How to Make Glass in Minecraft
Glass is a transparent block in Minecraft which is mainly used for decoration and aesthetic purposes. It is also an ingredient in various other crafting recipes, which we will look in detail later. A peculiar characteristic of glass blocks is that when broken using a normal, unenchanted tool it drops nothing. To obtain glass blocks after placing them, players must use tools with the Silk Touch enchantment.
How to Make Glass in Minecraft
The recipe for glass requires sand, furnace and fuel for the furnace.
Place Sand in Furnace
Place sand in the upper slot of the furnace. Up to a stack of sand i.e. 64 sand blocks can be placed at a time in a furnace.
Add Fuel in Furnace
Now, place a fuel source in the lower slot of the furnace. 64 fuel sources can be placed at a time in a given furnace.
Once sand and fuel sources are placed in the furnace, it starts smelting automatically. Take out smelted glass from the furnace and start building!
Smelting glass is not much of a hassle but there are few things that should be kept in mind. Some fuel sources are more efficient than others, coal and charcoal are one of the most used fuels. However, there are other sources such as bamboo and dried kelp blocks which are also used to power the furnaces because of their ability to be mass produced.
When large amount of glass is to be smelted, a faster way to do it is by making a super smelter, which basically means making a chain of furnaces which can smelt all at once. These super smelters can vary in size depending on the requirements of the player and are also helpful in smelting other blocks as well.
Glass blocks don’t behave same as other solid blocks in Minecraft, specially when it comes to redstone. Redstone dust and components can be placed on a glass block when it cannot be powered, which means it cannot be used for quasi-connectivity.
Another point to note is that mobs cannot spawn on glass blocks, which can be exploited while making your base in Survival Minecraft.
Stained glass is the colour version of the normal glass block. There are 16 different types of stained glass. These are crafted by using glass blocks and matching dyes.
- White Stained Glass
- Cyan Stained Glass
- Lime Stained Glass
- Orange Stained Glass
- Magenta Stained Glass
- Light Blue Stained Glass
- Yellow Stained Glass
- Pink Stained Glass
- Gray Stained Glass
- Light Gray Stained Glass
- Purple Stained Glass
- Blue Stained Glass
- Brown Stained Glass
- Green Stained Glass
- Red Stained Glass
- Black Stained Glass
Glass is a crafting ingredient in many other Minecraft blocks. Some of them are:
- Daylight Detector
- End Crystal
- Glass Pane
- Stained Glass Pane
- Glass Bottles
We have gone through how to make glass in Minecraft. It is a versatile block with various uses and its availability in various colour option makes it a preferred choice for the builders in Minecraft. Glass blocks are such that they will be used by every minecraft player at a stage while playing the game, either for decoration or making some other blocks. It is a very versatile block and every minecraft player must the tips and tricks about how to make glass in Minecraft.
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Rohan K. Prasad is an author at Tech Inkcue. He is an engineer with specialization in Electronics & Communication. He is an admirer of modern technology and covers electronic machines of any type.