This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a wooden pickaxe with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
In Minecraft, a wooden pickaxe is one of the many tools that you can make. A wooden pickaxe has attack damage of +2 when used as a weapon.
Let’s explore how to make a wooden pickaxe.
A wooden pickaxe is available in the following versions of Minecraft:
PlatformSupported (Version*) Java Edition (PC/Mac)Yes Pocket Edition (PE)Yes Xbox 360Yes Xbox OneYes PS3Yes PS4Yes Wii UYes Nintendo SwitchYes Windows 10 EditionYes Education EditionYes
* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.
Where to find a Wooden Pickaxe in Creative Mode
Required Materials to make a Wooden Pickaxe
In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft a wooden pickaxe:
How to craft a Wooden Pickaxe in Survival Mode
1. Open the Crafting Menu
First, open your crafting table so that you have the 3×3 crafting grid that looks like this:
2. Add Items to make a Wooden Pickaxe
In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid. To make a wooden pickaxe, place 3 wood planks and 2 sticks in the 3×3 crafting grid.
When crafting with wood planks, you can use any kind of wood planks, such as oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, mangrove, bamboo, crimson, warped or cherry planks. In our example, we are using oak planks.
When making a wooden pickaxe, it is important that the wood planks and sticks are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. There should be 3 wood planks placed in the first row. In the second row, 1 stick should be in the middle box. In the third row, 1 stick should be in the middle box. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for a wooden pickaxe.
Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the wooden pickaxe will appear in the box to the right.
3. Move the Wooden Pickaxe to Inventory
Once you have crafted a wooden pickaxe, you need to move the new item to your inventory.
Congratulations, you have made a wooden pickaxe in Minecraft!
Item ID and Name
Give Command for Wooden Pickaxe
Attack Damage and Durability
Attack damage is the amount of damage the item will deal when attacking a mob.
Durability represents how long the item will last. For tools, weapons and transportation, durability is the number of useful actions before the item is destroyed. For armor items, durability is the number of hits (that can be blocked by armor) before the item is destroyed. So the higher the durability number, the longer the item will last.
The following table shows the attack damage and durability for each pickaxe in Minecraft:
Item Name Attack Damage Durability Netherite Pickaxe 6 2031 Diamond Pickaxe 5 1561 Iron Pickaxe 4 250 Stone Pickaxe 3 131 Wooden Pickaxe 2 59 Golden Pickaxe 2 32
Enchantments for Wooden Pickaxe
In Minecraft, you can enchant a wooden pickaxe with the following enchantments:
Enchantment Description Curse of Vanishing Cursed item will disappear after player dies Efficiency Increases how fast you can mine Fortune Increases block drops from mining Mending Uses xp to mend your tools, weapons and armor Silk Touch Mines blocks themselves (fragile items) Unbreaking Increases durability of item, in effect, by decreasing the chance of the tool, weapon, or armor taking durability damage when used
See a complete list of Minecraft Enchantments that is interactive and searchable.
Things to Make with Wooden Pickaxes
You can use wooden pickaxes to make items in Minecraft such as:
Things to Do with Wooden Pickaxes
Here are some activities that you can do with wooden pickaxes in Minecraft: