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Make Torches in Minecraft

You should make some torches to light up your home using some coal and sticks. Lucky if you have already got some.

But, if you didn’t find coal, you must make Charcoal. Whilst digging, you should find at least 8 blocks of Cobblestone. If not, dig until you collect enough.

Make a Furnace

Place the furnace somewhere convenient, then right-click on it to open interface and place 3 blocks of Wood in the section Ingredients and 2 Wooden Planks in the “Fuel” slot.

By then, you should see flames, and the Wood will be turned into Charcoal. Use the Charcoal to make torches.

Light Up The Room

Holding your torches, right-click to place them on your floor or wall to light up your home at all times – no corner should be more than 6 blocks from a lit-torch.

Shut The Door

The last thing to do is building a door to keep monsters out by using 6 wooden planks and lay them out on the crafting table. Then place the door by right clicking on the doorway of the house. It is now a safe refuge for you to survive the night, and you are ready to get started on some home improvements.

Home Improvements

You should use any remaining daylight to collect more wood, coal, and other resources so that when it’s dark, you can expand your new home, and maybe build some new rooms.

Upgrade Your Tools

Use your Crafting Table, you can make better tools using Cobblestone instead of Wood Planks

Make Windows to see the outside world in the morning.

If you have some sand, you can make a window by using your furnace to make sand into glass. Then, you can use a glass block as a window, to make proper window-panes.

If you don’t have any glass, use a single block hole to make a window. It’s small so that monsters won’t get through.

Tip: Make sure you light your home by placing plenty of torches, otherwise monsters may enter! A good tip is that no square of your floor should be more than 6 blocks away from a torch.