How to Make a Wooden Pickaxe in Minecraft: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

In Minecraft, mastering the art of crafting tools is essential for your survival and progress in the game. One fundamental tool is the wooden pickaxe, which not only aids in mining resources but also serves as a weapon with an attack damage of +2.

This tutorial will guide you through the process of crafting a wooden pickaxe, providing step-by-step instructions accompanied by screenshots.

Required Materials to Craft a Wooden Pickaxe

Before diving into the crafting process, let’s familiarize ourselves with the materials needed to craft a wooden pickaxe:

  • 2 Sticks
  • 3 Wood Planks (Can use any type: oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, mangrove, bamboo, crimson, warped, cherry)

How to Craft a Wooden Pickaxe

Step 1: Open the Crafting Menu

First, open your crafting table to access the 3×3 crafting grid.

Open the Crafting Menu

Step 2: Add Items to Make a Wooden Pickaxe

In the crafting menu, you’ll see a crafting area comprised of a 3×3 grid. To craft a wooden pickaxe, place 3 wood planks and 2 sticks in the crafting grid. You have the flexibility to use any type of wood planks, such as oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, mangrove, bamboo, crimson, warped, or cherry. For this example, we will use oak planks.

Ensure the wood planks and sticks are arranged in the exact pattern as shown below:

   [W] [W] [W]
   [ ] [S] [ ]
   [ ] [S] [ ]

[W]: Wood Planks
[S]: Stick

When crafted correctly, the wooden pickaxe icon will appear in the result box to the right.

Add Items to Make a Wooden Pickaxe

Step 3: Move the Wooden Pickaxe to Inventory

Once the wooden pickaxe is successfully crafted, drag it from the crafting grid to your inventory.

Move the Wooden Pickaxe to Inventory

Congratulations! You have crafted a wooden pickaxe in Minecraft, ready to be used for mining resources and defending against enemies.

Supported Platforms

A wooden pickaxe is available in various versions and platforms of Minecraft, including:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac)
  • Pocket Edition (PE)
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

Command for Wooden Pickaxe

For those who prefer using commands, the following command will provide you with a wooden pickaxe in your inventory:

/give @p wooden_pickaxe 1

This command is supported in all platforms and versions of Minecraft, including Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac), Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS, and Nintendo.

Attack Damage and Durability

The table below displays the attack damage and durability values for each pickaxe in Minecraft:

Pickaxe TypeAttack DamageDurability

Attack damage: It denotes the quantity of harm an item inflicts when used to attack a mob.

Durability: It pertains to the lifespan of an object. In the context of tools, weapons, and transportation, durability is measured by the number of functional operations the item can perform before succumbing to damage. In the case of armor, durability refers to the count of hits that the armor can endure before becoming unusable. Therefore, a higher durability value indicates a longer-lasting item.

Now armed with a wooden pickaxe, venture into the pixelated world of Minecraft and start mining and crafting your way to success!

Brandon is a finance graduate with a passion for the intersection of finance and technology. In his free time, he's a dedicated gamer, exploring various genres and platforms. Brandon loves staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in fintech while also leveling up his gaming skills.

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