I am making a Minecraft map with crafting tables as decorations. Players will be using Emeralds to craft items, so I do not want players to be able to use Crafting tables at all.

Is there a way you can make certain crafting tables unable to open their GUI?

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    I'd suggest making a texture pack that puts the crafting bench texture on a non-interactive block. There's no good way to prevent a player from opening the crafting bench.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Nov 20, 2016 at 23:08
  • A server plugin could easily do this, but for vanilla this seems to be a tough challenge.
    – dly
    Commented Nov 21, 2016 at 10:13

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I don't know any way to disable a real crafting table, but you could summon a falling block that looks like one:

/summon minecraft:leash_knot ~ ~ ~ {Tags:[{"blockCenter"}]}
/execute @e[tag=blockCenter] ~ ~ ~ summon minecraft:falling_block ~ ~ ~ {Block:crafting_table,NoGravity:1,Time:1,CustomName:fakeCraftingTable}

Then use a repeating command block to run:

/entitydata @e[name=fakeCraftingTable] {Time:1}

To make sure it never despawns. You can put a block with a smaller 'footprint', like a cake, in that spot to make it appear solid.

  • In fiddling around with other commands, I accidentally discovered another solution: surround a crafting table with piston extension blocks. They're and invisible and don't block movement, but they prevent you from using a block viewed through them. Stand in any spot next to the crafting table that's not filled by another block and run /setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:piston_extension. Keep in mind though, they prevent building in that spot, block liquids, and can only be destroyed by commands.
    – TenNineAce
    Commented Jan 17, 2017 at 4:15

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