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Minecraft Sink: Step by step guide to building a working sink

The Minecraft Sink is one of the sets of kitchen blocks added to the game mod titled Cooking for Blockheads. You can build a functional multiblock kitchen with several preset blocks in this mod. Adding a sink to the setup ensures an endless supply of freshwater. Aside from that, you can also use the technique to build a sink in your bathroom.

Follow this comprehensive step-by-step guide to build an interactive Minecraft Sink and get it right the first time.


Step 1: Get all the blocks you need

You are going to need the following items:

  • Quartz slab
  • Dispenser block
  • Cobblestones
  • Cyan-hardened clay
  • Quartz stairs
  • Buckets of water
  • Tripwire hook
  • Stone buttons
  • Redstone torches
  • Hoppers
  • Redstone dust
  • Redstone comparator
  • Command block

Step 2: Find the area where you want to build

You do not need a vast area to build a bathroom or kitchen sink. Practically, an area of 4×7 blocks will work just fine.

Step 3: Build the wall blocks

Arrange a row of cobblestones 4 blocks high and 7 blocks wide. These blocks will make the sink look clunky. But that is alright since there is no way to make thin blocks. If you want to make a colorful sink, replace the three cobblestones in the middle of the base of the wall with Quartz slabs.

Step 4: Arrange quartz stairs.

Select quartz stairs in the inventory and arrange them in two rows to form a cage around the 1st and 2nd block and the 6th and 7th cobblestone at the base level.

Step 5: Dig the area 

Select an iron shovel and dig the area around the sink to form a pit not more than one block deep.

Step 6: Fill up the pit

Fill up the depth of the pit with cyan-hardened clay. At this point, you will see that the sink is already forming a great shape.

Step 7: Build the water pit

Dig out the grass in the center of the sink area-the cage-like area was formed by the quartz stairs. Make it one block deep and three blocks wide.

Step 8: Create a dispenser

Fill the dug-out area with three slab blocks.

Step 9: Fill up the dispenser with water

Select the water bucket and fill the dispenser area with water. Now you have created a realistic sink flowing with water. But remember, we are building an interactive sink, so we can’t stop there.

Step 10: Create hot and cold water taps

A modern kitchen or bathroom sink should have a functional tap that runs hot and cold water. To do that, place a trip-wire hook in the middle area above the dispenser. Just like you have it in a real-life sink. After that, grab two button blocks and place them on the left and right sides of the trip-wire hook.

Step 11: Create a command block

To make the buttons interactive, you need to create a command block. Open the chat tab and type this command in the chat:


  • /give 
  • [your Minecraft name] 
  • Comm; which will autofill to “Minecraftcommand_block”

Hit enter.

Step 12: Arrange Redstone torch

Go behind the sink and place one Redstone torch each behind the buttons.

Step 13: Equip hoppers

Place two hoppers beside each torch. Ensure that the hoppers are closely connected. After that, place Redstone dust in each one of the hoppers. The place Redstone comparator inside each one of the hoppers.

Step 14: Place command blocks at the end of each comparator.

Change the formatting of the command block after arranging them at the end of the comparator. Right-click on the command block and press the “impulse’ button to “repeat,” and press “done.” Doing this will change the color of the command block to purple.

Step 15: Activate the command in the command block

Once you have changed the configuration of the command block from “impulse” to “repeat,” you cannot put all your command inside the command block. To activate the command, right-click on your command block and paste the following command for the command blocks on each side. 

North Side

[1] /particle minecraft:dripping_lava ~-2 ~0.85 ~3.90 0.02 0.02 0.02 0 3

[2] /particle minecraft:dripping_water ~2 ~0.85 ~3.90 0.02 0.02 0.02 0 3

East Side

[1] /particle minecraft:dripping_lava ~-3.90 ~0.85 ~-2 0.02 0.02 0.02 0 3

[2] /particle minecraft:dripping_water ~-3.90 ~0.85 ~2 0.02 0.02 0.02 0 3

South Side

[1] /particle minecraft:dripping_lava ~2 ~0.85 ~-3.90 0.02 0.02 0.02 0 3

[2] /particle minecraft:dripping_water ~-2 ~0.85 ~-3.90 0.02 0.02 0.02 0 3

West Side

[1] /particle minecraft:dripping_lava ~3.90 ~0.85 ~2 0.02 0.02 0.02 0 3

[2] /particle minecraft:dripping_water ~3.90 ~0.85 ~-2 0.02 0.02 0.02 0 3

This should activate the red stone behind each button. Now, go to the front of the sink and toggle on the cold and hot tap to confirm if it works.

Wrapping up

So that’s how you build a fully functional Minecraft sink. Why don’t you give it a try and let us know if it works for you in the comment section? Additionally, you can request any Minecraft tips and tricks of your choice, and we will get on it.

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