How to Make Bricks in Minecraft

Bricks are used as decorative building blocks in a wide variety of structures including towers and houses. This guide will give you a comprehensive understanding of how to make bricks in Minecraft.

What Do You Need to Make Bricks in Minecraft

You will require the following items:

  • Clay
  • Furnace
  • Any fuel (coal, lava bucket, plank, or any other fuel)

How to Make Bricks in Minecraft

Step 1: Find some clay

Clay deposits are normally found at the bottom of freshwater sources such as rivers and lakes. They are easily identifiable due to the characteristic crystal-shaped patches that they form. The swamp biome is home to large deposits of clay. If you are unwilling to dive underwater, you can also try searching for this item in mason houses that are located in plains, desert villages, and savannas.

Step 2: Build a furnace

A furnace essentially functions as a storage unit that can smelt various blocks and items. Furnaces can generally be found in igloos or houses situated in snowy tundras. You also have a small chance of finding a furnace with a weaponsmith in a savanna, plains, or desert village. If you wish to craft your own furnace, select a crafting table and place eight blocks of cobblestone or blackstone (in any proportion) in the 3×3 grid. Remember to leave the center square empty while placing these items in the crafting menu. Drag and drop the newly created furnace into your inventory.

Step 3: Break the clay block into smaller clay balls

Each clay block can be broken down into four balls of clay using any tool. Ensure that your tool has not been enchanted with ilk touch’ before you use it on clay blocks.

Step 4: Smelt clay balls to make bricks

Select your furnace to open the smelting menu. In the top square, place a single ball of clay. You are free to place any fuel, such as wooden planks or coal, in the bottom square. A brick will be generated on the square to the right. Drag and drop the brick into your inventory.

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Using Bricks in Minecraft

One of the easiest items to make with bricks is a flower pot. Select a crafting table and place two bricks on the first and third squares of the second row. Drop another brick in the second square of the third row to complete a rough ’ formation. You can now drag and drop the flower pot into your inventory.

Although bricks do not have too many applications, brick blocks are widely used to make walls, stairs, and slabs. You can make a brick block by placing four bricks in the 3×3 crafting grid (two bricks each in the first two squares of the second and third rows). You can either cut a single brick block into the desired shape using a stonecutter or add multiple brick blocks to the crafting grid to make several clones of a particular item.

To make a stonecutter, place a single iron ingot in the center square of the crafting grid and fill the third row with stone blocks. Select the stonecutter and place a brick block in the square on the left. Choose your desired final item (stairs, wall, or slab) in the square located on top of the arrow. You can now add the generated item to your inventory. If you prefer using a traditional crafting table, follow these steps to achieve the same results:

  • BRICK SLAB: Fill the last row of the crafting grid with brick blocks. This will create six identical brick slabs on the right.
  • BRICK STAIRS: You can craft four brick stair units by opening the crafting grid and placing brick blocks in a staircase formation. Drop one brick in the first square of the first row, two bricks in the first two squares of the second row, and three bricks in the third row.
  • BRICK WALL: Simply fill the second and third rows of the 3×3 crafting grid with brick blocks. This will create six brick walls on the right.
  • BANNER PATTERN: Banner patterns are used in conjunction with looms to create custom banners. In the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, you can combine a single sheet of paper with a brick block to craft a field masoned banner pattern. This banner can be used as a decorative block inside your house.


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