The Natural Woods Mod



Minecraft version: 
1.11.2

NOTE: Sometime in the near future, this mod will be getting a massive overhaul of new features. There will be many more new woods, vertical and normal slabs, and potentially structures. 

This mod is meant to expand the selection of wood varients in Minecraft by adding a new set of naturally colored woods that blend in well to the 6 vanilla species.

There are no bizarre colors like bright pink, blue, or neon purple: the colors are meant to mimic real woods and trees. Each species includes a log, planks, leaves, and sapling. Additionally, 9 of each new wood type, as well as the 6 vanilla types and homogenized wood planks (made from 1 wood plank of each of the 6 vanilla woods) can be crafted into reinforced wood planks, which can be used as compact storage of wood, or a tougher building blocks.

Each of the 9 types of tree introduced are found in their own biome, but these biomes do not exist naturally in the Overworld, but rather, in their own dimension. This dimension can be accessed by stepping through a portal made of reinforced homogenized wood planks. The portal is lit with a riftcutter- a dagger that can be crafted with a blaze rod, 2 gold ingots, an iron ingot, and an eye of ender.

SUSTAINABILITY:

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The saplings in this mod can be placed like blocks, but they will never grow into trees. To get more wood from them, a sapling must be crafted with bonemeal below it. This will yield 6 of the log corresponding to the sapling used.

Saplings are always dropped by leaves, and can be replicated by crafting a dead bush, a bonemeal, and any sapling to produce two of the sapling used.

SPECIES:

All of the new trees are based on actual species:

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Beech- very light pinkish-yellow wood. Very smooth greyish-blue bark. Found in the Beech Forest biome

Black Cherry- Dark brownish-red wood. Rough grey bark with a slight pinkish hue. Found in the Black Forest biome

Greenheart- Yellowish-green and green alternating wood. Smooth brown bark with green patches. Found in the Green Jungle biome

Hawthorn- yellow and pale orange-yellow alternating wood. Rough grey bark that will damage you when mined. Found in the Brambleyard biome

Hickory- pale golden colored wood. Ragged brown bark. Found in the Hickory Woodlot biome

Lignum Vitae (Tree of Life)- very dark brown and blackish-brown alternating wood. Smooth multicolored bark. Found in the Eden biome

False Lignum Vitae (based on real-life Verawood)-Wood is a lighter color varient of true lignum vitae. Bark has the same look as true lignum vitae, but is entirely brown. Found in the False Eden biome

Mahogany- rusty brown wood. Smooth brown bark. Found in the Mahogany Rainforest biome

Rengas- Darker greyish-pink wood. Rather smooth grey bark with spots of green and red. Found in the Red jungle biome

All of the logs, saplings, and planks can be used as fuel in furnaces. Reinforced planks cannot.

All planks can be used to make sticks and chests, but only if ALL other wood used is the same kind.

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There are two [semi-intentional] easter eggs in this mod. See if you can find them

FUTURE VERSIONS

Gaansey has offered to help me expand this mod to include vertical and horizontal slabs as well as more wood types and structures. The next update will include these features, but I cannot guarantee any specific releae date as of right now.

PLANNED FEATURES:

-Crafting tables made of each of the new wood types.

-Log rotation

-MAYBE more wood types

 

Comments

The_Kipster's picture

Oooh really like the look of the new woods, hawthorn has to be my favorite though. Great Mod
Eonaut's picture

@The_Kipster Thanks.
RaolTheBest's picture

Nice mod
Gaansey's picture

What are the Easter eggs??
Eonaut's picture

@Gaansey Easter egg #1- Hickory Woodlot is also the name of a card from Magic the Gathering #2- the texture for the riftcutter bears a striking resemblance to rule breaker from Fate stay/night
Gaansey's picture

The AFL team Hawthorn possibly!?
Gaansey's picture

Hickoty instead of hickory??
Gaansey's picture

Homogenized is a very interesting name!
Gaansey's picture

Here's an idea! Add structures with your new woods!
Eonaut's picture

@Gaansey I would if I could get structures to work.

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