How to Make a Furnace in Minecraft?

Updated · Mar 04, 2023

In Minecraft, furnaces are among the most essential items you should create.

They’re used primarily for cooking food and smelting ores and other materials.

If you’re just starting out in the game, you’re definitely in need of this utility block.

Below, we’ll show you, step by step, the Minecraft furnace recipe. We’ll also discuss how to use it effectively.

What Is a Minecraft Furnace?

This block is quite handy, as it allows you to smelt ores like iron and gold, which are essential for crafting tools and armor.

It can also be used to cook food, such as meat or potatoes, to restore hunger points, which is vital for survival in the game.

However, it would be more efficient to use a Minecraft food furnace and a smoker for cooking.

To smelt anything, simply place the material in the top slot of the furnace and fuel — wood, charcoal, or coal — in the bottom.

You may come across furnaces in plains, desert, tundra, and savanna village weaponsmiths.

Additionally, they generate in ancient cities and igloos.

If you want to go crazy, you can set up a server and explore unbothered by other players.

How to Make a Furnace in Minecraft?

Now that we know how valuable this utility block is, it’s time to craft one.

1. Collect Cobblestone

The first thing you need to do is gather some cobblestone.

It’s the most common resource, found virtually anywhere.

Once you get eight blocks, you can move on to the next step.

2. Follow the Minecraft Furnace Recipe

Arrange the cobblestone on the crafting table.

You have to put a block in every grid slot but the center one.

Your furnace is now ready to use.

What Is a Blast Furnace in Minecraft?

Minecraft offers three furnace types:

  • Regular
  • Smoker
  • Blast.

Blast furnaces smelt only ores but twice faster than a regular furnace.

However, you need to make a furnace to modify it into a blast furnace

To power it up, you’ll have to gather some fuel source; whatever you have available, even a bucket of lava will do the job.

Additionally, if you want to give a profession to an unoccupied villager, you can use this block to turn them into an armorer.

How to Make a Blast Furnace?

The process is a bit more complicated than crafting a regular furnace.

1. Collect Iron, Cobblestone, and Fuel

As we mentioned, cobble is easy to come by.

The recipe requires eight blocks to make a furnace and then three more to convert it into a Minecraft blast furnace. That makes 11 cobblestone blocks in total.

However, you’ll have to mine underground and look for the blocks with pinkish specks for iron. Keep going until you gather five ores.

You’ll also need the fuel of your choice to power up the furnace.

2. Make a Furnace

Follow the steps outlined above.

3. Smelt Iron Ingots and Smooth Stone

Smelt the iron ores in the furnace to turn them into ingots.

Then, smelt the remaining cobble into stone. Put it into the oven again to transform it into smooth stone.

4. Follow the Blast Furnace Recipe

Now that you have everything ready place the materials on the crafting table in the following configuration:

  • One iron ingot into every slot of the first row
  • One iron ingot in the first and third slots of the second row
  • A furnace in the very center of the grid
  • One smooth stone block in every slot of the third row

And there you have it; you can now go ahead and smelt any ore you want.

To Wrap Up

Knowing how to make a furnace in Minecraft is an essential skill to survive and progress in the game.

Additionally, it’s the only way to craft all other types of furnaces and optimize your ore smelting and cooking processes.

As you've seen, you can craft any tools, armor, and other materials you want to be ready for any adventure.

Marina Stanisheva
Marina Stanisheva

With charmingly infectious enthusiasm, Marina is always thrilled by forthcoming challenges. Thanks to her knack for gathering useful (and not so much) information, she is here to get you any answer you need.