Wood Barrel

Wood Barrel
Block Oak Barrel.png

Grid Oak Barrel.png

Name Wood Barrel
Source Mod Ex Nihilo
ID Name
Type Block
Stackable Yes (64)
Blast Resistance 10.0
Hardness 2.0
Burn Time 300 ticks (1.5 Items)
Solid Yes
Transparent Yes
Affected by Gravity No
Emits Light No
Flammable Yes
Required Tool Any tool

The Wood Barrel is a production block from Ex Nihilo (primarily of use in skyblock maps) that allows the player to create various otherwise unobtainable blocks, such as dirt, soul sand, mossy cobble, and clay, as well as being integral in allowing spawning of Blazes and Endermen.

It is available in two forms: wooden and stone, with the wooden barrel being unable to hold lava for longer than 20 seconds, turning into a lava source block and destroying the barrel if this delay is exceeded.


GUI Crafting Table.png
Wood Planks
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Wood Slab
Wood Planks
Wood Barrel

Resource creation abilities[edit]

  • Dirt: simply add decomposable material such as leaves or rotten meat to the Barrel until full and wait.
  • Witch Water: place the Barrel beside mycelium, then fill with water and wait or putting Mushroom Stew into a barrel of water.
  • Soul sand: add sand to a Barrel containing witch water.
  • Clay: add Dust to a Barrel containing water.
  • Mossy Cobble: simply place near cobblestone, then fill with water and wait.
  • Endermen, craft a Creepy Doll, then toss it in a barrel filled with Witch Water and wait.
  • Blaze, craft a Angry Doll, then toss it in a barrel filled with Lava and wait.
  • Slime balls: if you put milk in a barrel filled with water.
  • Scented artificial hive: by placing an artificial hive in a barrel filled with seed oil.
  • Water: by leaving the barrel outside in the rain

Decomposable materials[edit]

Item Filling value (mB) Required to fill a barrel
Grid Raw Porkchop.pngGrid Cooked Porkchop.png (Cooked) Porkchop
Grid Raw Beef.pngGrid Steak.png (Cooked) Steak
Grid Raw Chicken.pngGrid Cooked Chicken.png (Cooked) Chicken
200 5
Grid Melon (Block).png Melon block
Grid Pumpkin.png Pumpkin
Grid Jack o'Lantern.png Jack o'Lantern
~166.66 (1000/6) 6
Grid Bread.png Bread
Grid Pumpkin Pie.png Pumpkin Pie
160 6.25
Grid Raw Fish.pngGrid Cooked Fish.png (Cooked) Fish
Grid Clownfish (Minecraft).pngGrid Pufferfish (Minecraft).png Clownfish / Pufferfish
150 ~6.67
Grid Oak Sapling.png Any vanilla Sapling
Grid Oak Leaves.png Any vanilla Leaves
125 8
Grid Rotten Flesh.png Rotten Flesh
Grid Rose.png Any vanilla flower
Grid Apple.png Apple
Grid Cactus.png Cactus
Grid Lily Pad.png Lily Pad
Grid Vines.png Vine
Grid Nether Wart.png Nether Wart
100 10
Grid Wheat.png Wheat
Grid Red Mushroom.png Red/Brown mushroom
Grid Carrot.png Carrot
Grid Potato.pngGrid Baked Potato.pngGrid Poisonous Potato.png (Baked/Poisonous) Potato
Grid Grass.png Tall Grass
Grid Egg.png Egg
Grid Sugar Cane.png Sugar Cane
80 12.5
Grid Silkworm (Ex Nihilo).pngGrid Cooked Silkworm (Ex Nihilo).png (Cooked) Silkworm
Grid Melon Slice.png Melon Slice
Grid String.png String
40 25


It is possible to do automation with barrels: Output is below the barrel, item input is located on top, and liquid inputs on the sides. Hoppers work fine as well as itemducts and fluiducts.