Wooden planks are a valuable resource in Project Zomboid, used for building structures, crafting items, and even serving as fuel. In this tutorial, we’ll go over how to get planks, the many uses of wooden planks in the game, and the tools you’ll need to gather them.
There are a few ways to get wood in Project Zomboid. The most efficient method is to chop down trees with an axe and then use a saw to cut the logs into planks. Alternatively, you can find planks in warehouses, sheds, crates, or by disassembling doors with a Hammer and Screwdriver. You can also get wood by ripping away barricades on houses, although this is less efficient than chopping down trees.
Planks have a wide range of uses in the game. They can be used to build doors, door frames, window frames, crates, stairs, and barricades. Planks used as barricades use their current health as part of the barricade. In addition to their construction uses, wooden planks can also be used as fuel for some heat sources. Planks can also be used as traps or weapons when wielded as a club. Note that planks cannot be repaired, but nails do not lower their durability.
To make the most efficient use of wood, consider using the 50% Wood Weight mod, which reduces the weight of certain wooden items by 50%. This includes logs, planks, and a few other related items. As a result, these items will be much easier to carry around, making them more versatile and convenient. Here is a breakdown of the weight changes for different wooden items with the 50% Wood Weight mod:
- Logs Stack (2): 6 -> 3
- Logs Stack (3): 9 -> 4.5
- Logs Stack (4): 12 -> 6
- Log: 9 -> 4.5
- Notched Wooden Plank: 0.5 -> 0.25
- Plank: 3 -> 1.5
- Spiked Plank: 3.1 -> 1.6
- Tree Branch: 1 -> 0.5
- Unusable Wood: 1 -> 0.5
To gather wood in Project Zomboid, you’ll need a few tools. Axes are essential for chopping down trees, and can be found in storage crates, usually located in warehouses and storage facilities. Saws are also necessary for cutting logs into planks, and can be found in warehouses, sheds, or crates. Be aware that saws can attract a horde of zombies, so it is best to use them in areas that have already been cleared out.
In summary, wooden planks are a vital resource in Project Zomboid, used for building structures, crafting items, and even serving as fuel. To get planks, you can chop down trees with an axe and use a saw to cut the logs into planks, or you can find them in warehouses, sheds, crates, or by disassembling doors with a Hammer and Screwdriver. Planks have a wide range of uses in the game, and the 50% Wood Weight mod can make them easier to carry and more versatile. To gather wood, you’ll need an axe and a saw, which can be found in various locations in the game.