How to Craft a Barrel in Minecraft

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Barrels are an important piece of equipment to have in your Minecraft world. In this article we cover everything you need to know about barrels & how to craft them.

What Is a Barrel?

Similar to a single chest, a barrel is used to store items & has the same amount of storage space as a single chest.

However the barrel is special in the fact that it does not require any airspace above it to open & access its contents.

Barrels can be crafted or found naturally generating inside of fisher cottages within NPC villages.

Up to 3 barrels can generate naturally in a village fisher cottage. You can mine the barrels to pick them up.

How to Make a Barrel – Java Edition

In order to craft a barrel in the Java edition of Minecraft you will need:

  • 6 planks of any kind
  • 2 wooden slabs of any kind

You can use any type & combination of wooden planks & slabs to craft a barrel. Once you have the ingredients follow the recipe below to craft the barrel.

How to Make a Barrel – Bedrock Edition

In order to craft a barrel in the Bedrock edition of Minecraft you will need:

  • 6 regular sticks
  • 2 wooden slabs of any kind

Similar to the Java edition you can use any type of wooden slabs for the barrel crafting recipe. Gather your ingredients & follow the crafting recipe below.

That’s all you need to know about crafting barrels in Minecraft Java & Bedrock editions! We hope you found this article helpful.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to comment below!

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