How to make or make a barrel in Minecraft? - The secrets of the barrels

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Differences with the chest

Like its older counterpart, the barrel is made of wood and can hold up to 27 items. Both occupy a single block, but any similarity ends there, as the barrel cannot be combined with another so its space will always be the same. An advantage of chests is that they are more convenient to order.

Create a barrel in Minecraft requires a little more wood than the cratebut nothing too expensive. On its upper face (standing) it shows a lid that disappears with use and on the side it has a texture of wood panels.

The most important difference is that since it doesn't have a hinged lid, it does not require free space on it to function.

Steps to make a barrel in Minecraft

You can get barrels naturally generated in the villages that they have a fisherman, but if you catch them you will leave a simple villager without his means of work. If this disturbs your conscience, you also have the option to create your own barrel in Minecraft by following these simple steps:

Get the wood

Get a good ax and go for the wood, any kind is fine, the more there is the better, but with 3 stumps it is enough to make a single rod.

Make the pieces

Once you have your logs, you need to turn them into wood, this is accomplished by simply placing a log on the processing grid. With this procedure you will get 4 units of wood for each of your logs, making it with all three you will have a total of 12 wood cubes.

You will also have need wooden plates, which you will get with these cubes you just made. To do this, arrange 3 wooden units in a horizontal line on a production table, with this you will get 6 wooden slabs, but you will only need 2.

If instead of the Java Edition you find yourself in the Bedrock version, you will need to replace the woods with wooden sticks. In this case, on the grid, you should only place 2 woods, one above and one just below, and thus obtain 4 sticks.

You already have all the pieces needed to make a barrel in Minecraft, you just need to have them and make it.

Assemble your rod.

Now with all the pieces, you need to place them in the following way on the crafting table. For easy location, view the production grid by assigning it a number from 1 to 9, left to right and top to bottom.

If you are in the Java Edition you have to place the wooden cubes in positions 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 9. Then you will need to place the wooden plate in positions 2 and 8, leaving 5 empty, with this they already got your keg.

Uses of the barrel

After making a barrel in Minecraft, there are some cool things you can do with it, these are its secrets:


Since the latest updates, villagers can have various professions and you can also change their profession, including fishermen. If there are no fishermen in a village, try putting a barrel near the water, if a villager doesn't have a trade, can go fishing.


Being a block of wood in appearance, the barrel it is excellent as a decoration, both indoors and outdoors. It can be used as a floor, ceiling or wall, this versatility is not only due to its shape and design but also to the possibility of placing it in various positions.


Finally, perhaps the most interesting use is as a box because by requiring only the block it occupies to function, it offers interesting options. In this way, ad example, can be easily hidden in floors, ceilings or walls.

Minecraft gives you the opportunity and designs all the tools your avatar might need, you just have to look for materials such as wood, iron ingots, diamond among others and, if necessary, work tables such as the arrow table or the blacksmith's table once you have everything you can start making.

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