An exciting new feature was introduced in the 1.20 Minecraft update: the Bamboo Block. This distinct block offers players a refreshing option in their building endeavors, providing a unique type of wood with a distinctive yellow hue. In this guide, we will delve into the methods and steps to make Bamboo Blocks in Minecraft and explore its various uses in crafting.
To start your Bamboo Blocks making journey, first, you’ll need to locate the essential raw material: bamboo shoots. These can be primarily found in two biomes, the jungle biome and its variant, the bamboo jungle biome. Both these biomes fall within the broader Temper biome cluster that encompasses plains, forests, and swamps.
For the more adventurous explorers, bamboo can also be procured from shipwrecks, which are scattered around the beach and ocean biomes. Interestingly, there’s about a 14.4 percent chance of discovering one to three bamboo shoots in the supply chests that these shipwrecks sometimes carry. However, keep in mind that not all shipwrecks guarantee a supply chest, and they may appear in various orientations or sometimes even incomplete.
Crafting Bamboo Blocks
Now, let’s get down to the central part of our guide: crafting Bamboo Blocks. For this, you will require a crafting table with a 3×3 crafting grid and 9 bamboo items. You’ll have to arrange these items in a specific pattern to create your Bamboo Block.
This pattern involves placing 3 bamboo items in each row of the grid, ensuring a total of 9 bamboo items. The first, second, and third rows should each contain 3 bamboo items. Once all the boxes in the grid are filled, the Bamboo Block will materialize in the crafting output box on the right.
Crafted Bamboo Blocks open up a whole new world of crafting possibilities. One of the unique features of the Bamboo Block is its wood-like property, allowing you to turn it into stripped logs using an axe. You’ll notice the color change from green to yellow upon stripping.
Further crafting options include transforming Bamboo Blocks into bamboo planks. From these planks, you can create a myriad of wooden items like buttons, doors, fences, fence gates, pressure plates, signs, slabs, stairs, trapdoors, and even bamboo rafts. These items will all bear the prefix “bamboo,” indicating their origin.
You can also create bamboo mosaic blocks by crafting together two bamboo slabs, adding an artistic flair to your construction. These mosaic blocks can then be further crafted into bamboo mosaic stairs and slabs. The addition of Bamboo Blocks has truly amplified the versatility and potential of bamboo in Minecraft, providing new avenues for crafting and building.