A lectern in Minecraft is a little used element, but with different functions that you and your friends may be interested in. Frequent use of the lectern is that several players can read the same book without the need for all of them to have it in their inventory. Additionally, it can be used to trade enchanted books.
Since update 1.14, it is possible to craft the lectern using 4 wooden slabs and 1 bookcase. This last element is the most difficult to obtain since you will also have to craft it. On the other hand, it is important that you know how to place the elements on the work table. The lectern also spawns naturally in the library, so if you’re near a village, it may be easier to head to this location to use the piece of furniture.
What is needed to make Lectern Minecraft?
You must first craft a library, which can be the most difficult item to get. Then you simply have 4 slabs of wood and your workbench or crafting table. You will need to learn how to craft a book as well, as you will need 3 for the bookstore.
Note: If you already know the steps needed to craft a book or you already have the requirements, you can skip the explanation of how to craft it and go directly to crafting in the bookstore. Likewise, if you already have this object, you can skip the corresponding tutorial since you have what you need to craft the lectern.
To create a book, you must gather paper, find it around the world or craft it. For this, you must have sugar cane, which you can find near the banks of a river or sea. Once you get it, go to the manufacturing table and place 3 canes horizontally and with this, you will get 3 pieces of paper, enough material to create 1 book. In total, you will need 9 pieces of paper, since there are 3 books.
The next step is to get leather, which you can get from animals such as cows, and horses, among others. 1 leather will be required for the manufacture of each book. Therefore you will need 3 of these items. Combine the materials on the crafting table, as shown in the example image below:
To craft a bookstore in Minecraft, it will be necessary to have 3 books and 6 wooden planks. The planks can be from whatever you have in your inventory. The process to follow is simply to enter your crafting table and place: 3 planks on top, 3 books in the middle and the last 3 wooden blocks on the bottom, as shown in the example:
Crafting bookcase in Minecraft
It is also necessary to have 4 wooden slabs to make the lectern and the crafting process is very simple. You simply have to place three planks horizontally on the crafting table and you will get a wooden slab as a result. Many players already know this procedure since the slabs are necessary for the construction.
How to make the lectern?
Now that you have all the materials, you can start the process of creating a lectern in Minecraft. Start by opening your crafting table, then place 3 wooden slabs on top and one in the bottom middle square. Finally, you must place the bookcase in the center of the manufacturing window and you will see that next to the wood, it forms a perfect T. Once this is done, you will get a new lectern.
Its main use is to read a book between several players, this happens by placing the book on the lectern and the characters that are around can read it without needing to have a copy. Also, there is a chance for a villager to get into the librarian profession. This happens if there is one near the lectern who doesn’t have another stance already designated.
This item can also be used to trade enchanted books with the Librarian villagers. Finally, the lectern can send a Redstone signal when turning a page, with a maximum of 16 signals. After this page number, it will not emit any more signals until the book is changed.
You can also see lecterns in different locations where a library is located, such as a small village or a Dungeon. A necessary point for these items to be found is that they are a location generated after version 1.14 of Minecraft.
A lectern is an easy tool to craft and with several uses. You just need to have the necessary resources to make it. Otherwise, the procedure may take longer. Since then, you will have to craft the missing elements. If it is difficult for you to do all these steps, you can always choose to look for the lectern in a library.