How to Make a Smithing Table in Minecraft

With the addition of Netherite in the Nether Update, your Minecraft weapons could deal even more damage. But this also means that obtaining Netherite is challenging. So, how can you upgrade your Diamond tools to Netherite ones? That’s where a smithing table comes in. Here’s how you can make a smithing table in Minecraft!

Where Can You Find a Smithing Table in Minecraft

Finding a Smithing Table

Even though making a smithing table in Minecraft is pretty easy, they also naturally generate in villages. You can locate one inside a Toolsmith’s house. However, they aren’t as common as Farmers or Masons. 

So, it’s probably better to make your own smithing table rather than trying to spot one inside a village.

How to Craft a Smithing Table in Minecraft

Smithing Table Recipe

If you can’t locate a village with a Toolsmith, you should try crafting a smithing table. The smithing table’s recipe can be seen above and only requires the following:

  • 2 Iron Ingots
  • 4 Wood Planks

While I used oak planks for this recipe, you can add any plank type you like or even combine multiple of them. The easiest way to get iron ingots is by smelting raw iron, though you can usually find enough of them in shipwrecks or buried treasures.

Once you’ve crafted your very own smithing table, it’s time to utilize it.

How to Use a Smithing Table in Minecraft

A smithing table is mainly used for upgrading your gear. That said, its only other function is turning a villager into a Toolsmith. As you trade with them, Toolsmiths can offer you bells, which can only be obtained through ruined portal chests or by breaking naturally-generated ones in villages. They can also turn your diamonds into emeralds at a 1:1 ratio.

However, trading with a Toolsmith will be time-consuming, so it’s better to use the smithing table for gear upgrades.

Upgrading Diamond Gear to Netherite Gear

Upgrading your Diamond Gear to Netherite using only 1 Ingot

The best thing about smithing tables is that they allow you to upgrade your diamond tools and gear by using a single Netherite ingot each time. On top of that, the item you upgrade keeps all its best enchantments and durability. Plus, unlike anvils, you won’t need to waste a single experience point to make these upgrades.


And that’s how easy it is to make a smithing table in Minecraft. It’s a real game-changer when it comes to obtaining Netherite gear, and it also enables you to trade with Toolsmiths, which can provide some fair trades. Do you think that the smithing table should have more uses in Minecraft? Share your thoughts on the Minecraft Forum!