After a decade of the game’s launch, Minecraft has finally added the tenth type of wood to the game, and it is truly unique. We are talking about a whole new family of bamboo woods in Minecraft. Their crafting method and some unique features set them apart from other woods. The possibilities are endless when it comes to using bamboo wood. But first, it’s time to figure out how to use bamboo wood in Minecraft.
What is Bamboo Wood in Minecraft?
As part of the Minecraft 1.20 update, players will have access to bamboo wood, the tenth type of wood in the game. It has a texture that looks very similar to real-world dried bamboo. In comparison to other types of wood, bamboo has a fresh, unique feel. In addition to having a different color, bamboo wood also has a long straight line across its face, making it ideal for creating seamless patterns in Minecraft houses.
How to Find Bamboo Wood in Minecraft (2022)?
Bamboo Wood is only a craftable item which means you can get bamboo wood only by crafting from bamboo.
How to Make Or Craft Bamboo Wood in Minecraft?
The most basic element of any wood type is the plank block. From there the bamboo also starts. So let’s see the crafting recipe for new bamboo wooden blocks in Minecraft.
To make a bamboo plank block, you need to place four pieces of bamboo on the crafting table. The bamboo should form a 2 x 2 square (place them next to each other, as you can see above). Extending that logic, you can get 16 bamboo planks from a whole stack of bamboo (64 items).
How to Use Bamboo Wood in Minecraft
When you have learned to make bamboo planks, everything else is straightforward. You can use the bamboo wood in Minecraft to make the following items with existing wood recipes:
- Slab: Crafted by placing three planks horizontally next to each other.
- Stairs: Crafted by placing six bamboo planks in a staircase pattern.
- Door: Crafted by filling two adjacent columns with bamboo planks.
- Fence: Created by surrounding two sticks with four bamboo planks.
- Fence Gate: Created by reversing the arrangement of a fence’s recipe.
- Trapdoor: Crafted by filling two adjacent rows with bamboo planks.
- Sign: Created by filling two adjacent rows with bamboo planks and putting a stick below the middle cell.
- Button: Crafted by placing a bamboo plank in the crafting area.
- Pressure Plate: Created by placing two bamboo planks in adjacent columns.
- Raft: Crafting recipe as boats in Minecraft; crafted by combining 5 bamboo planks in a hollow semi-square.
- Raft With Chest: A combination of a chest with a raft, just like a Boat With Chest.
Don’t forget, bamboo wood also has a set of exclusive blocks called bamboo mosaics. So let’s see how to make a bamboo mosaic in the next part.
What is Bamboo Mosaic in Minecraft?
A bamboo mosaic is a wooden building block that you can make using only bamboo. It functions like the other building blocks in the wood family but has a consistently wrapped texture. Now, let’s move on to the crafting of each bamboo mosaic block in Minecraft:
How to make Mosaic Block?
Step 1: Place three bamboo planks in the middle row (or any other row) so that six bamboo slabs are obtained.
Step 2: Now, place two bamboo slabs vertically anywhere in the crafting area (see image below). By doing that you will get the bamboo mosaic block.
Bamboo Mosaic Slabs
Once you’ve crafted the bamboo mosaic blocks, place three of them on the same row of the crafting table to make the mosaic slab. The crafting recipe is similar to a standard bamboo slab, but now you get a new wooden pattern. And it would look great when creating a flooring or entryway for your house.
Bamboo Mosaic Stair
Lastly, let’s find out how you can use bamboo wood blocks to make stairs. Here, you’ll need to fill the first, second, and last rows of the crafting area with bamboo mosaic planks (as shown below) to make a bamboo mosaic stair. We love the new design that Bamboo Mosaic brings into play, opening up new creative avenues for construction.
Is Bamboo Wood better than other types of wood?
After knowing how to find and use bamboo wood in Minecraft, it’s natural for you to wonder if it’s worth all the effort.
The bamboo wood is not making much of an impact compared to other types of wood in the game. They burn the same way, and they also work with the same crafting recipes, as you may have noticed. So yes, it is true to say that all its uniqueness lies in the texture of the bamboo wood set. They are nothing like the other wood types in Minecraft. Not to forget, you can also take them a step further by making mosaic bamboo blocks.
All You Need to Know About Bamboo Wood in Minecraft
With that, you are now ready to craft and use all the bamboo wooden objects in Minecraft. They will fit in well with most Minecraft house ideas, especially in the jungle, and you can even use them to build new types of villages in the game. Who knows, they may someday lead to missing jungle villages, which will be one of the anticipated features of the Minecraft 1.20 update. But leaving it up to the developers, how do you plan to use these new bamboo woods in Minecraft? Tell us in the comments below!