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How to make a bed in Minecraft?

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Minecraft is one of the most popular action-adventure sandbox games to have ever been released. The game still enjoys a healthy player base nearly a decade after its launch. 

Minecraft’s basic survival strategy depends on the player mining for elements and using them to craft weapons, items, shields and other tools required to survive the world and fight off mobs. But when all the fighting is done, you need a place to rest too.

In this article, we’re talking about how you can make a bed in Minecraft and use it to reset your spawn point. 

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Beds in Minecraft

Beds are a rather important thing in Minecraft. Not only do they allow you to skip the night, they also reset your spawn point so you don’t keep spawning at the same point you did when you started the game. Additionally, if you’re falling and land on a bed, you only take half the damage.

Before we get to crafting however, there are certain things you need to craft a bed. 

  • 3 x Wool: You can get wool by either killing sheep or using Shears to harvest wool from them, Coloured wool also gives the same colour to your bed.
  • 3 x Wood planks: Wood planks can be crafted from trees. Any kind of wood plank will work for a bed. 

Apart from the aforementioned materials, you also need a crafting table as a bed requires a 3 x 3 crafting grid. Once you have everything you need, follow these steps.

Step 1: Walk up to your crafting table and right-click it to interact. 

How to make a bed in Minecraft?

Step 2: Place the wool and wood in the exact order as shown below.

How to make a bed in Minecraft?

Once the bed is crafted, you can move it to your inventory and when its time to sleep, just equip the bed, place it and interact with it using right-click or the interact button on your controller. 

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Yadullah Abidi

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