How To Make Charcoal In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to quickly and easily make charcoal in Minecraft with our step-by-step instructions and how-to videos.

Minecraft Coal is an inventory that can be used to make torches, campfires, melt objects in a furnace, and more.

Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
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 PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Items Needed To Make Charcoal

  • 1 log or wood
  • 1 fuel (any kind)

Steps To Make Minecraft Charcoal

1. Open Your Furnace Menu

First, let’s open your oven menu in Minecraft. It should look like the menu in the image below.

How To Make Charcoal In Minecraft

2. Add Items To Make Charcoal

In the oven menu we need to add the firewood or log of our choice and the fuel.

Place the fuel of your choice in the bottom box and the wood or log of your choice in the top box.

How To Make Charcoal In Minecraft

After the wood has been cooked in the oven for some time, the charcoal will appear in the box on the right..

3. Move The Charcoal To Your Inventory

After your charcoal has appeared in the box on the right, simply drag it into your inventory to use it.

How To Make Charcoal In Minecraft

And that’s how you get charcoal in Minecraft! You can now use it to craft torches, campfires, smelt items in a furnace and more.

Minecraft Charcoal Command

You can also use a Give command to create charcoal in Minecraft. The charcoal command is available in the following editions:

  • Java edition
  • Pocket edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Educational Edition

To run the coal command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below for your particular version.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p charcoal 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p coal 1 1


1. How do you get Charcol in Minecraft?

All you need to do to make Charcoal is smelt any wooden log in a furnace, and that will create one Charcoal. That’s it!

2. How do you make charcoal in Minecraft elements?

To make Charcoal, place 7 Carbon, 4 Hydrogen and 1 Oxygen in the 3×3 grid. When crafting Charcoal, you can place the elements anywhere in the grid and you will get the same result.

3. Can you make charcoal blocks in Minecraft?

Charcoal is an alternative to coal that can be obtained from smelting logs in a furnace. It shares the same uses as normal coal. However, charcoal cannot be crafted into a coal block, and neither can charcoal and coal be stacked together.

4. Can you turn charcoal into coal Minecraft?

Charcoal is an item obtained by smelting logs or wood. It is used as fuel, or for crafting torches and campfires. Unlike coal, charcoal cannot be traded with villagers or crafted into a block of coal.

5. Why can’t I make charcoal in Minecraft?

All you need to do to make Charcoal is smelt any wooden log in a furnace, and that will create one Charcoal. A wooden sword, a stick, coal, or even other logs. It doesn’t really matter. As long as you smelt it.

6. Is charcoal better than coal in Minecraft?

When you use charcoal as fuel in a furnace, it will smelt one item per piece, compared with every 3 items using coal. Coal is slightly harder to obtain then charcoal for this reason, but does produce 16 items per stack while charcoal produces 8 items per stack.

How To Make Charcoal In Minecraft Video Tutorial

In this video, we will show you how to make charcoal in Minecraft.

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