How To Make Barrel In Minecraft

In this article, we'll show you how to craft Barrel in Minecraft!
How To Make Barrel In Minecraft

Everything you need to make Barrel

The Barrel is a block with many usages like being a storage container, a job site block for villagers, and it’s good to use for decoration purposes too! The Barrel is really easy to craft, you just need Wood or Log.

  • 6x Planks of any type
  • 2x Wood Slab of any type

How to craft Barrel in Minecraft

#1 Collect 6x Planks

Planks in Minecraft has 6 different variations from corresponding wood type, they’re Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Crimson Stem, and Warped Stem. You can use any 1x Log, Wood, Stripped Log, Stripped Wood to craft 4x Planks.

log to planks

Planks also generated naturally in structures like Mineshafts, Villages, Strongholds, Woodland mansions, Shipwrecks, Swamp huts, Underwater ruins, and Pillager outposts.


Another way to get Planks is to look for looted chests in Villages. They normally have a 70-100% chance to contain 1-12x Oak Planks.

planks in chest

#2 Collect 2x Wood Slab

Wood Slab can be crafted by using 3x Planks of any wood type in the crafting table. You put them in one line to craft 6x Wood Slab.

craft wood slab

Wood Slab can also be generated naturally in Igloos, Woodland mansions, Pillager outposts, Shipwrecks, and Villages.

wood slab in pillager outpost

#3 Finish off crafting a Barrel

When you have 6x Planks and 2x Wood Slab, right-click the crafting table and put 3x Planks in the left column, and another 3x Planks in the right column. Then put 1x Wood Slab to the top and one to the bottom to craft 1x Barrel.


You can also find Barrel near the fisher cottages in villages.

What is the give command to get a Barrel?

The command to give yourself a Barrel is: /give @p barrel 1

Now you have a Barrel, let’s improve your storage system by placing some barrels and chests!

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