I wanted to create a "hellevator" and tunnel straight down, but I encountered an obstacle in the form of a wooden room underground. My Nightmare pickaxe seems to be unable to destroy the wooden block perimeter of this room

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How can I destroy these wooden blocks to continue digging down?

  • I'm going to edit this for clarity, as in terraria, walls generally mean the background tiles, which are broken with a hammer.
    – Mr Smooth
    Commented Dec 10, 2011 at 23:47
  • @Mad Scientist You might want to reconsider which answer you have accepted due to updates. Commented Sep 13, 2015 at 7:39

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As of Terraria 1.2, wood blocks are now mined with a pickaxe as well. Axes and chainsaws are now reserved for trees, giant mushrooms and cacti. They are no longer used for solid blocks.

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