Solid Block, Tile Entity
Partial (when active)
13 (when active)
|Block Entity ID||
See § Data values
See § Data values
|“||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.||„|
|— Duncan Geere|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Furnaces also generate in weaponsmith houses in plains villages, inside some houses in snowy tundra villages, in some desert village houses, in taiga and snowy taiga village houses.[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.10]
Furnaces can also be found inside snowy tundra village house chests.[upcoming: JE 1.14]
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.
|Blast Furnace||Iron Ingot +
|[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.10]|
|Minecart with Furnace||Furnace +
|Smoker||Any Log or
Any Stripped Log or
Any Wood or
Any Stripped Wood +
|Furnace||Name ID||Numeric ID|
In Bedrock Edition, furnaces use the following data values:
A three-bit field storing a value from 2 to 5:
Invalid values default to 2.
|facing||The direction the furnace opening faces.|
The opposite from the direction the player faces while placing the furnace.
|lit||If the furnace is lit.|
A furnace has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block.
- Block entity data
- Tags common to all block entities see Template:Nbt inherit/blockentity/template
- CustomName: Optional. The name of this container in JSON text component, 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
- : An item in the furnace, including the slot tag:
- 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.
- RecipeLocationN: N is the number of the recipe, starting at 0. The recipe name that has been used, used to calculate experience given to the player when taking out the resulting item.
- RecipeAmountN: N is the number of the recipe, starting at 0. How many times recipe N has been used, used to calculate experience given to the player when taking out the resulting item.
- RecipeUsedSize: How many recipes have been used, creates corresponding RecipeLocationN and RecipeAmountN tags, used to calculate experience given to the player when taking out the resulting item.
|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.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|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||Added the furnace.|
|February 23, 2010||The first smeltable item is cobblestone, which can be smelted into normal stone.|
|Java Edition Infdev|
|March 20, 2010||Furnaces are now fully functional.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.14||Furnaces are now used to craft minecarts with furnaces.|
|v1.2.0||?||Furnaces will now face towards the player when placed, rather than away.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.2||The top of furnaces now 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 will now no longer take as long to destroy.|
|1.2.4||Cats will now try to sit on active furnaces, making them unusable. This is only meant to annoy the player.|
|1.2.5||pre||Shift-clicking can now be used to put items into furnaces more easily.|
|1.3.1||12w18a||Wooden tools will now work in furnaces as one full furnace use.|
|12w22a||Smelting various ores in furnaces will now reward players with experience points.|
|When using lava as fuel inside a furnace, the player will now get the bucket back.|
|Inventory sprites for blocks have flipped from left to right, changing to .|
|1.4.2||12w39a||Previously, furnaces lit up blocks all around them, this snapshot has made furnaces light up blocks only in front of them. (images showing difference) Its light value has remained as 13, but the light is only emitted from the block's front surface.|
|12w40a||The previous change has been reverted until the new lighting system can be optimized.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||When holding sneak, the player can now place blocks and items (like redstone, repeaters, and levers) directly onto furnaces.|
|1.5||13w02a||Furnaces renamed using an anvil will now 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 now 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 will now allow only fuel or a single empty bucket in the fuel slot.|
|1.9||15w43a||A furnace will now generate inside of igloos.|
|15w50a||Added sound: |
|1.13||17w47a||The different block IDs for the furnace got merged into one ID.|
|A lit block state for furnaces has been added.|
|Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 61 and 62.|
|18w06a||Added recipe book for smelting using furnaces. It can only be used for the input slot.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.14||18w50a||Furnaces can now be used to craft blast furnaces and smokers.|
|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 will now naturally spawn in villages.|
|0.11.0||build 3||Furnaces will 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||A better description (Input , Fuel, Result) has been added to furnaces for devices that do not use a controller.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0||A furnace will now generate inside of igloos.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.10.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Furnaces can now be used to craft smokers and blast furnaces.|
|Furnaces now generate in new villages.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added furnaces.|
|TU12||Cats will now try to sit on active furnaces, making them unusable. This is only meant to annoy the player.|
|TU14||1.04||Wooden tools will now work in furnaces as one full furnace use.|
|When using lava as fuel inside furnaces, the player will now 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 will now allow only fuel or a single empty bucket in the fuel slot.|
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||1.0.3||More items can now be used as fuel in a furnace.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- 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).
- Cats will often sit on top of active furnace
Naturally occurring furnaces in a village.