A Pole (sometimes called a Wooden Pole) is a straight piece of wood used in the construction of several types of buildings and in the manufacturing of many kinds of items. In addition to planks, poles are among the most widely used refined resources in the game.

Recipes Edit

You can make poles using planks:

Tool / Machine Recipe
Axes PlankIconPoleIcon x 2
CrudeBenchSawIcon Crude Bench Saw PlankIconPoleIcon x 4
BenchSawIcon Bench Saw PlankIconPoleIcon x 6

While holding any axe, click on any plank on the ground to chop it into poles.

Bench Saws

The two bench saws need to be constructed on simple flooring. After this, you can click on the constructed machine to select its recipe and then add planks into it.

It is generally less desirable to use an axe to make poles except at the beginning of the game or when storage containers are distant from where a player is making something. This is especially pronounced when you consider how many poles you can obtain from each log, as an axe will only produce 4 poles while a bench saw will produce 36 poles.


See also Pole Usage

A sample of what poles are used in: