Wood logs are a very essential item in the game since it is used in many crafting recipes. They can be obtained either by picking them up from the ground (wood logs are available pretty much everywhere) or by hitting a dead tree with a hatchet, an iron axe or a gold axe. Appart from crafting, wood logs can also be used in any heating element, such as a campfire, to create heat for cooking. However, they do not provide enough heat for smelting ores. Coal should be used for this instead. It takes 30 seconds for a wood log to burn completely.