Basic Information Edit
Wood Slabs are pre-machined flammable and placeable crafting materials the size of half a block with a wooden texture.
When placed into a hole the size of a full block, Slabs will usually prevent Creatures from slipping through, even Night Hoglets and Night Twiggies (except if a glitching bug occurs); however Loot Bags can roll past or even "through" Slabs.
How to obtain Wood Slabs Edit
1 Wood Slab can be processed further into 4 Wood Rods if needed.
You do not need to unlock any crafting recipes for processing materials in the Processor. Simply carry blocks of Wood and/or Logs in your inventory/bag or in any quickslot and then activate a Processor that has been placed into the world by looking at it and clicking your right mouse button or typing "f" as the default key.
Check what items you can process that you're currently carrying in your inventory by checking your inventory window after activating/using the Processor in the game-world. This window will display a sorted list of everything you are carrying and also of what you have equipped.
The topmost section of the list will be labelled "Processable", and by hovering with your mouse button over the icons listed, you will be shown what these items, blocks, materials etc. can be processed into in the Processor.
This list will not include materials nor items that are stored in a storage container or placed nearby. You will have to take them out at first and move them into your inventory or quickbar if you want to process them.
Each Processor can be filled with 21 stacks of items (or materials) in its queue to be processed. If you hold down the "Sprint" key (Left Shift by default), you can process 5 times as many materials at once, just like in the Crafting Menu.
It will take some time for each material to be processed - both the time that one item(-stack) and all of them in the queue will take to be done is shown in the Processor window beforehand.
How to use Wood Slabs Edit
You can place Wood Slabs into the game world just like they are, like any other type of crafted block, by putting (a stack of) them into a slot of your quickbar, selecting this quickslot by number or scrolling and by then clicking your right mouse button while pointing at the spot where you want to place them.
Wood Slabs can be rotated in all directions by holding "R" (as the default key) and moving 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 won't need to equip any Power Cells to pick up Wood Slabs that have been placed. Of course you won't be able to pick up such half-sized blocks on game worlds, on player claims or in Adventures where your Permission rank is not sufficient (mainly when you are merely a visitor), which can only be changed by the owner of the game world, the respective claim owner or Adventure creator.
Wood Slabs are flammable Edit
Attention: blocks of Wood Slabs are flammable! When placing Wood Slabs close to (or especially directly above) torches or any other items with open flames or fiery blocks like Hardened Lava, Wood Slabs 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 Slabs on fire.
If Wood Slabs start burning, the flames are then able to spread to other nearby flammable 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.
Types of Wood or Logs that can be made into Wood Slabs Edit
- Cragwood Logs,
- Weepwood Logs,
- Ashenwood Logs, and
Wood Slabs are useful to craft a lot of things, for example
- (Basic) Extractors,
- Wood Chests,
- Stone Mining Cells,
- Wood Stairs,
- wooden furniture,
- Wood Doors,
- Wood Signs,
- Wood Planters,
- Wood Ladders,
- Wood Fences
- and a number of wooden building blocks like Wood Walls, Wood Roofs and Wood Floors.
Wood Slabs can also be put on display (they are usually reduced in size when on display) in Flower Pots, Wood Planters, Stone Wall Shelves, Hidden Temple Altars, Placemats, Galactic Grav-Chambers, Frozen Container, Snow Buried Containers and the like.