How To Make a Lectern in Minecraft 2024

This Minecraft tutorial explains How To Make a Lectern in Minecraft with detailed screenshots and step-by-step instructed process.

One of the basic elements that you can find in Minecraft is the Lectern. It is often used as a decorative element when, for example, you want to refine the furniture of a survival base or another place where you can devote yourself to reading. It is often found alongside an Enchantment table or Bookshelf. In this guide I show you how to get it in a few simple steps. The materials required are very few and easy to find and its realization is really very simple. So here’s how to get it:

Required Materials to create a Lectern in Minecraft:

Image Name Quantity
Wooden Slabs – Any Type 4
Bookshelf 1


  Java Edition Yes
  Pocket Edition  Yes
   Xbox 360 No
     Xbox One Yes
       PS3 No
       PS4 Yes
     Wii U No
Nintendo Switch Yes
  Windows 10 Edition Yes
    Education Edition Yes

ADDITIONAL INFO: Pocket Edition, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now inserted in Bedrock Edition.

Creating a Lectern in Minecraft is very simple: you can choose crafting if you are in survival mode, so follow the first option. If you are in creative mode, go directly to the second option.


  1. Open the workbench grid

First, lay a workbench along the ground and right-click on it. A crafting grid similar to the one you see in the photo will open for you:

All you have to do is place the different materials inside the grid squares in the right order.

  1. Place the materials in the fabrication grid

Now follow carefully how to insert the different materials into the manufacturing grid. You can help you by referring to the photo you see below:

First insert the bookshelf in the central square of the manufacturing grid; then a wooden slab in the central square immediately below. Finally, three blocks of wooden slab in the squares at the top horizontally. You will see a Lectern appear in the largest quadrant on the right!

  1. Collect the item

Now you just have to click on the Lectern and drag it to your inventory so you can use it when necessary. Really easy!


You can find a Lectern in different sections depending on the device used :

  Java Edition 1.14 – 1.19 Redstone
   Pocket Edition 1.10 – 1.18.10    Items
     Xbox One 1.10 – 1.18.10               Items
       PS4 1.90 – 1.91 Miscellaneous1.

14.0 – 1.18.10          Items

  Nintendo Switch 1.10 – 1.18.10 Items
  Windows 10 Edition 1.10 – 1.18.10 Items
   Education Edition 1.12 – 1.17.30 Items

Well done! Now you know how to make a Lectern in Minecraft. Place it wherever you want to get a great effect in your gaming environments. It will definitely give that extra touch you needed. Really that simple!

All screenshots are taken from Dreamtastix YouTube Channel