Minecraft How To

How To Make A Barrel In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll 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 fisherman's job site block.

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 breakdown a barrel vs a chest.

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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 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 craft a barrel, you first need to open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The Sticks And Wood Slabs To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the 6 sticks and 2 wood slabs to the grid. You can use any type of wood slab including oak, dark oak, spruce, birch, jungle, or acacia wood.

You must add the items to the grid in the same pattern as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 1 stick in the 1st box, 1 wood slab in the middlebox, and 1 stick in the 3rd box. In the 2nd row place 1 stick in the 1st box, and 1 stick in the 3rd box. In the 3rd row place down 1 stick in the 1st box, 1 wood slab in the middlebox, and 1 stick in the 3rd box. This is the Minecraft barrel recipe.

Add The Sticks And Wood Slabs To The Menu

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice a barrel in the box on the right.

3. Move The Barrel To Your Inventory

Lastly, we're going to drag the barrel down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Barrel To Your Inventory

That's it! Minecraft barrels are blocks that can be used to store items, similar to a chest, and are used as a fisherman's job site block.

How to make a barrel in Minecraft

Minecraft Barrel Command

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

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education 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

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