxed Cut Copper Stairs

  33. Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Stairs

  34. Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Stairs

  35. Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Stairs

  36. Polished Granite Stairs

  37. Smooth Red Sandstone Stairs

  38. Mossy Stone Brick Stairs

  39. Polished Diorite Stairs

  40. Mossy Cobblestone Stairs

  41. Cobbled Deepslate Stairs

  42. Polished Deepslate Stairs

  43. Deepslate Tile Stairs

  44. Deepslate Brick Stairs

  45. End Stone Brick Stairs

  46. Mud Brick Stairs

  47. Stone Stairs

  48. Mangrove Stairs

  49. Smooth Sandstone Stairs

  50. Quartz Stairs


A large number of these variants generate naturally in various parts of the map such as villages, strongholds, pillager outposts, etc. Stairs can be crafted by placing six blocks of your desired material on the crafting grid in a specific pattern. For example, we will make stone stairs. To make stone stairs you will need six stone blocks. When making stone stairs, it is important that the stones are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 stone in the first box. In the second row, there should be 1 stone in the first box and 1 stone in the second box. In the third row, there should be 3 stones.



Wood Blocks


Wood is a block that has the log’s texture on all six sides. Wood comes in 9 different types: oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark peak, crimson, warped, and mangrove. They have a variant called stripped wood or stripped hyphae, which is made when you right-click the wood block with an ax. Most variants of wood are generated naturally, like oak wood and stripped oak wood which is generated in plain villages.


Acacia wood is naturally generated in savannah villages, and spruce and stripped spruce wood are generated in snowy plains, snowy taiga, and taiga villages. You can pick up wood blocks by breaking them with an ax. They can also be crafted by the player. To make a wood block of any type you will need four wooden logs of the desired wood. We will make an oak wood block as an example. To make an oak wood block you will need four oak logs. When making oak wood, it is important that the oak logs are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 oak log in the first box and 1 oak log in the second box. In the second row, there should be 1 oak log in the first box and 1 oak log in the second box.



Concrete Powder


The concrete powder is a block that is affected by gravity similar to how sand and gravel behave. When it comes in contact with water, it will turn into hardened concrete. It comes in regular 16-dye colors. The concrete powder is mostly used for making concrete and sometimes for decoration. When a block of concrete powder comes into contact with water, it will solidify in a block of concrete. Specifically, the block has to be placed into, placed next to, or fall into flowing water, a water source block, or a waterlogged block. It does not solidify in midair falling past water. It is not affected by rain or splash water bottles.


To make concrete powder you will need four blocks of sand, four blocks of gravel, and a dye of your choice. We will make white concrete as an example. To make the white concrete powder you will need four sand blocks, four gravel blocks, and one white dye. When making white concrete powder, it is important that the sand, gravel, and white dye are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 1 white dye in the first box, 1 sand in the second box, and 1 sand in the third box. In the second row, there should be 1 sand in the first box, 1 sand in the second box, and 1 gravel in the third box. In the third row, there should be 3 gravel.



Terracotta Blocks


Terracotta blocks are stained clay blocks that are made by smelting clay in a furnace. Terracotta blocks come in 16 dye colors, they can be found quite easily in the badlands biomes. The most common use of terracotta is for decoration, building, or making glazed terracotta blocks.


Terracotta is naturally generated in abundance in the Badlands biome, you can pick up terracotta blocks by mining them with a pickaxe. Terracotta blocks can also be found in plains, deserts, and savanna villages. Terracotta blocks can also be made by simply smelting clay in a furnace. Terracotta is primarily a decorative block that is used in builds and they are commonly colored with dyes and then smelted again to make glazed terracotta blocks.


To make colored terracotta you will need eight regular terracotta blocks and the dye of your choice. We will make an orange terracotta block as an example. To make orange terracotta blocks you will need eight terracotta blocks and one orange dye. When making orange terracotta, it is important that the terracotta and orange dye are placed in the exact pattern as in the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 terracotta. In the second row, there should be 1 terracotta in the first box, 1 orange dye in the second box, and 1 terracotta in the third box. In the third row, there should be 3 terracotta.



Walls


Walls are decorative blocks that are similar to fences and can be used to create boundaries as players and mobs cannot jump or climb over them. They have a 1.5-block tall hitbox, making horses the only mobs that can jump over them. Walls come in a number of varieties, some of which generate naturally as part of structures such as pillager outposts, villages, bastion remnants, etc. The following walls can are generated naturally in their respective structures:


  • Polished deepslate, deepslate brick, deepslate tile, and cobbled deepslate walls in ancient cities.

  • Stone brick and mossy stone brick walls in ruined portals.

  • Blackstone walls in bastion remnants.

  • Polished blackstone walls in ruined portals.

  • Diorite walls in snowy tundra villages.

  • Cobblestone walls in woodland mansions, pillager outposts, plains villages, taiga villages, and snowy tundra villages.

  • Sandstone and granite walls in desert villages.


Naturally generated walls can be picked up by breaking them with a pickaxe, if mined without a pickaxe nothing is dropped.


Players can craft walls by themselves by either using a stone cutter or a crafting table. You will need six blocks of the desired material block. We will make a blackstone wall as an example. To make a blackstone wall you will need 6 blocks of blackstone. When making a blackstone wall, it is important that the blackstone is placed in the exact pattern as the image below. There should be 3 blackstone in the first row and 3 blackstone in the second row. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for a blackstone wall.



Conclusion


These are some of the important and most useful blocks and their recipes. Different blocks have different uses, some can be interacted with, some are used for storage, and others for building and decoration. Knowing these recipes will make the playthrough of the game much more smoother and convenient. The blocks can be categorized by their uses, utility, storage, etc.


FAQs


Q. What is the most useful block in the game?

A. The most useful block in the game is the crafting table block as it allows you to craft most of the items in the game.


Q. What do you need to craft a furnace?

A. To craft a furnace you will need 8 blocks of cobblestone.

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