How to Make a Block of Bamboo in Minecraft

With the 1.20 Update approaching (as of May 2023), the Minecraft team has gradually released more and more new things for us players to enjoy. So, I think it’s time to take a deeper look into some of the new blocks added. In this article, we’ll focus on bamboo blocks. So here’s how to make a Block of Bamboo in Minecraft.

What Is a Block of Bamboo in Minecraft

Blocks of Bamboo are one of the first additions to be announced for the 1.20 Update. These will finally give a purpose to our bamboo farms, apart from breeding pandas. So, now you’ll have another reason to visit the age-old Jungle biome besides looting Jungle Pyramids. 

That being said, let’s see how you can turn your bamboo stacks into Blocks of Bamboo.

How to Craft a Block of Bamboo in Minecraft

Block of Bamboo Recipe

To craft a Block of Bamboo, you’ll need to get a hold of several bamboo sticks, as you can see in the recipe above. In fact, you’ll have to obtain a total of 9 bamboo just to make 1 Block of Bamboo.

Thankfully, a bamboo plant grows up to 12-16 blocks, so you’ll only need to chop down one of them to get the necessary items to make a block of bamboo.

How to Use a Block of Bamboo in Minecraft

If you’ve done everything correctly, you should have a block of bamboo in your inventory. Now, it’s time to learn how you can use these in Minecraft.

Bamboo Planks

Bamboo Planks Recipe

Unlike wood logs, a block of bamboo will give you 2 bamboo planks. Bamboo planks, to be specific. These look similar to Birch planks but have a more detailed texture. You can use Bamboo planks to make all the items a wood plank can make, like stairs, slabs, and a bamboo raft.

Stripped Bamboo

Block of Bamboo and Stripped Bamboo

You can get stripped bamboo by right-clicking on a block of bamboo with an axe equipped, just like you would do for a block of stripped wood. Unlike the latter, stripped bamboo can be used to craft a bamboo hanging sign.


And that’s how easy it is to make a Block of Bamboo in Minecraft. With all these bamboo-related items being added to the game, it makes us wonder what the team has in store when it comes to exploring new Minecraft worlds. Are you excited about the new update? Let us know over on the Minecraft Forum!