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How to make a bed in Minecraft

A bed is an important item in Minecraft. It allows players to reset their spawn point. If you’ve built your base, you should definitely craft a bed, place it in a room, and sleep in it at least once to change your spawn point. If you do not have a bed that you’ve slept in at least once, and you die, you will respawn at the original spawn point the game assigned you when you created and joined a world, or when you joined a server.

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Make a bed in Minecraft

Making a bed in Minecraft is pretty easy. The material blocks for it are easy to find and the construction is a simple, single step process. If you have the time and resources for it, you can make a bed of a particular color but you will need to find dye for it.

What you need

In order to make a bed in Minecraft, you need;

  • Three blocks of wool
  • Three blocks of wood (any kind)
  • A crafting table

Obtaining Wool in Minecraft

Wool comes from sheep. Sheep are fairly common and you will find them in almost all biomes. They come in white, brown, and black color variations. The color of the wool will determine the color of the bed. 

To obtain wool, you can;

  • Sheer a sheep
  • Kill a sheep

To kill a sheep, a wooden sword will do but sheering is better, The sheep will grow its wool back after a while and you can get more wool from it again. With sheering, you will definitely get wool whereas by killing sheep, you may only get mutton. To sheer a sheep, you need sheers. To construct sheers, you need;

  • 2 iron ingots

To craft sheers;

  1. Open the crafting table.
  2. Place one iron ingot in the second cell of the first row.
  3. Place one iron ingot in the first cell of the second row.
  4. Collect sheers.

Sheer sheep

Now that you have your sheers, you need to find sheep. Once you find sheep, right-click/place action item on the sheep. You will get at least one block of wool. The sheep will change form to show that it has been sheered. You cannot get more wool from it until it grows wool back.

If you want the bed to be particular color, go ahead and dye the wool before you proceed. 

Make bed in Minecraft

Now that you have your wool and wood, you can make the bed.

  1. Open the crafting table.
  2. Place one block of wool in each cell of the first row.
  3. Place one block of wood in each cell of the second row.
  4. Collect the bed.
  5. With the bed in your hand, right-click on the ground to place it.
  6. Once placed, right-click the bed to sleep.

Sleeping in Minecraft

You cannot go to sleep in Minecraft whenever you like. 

  • You can only sleep at night or when it’s dark (or raining)
  • You cannot sleep if there are hostile mobs nearby
  • If you do not sleep for several nights in a row, the Phantom will attack you in the day.


A bed in Minecraft was an important but not necessarily essential item to construct until the Phantom mob was added. Before, the game gave players the option to pass the night quickly or reset their spawn point. Now, it punishes you for not getting enough sleep.

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