|First Appearance||Survival Test 0.26 (October 22, 2009; Dirt Slabs (immediately removed), Stone Slabs/Double Slabs)|
Beta 1.3 (Sandstone, Oak, Cobblestone Slabs/Double Slabs)
Beta 1.8 (Brick, Stone Brick Slabs/Double Slabs)
1.5(Birch, Jungle and Spruce)
1.7(Acacia and Dark Oak)
|Type of Block||Building|
|Tool Used||Wooden: Pickaxe, Other: Axe|
|Data Values||Hex: Stone:|
Single Slab: 2C
Double Slab: 2B
Single Slab: 7E
Double Slab: 7D
Single Slab: 44
Double Slab: 43
Single Slab: 126
Double Slab: 125
|Transparency||Single Slab: |
Slabs are highly blast resistant half blocks used for building that generate naturally in Strongholds and Villages and are crafted in sixes with any of 8 different materials by making a horizontal line of 3 full blocks of the material being used in a Crafting Table. Slabs of the same type can be stacked to make full blocks, which sometimes look the same as the regular block, but sometimes look different.
|Slab x6 (Possible materials are Sandstone, |
Cobblestone, Wood, Stone, Brick,
Stone Brick, Quartz and Nether Brick)
- Stone slabs were introduced to the game on October 24, 2009, in Survival Test 0.26.
- Sandstone, Wood, and Cobblestone slabs were added in the Beta 1.3 update on February 22, 2011.
- Stone Brick and Brick slabs were added in the Beta 1.8 update on September 15, 2011.
- Red Sandstone slabs were added in Minecraft 1.8 update (Snapshot 14w32a, August 6, 2014).
- Despite the fact that sneaking lowers players' eye level to 1.5 blocks high, doing so does not allow the player to walk over a single slab with one block of air above it.
- Back in the beta version, Notch made a test on Dirt Slabs. These were never added in the game.
- Unless Water is flowing directly down on a Slab, a slab will block water flow regardless of the space above it.
- Before 1.3.2 Wooden Slabs' ID was a variant of Stone Slabs', so you needed a pickaxe to break wooden slabs. However, this still occurs on the Pocket Edition.
- In the Joke Update Minecraft 2.0, a new slab known as the Etho Slab was added. The name was a reference to the Minecraft YouTuber, EthosLab. This slab version of TNT would have a larger blast and if a player is close enough, will spawn an anvil above them.
- The bottom of Ender Crystals appear to be Bedrock Slabs.