Smooth stone is a basic yet very handy material in Minecraft. With it, you can make a lot of things, including blast furnaces, houses, and smooth stone slabs. If you’re wondering where to find smooth stones or what the recipe for those is, look no further. In this guide, we walk you through everything you need to know to make smooth stone in Minecraft.
Inside This Article
- How to Get Smooth Stone in Minecraft Creative Mode
- How to Make Smooth Stone in Minecraft Survival Mode
- Can You Harvest Smooth Stone in Minecraft?
- What Are the Uses of Smooth Stone?
- Is Smooth Stone Stronger than Other Stones in Minecraft?
As with anything, obtaining smooth stone in Minecraft PE Creative Mode is really easy. Simply access your Creative Inventory Menu and go to the Construction section. There, you’ll find a bunch of smooth stones ready for you to use.
If you’re playing in Survival Mode, it takes a bit more work to make smooth stone in Minecraft. Below, we walk you through all the things you need and the steps to make this item.
The materials you need to make one smooth stone in Minecraft are the following:
- 1 Stone
- 1 Fuel (any type)
We discuss each of these materials in more depth in the next sections.
The main ingredient is stone, which you can obtain in one of three ways: mining, looting chests, or smelting. If you’d rather mine stone rather than make one from scratch, you’ll easily find blocks of it in the Overworld, particularly underneath dirt, grass blocks, and gravel, among other places. However, the only way you can mine stone directly is by breaking it with a pickaxe that’s enchanted with Silk Touch. If you use a regular pickaxe, the stone will drop cobblestone. You can also get stone by looting Masons’ chests in villages.
If you already have some cobblestone as well as a furnace and fuel, you can just smelt one piece of cobblestone to make one piece of stone. To do that, simply open the furnace. Then, place fuel in the bottom slot and one stone in the top slot.
Since smooth stone is made through smelting and not crafting, you’ll also need a furnace. If you don’t have one yet, you can make it from scratch by placing eight cobblestone, blackstone, or deepslate blocks in the 3×3 crafting grid, as in this example:
Note that in Minecraft PE, you can only use one type of block to fill up all eight slots when crafting a furnace.
Of course, you’ll also need fuel to be able to use the furnace. Here are all of the types of fuel you can use to make smooth stone in Minecraft:
|Lava Bucket||Block of Coal||Dried Kelp Block||Blaze Rod||Coal||Azalea|
|Charcoal||Boat||Boat with Chest||Scaffolding||Bee Nest||Wool|
|Beehive||Log or Stripped Log||Wood or Stripped Wood||Planks||Wooden Slab||Carpet|
|Wooden Pressure Plate||Wooden Button||Fence Gate||Wooden Door||Wooden Trapdoor||Bamboo|
|Wooden Fence||Mangrove Roots||Ladder||Crafting Table||Cartography Table||Wooden Axe|
|Smithing Table||Fletching Table||Loom||Bookshelf||Lectern||Wooden Sword|
|Composter||Chest||Trapped Chest||Barrel||Daylight Detector||Bowl|
|Fishing Rod||Sign||Wooden Pickaxe||Stick||Wooden Hoe||Wooden Shovel|
Once you have all of the materials you need to make a smooth stone in Minecraft, it’s time to get smelting. The process is incredibly easy and only requires a few steps:
- Add the furnace in your hotbar.
- Tap on the spot where you want to place the furnace.
- Tap on the furnace to open it.
- Place the fuel in the bottom slot and the stone in the top slot of the furnace.
- Place one stone in the top slot of the furnace.
- Wait for the furnace to completely smelt the stone.
- If there’s still some fuel left, drag it back to your inventory so that you can use it again.
- Drag the resulting smooth stone from the output slot to your inventory.
And that’s it! You now have one smooth stone. If you need more (which you likely will), simply repeat the whole process as many times as necessary.
If you don’t have enough cobblestone to make smooth stone in Minecraft, you can simply harvest it. Smooth stone can be found in some houses in plains, snowy plains, and savanna biomes, as well as in the Butcher’s house in villages. They usually come in the form of blocks and slabs.
Once you come across a smooth stone, you need to mine it with a pickaxe. If you try to break it by using your hands or some other tool, it doesn’t drop anything.
You can also get smooth stone in the game by looting chests, particularly Masons’ chests in villages. There’s a 20.8% chance that you’ll find a smooth stone in these chests.
Smooth stone is a very handy material in Minecraft and can be used in a lot of ways. We list its most common uses below.
Smooth stone is most commonly used for crafting blast furnaces in the game. Just like a regular furnace, a blast furnace also smelts blocks and all sorts of items. However, it does so at twice the speed.
You can create the blast furnace by processing three smooth stones, a furnace, and five iron ingots. Once you have the said items, open the 3×3 crafting grid, and place the furnace in the very center. Then, place the iron ingots in the top row and on either side of the furnace. Lastly, the smooth stones should go on the three slots in the last row.
Another common use for smooth stones is making smooth stone slabs, which are half as tall as smooth stone blocks. To craft smooth stone slabs in the game, all you need to do is place three smooth stones in the last row of a 3×3 grid to create six smooth stone slabs. Here’s an example:
You can also make smooth stone slabs from smooth stones using a Minecraft stonecutter.
Smooth stone is also good for building houses and fortresses in the game. That’s because it has a high blast resistance, which means whatever structure you make with it won’t be destroyed easily by explosions. Plus, it has a smooth, uniform design, so houses made from this material have a much cleaner and neater look.
Smooth stone, which has a blast resistance of 6, is stronger than a few other stone types in Minecraft, namely: basalt, dripstone block, sandstone, and red sandstone. Here’s a chart showing the blast resistance of each of these stones:
|Stone Type||Blast Resistance|
Learning how to make smooth stone in Minecraft is incredibly easy. All you need are some stone blocks, a furnace, some fuel, and you’re good to go! You can also harvest it using a pickaxe in a number of places in the Overworld. To add to that, it can come in handy when making a few things, like houses and blast furnaces.
We hope this guide has made crafting and getting smooth stone in Minecraft a breeze for you. If you found this article helpful, feel free to share it with your other friends who also want to learn the Minecraft smooth stone recipe.