Cut Sandstone (called Smooth Sandstone before 1.13) is a block naturally found in generated structures such as Desert Temples, Desert Villages, and more. Cut sandstone can also be crafted, by placing four blocks of Sandstone in a square, not requiring the 3x3 crafting grid. There are two varieties of Sandstone: Chiseled Sandstone and Cut Sandstone. Sandstone can be used to craft the other two types of sandstone. Smooth by placing for in the same manner as sand to make it, and chiseled by making into slabs and then stacking them on each other. See crafting below.
Unlike sand, cut sandstone is unaffected by gravity and will not fall if placed without a supporting block. This block is not as similar in appearance to cobblestone as its not-smooth form. It is naturally found only in a Desert temple. In a previous version of Minecraft, Sandstone could not be destroyed by an explosion caused by TNT or by creepers.
Chiseled and cut sandstone blocks were added in Minecraft 1.2.4. Sandstone stairs were added in the developmental snapshot 12w21a.
- In versions prior to 1.7.5, if one crafted Cut Sandstone in a 2x2 square, one will get 4 Cut Sandstone. If one did this again, one would get those Cut Sandstone again.