How to Make Bricks in Minecraft

Before you build a house, make sure you have the right materials

If you want to build a house in Minecraft, you should know how to craft Brick Blocks. However, before you can do that, you need to know how to make bricks in Minecraft.

Instructions in this article apply to Minecraft for all platforms including Windows, PS4, and Xbox One.

How to Make a Brick in Minecraft

Follow these steps to craft Bricks in Minecraft:

  1. Mine clay blocks using a Pickaxe to get some Clay.

    Mining clay in Minecraft
  2. Make a Crafting Table. Put 4 Wood Planks of the same type of wood in each box of the 2X2 crafting grid. Any type of planks will suffice (Oak PlanksJungle Planks, etc.).

    A Crafting Table in the crafting grid in Minecraft
  3. Place the Crafting Table on the ground and interact with it to open the 3X3 crafting grid.

    How you interact with objects depends on your platform:

    • PC: Right-click
    • Mobile: Single-tap
    • Xbox: Press LT
    • PlayStation: Press L2
    • Nintendo: Press ZL
    A Crafting Table in the ground on Minecraft
  4. Craft a Furnace. Put 8 Cobblestones or Blackstones in the outer boxes of the 3X3 grid (leave the box in the middle empty).

    A Furnace in a crafting grid in Minecraft
  5. Place your Furnace on the ground and interact with it to bring up the smelting menu.

    A Furnace on the ground in Minecraft
  6. Put a fuel source (Coal, Wood, etc.) in the lower box on the left side of the smelting menu.

    Coal in the Furnace menu in Minecraft
  7. Place Clay in the upper box on the left side of the smelting menu.

    Clay in the Furnace menu in Minecraft
  8. Wait for the progress bar the fill, then drag the Brick into your inventory.

    Brick in the Furnace menu in Minecraft

What You Need to Make Bricks

Here's everything you need to craft Bricks in Minecraft:

  • Pickaxe
  • Clay
  • Crafting Table (craft with 4 Wood Planks)
  • Furnace (craft with 8 Cobblestones or Blackstones)
  • Fuel source (Coal, Wood, etc.)

What You Can Do With Bricks

Bricks cannot be used on their own. You must combine 4 Bricks to make a Brick Block that you can build with. Bricks won't catch fire, so you don't have to worry about any structure that you build with them burning down.

To make the building process a little easier, here are some structures you can craft with Brick Blocks:

  • Brick Slabs: Place 3 Brick Blocks in the middle row of the Crafting Table.
  • Brick Stairs: Place 3 Brick Slabs in the top row of the Crafting Table and 3 Brick Slabs in the middle row.
  • Brick Wall: Place 6 Brick Blocks in the top row of the Crafting Table and 3 Brick Blocks in the middle row.
A Brick block in the crafting grid in Minecraft

Minecraft Brick Recipes

You'll come across several types of bricks as you explore, but you can also make these different types of bricks yourself:

Brick Type Requirements
Stone Bricks 4 Stones
End Stone Bricks 4 End Stones
Nether Bricks Smelt Netherrack
Red Nether Bricks 2 Nether Warts, 2 Nether Bricks
Polished Blackstone Bricks 4 Polished Blackstones
Prismarine Bricks 9 Prismarine Shards

Combine 4 bricks of any type to make a Brick Block. For example, 4 Nether Bricks make a Nether Brick Block.

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