How to Make a Bed in Minecraft (2021)

We're taking a look at how to make a bed in Minecraft! If you're looking to get through the night without the creepy monsters making your life difficult while traveling outdoors, then a bed is a great option to get right back to the daylight hours. We're taking you step-by-step in this tutorial on what you'll need to gather!

Beds are not only useful for sleeping away the dark and scary hours, they also function as a Spawn Point for you. What does that mean? Well, if you were to die in the game, you will return to your designated Spawn Point. This is at first the exact spot where you started when you created your current world. If you travel and make a home somewhere else, you will likely want to respawn there. That will require you to make a bed and sleep in it! Now when you die, you will respawn in the bed instead of in the middle of nowhere!

Bed Recipe

If you're looking to put together a bed, you're going to need two types of material: Wood Planks and Wool. Here are the exact materials you'll need for the Bed Recipe:

  • 3x Wood Planks (Any Type)
  • 3x Matching Wool (Needs to be the same color Wool)

Here's how you will need to lay those materials out in your Crafting Table to create the bed:

Crafting recipe for a bed

How-to Create a Bed

To make a bed it will require three wood planks and three wool. The wood is easy, but finding the wool can be a bit more difficult. We break down the process of this step-by-step below.

Step 1: Create Wood Planks

Chop down a tree and grab the wood blocks that fall from it. Place some of those into a Crafting Table or into the crafting area of your inventory. You should now have some Wood Planks!

Step 2: Find Some Wool

This is the harder part because the way to get it can be a bit difficult sometimes. There's a few different ways you can go about it. You can get lucky and find some Wool in a Treasure Chest you find in the various special structures that can spawn. You can slay a bunch of Spiders and loot their String. You will need 12 String in total, four for each Wool block. You can sometimes purchase it from a Shepherd Villager for emeralds.

Finally and probably most reliably, you can find yourself some Sheep! Once you find some Sheep, you will need to craft Shears. To create Shears, you will need to collect two Iron Bars. You can mine downwards or look for a nearby cave to find some Iron. Smelt that and then use it to create the Shears:

Crafting recipe for shears

Take those Shears and use them on the Sheep! Just make sure not to hit the Sheep with them. Once you do this, you should receive one or two Wool from each Sheep that you shear.

Step 3: Create the Bed

Once you've collected the three Wool, you just need to take your Wood Planks and Wool and put it into a Crafting Table using the recipe shown above! Now that you have your bed, make sure to place it somewhere safe! If you're too close to any monsters when you try to sleep, you won't be able to rest until they are gone or slain. You also want to resurrect in a quiet area so you aren't vulnerable when you don't have any loot.

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