How to Make a Furnace in Minecraft

Smelt blocks to make new items in Minecraft

What to Know

  • Make a Crafting Table and put 8 Cobblestones or Blackstones in the outer boxes (leave the center box empty).
  • To use a Furnace, add a fuel source (Coal, Wood, etc.) and the item you want to smelt.

This guide covers the Minecraft Furnace recipe, and how to make and use a Furnace in Minecraft on every platform including a Blast Furnace.

How to Craft a Furnace in Minecraft

Before you can make a Furnace, you need to build a Crafting Table and collect the necessary materials.

  1. Make a Crafting Table. Put 4 Wood Planks of the same type of wood in each box of the 2X2 crafting grid. You can use any type of wood (Oak PlanksJungle Planks, etc.).

    A Crafting Table in the Minecraft crafting grid
  2. Mine 8 Cobbles Stones or Blackstones.

    Cobblestones in Minecraft
  3. Set your Crafting Table on the ground and open it to access the 3X3 crafting grid. The way to do this depends on which version you're playing:

    • PC: Right-click
    • Mobile: Single-tap
    • Xbox: Press LT
    • PlayStation: Press L2
    • Nintendo: Press ZL
    A Crafting Table in Minecraft
  4. Craft your Furnace. Put 8 Cobblestones or Blackstones in the outer boxes (leave the center box empty).

    A Furnace in the Minecraft crafting grid
  5. Set the Furnace on the ground and open it to access the smelting menu.

    A Furnace in Minecraft

Minecraft Furnace Recipe

Once you have a Crafting Table, all you need to make a Furnace is the following:

  • 8 Cobblestones or 8 Blackstones (You can't mix-and-match)

To smelt items with your Furnace, you'll also need a source of fuel such as Coal, Wood, or Charcoal.

What Can You Do With a Furnace?

Use Furnaces in Minecraft to create new items by smelting materials in your inventory. Many items can only be crafted by smelting. For example, smelting Iron Ore yields Iron Ingots, which are required to make a shield.

How to Smelt in Minecraft

No matter what you're smelting, the process for using a Furnace in Minecraft is always the same.

  1. Put the item you want to smelt in the top box on the left side of the Furnace menu.

    Cobblestones in the top box of the left side of the Furnace menu
  2. Put a fuel source (e.g. Coal or Wood) in the bottom box on the left side of the Furnace menu.

    Coal in the bottom box of the left side of the Furnace menu
  3. Wait for the progress bar to fill.

    Minecraft Furnace progress bar
  4. When the process is complete, drag the new item into your inventory.

    Stone in the Furnace menu in Minecraft

How to Make a Blast Furnace

A Blast Furnace can smelt items twice as fast as a regular Furnace.

  1. Open your Crafting Table and put 3 Iron Ingots In the top row of the 3X3 grid.

    3 Iron Ingots In the top row of the 3X3 grid

    To make Iron Ingots, smelt Iron Ores with your Furnace.

  2. In the second row, put an Iron Ingot in the first box, a Furnace in the second box, and an Iron Ingot in the third box.

    An Iron Ingot in the first box, a Furnace in the second box, and an Iron Ingot in the third box of the crafting grid
  3. Put 3 Smooth Stones in the bottom row.

    3 Smooth Stones in the bottom row of the crafting grid

    To make Smooth Stones, smelt Cobblestones to make Stones, then smelt the Stones.

  4. Add the Blast Furnace to your inventory.

    A Blast Furnace in the crafting grid