Posted: Jan 19, 2021 in Minecraft
By Kevin Lott
Minecraft’s most common block is arguably stone. Although it is a very nice block, some prefer a smoother, cleaner texture. This is where one of the oldest blocks in Minecraft comes in, all the way from Minecraft Classic, Smooth Stone. This interesting block has changed throughout the years, along with how it’s crafted and what its purpose is. This will be a brief guide on how to make Smooth Stone so you can get back to making those awesome builds! Let’s get started.
Smooth Stone is a variant of Stone that has a much lighter hue of gray, along with a visible outline. Smooth Stone does not have a crafting recipe, but rather is created by placing Stone in the top part of a Furnace. The conversion is 1:1, so you’ll get one Smooth Stone block for every Stone block smelted. That’s all there is to it.
If you want to craft Smooth Stone Slabs, you will need three Smooth Stone blocks. Then, place them in a Crafting Table in a row, which will give you 6 Smooth Stone Slabs.
Smooth Stone Slabs actually have a unique mechanic that makes it so when placing them on top of eachother, unlike other slabs, they do not combine to make up a single block. Instead, they create this layered double-slab pattern which some may remember as the original Smooth Stone.
Since Smooth Stone is made from Stone, it must be mined with a pickaxe for it to drop. Also, besides crafting, the only way to obtain Smooth Stone is by finding villages and houses.
If you didn’t know, you can also use the Stonecutter on Smooth Stone like any other rock-based block. Sadly, you cannot make Smooth Stone stairs, but you can use this to get a single slab rather than six.
Smooth Stone doesn’t really have any uses, but it is moreso a building block. It looks nice and accents buildings very well, as seen in most villages. I hope this brief guide helped you out in your building endeavors, now that you know how to use this neat stoney block. With that said, have a great day.