Minecraft How To

How To Make Charcoal In Minecraft

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

Minecraft charcoal is a basic inventory item that can be used to craft torches, campfires, used to smelt items in a furnace and more.

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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 PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Items Needed To Make Charcoal

Steps To Make Minecraft Charcoal

1. Open Your Furnace Menu

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

Open Your Furnace Menu

2. Add Items To Make Charcoal

In the furnace menu, we need to add the wood 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.

Add Items To Make Charcoal

After the wood has cooked in the furnace for some time, your charcoal will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move The Charcoal To Your Inventory

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

Move The Charcoal To Your Inventory

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 make charcoal in Minecraft. The charcoal command is available in the following editions:

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

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p charcoal 1

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

/give @p coal 1 1

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