Crafting Table

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Crafting Table.png
Crafting Table

Solid Block









Blast resistance





This block can be broken with any tool, but an axe is the quickest




Yes (64)


No, but catches fire from lava

First appearance

Indev 0.31 (January 30, 2010)



Data value

dec: 58 hex: 3A bin: 111010



The Crafting Table (originally called Workbench) is one of the most essential blocks in Minecraft. It has a grid on top and tools on the side faces, and shares the bottom texture with Wood Planks. Unlike wood, wooden planks, and leaves, the crafting table will catch fire from lava but will not burn.


Crafting Tables are usually obtained by crafting. They also naturally occur in libraries in villages and witch huts.


Ingredients Crafting recipe

Any Wood Planks

Grid layout Arrow (small).png Crafting Table
Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks
Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks


Naturally occurring crafting table.
The crafting table GUI in Pocket Edition as of 0.7.6

Right-clicking on a crafting table placed in the world will open the 3×3 crafting grid which allows you to craft more items than with the crafting grid in your inventory. A crafting table is essential in order to advance at all in the game, and the first step in Minecraft's "tech tree". This is one of the most important blocks in the game as starting tools cannot be created without it.

Holding shift when clicking on an item to be retrieved from the crafting table will craft as many items as can be made from the given ingredients, and move them to your inventory.

If you disconnect, move more than eight blocks away or close the crafting interface the items still inside will drop in front of you.

Crafting tables in numbers can be used for decorative patterns on floors, featuring the visible grid on the top. Note that the crafting interface can be accessed from all sides. Excess tables can be burned as fuel in a furnace. A crafting table can be mined with anything, but mining it with an axe is fastest.

When on a long journey or mining deep, it's sometimes worthwhile to carry along a crafting table in your inventory (you can mine it and carry it away after use). However, if you have easy access to wood, remember that you can always make a new table from a single log of any type of wood.


Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Grid Crafting Table.png
Benchmarking Craft a workbench with four blocks of planks Getting Wood Pick up a Crafting Table from your inventory's crafting field output or a Crafting Table output. None 10G Bronze



0.31 Workbench added.
1.2 Renamed Workbench to Crafting Table.
1.5 The crafting table became a possible fuel for the Furnace.
1.6 Added shift-clicking to move items to and from the hotbar.
1.8 Crafting Tables can naturally occur in NPC Villages.
Holding shift when clicking on an item in the crafting table will craft as many of the product as possible.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0 Added crafting tables.
0.6.0 Stone blocks (minus furnaces and the stonecutter) are now made with the Stonecutter, and they have been removed from the crafting table's list.
0.9.0 build 1 Crafting tables now naturally spawn in villages.
The crafting menu has a new, organised layout.
Console Edition
TU1 Added crafting tables.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added crafting tables (although it cannot be used to craft items).


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  • Crafting tables can be placed near lava and catch fire. However, they will not burn and after several seconds the fire will extinguish, leaving the crafting table intact.
  • The underside of the crafting table has the same texture as Oak Wood Planks, meaning that they can be secretly placed into ceilings of wooden houses.
  • Crafting tables cannot hold items in the crafting boxes, while furnaces can. This is because furnaces, along with a few other blocks, use tile entities to know what is stored inside it, or, in the case of pistons, to store what value of a block it is pushing/pulling.
  • Crafting tables can be used as a fuel in a Furnace, but they only can complete 1.5 smelting operations and cook for 15 seconds, so they don't make very good fuel.
  • The icon for Minecraft (not the launcher) is a crafting table.
  • Strangely, even though the workbench was renamed a Crafting Table, the achievement still refers to it as a workbench.
  • One block of Wood makes exactly one Crafting Table with no wastage; one log makes four planks, and these are need to make one table.

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