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How to make a Fireplace that won't burn your House down in Minecraft

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Fireplaces are great decorative pieces for your house in Minecraft, but, if you are not careful, you can end up burning down your beautiful home. Though the overall look of your Fireplace is up to you, here is what you need to ensure you do so you don't burn your house down (unless it is made of a nonflammable material, then you are already fine).

  1. Decide where it is going to go (I chose the corner of my house)
  2. Clear out the area you want it in;
    • You need the area under the fire made of nonflammable material
    • 1 block in each direction around where the fire will be needs to be clear or made of a nonflammable material, so a 3 by 3 square around it
    • Going up from where the fire will be you will need that 3 by 3 square to be made of nonflammable material for at least 3 levels above it. The only way to ensure nothing starts on fire is to keep that 3 by 3 rectangle made of nonflammable material no matter how far up you go from the fire, either have the material above it nonflammable or have nothing there (you can see the picture of the roof of my house where I continued the 3 by 3 of stone
  3. Fill in stone (or another nonflammable material) around where the fireplace will be (anywhere the fire could touch), this includes below and above as directed before
  4. Create a boundary around what will be on fire (I used stone steps leaving a hole in the corner where my fire source will be
  5. Cover the area that will be above the fire with stone so it doesn't light up (all of that area) (as long as you just leave a 1 block high opening around where the fire will be, you will not be in danger of getting burned because you will physically not be able to touch it)
  6. Put your flammable material in the fireplace (I just chose to use a block of wood which actually burned for quite some time)
  7. Light it on fire with Flint and Steel

There you have it! Make sure the fire doesn't spread and enjoy!

 
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twilightfox24 days ago

I is making mistake and burn down 7 story house

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)  twilightfox24 days ago

That sucks! It looks like it was awesome!

Yeah it was
imagnuson3 months ago
We'll if you put netherrack then the fire wile burn fur ever and it won't burns your house down
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  imagnuson3 months ago

So Netherrack fire doesn't spread?

oh, it'll spread all right. I find that the ideal way to make a netherrack fireplace is to build a nice column of nether brick (an actual chimney. You need an actual chimney system for this) such that the netherrack is in line with the wall or actually outside the perimeter and the chimney protrudes from the building. Nether brick in between netherrack and anything flammable. Make a hearth at least 2 blocks deep, in order to conserve "living space" i usually set the netherrack back and make a longer chimney. Put netherrack fence over the front of the fireplace like a grate. Netherrack is dangerous stuff, but if treated right, you too can have a three story building with a heated pool and a fireplace on each level.

no he put a lot of cobble stone around did you saw it that is why the wood will not burn

andyspal3 months ago

I know how to make smoke on roof: Do the same as above, but on the roof.

gammerguy3 months ago

YAY FINALY I know how to make a fireplace without burning down a village

THANK YOU

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  gammerguy3 months ago

You're welcome :)

Thanks, very helpfull instructable!

Thanks for looking :)

No problem!

wdevers3 months ago

Penolopy thanks for the great design! I always look forward to your minecraft ideas especially since I'm a newbie. Keep up the great ideas and instructables!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  wdevers3 months ago

Thanks! I'm still fairly a newbie, but doing all these Instructables has really taught me a lot!

The Beef3 months ago

I do think that minecraft things should have its own place but it is nice that you have this for new players.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  The Beef3 months ago

They do have their own place :) Play > Minecraft

Phideaux2513 months ago

inverted stairs above the fire would look good too and add a chimney effect

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Phideaux2513 months ago

Agreed!

ac-dc3 months ago

lol, every instructable on the site should have the requirement of showing how to do the same thing in Minecraft. ;)

And where would creativity go!

Then that means that I couldn't be a member!

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Icesphere3 months ago

I remember back in beta I used to make netherrack fire places with fences because they looked cool and didn't burn. and then there was this update...

Here's an idea: You know how some people use pressure plates for opening their doors? Well, I've seen a lot of Youtubers replace the block under the pressure plate with TNT. So when someone steps on it, thinking it's going to open the door, but really, IT'S A TRAP!!!!!!!

THINGS GO BOOM BOOM!

XD

-J.R.

TieDIY3 months ago
A way to make it go forever without burning out is to put nether brick underneath and BAM! It won't go out unless u put a block on it :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  TieDIY3 months ago

Thanks for the tip!

jessyratfink3 months ago
Hahahaha!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  jessyratfink3 months ago

SAVE ALL THE HOUSES FROM FIRE!

I've burned down too many houses with fireplaces. That's why I just incorporate a furnace into a stone chimney: same effect, 100% safe!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  AlternateLives3 months ago

Sounds like a great idea :) I'm going to have to make one of those :)

andyspal3 months ago

I tried to make one before, but my house was smashed in no time flat!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  andyspal3 months ago

:(

Great instructable! Used it and loved it!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  saiyanmonkey5553 months ago

Yay!

I was searching for how to make a fireplace and I found the best one! Thanks, Penelope! :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  CommanderCookie3 months ago

Thanks! I hope it all works out. While I was doing it I kept lighting the fire and then going outside and watching the roof and then if it lite on fire, adjusted what I did and lite it up again.

nancyjohns3 months ago

why not use netherack?

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  nancyjohns3 months ago

I just wanted to keep it really basic for the instructions and then have people take it and run with it :)

CarterBond3 months ago

I always burnt my house down when trying to make a fire place.

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