For the moment, the Fletching Table in Minecraft does not have too much to offer the player directly. But for those interested in establishing an active base alongside a Village, the Fletching Table does offer interesting trade opportunities.
For the specifics of how to make a Fletching Table and the ways it functions within a Village, keep reading.
It is fortunate that Fletching Tables do not require much to craft, since they have limited use at the moment. All you will need to craft one is some Flint and Planks.
While Flint can be harvested from Gravel using any tool, the fastest way to break Gravel blocks is with a Shovel. If you are unsure how to make a Shovel of your own, this article will show you how to make one.
Finding Gravel should not be too difficult either, as it is one of the more common blocks in the game. Gravel can be found in virtually any biome near some water or along the side of a mountain. Just be careful breaking it, since Gravel is affected by gravity, and a pillar will fall on top of you if you mine right below it.
Once you have your Flint, getting Planks will not be a tough task as you won’t even need tools to help you out! Simply break some wood off of any kind of tree, and you can convert it into all the Planks you need.
Tip: Your village may naturally spawn with a Fletching Table, so be sure to double check that one is not already there! It is also possible to take one from a different Village and bring it to the Village where you want to make a Fletcher.
Take one from a Village, or make one yourself using Planks and Flint at a Crafting Table.
In the latest version of Minecraft, there is no way for the player to directly interact with the Fletching Table. So then, what does the Fletching Table do in Minecraft? Its main function is to turn unemployed Villagers into Fletchers.
If a Villager occupies a Bed in their Village and they are currently unemployed, they will search within a 48-block radius of their Bed for a block that will transform them into an employed Villager.
An unemployed Villager who finds a Fletching Block will turn into a Fletcher. Fletchers will offer the player trades for Bows, Arrows, and Emeralds. As the player makes trades with the Fletcher, the Fletcher will gain experience and will offer better and better items for trade. For specific trades and strategies to employ with a Fletcher, see here.
What happens when you right-click a Fletching Table?
Currently, nothing happens. If you click on it in Spectator Mode, you may be able to see the Crafting Table grid for a moment. Hopefully there are some updates in the future that change its functionality!
What is the best item you can get from a Fletcher?
When a Fletcher has progressed to the rank of Master, you can trade Arrows and Emeralds in exchange for various tipped Arrows, which have unique effects. Fletchers will also trade Enchanted Bows during their progression to Master rank.
Fletching Tables are an item in Minecraft with lots of future potential. At the moment, they are only necessary for players looking to play Robin Hood or partner with an active Village. If you're an archer, leave a comment with your favorite bow and arrow build!