In this tutorial you will learn how to make a barrel in Minecraft!
A Minecraft barrel is a block that can be used to store items, similar to a chest, and is used as a workstation block for fishermen.
- 1 Available Platforms
- 2 Materials Needed To Make A Barrel
- 3 Steps To Make A Minecraft Barrel
- 4 Minecraft Barrel Command
- 5 FAQ’s
- 6 How To Make A Barrel Video Tutorial
- 7 More Basic Recipes
|Java Edition||Windows, Mac & Linux PC’s||Yes|
|Bedrock Edition||Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC’s||Yes|
|Education Edition||Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC’s||Yes|
|PlayStation Edition||PS3 & PS4||Yes|
Materials Needed To Make A Barrel
- 6 sticks
- 2 wood slabs (any type)
Steps To Make A Minecraft Barrel
1. Open Your Crafting Menu
To make a barrel, you must first open your worktable in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.
2. Add The Sticks And Wood Slabs To The Menu
On the workbench, add the 6 sticks and the 2 wooden plates to the grid. You can use any type of wood board, including oak, dark oak, spruce, birch, jungle, or acacia wood.
You need to add the items to the grid using the same pattern as in the image below. In the 1st row, place 1 stick in the 1st box, 1 wooden plate in the middle box and 1 stick in the 3rd box. In the second row, place 1 dc in the first square and 1 dc in the third square. In the 3rd row, put 1 stick in the 1st box, 1 wooden board in the middle box and 1 stick in the 3rd box. This is the recipe for Minecraft barrels.
Once you’ve added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you’ll see a barrel in the box on the right.
3. Move The Barrel To Your Inventory
Finally, we’re going to drag the barrel into your inventory so you can use it.
That is! Minecraft barrels are blocks that can be used to store items, similar to a chest, and are used as a work block for fishermen.
Minecraft Barrel Command
You can also use a Give statement to create barrels in Minecraft. The keg command is available in the following editions:
- Java edition
- Pocket edition
- Xbox One
- Nintendo Switch
- Windows 10 Edition
- Educational Edition
To run the barrel command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.
Java Edition 1.13 and higher barrel command
/give @p barrel 1
PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition
/give @p barrel 1 0
1. Are barrels better than chests?
A barrel is more convenient as compared to a chest. Barrels are cheaper to craft, making them better for survival mode. On top of this, barrels can also be used when there is a block placed directly over them. Chests are quite cheap to craft as well, however, barrels are cheaper in comparison.
2. How do you make a barrel in Java?
The first thing you are going to need to do to craft a barrel in the Java Edition of Minecraft is to gather wooden planks. To get wooden planks, all you need to do is punch a tree and get oak wood. You can then turn one piece of oak wood into four wooden planks in your crafting table.
3. How do you make a fish barrel in Minecraft?
There should be a fish barrel and you would craft it by mixing a barrel and any fish. Then you would get a barrel with 9 slots filled with random amounts of the fish you used to craft it.
4. How do you make a stonecutter in Minecraft?
To make a stonecutter in Minecraft requires three blocks of stone and a single iron ingot. Using a furnace, smelt three cobblestone blocks to produce three blocks of stone. An iron ingot comes from smelting iron ore found underground.
How To Make A Barrel Video Tutorial
In this video, watch as we show you how to craft a barrel using the Minecraft barrel recipe. Plus, we show you how to use it, some cool barrel facts, and break down a barrel vs a chest.