Wicker

Wicker has been used to make baskets for thousands of years. It’s woven from flexible plant materials. In Basket Case, those materials are twigs, bark strips, and vines.

Basket Case wicker types
All types of wicker in Basket Case

The coloring of the wicker might seem backwards at first. Remember that bark strips are the flexible inner bark of the tree after the brittle outer bark has been stripped away, so their color is the same as that of the tree’s wood. On the other hand, twigs are covered with thin, flexible bark that’s the same color as the rest of the bark on the tree. So twig baskets are colored like the tree’s bark.

Wicker comes in three sizes—small, medium, and large.

Basket Case wicker sizes
Small, medium, and large wicker

There are three basic types of wicker:

  • Twig wicker (made from wood-specific twigs)
  • Bark wicker (made from wood-specific bark strips)
  • Generic wicker (made from vines, generic bark strips, or generic twigs)

Obtaining

Large and medium wicker require a crafting table. Small wicker can be crafted without a crafting table.

To make wicker from twigs, you must have cordage to bind the twigs together. Basket Case supports any item registered as “cordage” to Forge’s OreDictionary. By default, that includes the following items:

Depending on how you’ve configured Primal Lib and Basket Case, some of these items may not be available as cordage. Twine is always available as cordage.

Recipes for twig wicker

The recipes shown here use twine as cordage. See above for more items that could be used as cordage.

Small wicker from twigs using twine
Small twig wicker using twine
Medium wicker from twigs using twine
Medium twig wicker using twine
Large wicker from twigs using twine
Large twig wicker using twine

Recipes for bark wicker

Small wicker from bark strips - all wood types
Small bark wicker
Medium wicker from bark strips - all wood types
Medium bark wicker
Large wicker from bark strips - all wood types
Large bark wicker

Recipe for generic wicker

Generic wicker looks identical to oak wicker, but it’s crafted from different ingredients. Generic bark strips and twigs are only available if you’ve configured Basket Case to not allow wood-specific baskets.

The recipes shown here use twine as cordage. See above for more items that could be used as cordage.

Small generic wicker
Small generic wicker
Medium generic wicker
Medium generic wicker
Large generic wicker
Large generic wicker

Using

Crafting ingredient. Wicker can be crafted into baskets. Small wicker makes small baskets, medium wicker makes medium baskets, and large wicker makes large baskets.

Fuel. Wicker can be burned in a furnace. Small wicker burns for four seconds, medium wicker for five seconds, and large wicker for six seconds.

Configuring

In the config settings, wicker can be tweaked in the following ways:

  • You can choose to prevent wood-specific baskets.

    • If you prevent wood-specific baskets, only generic twigs and bark strips from Primal Lib will be present (if configured to be turned on in the Primal Lib config). Generic twigs and bark strips can still be crafted into wicker, but it will be generic wicker that looks like oak wicker.
    • If you allow wood-specific baskets, then generic twigs, bark strips, and wicker will not be available. Instead, wood-specific twigs, bark strips, and wicker will be present.
  • You can choose to disallow small, medium, or large baskets. Doing so also prevents that size of wicker from being crafted. For example, if you disallow large baskets, then large wicker cannot be crafted.