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Written byNicole Levine, MFA

Last Updated: May 16, 2022

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Do you need to stock up on tipped arrows, enchanted bows, and crossbows in Minecraft? To keep your bow and arrow supply high, you'll need access to fletchers for trades. An easy way to turn any unemployed villager into a fletcher is to craft a Fletching Table and place it near the villager, who will turn into a fletcher once interacting with it. This wikiHow guide will teach you how to craft a Fletching Table from simple materials, and how to use the Fletching Table to transform ordinary villagers into useful fletchers.

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What is a Fletching Table in Minecraft?

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    A Fletching Table is a job site block that turns unemployed villagers into fletchers. Fletching tables occur naturally inside of fletcher houses, but you can also craft them to encourage more villagers to become fletchers.

    • The Fletching Table looks like a tan block with a bow and arrow on one side, and a target on the other.
    • Fletching Tables are available in all current versions of Minecraft beginning with 1.14 (Java Edition) and 1.11.0 (Pocket Edition & Windows 10). You won't find Fletching Tables on Xbox 360, PS3, or WiiU.
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    Create a Fletching Table if you want more fletchers to trade with. By making your own Fletching Table with a few basic materials, you can get better trades, as fletchers are some of the best villagers to trade with—you can trade for emeralds, bows, crossbows, enchanted crossbows, and tipped arrows.[1]

    • Fletching Tables can also be used as furnace fuel—they can smelt one and a half items per block.
    • You can also place Fletching Tables under note blocks to make bass sounds.
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Craft a Fletching Table

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    Gather your materials. The recipe for a Fletching Table requires only a few basic materials:

    • 4 wooden planks of any type, including oak, dark oak, spruce, birth, jungle, acacia, crimson, and warped planks.
    • 2 flints, which you can acquire by mining gravel.[2]
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    Open your crafting table. You can open the crafting table by standing in front of it and right-clicking or tapping it. If you're playing on a console:

    • PS4: Press L2.
    • Xbox One: Press LT.
    • Nintendo Switch or Wii U: Press ZL.
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    Place 2 flints in the top-left two slots. Leave the third slot on the top row blank.

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    Place 2 planks into the first two slots on the second line. These can be two planks of any type.[3] Leave the third slot on the second row blank.

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    Place 2 more planks into the first two slots on the third row. This recipe produces a Fletching Table, which you can now drag down into your inventory.

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Turn Villagers into Fletchers

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    Place the Fletching Table in a cramped area. If you need a quick way to produce more fletchers in a village, you can coerce jobless villagers into interacting with a Fletching Table by placing the table in a villager's home or anywhere near the villager.

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    Seal off the area once a villager is near the Fletching Table. If the villager doesn't interact with the table on their own, you can block off any exits to speed along the process.

    • By preventing the villager from exiting the area with the Fletching Table, they'll have no choice but to interact with it.
    • Once a villager interacts with the table, you'll see green stars around their head, and they'll suddenly be wearing a brown hat.
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    Level up the fletcher by buying and selling. When the fletcher is a novice, you can only trade for emeralds, arrows, and flints. By continuing to trade with one fletcher, you'll eventually turn them into a Master Fletcher who can get you tipped arrows. Here are all of the trades you can do with a fletcher at different levels:

    • Novice
      • 32 sticks for 1 emerald.
      • 1 emerald for 16 arrows.
      • 1 emerald and 10 gravel for 10 flints.
    • Apprentice
      • 26 flints for 1 emerald.
      • 2 emeralds for 1 bow.
    • Journeyman
      • 14 strings for 1 emerald.
      • 3 emeralds for 1 crossbow.
    • Expert
      • 24 feathers for 1 emerald.
      • 7 to 21 emeralds for 1 enchanted bow.
    • Master
      • 8 tripwire hooks for 1 emerald.
      • 8 to 22 emeralds for 1 enchanted crossbow.
      • 2 emeralds and 5 arrows for 5 tipped arrows.
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      This article was co-authored by wikiHow staff writer, Nicole Levine, MFA. Nicole Levine is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. She has more than 20 years of experience creating technical documentation and leading support teams at major web hosting and software companies. Nicole also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Portland State University and teaches composition, fiction-writing, and zine-making at various institutions. This article has been viewed 20,605 times.

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      1.Place 2 flints in the two top-left slots of a 3x3 crafting table.
      2.Place 2 wooden planks (any kind) into the first two slots in the second row.
      3.Place 2 more wooden planks into the first two slots of the third row.

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