Wood Book Shelves are decorative storage blocks that can contain up to 3 stacks of items and will not display them.
These shelves cannot be found anywhere in the world nor harvested from creatures currently. They can be crafted in your crafting menu (to be opened by typing the default key "Q"), but only after the according crafting recipe has been unlocked.
The crafting recipe for Wood Book Shelves can be unlocked by crafting or obtaining blocks of Wood Walls, which in return can be crafted from a starting recipe or can be found in Stone Treasure Chests.
You can craft one Wood Book Shelf with:
- 6 Wood Slabs made of any kind of Wood (except corrupted wood) or Logs in a Processor
- 1 Stone Rod made of Stone, Limestone or Bedrock in a Processor
- 1x Melted Wax made of Beeswax in a Forge or looted from Wood Treasure Chests or Stone Treasure Chests
To use Wood Book Shelves, place them into the world and interact with them (right-click or default key "F").
A storage window with 3 slots will be displayed on the right side and you can then put all kinds of stuff into these slots from your inventory by dragging & dropping with your left mouse-button or by right-clicking them in your inventory/bag.
Empty Wood Book Shelves can be fully rotated in all directions by pressing and holding R and moving the mouse while holding the left mouse button. The chosen rotation angle can then be "locked" too by simply typing "r", so that all items of the same stack will be placed facing the same direction.
You cannot pick up or rotate the Wood Book Shelf as long as items are still stored in it. When the shelf is empty, you won't need any Power Cells equipped to take it up though. Of course you won't be able to take such items on claims of other players (or in worlds) where your permission level is set low.
You can simply sort whole stacks of materials, blocks, items or substances into storage containers like Wood Book Shelves from your inventory or quick-bar by right-clicking or dragging & dropping with your left mouse-button.
If you hold a stack of stuff with your mouse-button (left click), you can drag it over the chest and then right-click to drop only one piece of the stack (also repeatedly).
You can also hold left shift + left click, then drag to move half a stack, or hold left shift + right click to move five items.
You can use the same kind of procedures to move items/stacks from storage containers into empty slots of your quickbar and your inventory/bag.
You can name Wood Book Shelves individually (this label will be shown when you look at the chest) by activating/opening the shelf and then clicking on the icon that looks like a square note with a pen in the top right corner. You can type up to 30 characters into the text array and confirm this with "enter"/"return".
You can also change the Permission settings for each shelf by clicking on the padlock icon shown in the top right corner after activating/opening the chest. Here you can set individual authorizations to control who will be permitted access to this Wood Book Shelf (and its contents).
Available world permission-settings: "just me", "world owner/admins", "world mods", "builders" or "everyone". On player claims the available settings are "just me", "claim admins", "claim interact only", "claim builders" and "everyone".
Since R40 all storage containers are set to "builders" by default when being placed. So only players with builder rights/permission rank either on your gameworld or on your claim (claim permission ranks override world permission ranks) can access your storage containers, but you can set them to "just me" if you want to. If set to "visitor", everyone can access these containers and can even take them away. Only on player claims a special permission rank "claim interacts only" will allow players with the same permission rank to access a container, but not to take it away.
By clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner, you can see a "Transfer History" listing the last 5 filling and 5 removal actions with the according player names and time of their access to the Wood Book Shelf.
Attention: Wood Book Shelves are flammable!. To top it off, if Wood Book Shelves start to burn, they cannot be saved anymore, and all items, blocks, materials, liquids etc. stored in them will be destroyed, even if they weren't even flammable.
When placing Wood Book Shelves close to (or especially directly above) torches or any other items with open flames or fiery blocks like Hardened Lava, crafted Wood Book Shelves can easily start to burn in hot environments that make a heat meter show up, like Oceans, Jungles or the Lava layer, but also in much cooler Swamplands.
Placing several torches or heat sources with open flames next to each other can even raise the chances to set flammable blocks on fire. Liquid Lava or Fire Bombs will immediately set Wood Book Shelves on fire.
If Wood Book Shelves blocks start burning, the flames are then able to spread to other nearby inflammable blocks, even across gaps of 1-2 blocks on worlds and player claims where the "fire spreading" option is enabled. This way a whole wooden building or forest (especially Wildwood, Parchwood and Shorewood) can burn down in the worst case.
Fire cannot be extinguished by using liquids, but it can be stopped from spreading by claiming the area and making sure that the claim (advanced) option "fire sim/spreading enabled" is disabled (by default). Fire Bombs will have no effect on these claims either.
It is also possible for owners of the game-world (F2P players included) to toggle the spreading of fire on a whole game-world in the basic world options ("edit world" and "disable fire spread"). Another option to stop fire from spreading would be to create forest aisles/swaths wide enough so that the flames cannot leap over.