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[edit]Sandstone
Sandstone.gif
SandstoneChiseled SandstoneSmooth Sandstone
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

?

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

4

Hardness

0.8

Tool

A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances
Sandstone
Beta 1.2
Chiseled and Smooth Sandstone
1.2.4
Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 24 hex: 18 bin: 11000

Name

sandstone


Sandstone is a solid block.


Chiseled sandstone is a decorative form of sandstone with a Creeper face and various small carvings on it.


Smooth sandstone is a decorative form of sandstone with a smoother texture.

Obtaining[edit]

Sandstone can be mined with any pickaxe.

Natural generation[edit]

Sandstone appears at the lowest levels of sandy areas (deserts, beaches, etc.) and supports the sand above it, but if a lake is generated there, air may replace the sandstone and result in volumes of unsupported sand which will collapse if disturbed. The sandstone layer in sandy biomes forms “stalactites” on the bottom, which penetrate the stone below or hang down into caves or ravines.

Sandstone can also be found in desert temples, desert wells and villages in deserts. However, chiseled sandstone is not found in desert villages.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Sandstone

Sand




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Sandstone
Sand Sand
Sand Sand

Smooth Sandstone

Sandstone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Smooth Sandstone4
Sandstone Sandstone
Sandstone Sandstone

Chiseled Sandstone

Sandstone Slab




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Chiseled Sandstone

Sandstone Slab

Sandstone Slab

Usage[edit]

Unlike sand, sandstone is not affected by gravity, and it will not fall if placed without a supporting block underneath it.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Sandstone Slab

Sandstone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Sandstone Slab6
Sandstone Sandstone Sandstone



Sandstone Stairs

Sandstone



Sandstone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Sandstone Stairs4

Sandstone Sandstone
Sandstone Sandstone Sandstone

Data values[edit]

DV Description

0 Sandstone

1 Chiseled sandstone

2 Smooth sandstone

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Beta
1.2 Added sandstone.
1.3 Sandstone is now found below three blocks of naturally generated sand.
Added the ability to craft sandstone slabs from sandstone.
1.8 Sandstone does not occur naturally in chunks generated in this version.
1.8.1 Resolved the issue from Beta 1.8.
Official release
1.2 Two new textures, SandstoneGlyphs-Unused.png and SandstoneFace-Unused.png, were added to the terrain.png and were to be/would have been used as decorative sandstone variants; however, these textures did not appear in the game at the time.
1.2.4 The textures added in 1.2 were changed, and the blocks which use them were actually implemented,[1] using the same in-game name as regular sandstone.
1.3.1 12w19a Distinct names (chiseled sandstone and smooth sandstone) were given to the variants of sandstone. Before this update, chiseled sandstone was often referred to as hieroglyphic sandstone or decorative sandstone.
12w21a Added Desert temples, which use all three variants of sandstone as building materials.
Added sandstone stairs.
12w21b Added crafting recipe for sandstone stairs.
1.8 14w29a Smooth sandstone can no longer be crafted into itself.[2]
August 5, 2014 Dinnerbone tweets a screenshot containing red sandstone.
14w32a Added red sandstone. Red sandstone has the same variants as regular sandstone.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added sandstone.
0.6.0 Added chiseled and smooth sandstone.
0.7.3 Sandstone stairs craftable
Console Edition
TU1 Added sandstone.
TU14 New crafting recipes for smooth & chiseled sandstone.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added sandstone.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Sandstone" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • In Pocket Edition, sandstone stairs are called “Sand Stone Stairs”.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]