How to make furnace in Minecraft

Are you stuck in the beginning of Minecraft? This is because you do not have a furnace built.

Furnaces in Minecraft are not meant to keep you hot, but are used for the most essential things in the game.

You can cook food, extract iron ingots, extract gold ingots in Minecraft.

Not only this, but you can also prepare your character for some awesome things like beacon powering and much more things, that will help you ace the Ender Dragon.

What is furnace in Minecraft used for?

The Furnace is an important crafting tool in Minecraft.

A furnace can be used in different ways.

The furnace is used for basic crafting, smelting ores and cooking food.

For example, smelting ores like: iron and gold can be used for crafting armor, shields and other stuff.

Many other things can also be made with the furnace like clay or glass for windows or pots.

A Furnace in Minecraft uses charcoal, coal and even logs as a source of fuel in order to function and be used.

The player will have to place in one of the slots one of the described components to be the fuel and the other slot will be for smelting and/or crafting the item.

Where can I find furnace in Minecraft?

The only way you can find furnace in Minecraft is if you are searching in villages and if you are lucky you can also find a furnace with coal or even with smelt ingot in it or a cooked food.

Otherwise, there is no way that you can come by a furnace in Minecraft which means that you will have to craft one on your own.

How to craft furnace in Minecraft?

Crafting a furnace is really easy and is one of the basics when you start playing Minecraft.

It is literally the most important thing to craft, right after you have crafted your stone tools, such as:

  • Stone Pickaxe
  • Stone Shovel
  • Stone Sword
  • Stone Axe

The furnace is the most essential item, which will help you to ace the game, once you start finding iron and gold, which are not only used for armors, but also for beacon’s to powerup your character.

Before you start to create your furnace in Minecraft you will need first to craft crafting table.

You will have to use your pick axe and mine the necessary components to create the furnace in Minecraft.

You will need 8 cobblestones or blackstones.

On the crafting table where you will to access the 3X3 crafting grid you will have to place them in this order:

Put 8 Cobblestones or Blackstones in the outer boxes by leaving the center box empty.


Building a furnace is one of the most important things to do when starting, so you can get ahead of the game and have better gears to fight.

For example, without a furnace you cannot craft an Iron Pickaxe and start searching for diamonds.

If you have already done this, you can take a look at our guide on how to find diamonds in Minecraft.