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So I have a zombie trap with the kill zone next to 45 bookshelves and an enchanting table in the center for easy grinding and enchanting. I had it nicely decorated and looking good with carpet...and could only get lvl1 enchantments. This was puzzling...finally, I found an old forum post that talked about a torch blocking the enchantment bonus from the shelves. So I killed the carpet and et voila, I was enchanted!
This got me thinking, carpet's like 1/4 block high. Any chance to change the properties of the table so 1/2 blocks or 1/4 blocks don't cause the bonus to be lost?