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Wooden Foundation
Wooden Foundation
A foundation is required to build structures. This one is made from sturdy wood.
Found in Supply Crate
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 87 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Wooden/PrimalItemStructure_WoodFloor.PrimalItemStructure_WoodFloor'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
6 EP
Crafting XP
37.2 XP
Crafted in
20 × Thatch Thatch
15 × Fiber Fiber
Purchase yields
4 pieces
Purchased in
100 × Cuts (Mobile) Cuts (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)

The Wooden Foundation is the second unlockable foundation. It boasts a higher strength over the much more primitive Thatch Foundation, but at an increased cost of resources. Foundations are required to build any kind of housing/storage structure.


A Wooden Foundation can be placed on even or slightly uneven ground. Once the first Wooden Foundation is placed, subsequent Wooden Foundations can snap into place along the first one, allowing them to line up, provided that there is adequate room and ground to do so.

A foundation provides the structural support to allow the placement of walls, ceilings, and other such objects, but only when the foundation is directly underneath them. It also supports up to two ceilings in any direction on the x and y-axis, and up to 1 ceiling diagonally. However, the ceilings on the far end will not support walls.


  • If a foundation is destroyed, any building pieces that rely on it for support will be destroyed as well. If it was destroyed via the demolish option, no resources will be refunded for these extra building pieces.
  • Ark Mobile foundation allows 6 high wall construction.
  • The Wooden Foundation is treated as a wooden structure and can not be damaged by hands, stone weapons, or non-explosive ranged attacks.
  • The following aggressive creatures can not damage the Wooden Foundation:

As shown in the below images, the Wooden Foundation Wooden Foundation, Wooden Wall Wooden Wall, Wooden Doorframe Wooden Doorframe, Wooden Hatchframe Wooden Hatchframe, Wooden Ceiling Wooden Ceiling, and Wooden Catwalk Wooden Catwalk all share the same Paint Regions.


For more information on Paint Regions and how to use them, please view the Blue Coloring Dye, Paintbrush Paintbrush, or Spray Painter Spray Painter pages.

Core Wooden Structure Set PaintRegion1

Region 1:
"Inside" Surface

X mark

Region 2 is not used
for this Object.

X mark

Region 3 is not used
for this Object.

X mark

Region 4 is not used
for this Object.

Core Wooden Structure Set PaintRegion5

Region 5:
Wooden Supports

Core Wooden Structure Set PaintRegion6

Region 6:
"Outside" Surface