Crafting Table

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Crafting Table
Crafting Table.png





Blast resistance






Yes (64)


No, but catches fire from lava



Data value

dec: 58 hex: 3A bin: 111010



Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png One recipe that pretty much everyone memorises from the first time they play Minecraft is how to make a crafting table. It's four planks arranged in a square, of course. You'll also find crafting tables occasionally in the wild - in village libraries, witch huts and igloos. Who knows what those witches are crafting?
Duncan Geere[1]

A crafting table allows the player to craft blocks and items in Minecraft.


Crafting tables can be mined with or without any tool, but axes are the quickest.

Crafting Table
Hardness 2.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 3.75
Wooden 1.9
Stone 0.95
Iron 0.65
Diamond 0.5
Golden 0.35
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit]

Crafting tables naturally generate in village libraries, witch huts and igloos.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Any Planks



Pressing use on a crafting table will open the 3×3 crafting grid that allows the player to craft many more items than with the crafting grid in their inventory.

The recipe book is available to the left of the crafting grid (collapsed by default in Java Edition, expanded by default in Bedrock Edition), which stores crafting recipes for reference and one-click crafting.


Crafting tables can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

Benchmaking Craft a workbench with four blocks of planks Pick up a crafting table from your inventory's crafting field output or a crafting table output. Yes Yes Yes Yes 10G Bronze


Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Minecraft The heart and story of the game Get a crafting table in your inventory. minecraft:story/root



Java Edition Indev
0.31 (January 30, 2010) Crafting Table.png Workbench added, the 3×3 crafting grid can no longer be accessed using B.
Java Edition Beta
1.2 Renamed Workbench to Crafting Table.
1.5 The crafting table became a possible fuel for the furnace.
1.6 Holding shift when clicking on an item in the crafting table will craft as many of the product as possible.
1.8 ? Crafting tables can naturally occur in villages.
Java Edition
1.0.0 ? Crafting tables can now be mined faster with an axe than with hand.
1.3.1 12w22a Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing
1.4.2 12w40a A crafting table generates inside witch huts.
1.9 15w43a A crafting table generates inside igloos.
1.12 17w13a A tab for learned recipes is now usable in the crafting table GUI. The player is able to automatically fill in the desired recipe into the crafting table by clicking on the item.
The achievement for crafting a crafting table was removed and was not included with the new advancements system.
Closing the crafting interface will now return the items from the crafting grid to the inventory, if space allows.
July 22, 2017 Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of new crafting table, wood planks, and wood textures.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 58.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Banner dying moved to loom, banners can no longer be dyed in crafting tables.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0 Crafting Table.png 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.
0.13.0 build 1 Stone items which were previously crafted using the stonecutter are now made with the crafting table.
0.14.0 build 1 A crafting table now generates in Witch Huts.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 A crafting table generates inside igloos.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Crafting Table.png Added crafting tables.


Issues relating to "Crafting Table" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • The application icon for Java Edition is a crafting table, since 1.6.1.
  • The original inventory screen before January 29, 2010 was the crafting table interface, meaning there was no way of putting on armor yet, and the player could not be seen.



  1. "Block of the Week: Crafting Table" –, February 2, 2018