How to Make Charcoal in Minecraft

If you’re looking for a way to make charcoal in Minecraft, this is the tutorial for you.

Making charcoal in Minecraft is easy and it’s an essential item when playing the survival game.

This tutorial will show you how to craft charcoal with just one tree log from any kind of tree, one piece of coal, and a furnace. You’ll need a furnace to burn the wood log.

In this article, I have provided the step-by-step guide in both image and video format to help you understand better.

What will you need to make charcoal in Minecraft?

To make charcoal in Minecraft, you will need at least one wood log (any kind) and a coal as a fuel for the furnace.

How to Make Charcoal in Minecraft

Here’s the step-by-step guide to make charcoal:

  1. Open your furnace.
  2. Put a coal on the bottom box.
  3. Put a wood log on the top box.
  4. The fire icon will light up as the coal disappear, and the arrow-right icon will show you the progress bar.
  5. After the progress is completed, you will see a charcoal on the right box.

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To make it easier to understand the process, I have made a video walkthrough on how to make charcoal:

How to get charcoal using give command?

Another method to get a charcoal in Minecraft is by using a Give Command.

Before running the Give Command, open the chat window first. After that, type the suitable command according to your Minecraft version and press enter.

If you’re running Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) higher than version 1.13, here’s the command:

/give @p charcoal 1

If you’re running Minecraft Windows 10 Edition higher than version 1.16.0, here’s the command:

/give @p charcoal 1 0

If you’re running Minecraft Windows 10 Edition lower than version 1.14.0 or Java Edition (PC/Mac) lower than version 1.12, here’s the command:

/give @p coal 1 1

What can you craft with charcoal?

There are four items that you can make with charcoal in Minecraft. They are:

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