This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a crafting table with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

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In Minecraft, the crafting table is one of the most important items in your inventory. A crafting table is often called a workbench and is used to make more complex items.

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When you start a new Minecraft game, you get a small 2x2 crafting grid that allows you to make very simple items.

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Although the 2x2 crafting grid is great when you first get started. You will soon find that it is not big enough to craft more complex items such as tools, weapons, and armor.

To upgrade the crafting area, you need a crafting table. Once you have made a crafting table, your inventory screen will no longer display the initial 2x2 crafting grid, but rather a larger 3x3 crafting grid. The crafting table gives you the 3x3 crafting grid that looks like this:

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Let"s explore how to make a crafting table.

Supported Platforms

A crafting table is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

PlatformSupported (Version*)
Java Edition (PC/Mac)Yes
Pocket Edition (PE)Yes
Xbox 360Yes
Xbox OneYes
PS3Yes
PS4Yes
Wii UYes
Nintendo SwitchYes
Windows 10 EditionYes
Education EditionYes

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.

Where to find a Crafting Table in Creative Mode


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Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find a crafting table in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.17Decoration Blocks

Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

Here is where you can find a crafting table in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Pocket Edition (PE)0.14.1 - 1.1.3Decorations
Pocket Edition (PE)1.2 - 1.17.10Items

Minecraft Xbox Editions

Here is where you can find a crafting table in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Xbox 360TU35 - TU69Miscellaneous
Xbox OneCU23 - CU43Miscellaneous
Xbox One1.2.5 - 1.17.10Items

Minecraft PS Editions

Here is where you can find a crafting table in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
PS31.26 - 1.76Miscellaneous
PS41.26 - 1.91Miscellaneous
PS41.14.0 - 1.17.10Items

Minecraft Nintendo

Here is where you can find a crafting table in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Wii UPatch 3 - Patch 38Miscellaneous
Nintendo Switch1.04 - 1.11Miscellaneous
Nintendo Switch1.5.0 - 1.17.10Items

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

Here is where you can find a crafting table in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Windows 10 Edition0.14.1 - 1.1.3Decorations
Windows 10 Edition1.2 - 1.17.10Items

Minecraft Education Edition

Here is where you can find a crafting table in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Education Edition0.14.2 - 1.0.18Decorations
Education Edition1.0.21 - 1.14.31Items

DefinitionsPlatform is the platform that applies.Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).

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Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative menu.

Required Materials to make a Crafting Table

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft a crafting table: