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How to Make a Minecart in Minecraft

Minecarts are a great way of transporting either yourself or your items across long distances. You can also use them to transport mobs and other creatures within your realm. Minecarts are a great resource to have in your base so that you don’t have to do a lot of running or climbing and you aren’t wasting hunger. In this guide, you will learn how to create a minecart in Minecraft.

Required Materials for a Minecart

- 5 Iron ingots

How to Make a Minecart

Minecarts are very easy to make in Minecraft. The only items that you will need are iron ingots. To get the iron ingots, the first thing you need to do is get a wooden pickaxe.

To do this, you need three wooden planks and two sticks. Once you have obtained those materials, you can put them in your crafting table with the following pattern.

Crafting a wooden pickaxe

Now that you have created your wooden pickaxe, you need to upgrade it to stone. To do this, you need three pieces of cobblestone and to get that, you have to mine three pieces of stone in a cave. Caves are lined with stone so it shouldn’t be difficult at all to get stone. The stone in a cave will be any of the gray blocks that you see below.

Minecraft Cave

To craft a stone pickaxe, you can follow the following recipe:

Crafting a stone pickaxe


Now that you have your stone pickaxe, you just need to go mining. Find five blocks of iron ore and mine them. After mining them, you have to go to your furnace and smelt them down. Five blocks of iron ore will smelt into five iron ingots.

Once you have acquired your five iron ingots, all you have to do is go to your crafting table. You have to put the iron ingots in an upside-down helmet. You can follow the recipe below.

Crafting a Minecart

How to Make a Minecart with a Chest

The first step to making a minecart with a chest is to get your Minecart. Once you have gotten your minecart, you need to get a chest. To get a chest, you just need eight wooden planks. Take those eight wooden planks to your crafting table. You can follow the recipe below to craft a chest.

Crafting a Chest

Now that you have your chest, you just need to put it in the minecart with your crafting table. You can use the following recipe to do this.

Putting chest in Minecraft table just above minecrat

How to Make a Minecart with a Furnace

Creating a Minecart with a furnace is very simple. All you need to do is replace the recipe above with a furnace. To get a furnace, all you need to do is obtain eight pieces of cobblestone. You can do the same recipe as a chest, but instead of wood use cobblestone. This will let you craft a furnace. Furnace minecarts act as an engine. Instead of you being able to cook food or ores in the furnace, you just need to add coal to it and it will continuously go in one direction until it either runs out of fuel or the end of the track shows up.



Congratulations, you’ve crafted your minecart. The next step is to use rails to get around your base. Remember, you can easily set up a minecart with a chest to transport your items from one place to another as well. It makes it a lot easier and now you can have multiple bases as well! Just make sure you gather enough iron for your minecarts!

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