Running, sprinting, jumping, and parkouring around in Minecraft is fun, but as much fun it is, it depletes our Hunger Points, and if we are not stacked with food items like cooked chicken, or apples, or even bread, we might get into trouble if our Hunger Points get too low. In hardcore mode, it could even lead to death due to that.
But there is a way of transportation that does not affect your hunger, and you can easily use that if you know simply, how to make a boat!
Boating in Minecraft could be a lot of fun, and there are lots of benefits to it too, we will discuss them all in our today’s episode of Minecraft “How to”.
How To Make A Boat In Minecraft?
Making a boat is one of the easiest craftings we do in the game. Fun fact, the Minecraft recipe for boat is the only recipe in the game that you can unlock without having anything in your inventory. The answer is, all you need to do, is jump into the water, and there we have our boat recipe unlocked.
So, for building boats in Minecraft, we can use any wood at all in the game, be it oak tree, spruce tree, or even acacia tree, there is no specific requirement.
As obvious as it is, wood can be easily obtained by repeatedly hitting the tree with bare hands, that is by using the left click aimed at it.
Now that we have wood logs ready, let’s get on to turning them into the planks which will be our direct ingredient for making the boat.
Turning the wood logs, like acacia log, or spruce log, or even birch log, requires no special equipment. We can use a crafting table, but it is not necessary, the default inventory space of our gameplay that we access by pressing the button E, is enough.
[Note: E configured action for opening the inventory can be designated to any other button, check your game settings if it is configured to any other key ]
As you can see, you can simply put the oak wood logs into the crafting section of your inventory, and the result will be plants. This will work with any wood, acacia wood, oak wood, spruce wood, all of them will wield planks in the same way. One log of wood in Minecraft results in 4 planks.
Building The Crafting Table
For our next step, we need the good old crafting table. You can easily skip to the next step if you already have a crafting table but don’t know the recipe for a boat in Minecraft.
Making a crafting table is easy and requires simply just the planks too. But almost everything that we use, craft, build in the game, usually starts from the crafting table only, so let’s make one.
To make a crafting table we need 4 wood planks. That we obtained the wood planks from the logs using the previous step, we can go ahead and build ourselves a crafting table.
Open the inventory using the button E, the crafting section, place 4 wood planks in all 4 spaces as shown, and you have your crafting table ready.
Finally Crafting The Boat
Now that we have our wood planks ready, our crafting table ready, we can finally go forward to our next step, which is building a boat in Minecraft.
The boat recipe in Minecraft java edition is pretty easy since it requires nothing more than a few wood planks. So the final step is placing our planks into the crafting table and making the boat.
To build a boat in Minecraft, we need to place our wood planks in the shape shown and described, one row with three planks placed adjacently, it can be any row in the middle of the bottom, but not the top row. Now two more planks on the top of the sides of the upper row, it could be either on the first row, if our first three planks were in the middle row. This pattern can be shifted one section up or down.
Left-click on the result square of the crafting table and here we are ready with our boat!
This was all for the boat making recipe in Minecraft Java Edition, there is a small change for Minecraft PE, or Minecraft Pocket Edition, which is as shown :-
How to make boat in Minecraft PE
The procedure of making a boat in Minecraft PE is almost the same as in Minecraft Java Edition, it requires the same amount of wood planks and the same layout, but there is just one minor difference.
To build a boat in Minecraft PE, after placing the planks in the pattern that we already know, we need to add one more thing, that is, a shovel. Yes, a shovel that apparently works as a boat oar in Minecraft PE.
To add the shovel, we simply place it in the center square, as shown in the picture below. This would be our final step for making a boat in Minecraft PE.
And that is the recipe for crafting a boat in Minecraft Pocket Edition.
In final words, we hereby now know the recipe to make a boat in Minecraft, and not just Minecraft, but we also know about building a boat in Minecraft Pocket Edition! Since the pocket edition has a small change, it had to be addressed.