How to Make Tuff Bricks in Minecraft 1.21

In Short
  • Players can make tuff bricks by placing 4 polished tuff blocks in the crafting grid in Minecraft 1.21.
  • Alternatively, players can use a stonecutter and make a tuff brick with one tuff or polished tuff block.
  • As for its uses, the tuff bricks are only building blocks that can be used to make other variants like stairs, wall, slab, and more.

When tuff block was first introduced in Minecraft, it didn’t have any variants whatsoever. However, thanks to the Minecraft 1.21 update, we have received a lot of new variants, out of which tuff bricks are competing for the #1 best brick block in the game. That said, in this tutorial, we will discuss the material you need to make tuff bricks, along with its crafting recipe in Minecraft 1.21.

Resources You Need to Make Tuff Bricks

For the crafting recipe of tuff bricks, you need four polished tuff blocks in Minecraft. Alternatively, you can use a stonecutter to make tuff bricks and it will only require one tuff block or polished tuff block.

How to Craft Tuff Bricks in Minecraft 1.21

Once you obtain the required resources, follow the step-by-step process below to make tuff bricks and elevate your builds in the game.

Method 1: Using Crafting Grid

  • Press “E” on your keyboard to open the inventory. You can also use a crafting table.
  • Then, take 4 polished tuff blocks and fill the entire 2×2 grid with one block.
  • When you do that, four tuff bricks will appear in the slot on the right.
Tuff bricks recipe in Minecraft 1.21

As you can see, this recipe will always require multiples of four polished tuff blocks to craft the same number of tuff bricks. But what if you need only 2 tuff bricks? That’s where the stonecutter becomes useful.

Method 2: Using a Stonecutter

So, place the stonecutter in Minecraft and right-click on it to get started with making tuff bricks. Follow the steps below:

  • Place the polished tuff block in the slot on the left. Alternatively, you can place a regular tuff block in this slot and still be able to craft tuff bricks.
  • Then, select the tuff brick in the central UI, and they will then appear in the result slot on the right.
Two tuff bricks recipes in the stonecutter using regular and polished tuff blocks

Now, hover over the tuff brick in the right slot and move it to your inventory. This will consume the polished or regular tuff block and grant you one tuff brick. So, by using a stonecutter, you can get a 1:1 ratio of the input to output materials.

Where to Find Tuff Bricks in Your World

Tuff bricks generate naturally as part of the trial chambers in Minecraft. They appear underground, right below the deepslate layer, and consist of procedurally generated rooms. You can find the trial chambers in four ways, which our guide explains in depth.

Admittedly, tuff bricks have no special uses beside being a building block. But even though that’s the case, they look fantastic and are frequently crafted. The crafting and stonecutter recipes are shown in the images below.

  • Tuff brick wall recipes using a stonecutter and a crafting table
  • Tuff brick stairs recipes using a stonecutter and a crafting table
  • Tuff brick slab recipes using a stonecutter and a crafting table
  • Chiseled tuff bricks recipes using a stonecutter and a crafting table

Now, you know how to make amazing tuff brick blocks in Minecraft. Are they your new favorite bricks in the game? Share your opinion with us in the comments below!

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