This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a block of bamboo with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, a block of bamboo is a new item that will be introduced in Minecraft 1.20. It is one of the many building blocks that you can make.

Let’s explore how to make a block of bamboo.

Where to find a Block of Bamboo in Creative Mode

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find a block of bamboo in the Creative Inventory menu:

Platform Version(s) Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.19.4
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).
  • Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative Inventory menu.

Required Materials to make a Block of Bamboo

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft a block of bamboo:

9 Bamboo

How to craft a Block of Bamboo in Survival Mode

1. Open the Crafting Menu

First, open your crafting table so that you have the 3×3 crafting grid that looks like this:

2. Add Items to make a Block of Bamboo

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To make a block of bamboo, place 9 bamboo in the 3×3 crafting grid.

When making a block of bamboo, it is important that the bamboo are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. There should be 3 bamboo in the first row, 3 bamboo in the second row, and 3 bamboo in the third row. This should fill all of the boxes in the crafting grid. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for a block of bamboo.

Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the block of bamboo will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move the Block of Bamboo to Inventory

Once you have crafted a block of bamboo, you need to move the new item to your inventory.

Congratulations, you have made a block of bamboo in Minecraft!

Item ID and Name

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, a block of bamboo has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

(Minecraft ID Name)
Data Value Stack Size Version
Block of Bamboo
64 1.20
  • Description is what the item is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value that is used in game commands.
  • Data Value (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.
  • Stack Size is the maximum stack size for this item. While some items in Minecraft are stackable up to 64, other items can only be stacked up to 16 or 1. (NOTE: These stack sizes are for vanilla Minecraft only. If you are running a mod, some mods may change the stack size for an item.)
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Block States for Block of Bamboo

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac), the block states for Block of Bamboo are:

Block State Value Def Req
axis y Yes No
axis x No No
axis z No No
  • Block State is the internal name for the block state.
  • Value is the value for the block state.
  • Def indicates that it is the default, if omitted.
  • Req indicates that it must be included in command to properly identify this item/block.
  • Example shows how to format the block state to be used in the /fill, /setblock, /clone, or /testforblock command.

Give Command for Block of Bamboo

Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.20, the /give command for Block of Bamboo is:

/give @p bamboo_block 1

Things to Make with Blocks of Bamboo

You can use blocks of bamboo to make items in Minecraft such as:

How to make Bamboo Planks

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