To use a stonecutter in Minecraft to craft stairs and slabs, follow these steps:
- Place the stonecutter: If you don’t have a stonecutter, you can craft one using three stone blocks and one iron ingot. Place the iron ingot in the center cell of the top row of the 3×3 crafting grid, and place the three stone blocks along the bottom row. Once you have a stonecutter, place it on the ground.
- Access the stonecutter: Right-click or tap on the stonecutter to open its unique menu.
- Insert the stone-related block: Place the stone-related block (e.g., cobblestone, stone bricks, etc.) in the input slot on the left side of the stonecutter’s menu.
- Select the desired output: Options for crafting stairs and slabs will appear in the central window. Click or tap on the stair or slab option you want to craft.
- Collect the crafted item: The crafted stairs or slabs will appear in the output slot on the right side of the stonecutter’s menu. Drag the item to your inventory or tap on it to collect it.
Using a stonecutter is more efficient than using a crafting table, as it requires fewer resources to craft stairs and slabs. For example, crafting stairs with a stonecutter yields one stair per block, whereas crafting with a table requires six blocks to craft four stairs. Read How to make Stonecutter In Minecraft if you don’t know how to craft your own stonecutter.