How to make furniture in Minecraft

Instructions / furniture

Furniture are used to furnish houses. They are mostly used in decorative buildings, as they cannot be used in survival mode and are therefore less useful. They consist of objects cleverly lined up in a row. In the following, several possibilities of furnishing in different styles and extensions are shown for certain types of rooms. This page should serve as an inspiration to develop your own designs.

Living room

A living room is mostly used for resting and has little point in survival mode. The furniture usually consists of a sofa or a few armchairs, a table, a television, in older houses also a fireplace, and a few shelves with decorations. Carpet is often used here. The color is coordinated with the furnishings and the style of the house.

Sofa [edit]

There is a sofa in almost every living room. There are usually several stairs in a row, often made of wood or quartz. Steps are then preferably added in modern homes to increase the area. Corner sofas are also possible. The sofa is usually placed in front of the television or the fireplace. The backrests can also be created here through the natural behavior of steps. Alternatively, you can work with frames, signs or trap doors, which are also suitable for decorating the sofa in general, especially the back. In villages, a small row of benches is generated together with a few tables.

Pillow [edit]

Pillows can also be added. Banners are used for this. On the upper floor, however, a floor at least two blocks thick is required. First, the area under the sofa is hollowed out a block. A banner is now placed on the floor where the pillow is desired. Any light source is now placed next to it. It needs to be put next to it because if it is under the banner problems will arise. The sofa is then placed on top of this construction. The light source is necessary, otherwise light bugs will occur and the banner will be colored dark. If you want multi-colored pillows, you can also color the banner.

Sofa with beds

You can also build a sofa with beds so you can sleep on it. The best way to do this is to use white beds. Otherwise colored ones look strange because they have a white stripe. However, this can also be changed via a resource package. (see instructions / create resource package)

Cushions can of course also be added with banners as described above. Trap doors are recommended as a backrest. Black oak and spruce are best, as they do not contain any transparent parts such as oak or acacia.

This is what the construction of a light source and banners looks like for a sofa with two pillows.
Such light bugs arise without a light source. The banners are difficult to recognize as red banners.

Examples of sofas [edit]

Simple sofa with steps as backrests

This is the easiest way to create a sofa.

Sofa with shields as backrests

This is an unadorned variant in which signs are used as backrests. It is also possible to decorate the signs with letters and symbols.

Sofa with trap doors as backrests

The trapdoor variant was used for this sofa. It is not only suitable for interior decoration.

Sofa with frame as backrests

This sofa has frames as backrests. They were filled with red glass panes to let in more color.

Modern quartz sofa made of steps and stairs

Steps and stairs have been used in this sofa. The steps allow the area to be enlarged and shaped as required.

Simple sofa with two pillows made of red banners

Two pillows were properly added here. There are no light bugs.


Armchairs are made up of steps or stairs of any material. Mostly, however, wood or quartz is used. The simplest variant is simply to place a staircase or step.

Stair chair [edit]

A simple staircase is used here. This is the simplest option. However, armrests are very easy to add. The method of using signs has the advantage that you can decorate them with simple combinations of signs, but they take up a block, which in turn has the disadvantage that you cannot place two armchairs next to each other. Another variant would be trap doors, which are also decorative, but have the same disadvantages as signs. Frames are also suitable as backrests. As objects, these do not fill a block, so you can place two armchairs next to each other. It is also possible to fill the frame with an item, preferably glass, to let some color flow into the armchair. Rows of chairs can also be designed with fence gates between the individual chairs.

Step armchair [edit]

Steps are also suitable as armchairs. Here one covers either two or three sides of the step with signs or trap doors. Frames are less suitable here.

Examples of armchairs

Usable armchair

Table [edit]

Usually there is a simple, small table in a living room. It consists of legs and a table top. Simple blocks, which can also be decorated, are suitable as table legs, in which case you should build a somewhat larger table, including fences, walls or panes of glass, which are particularly used in the modern style. Wood is usually the predominant material for a table here. There are also various options for the tabletop, such as pressure and weighing plates, carpets, trap doors or steps.

Table with fence and pressure plate

Table with fence and pressure plate

It is best to stand this table on its own, as several pressure plates are less than a block in size and make a tabletop with holes in them. However, only wooden fences and nether fences are possible as table legs on this table. The table top can consist of wood printing plates, stone printing plates, gold and iron weighing plates. A simple variant of this table with an oak fence and wooden pressure plate can be found in villages along with a few steps that are supposed to represent seats. This version can also be used as a secret switch when the pressure plate is activated and redstone triggers.

Table with carpet as a tabletop

Table with carpet as a tabletop

Any type of table leg is possible with this table. If a wooden fence is used, a brown carpet is the best table top. The color of the carpet should generally be influenced by the style and furnishings of the house. In the modern style, glass panes are usually used as table tops together with white carpet. If you want to expand the table top without further table legs, put a thread at the relevant point and place the carpet on it before you set the carpet. This variant occurs in the PE in villages with an oak fence and a brown carpet.

Table with trap doors or steps as a tabletop [edit]

Table2 with trap doors and steps as a tabletop

With these types of tables it is also possible to use almost any type of table leg. A tabletop made from trap doors looks decorative, but it has holes in it in the normal resource pack. A table with one step as a tabletop is 1.5 blocks high. It is more suitable as a bar table, but is still decorative. However, if you have used a whole block as a leg and put the steps on the upper half of this block, it can be decorated.

Table made of steps and stairs

Tables made from steps and stairs

This table is usually very narrow. It consists of two upturned stairs at the ends. There are steps in between. Another type of construction is to place a staircase upside down so that the top step is on the ground. This makes it possible to build a table if the stairs are placed back to back and in a row. The finished construct has only one table leg that runs the length of the table. Stairs are available in different wood and stone colors.

Extended piston [edit]

Table made of an extended piston

An extended piston can also be used as a table. To do this, place the piston with the wooden surface pointing upwards and place a Redstone block underneath. Another possibility is to use a piston extended upwards as a table or to set the piston head directly with the command.

Table decoration [edit]

The table can only be decorated with objects if a step was used as the top that sits on the upper half of another block. The decoration itself can consist of carpets as a tablecloth, flower pots with or without flowers, buttons, which in this case act as remote controls, as well as, which is only possible with commands, of heads with special motifs. A table made up of stairs can also be decorated.

Examples of tables [edit]

  • Naturally occurring table in a village in the PE made of fences and carpets

  • A dining table in a restaurant

  • A dining table in a living room

  • A table made from a scaffolding in a library

  • A small table made of scaffolding on a terrace

  • A rotated table with four chairs

  • A restaurant table made of scaffolding

  • A detailed wooden table

TV [edit]

Televisions are a common decoration in living rooms. They don't have a specific purpose.

Tube screen [edit]

A tube screen is more suitable for older houses. It is very small, but it has a great depth. It is decorated on the front with buttons. A television that is switched off is represented with obsidian or charcoal blocks or black wool. A type of colored clay is best suited for the housing.

Flat screen [edit]

This TV is a standard model. It consists of a larger area made of obsidian, blocks of charcoal or black wool. Usually the format 4x2 or 3x2 is used. A shelf is often built under the television. Loudspeakers can be simulated to the left and right of this using note blocks.

TV with painting

This design is particularly flat and has a motif. However, waiting for the correct image can be very time consuming. To speed up this process, it is possible to build the frame first. To do this, you build a small shelf under the future television. This should be about four blocks long. Next, speakers from note blocks are added to the left and right of it. A cover two blocks from the shelf should also be added. Now the picture can be added. A painting with the format 4x2 is also suitable here. This design can be combined with the normal flat screen.

Examples of televisions [edit]

  • A television with speakers

  • A television on an anvil

Fireplace [edit]

A fireplace provides warmth and light. Usually it is used in older houses, such as B. used in the Middle Ages instead of a television. But it is also used in a modified form in more modern houses. The area around the fireplace should be made of non-combustible blocks so that the fire does not get out of hand.

Brick fireplace

This old-fashioned fireplace is made of brick blocks and stairs, alternatively you can also use the stone brick variants that surround a fire. There can also be an iron grille in front of this. The fireplace can also be used as a shelf. The vent can be connected to a chimney for a more realistic building.

Modern fireplace

This fireplace uses quartz and nether brick as well as other blocks that match the building and it is built rather round. You can also do without fire here and use a red tone lamp instead. The trigger can consist of iron blocks. The iron grating is replaced here by colored glass panes.

Example of chimneys [edit]

  • A compact, open fireplace made of quartz

Kitchen [edit]

Food is usually prepared in a kitchen. In survival mode, if at all, its purpose is to have ovens there.

Oven line [edit]

The ovens are usually located in a row of ovens. Often there is a deduction.

Simple oven line [edit]

This row of ovens consists of several ovens in a row. It is also possible to simulate hotplates and pots. Cooking plates are represented by iron weighing plates or stone pressure plates, pots by simple flower pots. The deduction is usually 1.5 blocks above the line. It often consists of steps or stairs of a stone variant, often stone bricks. In the middle, a column leads the smoke away. This vent can be connected to a chimney.

Modern stove island [edit]

This variant is mostly independent of the wall and stands freely in the room. Often a stove island is square. It consists of nine ovens. The ovens are turned in the corners so that their front cannot be seen. The middle oven can also be replaced with any block. Here, too, hotplates are shown with pressure plates. The trigger is also square. A light source can be inserted here in the middle.

Fireplace [edit]

A simple fire pit looks great in a cave or simple hut. A fire is lit in a hole in the ground on Netherrack and surrounded on two sides by stone steps. Walls are now placed to the left and right of the fire. Then you place any fence on each of them. A filled kettle or a block of nether quartz ore is placed between these two fences. Now you have either a boiling stew or roasting meat. Of course, pink wool is also possible if a pig is to be represented. Another variant is very similar to the fireplace. A fire is surrounded with rubble blocks and stairs. It is important to put a block over the fire and then a trigger. The fire is not protected by iron bars, but by stone steps. This design makes z. B. very good in a medieval house. With both options, care must be taken that there are no flammable materials in the vicinity.

Examples of oven rows [edit]

Sink [edit]

A sink is usually used to clean dishes. In Minecraft, however, it has only aesthetic uses.

Kettle as a sink

This method is suitable for many buildings. You place a kettle, fill it with water and control the filling with a glass bottle. A hook or a lever above it is suitable as a faucet. A frame with a glass pane can also be placed on the block on which the tap is to be placed in order to determine the "water temperature".

Funnel as a sink

Here a funnel is used as a sink. But it cannot be filled with water. The tip of the funnel should be facing the wall. A hook is best for the tap, but a lever is also possible. The design is often used on modern homes.

Area of ​​the sink [edit]

In the immediate vicinity of the sink, it is possible to add a towel rail using a hook or iron grille. Banners are suitable as dry towels. In addition, stairs, steps or whole blocks with pressure plates on them can be used to symbolize shelves with cutting boards.

Examples of sink [edit]


A refrigerator can be used as a food store, but it can also only have aesthetic meaning.

Old-fashioned refrigerator

Such a refrigerator is a variant for older homes. You start with a block of ice or pack ice. Two wooden doors are now placed on the left and right of this. Oak, spruce and black oak are best. A wooden step is then placed on this so that it sits on the upper half of the door above the block of ice. You can also use a chest here. Another step is placed on top of this. A simple spruce door is now attached to the front of the refrigerator. This design must be on a wall. Unfortunately, due to the doors, you cannot place a block to the left or right of it.

Modern refrigerator

This design fits into more modern homes. An iron block is placed on which a dispenser, which should look towards the future door, is placed. There is now a stone button on it. An iron door is now placed on the block in front of the iron block so that it stands directly in front of the construction. To do this, stand in front of the dispenser and jump while you are seated. The dispenser can now be filled. When the button is pressed, the door is now opened and an object is ejected from the contents of the dispenser.

Examples of refrigerators [edit]

Kitchen cabinet [edit]

In a kitchen, cabinets often have one important use: to store items. Unfortunately, this is rarely possible in Minecraft. These designs therefore usually only have an aesthetic value.

Chest [edit]

A chest is a very simple closet.You should either put two double chests on top of each other or place the chest on a simple shelf made of steps.

Block with frame [edit]

This design has a handle as a special feature, but no objects can be stored in this cabinet. You start with any block on a wall. A frame is now placed on the front of this. The frame is filled with a carpet of any color that matches the house. The carpet is now turned so that you have a suitable handle.

Block with trapdoor [edit]

Here, too, you start with any block, usually on the wall. A trap door, mostly wood, as iron has to be controlled with redstone, is now placed there. You cannot put any objects here either.

Examples of kitchen cabinets

Extras [edit]

There are still extensions for a kitchen.


A dishwasher is placed there by means of a thrower. An iron trap door is set at the front. This is controlled by placing a Redstone torch under the floor block under the trap door. A pressure plate is placed on the launcher.

Culinary herbs

Kitchen herbs can be easily represented. Plant pots are placed on a shelf or window sill. These are then filled with ferns or other simple flowers.

Kitchen appliances

To represent knives or wooden spoons, a few frames are placed on the wall, usually near the sink, cutting boards or stove. Iron tools are now hung in these. Shovel, ax and hoe are suitable. These are now rotated until they hang down with the iron part. It is also possible to use stone tools. Iron is usually better, however.

Cup holder [edit]

A simple brewing stand can be used for a cup holder. This can still be filled with bottles.

Wine barrels

For wine barrels, place any log of wood so that the side with the tree rings on it points towards you and away from the wall. There is also the option of putting it on a fence. A hook is placed on the wooden block, then a frame is placed on the same block so that the frame can be seen behind the hook. This frame is filled with any potion. Wine barrels can be in the kitchen or in a specially designed wine cellar. They are often used in medieval mansions. Instead of a log, you can also use real barrels from 1.14 on into which you then put the potions.

Examples [edit]

Dining room [edit]

The dining room is usually built next to or even in the kitchen. It has no specific purpose in survival mode.

Dining table [edit]

The dining table is often larger than the living room table. In addition, the decoration is also more important here and can be designed very well. With a simple trick you can use the table as a light source without it being noticed. To do this, however, the table must be three blocks wide.

Simple dining table