The community expected the Minecraft 1.21 update to have something to do with the End Dimension, or at least the lack of space in their inventory. However, this update is squarely focused on combat challenges and experiences, highlighted with a brand new structure called process chambers. It is a large underground building with many traps, treasures and mafia fights. But this structure is also unique because of the blocks from which it is made. Most are new copper and tuff blocks that are amazingly designed and look great.
We have already discussed in separate guides how to make copper lamps and grilles. So today in this post we will focus on a pretty cool variation of tuff blocks, called polished tuff. So, without further ado, let’s learn how to make polished tuff in Minecraft 1.21.
Tools you need to make polished tuff
To make polished tuff, you first have to travel deep underground. As you might have expected, you’ll first need to grab some regular tuff blocks. The recipe requires at least 4 tuff blocks so you can make 4 polished tuff. So if you need more than four polished tuffs, make sure you mine and purchase the block in multiples of 4.
Moreover, the crafting table is not necessary for this recipe, as you may only use the 2×2 crafting grid in your inventory. However, it is also possible to make this tuff variant with a handy utility block: the stonemason. We highly recommend that you create and use it as it offers a number of benefits that we will discuss later in this guide.
Create polished tuff using Crafting Grid
Since crafting polished tuff in the crafting grid and the stonemason produces different results, we’ve covered both ways, starting with the crafting grid. So after obtaining tuff blocks, follow the steps below.
- Open your inventory by by pressing the “E” key on your keyboard. You can use the craft table or even the craft table craftsman also.
- Take the regular tuff blocks and fill the 2 x 2 crafting grid with one block in each slot. If you are using a 3 x 3 grid, you will need to choose a corner and create the 2 x 2 square with the tuff blocks.
- Either way, you’ll see 4 polished tuff blocks appear in the results window on the right.
- To create and use them, click on the blocks and move them to an empty space in your inventory.
Make polished tuff with a stonemason
- First, place the stonemason in your world and right-click on it to open the UI.
- Then take a tuff block and place it in the input slot on the left.
- Then select polished tuff in the center section of the user interface.
- What you’ll immediately notice is that polished tuff will appear immediately to the right, which you can then move to your inventory.
- The amazing feature of the stonemason is that you can make as many blocks as you need, unlike the crafting grid which forces you to make multiples of 4 blocks at a time. But in addition, the stonemason offers the same ratio.
Where to find polished tuff in Minecraft 1.21
As mentioned in the introduction, new copper and tuff building blocks are formed naturally in the subsurface tasting rooms in Minecraft. They generate underground and can be discovered by exploring the cave system.
Furthermore, you will mainly find polished tuff stone such as the main ceiling block in process rooms. However, keep in mind that these structures are quite challenging, so escaping them may not be that easy.
For those wondering where you can use polished tuff, it can be a clean building block in your interior Building Minecraft Houses. It’s kind of the perfect block for ceiling or floor designs. It looks a bit like a darker version of polished andesite, thanks to its smooth-looking texture.
In addition, polished tuff is part of craft recipes that yield tuff stones, as well as stairs, slabs and walls. Like the polished tuff, these varieties of tuff blocks can be crafted using the crafting table or the stonemason. Check out the recipes below for reference:
There you have it. Now you know how to make polished tuff in Minecraft 1.21. No one expected these blocks to be added to the game, but they are here, and we’re not complaining. They are darker blocks with a shade of green in them. So the extended family of tuff blocks could close the gaps between some blocks, making some fantastic block palettes possible. That said, what do you think of the polished tuff? Will you be using it in your builds? Let us know in the comments below!