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How to make Smooth Stone in Minecraft

Smooth stone is a really easy block to get your hands on early in the game, and a lot of players use it to create foundations for their Minecraft bases and homes.

Because the block is so basic, with little to no texture or color variation, it’s a great base block for anyone wanting to make towers, cities, or anything of that sort. Here's how to make smooth stone in Minecraft.

Required Materials to Craft Smooth Stone in Minecraft:

The materials you will need in order to craft a torch are:

  1. Furnace
  2. Cobblestone
  3. Any form of fuel (coal, charcoal, bucket of lava)

To make smooth stone, the first block you will need is a furnace. The first step to making a furnace is collecting 8 cobblestones from out in your Minecraft world.

Once you have collected all of your cobblestones for your project, add eight pieces per furnace you wish to create. If it’s a larger project, it’s suggested that you have multiple furnaces to expedite the process.

Depending on how you plan to use the smooth stone, the amount of furnaces you may need differs. If you’re only making smooth stone for a blast furnace or two, you’re fine with one furnace. If you’re making a building out of it, however, it may be best to have a furnace for every stack of cobblestone that you have collected.

Once you have collected your materials, you can go on to create your furnaces. This guideexplains more about how to make a furnace.

Now that you’ve created your furnace(s), you can proceed to make your smooth stone.

How to Make a Smooth stone in Minecraft? Explained

In a Nutshell:

To make Smooth Stone, you need to smelt cobblestone in a furnace twice. The first time you smelt cobblestone in a furnace, it will turn into stone. When you smelt stone again, it gives you a smooth stone. Wait for the arrow in the middle to fill, after which you can simply click the smooth stone and drag it into your inventory.

Step-by-Step Guide(with Pictures):

Here is the step-by-step pictorial guide you need to follow to make a smooth stone in Minecraft:

Step 1: Open a Furnace

To make a Smooth stone in Minecraft, you need to double smelt your cobblestone in a furnace. Right-clicking the furnace will bring you to the furnace’s GUI as shown in below picture:

Smooth stone is made by double smelting cobblestone in a furnace

After opening the GUI, fill the top left-most space of the furnace with your cobblestone. This will allow you to smelt it into stone once you add your fuel.

Step 2: Cook Cobblestone

After opening the crafting table fill the top left-most space of the furnace with your cobblestone

In the available space under your block of choice, put your form of fuel. This can be coal, charcoal, a bucket of lava, or anything made of wood. This will fuel the furnace to smelt your cobblestone into stone.

This will fuel the furnace to smelt your cobblestone into stone

Now you must wait for the arrow to fill completely. The arrow in the center of the furnace menu is an indicator to show how far along the furnace is in the smelting process.

Now you must wait for the arrow to fill completely

This bar fills up individually for every block placed into the furnace. Once this bar is completely full, it will reset. Then your cobblestone will be fully converted to stone and will be ready to be removed from the furnace.

Cobblestone is converted to stone and is ready to be used

Step 3: Cook Stone

Once you have collected all of your new stone from your furnace(s), you must put it back in the furnace in the same slot that you put the cobblestone in before. Smelting the stone for a second time will convert it into a smooth stone.

In the available space under your stone, put your form of fuel as shown:

In the available space under your stone, put your form of fuel

Now you must wait for the arrow to fill completely. After one block has been completed, you will be able to hover your cursor over it and see that you have made a smooth stone!

You have made smooth stone

Give Command for Smooth Stone

/give @p minecraft:smooth_stone [amount]

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FAQs on Smooth Stone in Minecraft

Q. What can you do with the smooth stone in Minecraft?

A. Smooth stone can be used on its own as a building block, or it can be used in two different crafting recipes.

Smooth stone is the base block for the blast furnace crafting recipe; alongside iron ingots and a furnace, smooth stone is used to create the fastest smelting device the game has at the moment. Its crafting recipe is displayed below.

Smooth stone is the base block for the blast furnace crafting recipe

Smooth stones can also be used to create smooth stone slabs, by placing three of them in a row on a crafting table. These blocks are decorative building blocks that many players use. The crafting recipe for smooth stone slabs is displayed below.

Smooth stone can also be used to create smooth stone slabs

Significant Changes to Smooth Stone

  1. Smooth stone was first introduced during the 1.3 Beta update to the Java edition of Minecraft.
  2. During the 1.5 Beta update to the Java edition of Minecraft, smooth stone was temporarily removed from the game entirely. This was likely to group it with new block identities like smooth sandstone and their respective slabs.
  3. Smooth stone only appeared naturally in Minecraft worlds since the 1.14 update to the Java edition of Minecraft in 2019.

Similar Blocks to Smooth Stone

Creativity is a big part of playing Minecraft. Sometimes a smooth stone slab doesn’t match the decorum of the rest of your build. These blocks have similar crafting recipes, grindstone uses, and typically only differ in appearance. Unfortunately, smooth stone stands out from most of these types of blocks as it cannot be crafted into stair blocks.

  1. Cobblestone, Stone, Mossy Stone, Stone Brick
  2. Andesite
  3. Diorite
  4. Granite
  5. Sandstone, Smooth Sandstone, Cut Sandstone, Red Sandstone
  6. Brick
  7. Deepslate
  8. Mudbrick
  9. Copper
  10. Blackstone
  11. End Stone
  12. Purpur
  13. Quartz, Smooth Quartz


Congratulations! You’ve made your first batch of smooth stone. Smooth stone is a great building block for modern, industrial, and futuristic builds, as well as being used in crafting recipes. Although it does take time to make, as the smelting time isn't straightforward, it’s completely worth it in the end!

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