With a great modification, called Furnace Overheul in your game there will be six new types of furnaces, each of which will run an order of magnitude faster than its predecessor. Mod is not large-scale, but it is very useful!
How to install Furnace Overhaul Mod
- Download and install Minecraft Forge
- Download mod
- Do not unzip it, copy to C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\ Roaming\.minecraft\mods