|First Appearance||Beta 1.2-|
|Type of Block||Solid Block|
|Data Values||Hex: 18|
Sandstone can also be crafted, by placing four blocks of Sand in a square, not requiring the 3x3 crafting grid. There are two varieties of Sandstone: Chiseled Sandstone and Smooth Sandstone.
Unlike sand, sandstone is unaffected by gravity and will not fall if placed without a supporting block. This block is almost identical to cobblestone, except that it is a tan color. It also has three different designs, the two newest only available in Creative Mode or if you found a Desert temple. In a previous version of Minecraft, Sandstone could not be destroyed by an explosion caused by TNT or by creepers.
Sandstone was added in the Beta 1.2 update; their respective slab was added in the next patch, with the introduction of slabs.
Chiseled and smooth sandstone blocks were added in Minecraft 1.2.4. Sandstone stairs were added in the developmental snapshot 12w21a.