How to craft an anvil

You have created various equipment in Minecraft, such as weapons, armor and work tools, and you have realized that they are worn out by now, due to the fact that you have used them intensively. Although you may decide to recreate the items in question, your need is to repair them, so that they can preserve the upgrades you have applied to them. This is exactly how things are, am I right? Then you don’t have to worry, because I have the solution for you.

In this regard, I can show you all the steps to find out how to craft an anvil in Minecraft. First I will show you what are the essential materials to start this project and the tools you will need to use to extract these resources or work them. Then I will explain step-by-step the operations you will need to perform to make an anvil that can allow you to repair or rename objects, or combine spells.

Courage: I would say that the time has come to start reading this guide! Come on, make yourself comfortable, take a few minutes of time all for yourself and carefully consult the advice you will find in the next chapters. I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!


  • Gather the necessary materials
  • Building the work tools
  • Craft an anvil

Gather the necessary materials

Before we start talking to you about how to build an anvil in Minecraft, it is important to tell you what are the necessary materials for the realization of this project.

A ‘ anvil is made completely from iron and is assembled using some materials derived exclusively from this material: iron ingots and blocks of iron. In this regard, you will have to go to any mine or start digging underground, looking for iron ore veins to collect this resource.

To perform this operation, however, you need to apply different picks of stone or next grade, such as iron, d ‘ oro or diamonds. By using higher-quality tools, you will be able to gather the resources you need from the iron veins faster. In case you aren’t aware of how to build a pickaxe, I’ll tell you about it in detail in the next chapter.

Another important resource that can be useful to you in your anvil construction project is the iron nugget: this material is obtained by melting iron weapons, armor and tools in a furnace. In case you have objects of this kind that you think you will no longer use, melt them, in order to obtain materials that could be useful for the creation of the anvil.

I remind you, however, that for the realization of the anvil project, you will need only 31 units of raw iron collected from the veins of the subsoil or 279 iron nuggets extracted from the smelting of the equipment. Decide, then, what is the best strategy for you to undertake for iron harvesting.

Building the work tools

First, for the extraction of raw iron from mining veins you will need to get a pickaxe. This instrument consists of two units of sticks and 3 units of a specific material: the stone pickaxe will serve the rubble, to the iron of iron ingots, for the gold of the gold bars and finally to the one in diamonds you will have to have pure diamonds.

When you have obtained these resources, you will simply have to place them inside a workbench, in the order that is suggested to you in the cookbook that you find on its main screen. Not sure how to build a workbench? There is no problem, I’ll explain it to you immediately.

First, you will need to collect some wood from the trees, using your bare hands or an ax. When you have this resource, place it in the Crafting box, found within the Minecraft inventory screen, in order to create wooden planks.

At this point, place the planks in each of the four slots that you find in the Manufacturing box and you will get a workbench.

In addition to the tools mentioned above, you will also need a furnace: this is essential to extract iron nuggets from iron equipment or to create iron ingots from raw iron, which I will tell you more specifically in the next chapter of the tutorial.

To create a furnace, you simply need to collect 8 units of crushed stone, which is obtained every time you use the pickaxe on a stone, and place them inside a workbench, taking care to leave the central compartment empty.

Craft an anvil

Now that you are aware of all the materials and tools you need to create a anvil, it’s time to get to the heart of this guide.

First, take the raw iron and place it inside the furnace. You will have to use coal or simple wood as fuel: without this, you will not be able to melt iron to obtain ingots. If you are using nuggets instead, place 9 in each slot on the workbench to create an iron ingot. You will have to create in total 31 iron ingots.

Arrived at this point, you will need 3 units of blocks of iron: these are obtained by placing 9 units of iron ingots in a workbench. Take 27 units of this resource from those previously produced.

If you followed my directions to the letter, you should have 3 iron blocks and 4 iron ingots in your inventory. If this is the case, it means that you have everything you need to create an anvil in Minecraft.

For one thing, then open the workbench and positions 3 units of blocks of iron in the upper row. Then add  iron ingots to the bottom row and then add the last ingot to the slot in the center: by doing so, you will immediately be shown the anvil icon, which you can drag into your inventory. Mission accomplished! It wasn’t that hard, was it?


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