How to make Sticks in Minecraft (With Pictures)

How to make Sticks in Minecraft (With Pictures)

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Sticks have a variety of uses in Minecraft and are one of the first things players need to learn how to craft in order to create essential tools and weapons as well as other useful items and tools in their Minecraft world. No matter what platform and console you use, be it PC, PS4 or Xbox, java edition or basic edition, making sticks is always the same in Minecraft.

Use this tutorial to learn how you can use wooden planks to make sticks, as well as some of the most popular uses for a Minecraft stick.

minecraft sticks recipe

Materials needed to make sticks in Minecraft

To start crafting sticks in Minecraft, you will need to cut down trees. Don’t worry if you don’t have access to any tools, you can actually break the blocks with your unequipped hand quite easily.

Each different type of tree drops a different type of corresponding trunk. A log is a basic building block and can later be turned into planks. Once you have planks made, you can turn them into sticks. Two planks are required to make four sticks.

In survival mode, you will be able to use the crafting menu within your inventory to craft sticks.

All you need to do is place two wooden planks inside the crafting grid. You must place one on top of the other so that it creates sticks, with no other blocks or objects on the artboard.

If you want, you can use some wood to create a crafting table by placing four planks on your crafting menu. They need to be places in a 2×2 square.

You can use any type of wood plank for this, such as oak, birch, fir, jungle, acacia, crimson, dark oak, or even warped planks.

Here is a step by step recipe with pictures on how to get and make sticks.

The tree is every Minecrafter’s best friend in a new world, and the first thing you should consider breaking when starting out. Chances are you’ll also spawn near one, unless you’re unlucky enough to spawn in a Mesa biome or desert (Badlands).

find a tree

To break a record, simply use the action button with anything in your hand – or nothing! Tools will lose durability when used to break a tree, so unless you’re using an ax (which speeds up the process), you’re better off using your bare hand. Oh!

break the tree

Once broken, each block will drop as a log block, regardless of whether you use Silk Touch or not.

Pick up the fallen blocks

Due to the small size of these crafting recipes, this can be done in your 2×2 crafting inventory slot in person, or on a 3×3 crafting table grid.

Open the crafting menu.

To make sticks, you must first turn your logs into wooden planks. Place the logs in a slot on the crafting grid, leaving the other slots empty. You will see from the image below that you will get four planks of wood for every block of logs.

Put the logs in a box

Next, you’ll want to move your new wooden planks onto the crafting grid. As mentioned above, to craft sticks, you’ll need to place them in a slightly different formation, one on top of the other. However, you can stack them, like in the image below, and you’ll receive four sticks for every two planks.

Replace logs with planks

You can even mix types of planks in this recipe, so if you have any weird planks to use, make them into sticks! For example, an oak plank block and a mangrove plank block will still net you four suits.

Remove your planks and place them in your inventory! Unlike planks, there is only one type of stick. No matter what record type you use, they will always be the same.

Move the sticks to your inventory

If you find yourself in a Badlands or Desert biome without any trees in sight, there is still an option for you. And there is no crafting involved. In any of these biomes, you will be surrounded by dead bushes, small branches sticking out of the ground. Break these and they will have a chance to drop a stick!

The bad news is that to craft wooden tools with it, you’ll still need wooden planks. In Mesa, you could go looking for exposed mineshafts, and in a desert, keep an eye out for a village!

Minecraft dead bush stick

An alternative to stick crafting is to leave survival mode entirely. By going to the settings page, you can turn your game into creative mode.

By doing this you will have access to all the materials available within Minecraft in unlimited resources.

Going into your inventory normally, you will be able to see a search function where you can search for any materials you want, including sticks.

Creative mode

What is a Stick used for in Minecraft?

Players can use sticks to create a variety of items. Each of these items has its own unique uses. Using these tools will allow you to progress through the game efficiently.

Here are some examples of things that require sticks:

  • Instruments: All tools such as pickaxes, axes, and shovels will require sticks to craft. There will always be the main crafting material (gold, iron, stone) plus sticks.
  • Weapons: All weapons, such as swords and bows, will require clubs. They will require the main crafting material (gold, iron, stone) plus sticks.
  • Rod: These tools can be used to catch fish that can be cooked for sustenance or fed to other animals.
  • Ladders: These useful items are a great resource for efficient mining. They are also made of sticks.
  • Fences: These are useful for fencing off any area you want to keep something in or out. Keep those vines out by using fences!
  • Torches: To make them you will need sticks, charcoal or charcoal. These tools are the easiest way to keep things lit up at night or in the mines.
  • Rails: If you want to transport items or yourself, you will need rails. They use sticks and iron.
  • Signs: Posting signs is a fun way to add character to your world, as well as remind you where things are. You will need sticks and planks to make them.

Sticks are an essential material to craft in Minecraft to quickly progress through the game. They have many craft uses and are fairly easy to make.

From tools and weapons to decoration, sticks have many uses and are one of the most used materials in Minecraft.

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