What Does a Fletching Table Do in Minecraft?

Deyan Georgiev
Deyan Georgiev

Updated · Oct 16, 2022


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We’ve all played Minecraft at one point in our lives. Those who were more serious players know that one of the elements of the game is trading.

Trading means bartering with Villagers. Players trade to get Emeralds, which can be swapped for refined goods afterwards.

There are many different jobs Villagers can have. One important profession is the Fletcher.

You can become one through a Fletching table.

Wait, what?!

What does a Fletching table do in Minecraft and how can you craft one?

Allow me to explain.

What Does a Fletching Table Do in Minecraft?

The Fletching table is a job site block with a bow, arrow, and a target depicted on it.

It can be used for :

  • turning villagers with no occupation into Fletchers
  • fueling for furnaces (smelts one and a half items at a time)
  • producing bass sounds when placed under note blocks

The Minecraft Fletcher table has no right-click functionality for now.

Even though it can generate naturally inside the houses of Fletchers, you can also make one.

Here’s how:

How To Craft a Fletching Table

Thankfully, the items you need are easy to find. 

First, get yourself two pieces of flint and four planks of wood. Flint can be found through mining gravel, which is found in caves. There’s a 10% chance of getting flint from each block of gravel.

Wooden planks can be made from wooden logs. One log creates four planks. In this case, you need one log from any tree. Cut it by using an ax.

Here’s the Fletching table recipe:

  • Use a Crafting table for assembling (right-click on it).
  • In the 3x3 crafting grid, place the two pieces of flint in the top-left and top-middle slots.
  • In the same grid, place the four wood planks in the rest of the left and middle slots.
  • When the Fletching table appears in the box to the right, move it to your inventory.
  • Place it anywhere.

How To Use a Fletching Table

The main Fletching table use is turning Villagers into Fletchers via physical contact with the table. You may need to do that when you can’t find one, but need to trade.

You have to:

  • Corner a Villager in their home or another cramped location.
  • Block all possible exits. This is not a horror movie plot, I promise. 
  • Place the Minecraft Fletching table close to the Villager.
  • Wait for physical contact.

When you see green particles appear, that means the mission is accomplished. The Villager should change appearance – brown leather clothes and a hat.

When that’s done, you can begin trading. In the dialogue menu on the left you’ll see what items they ask for in return for the items shown on the right. The Minecraft Fletcher can provide you with:

  • Emeralds
  • Bows
  • Arrows
  • Gravel
  • Flint
  • Crossbows

Through buying and selling, Fletchers can be leveled up. There are five levels:

  • Novice
  • Apprentice
  • Journeyman
  • Expert
  • Master

The higher the level, the better items they can provide.

Here’s what a Villager that has touched a Fletching table trades:

  • When a Novice, he gives you:
    • 1 Emerald in exchange for 32 Sticks
    • 16 Arrows in exchange for 1 Emerald
    • 10 Flint in exchange for 1 Emerald and 10 Gravel
  • If you’re dealing an Apprentice, you can bargain for:
    • 1 Emerald in exchange for 26 Flint
    • 1 Bow in exchange for 2 Emeralds
  • When the Minecraft Fletcher is a Journeyman, he gives you:
    • 1 Emerald in exchange for 14 String
    • 1 Crossbow in exchange for 3 Emeralds
  • If you encounter Expert, you can ask for:
    • 1 Emerald in exchange for 24 Feathers
    • 1 Enchanted Bow in exchange for 7-21 Emeralds
  • When a Master, he gives you:
    • 1 Emerald in exchange for 8 Tripwire Hooks
    • 1 Enchanted Crossbow in exchange for 8-22 Emeralds
    • 5 Tipped Arrows in exchange for 2 Emeralds and 5 Arrows

Players think that in a future update the Minecraft Fletching table might be clickable and might show a grid, similar to the one of a Crafting table. However, for now, only the aforementioned usages are available.

Wrap Up

Let’s conclude:

What does a Fletching table do in Minecraft?

Its main job is to turn Villagers into Fletchers. After that happens, players can trade with them and level them up. Fletching tables are easy to make and also commonly found in villages.

If you’re a beginner in the game, follow the steps in this article to craft one of your own. 

Remember the most important thing:

Have fun!


Deyan Georgiev

Deyan Georgiev

Deyan has been fascinated by technology his whole life. From the first Tetris game all the way to Falcon Heavy. Working for TechJury is like a dream come true, combining both his passions – writing and technology. In his free time (which is pretty scarce, thanks to his three kids), Deyan enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Always with a few chargers and a couple of gadgets in the backpack. He makes mean dizzying Island Paradise cocktails too.

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