How to Make a Crafting Table in Minecraft

Minecraft can be overwhelming when you are just getting started. But thankfully, the game has a number of easy-to-use tools that can give you an edge. One of them is the Crafting table. While you can use your inventory to craft basic items, a Crafting Table gives you a 3 x 3 grid to build advanced items in Minecraft. So, we will teach you how to make a crafting table and get started with crafting most items.

However, if you want something a little more powerful, turn your attention to one of the amazing Minecraft mods listed here. 

How to Make a Crafting Table in Minecraft

What is a crafting table?

Crafting Table is the most basic creation tool in the game. You can use it to make everything from armor and weapons to machines and blocks to decorate your Minecraft house builds. It is one of the most used items in Minecraft, and crafting it is easy.

What You Need to Make a Crafting Table

The only requirement to make a crafting table in Minecraft is four wooden planks. So, let’s see how you can get them in the game.

To get a log, you need to punch a tree trunk in the game. Usually, it’s assigned to the left click or action button. Later, once you get an axe, you can shop wood much faster than usual. Initially, it will take about 8 seconds to break the wooden block without any tools.

Minecreaft Punch a Tree

Then, move close to the fallen logs to collect them. You can press “E” to check if the block is in your inventory or not. 

In the inventory area, you then need to place the log in the crafting area. You can do it by clicking on the block and then clicking on an empty slot of the crafting grid area. Doing so will move the wooden block into the crafting area and give you 4 wooden planks. You can then click to select the wooden planks and move them to an empty spot in your inventory.

Minecraft Planks

Whenever you move something in your inventory, clicking on a block will make it disappear. Clicking on any empty slot means that the selected item will get moved to that slot. Moreover, you might have noticed that the crafting area in your inventory is just a 2 x 2 square grid. The game will require a 3 x 3 grid for more advanced game creations, and that’s exactly what a crafting table offers. 

Steps to Make a Crafting Table in Minecraft

Now, four wooden planks are all you need to build a Crafting Table in this game. Some people even call the crafting table a workbench in Minecraft. With that said, here is the step-by-step process to make this block: 

  1. First, press “E” to open your inventory options. Make sure you have 4 wooden planks present in your inventory. 
  2. Then, click on the wooden planks to select them and place one wooden plank in each block of the crafting area. Distributing the wooden planks this way will preview a crafting table as the output in the box to the right.
How to make a Crafting Table
  1. Now, click on the newly created crafting table. You can now place it in the bottom-most row of your inventory. It is the one that’s readily usable while playing the game. 
Crafting Table in Inventory

Where Can You Find a Crafting Table

The Crafting table block also generates naturally in the world as a part of certain structures. Those include the following:

  • Witch Huts
  • Igloos
  • Tents outside Pillager Outposts
  • Village Houses

How to Use a Crafting Table in Minecraft

Now that you have made a crafting table, we will teach you how to place it anywhere in your world and get started with using it to craft more advanced items. Follow the steps below:

  1. First, you need to select the crafting table from your inventory to place it anywhere. You can either scroll to select the crafting table from your items list or press 1-9 keys to make the selection. When selected, a thick white outline appears around the selected item.
Selected Crafting Table
  1. With the crafting table selected, right-click on any nearby block to place it in your world. And that’s it! You have successfully made and placed an essential tool in your Minecraft world.
Crafting Table in Minecraft
  1. Then, you can right-click on the crafting table to start using it. You will see a 3 x 3 square grid where you can place specific items to create in-game recipes for Minecraft.
Using Crafting in Minecraft

Now that you know how to build a crafting table in Minecraft, it’s time to start making the best stuff in your world. We suggest you make a boat to simplify traveling around the world. That’s all for now! Build yourself a crafting table right away and get crafty with it. 

comment Comments 2
  • Regan says:

    Wow this very helpful! I’ve already learned this but I’m gonna save it in case I forget and these are easier to read then watching YouTube videos sometimes…Thanks

  • Amit Verma says:

    looks like beebom giving minecraft beginner tutorial. Hehehehe

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