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Wood from trees or other fibrous plants. Useful for building structures, weapons, and even simple prosthetics. A raw stick of wood can be used as a weapon in a pinch.

Stack Limit

Base Stats

Deterioration Rate
Market Value
Max Hit Points
Melee Cooldown
Melee Damage

Stat Modifiers

Armor - Blunt
Armor - Heat
Armor - Sharp
Door Opening Speed
Insulation - Cold
Insulation - Heat
Max Hit Points
Melee Blunt Damage
Melee Cooldown
Melee Sharp Damage
Rest Effectiveness
Work To Make

Wood is vital to early game construction and crafting. You are given a number of wood logs at the start of the game and can gather more from trees using the Chop Wood command. Bulk goods traders will also buy and sell wood.

You can plant trees inside growing zones to create a renewable source of wood, though it tends to take over a month of in-game time before trees can be harvested.

Should your colony be visited by an Alphabeaver infestation, watch out! These ravenous genetically-engineered critters will eat every tree on the map if you don't stop them by force!

Using as a weapon

A wood log can be wielded as a melee weapon. It deals more damage per second than a bare fist, which does 5 damage.

  • Melee Attack Damage Amount Cooldown DPS
    Blunt 10 120 5
  • Using as a prosthesis

    A wood log can also be used as a peg leg to replace an existing or missing leg. A peg leg is requested by adding a bill under the pawn's Health tab.

    Using as fuel

    Wood is used to refuel torch lamps, campfires, and fueled workbenches. Haulers take care of refueling.

    Wood vs. Comparable Weapons

    This section goes over how well a piece of wood fares against comparable weapons (similar value, tech level or similar characteristics) in 1 vs. 1 combat.


    • All testing is semi-automated which allows for large sample sizes to be gathered per set of results with ease
    • All pawns have a skill level of 8 in melee
    • No pawns have any traits that affect combat performance
    • All pawns are of 18 years of age and completely healthy

    Results in the table below are the percentages of battles that wood logs either won or tied against the weapon listed in the first column of said table, with a sample size of 2,000 battles per result. Higher percentages are better.

    The following armor categories are:

    Wood vs. Unarmored Flak Marine
    Fists 63.95% 66.90% 68.80%
    Steel club 31.13% 30.53% 27.75%
    Steel knife 21.90% 44.70% 70.95%
    Plasteel knife 8.90% 23.94% 46.20%
    Elephant tusk 17.89% 35.90% 61.75%
    Beer 60.20% 57.95% 61.20%


    Wood is used in the following crafting recipes:

  • Name Amount Type
    Watermill generator 280 Buildings - Power
    Billiards table 30 Buildings - Recreation
    Poker table 25 Buildings - Recreation
    Greatbow 60 Equipment - Weapons
    Pila 70 Equipment - Weapons
    Recurve bow 40 Equipment - Weapons
    Short bow 30 Equipment - Weapons
    Wood floor 3 Floor
    Drape 50 Furniture
    Torch lamp 20 Furniture
    Peg leg 1 Medical Items - Body Parts
    Wooden foot 1 Medical Items - Body Parts
    Wooden hand 1 Medical Items - Body Parts
    Harp 150 Misc
    Harpsichord 250 Misc
    Piano 220 Misc
    Brewery 120 Production
    Fermenting barrel 30 Production
    Butcher table 20 Production - Food
    Campfire 20 Temperature
    Passive cooler 50 Temperature
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