Graveyard Keeper: How to Make Wooden Planks


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Wooden Planks are a higher tier material, used for the construction of grave fences mostly. Once you are able to craft Wooden Planks, you can start to build more graves and increase the quality of your cemetery.

To actually start making planks, you will need a carpenters workbench. If you don’t have one of these, we covered it in a previous guide, found here. Although we will talk about it again a little bit more in this article.

Below, you can find our quick guide for making Wooden Planks in Graveyard Keeper.  Whilst we more content for the game available here.

Crafting Wooden Planks

First off, you will need the Carpenters Workbench as previously stated. You can first unlock this by going into the technology tree and unlocking it.

Once you’ve done that, you can use the blueprint station found just to the left of the house to build the actual bench and use it. Building the bench costs Flitch and Iron parts. Flitch can be obtained from the Sawhorse and Iron parts from the Blacksmith.

Interact with the Carpenter’s Workbench and head over to the materials tab. Do this by clicking the icon of what looks like 3 bars stacked on top of each other. It should look like the image below.

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Craft Wooden Planks

Choose how many wooden planks you want to make, and then work at the bench. Working uses up energy, which can later be restored by sleeping or drinking energy potions.

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Work at the bench

You can then use the planks to create grave fences, repair kits and more. Below, we have a quick guide on how to get Flitch, which is the only resource needed for planks.

Collecting Flitch

To gather Flitch, chop down trees in the game world with your axe. Each tree will usually drop at least one log, which you need to put into your log storage outside the house.

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Place logs in the storage racks

Then, use the Sawhorse to craft Flitch from the logs in your storage. You can create a sawhorse the same way you do a Carpenters Workbench.


Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
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