Solid Block, Tile Entity
Partial (when active)
Yes, 13 (when active)
|Block entity id||
|“||The main point of a furnace is to smelt things. Smelting requires fuel - usually coal or charcoal, and an object to be smelted. Pop those in the furnace and you'll see a progress bar for the smelting process which, when completed, yields a new object. Be careful which fuel you choose, because some are more efficient than others.||„|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
The lit furnace block cannot be obtained in Java Edition, even with commands. In Bedrock Edition however, the lit furnace block can be obtained by inventory editing. It will always stay lit, despite no items being inside of it.
The main purpose of furnaces is to allow for smelting. Its interface can be opened by pressing use on it.
Furnaces emit a light level of 13 when active, and emit smoke and flame particles.
|Minecart with Furnace||Furnace +
|Block||ID Name||Numerical ID|
- See also: Data values
A three-bit field storing a value from 2 to 5:
Invalid values default to 2.
- See also: Block entity format
A furnace has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block. The block's block entity ID is
Block entity data
- Tags common to all block entities see Template:Nbt inherit/blockentity/template
CustomName: Optional. The name of this container, which will display in its GUI where the default name ordinarily is.
Lock: Optional. When not blank, prevents the container from being opened unless the opener is holding an item whose name matches this string.
Items: List of items in the container.
: An item in the furnace, including the slot tag:
Slot 0: The item(s) being smelted.
Slot 1: The item(s) to use as the next fuel source.
Slot 2: The item(s) in the result slot.
- Tags common to all items see Template:Nbt inherit/item/template
BurnTime: Number of ticks left before the current fuel runs out.
CookTime: Number of ticks the item has been smelting for. The item finishes smelting when this value reaches 200 (10 seconds). Is reset to 0 if BurnTime reaches 0.
CookTimeTotal: Number of ticks It takes for the item to be smelted.
- See also: Block states
|The direction the furnace opening faces.|
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the furnace.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
||Hot Topic||Construct a furnace out of eight stone blocks||Pick up a furnace from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
||Smelt Everything!||Connect three chests to a single furnace using three hoppers.||No||No||Yes||New 3DS||15G||—|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Acquire Hardware||Smelt an iron ingot||Getting an Upgrade||Get an iron ingot in your inventory.|
|0.31||0.31 (January 29, 2010)||Prior to the addition of furnaces, items could be smelted by dropping them on the ground and then burning them with flint and steel. This was the only way to smelt ores.|
|February 19, 2010||Furnace added.|
|February 23, 2010||The first smeltable item is cobblestone, which can be smelted into smooth stone.|
|March 20, 2010||Furnace is now fully functional.|
|v1.0.14||Furnaces are now used to craft minecarts with furnaces.|
|v1.2.0||Furnaces will face towards the player when placed, rather than away.|
|1.2||The top of furnaces have a texture similar to cobblestone. They used to have a texture exactly the same as stone.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease||Furnaces do not take as long to destroy.|
|1.2.4||Cats will try to sit on active furnaces, making them unusable. This is only meant to annoy the player.|
|1.2.5||1.2.5-pre||Shift-clicking can be used to put items into furnaces more easily.|
|1.3.1||12w18a||Wooden tools work in furnaces as one full furnace use.|
|12w22a||Smelting various ores in furnaces now rewards players with experience points.|
|When using lava for fuel you get the bucket back.|
|1.4.2||12w39a||Previously, furnaces lit up blocks all around them, this snapshot made furnaces light up blocks only in front of them. (images showing difference) Its light value remained 13, but the light is only emitted from the block's front surface.|
|12w40a||The previous change was reverted until the new lighting system could be optimized.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||When holding sneak, the player can place blocks and items (like redstone, repeaters, and levers) directly onto furnaces.|
|1.5||13w02a||Furnaces renamed using an anvil will display the new name in their GUI where the normal name used to appear.|
|1.8||14w02a||When a furnace runs out of fuel, the smelting progress will pause instead of resetting.|
|14w04a||When a furnace runs out of fuel, the smelting progress will now reverse at twice the speed of smelting.|
|14w26a||Furnaces allow only fuel or a single empty bucket in the fuel slot.|
|1.9||15w43a||A furnace generates inside of igloos.|
|15w50a||Added sound: |
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||18w06a||Added recipe book for smelting.|
|Can only be used for the input slot.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.3.2||Furnaces added, meaning that every available block and item can now be gathered, crafted or smelted into. (no more unlimited items).|
|0.9.0||build 1||Furnaces now naturally spawn in villages.|
|0.11.0||build 3||Furnaces now drop one stack for each item instead of splitting them up.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Furnaces can now be moved by pistons.|
|0.16.0||build 1||Better description (Input , Fuel, Result) for devices that do not use a controller.|
|1.0||build 1||A furnace generates inside of igloos.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Patch s1||Added furnaces.|
|TU12||Cats will try to sit on active furnaces, making them unusable. This is only meant to annoy the player.|
|TU14||1.04||Wooden tools work in furnaces as one full furnace use.|
|When using lava for fuel you get the bucket back.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||When a furnace runs out of fuel, the smelting progress will now reverse at twice the speed of smelting.|
|Furnaces allow only fuel or a single empty bucket in the fuel slot.|
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||Patch s3||More items can now be used as fuel in a furnace.|
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- Furnaces function as multiple devices combined into one block: bloomeries and blast furnaces (for smelting ores), an oven (for baking and cooking), a charcoal pit (for the charring of wood) and a kiln (for baking of clay).
Naturally occurring furnaces in a village