Yes (64), same type only
Wood is a naturally occurring block fundamental to the crafting of many blocks and tools in the game. They have a skin resembling bark on the four side faces, and a crosscut face on top and bottom. Wood is greatly abundant in naturally-generated maps, as it is used as the foundation for trees. Wood is also flammable.
There are currently six varieties of wood. The first is Oak, the first type of plank in the game, the second is Birch, which is white and has dark spots over it; the third type, Spruce, resembles Oak but is dark in color; the fourth type, Jungle, resembles Oak wood with bark aligned horizontally and has a green tint. Type number five is Acacia, which has grey on the outside, orange on the inside, and finally, log number six: Dark Oak, which is a darker version of the oak log.
Wood from different types of trees will produce different colors of wood planks when crafted and will not stack in the inventory. Birch trees have slightly duller colored leaves than regular trees, pine trees have pine needles, and jungle leaves are leafy with fruit-like shapes. Acacia and Dark Oak leaves have the same texture as Oak.
Wood can be chopped by hand, but using an axe will speed up the process, although axes don't last forever. An enchanted diamond axe is handy to carry around with you all the time, while the humble, clean and renewable stone axes are more useful for mass forest-chopping.
 Naturally generated
Wood blocks of all six types generate naturally as part of trees, even above layer 128. The types of trees generated depend on the biome:
- Oak trees generate in forests, swamps, jungles, plains, and extreme hills. Large oaks can generate in jungles and extreme hills.
- Spruce trees generate in regular taigas, mega taigas, snowy taigas, ice plains, and extreme hills. Giant spruce trees with 2×2 thickness can occur in mega taigas.
- Birch trees generate in forests and birch forests.
- Jungle trees are exclusive to jungles. Much taller jungle trees with 2×2 thickness can occur in addition to the normal 1×1.
- Acacia trees are exclusive to savannas, and their trunks are often diagonal, unlike others.
- Dark Oak trees are exclusive to roofed forests. Dark oak trees occur only in 2×2 dimensions, but are similar in height to 1×1 trees. They have vertical branches, exclusive to that tree. There is not currently a 1×1 variant of this tree.
Besides forming trees, oak wood blocks can also be found in plains villages where they form the edges of farms and are also used in the corners and roofs of a few small huts. Spruce wood can be found in swamp huts.
 From saplings
If there is enough space and light, a sapling will grow into a tree after a certain time, or, if bonemealed, almost instantly. This, combined with the fact that saplings have a chance to drop from destroyed leaves, makes wood a renewable resource. Saplings will even grow in the Nether or the End.
Extra tall 2×2 spruce and jungle trees, as well as normal-sized dark oak trees, may be grown by arranging four saplings in a 2×2 square. Note that dark oak trees require growth from 2×2 saplings, single saplings will not grow into trees.
 As a crafting ingredient
|Oak Wood or
Spruce Wood or
Birch Wood or
Jungle Wood or
Acacia Wood or
Dark Oak Wood
 Further crafting
The following table presents the amount of wood needed to produce an even multiple of a given item with no waste left over, and the quantity produced:
|Product||Number of wood
|Charcoal||0 crafted, 1 cooked[note 1]||1||100%|
|Torch||1 crafted, 8 cooked[note 1]||32||355.56%|
|Wooden Axe||2[note 2]||2||100%|
|Wooden Pickaxe||2[note 2]||2||100%|
|Wooden Pressure Plate||1||2||200%|
- Requires the burning of wood into charcoal in a furnace. Thus, you will need 8 cobblestone and burning material. The cobblestone and fuel are ignored for the purpose of this conversion.
- Because one plank cannot be crafted into two sticks, this crafting recipe requires two wood for two units.
 As a smelting ingredient
 As a fuel
Wood "logs" can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block. However, it is far more efficient to craft one of the wood blocks into wood planks: Each of the 4 planks will burn as long as the log would have, for a total of 6 items. The planks can then be used to smelt up to 6 logs into charcoal. Charcoal is an even more efficient fuel (8 items per former log), and can be used to smelt as many more logs as desired.
 Data values
The data value for wood blocks consists of two facing bits (high-order) and two wood type bits (low-order).
|0||0||0000||Oak wood facing up/down|
|1||1||0001||Spruce wood facing up/down|
|2||2||0010||Birch wood facing up/down|
|3||3||0011||Jungle wood facing up/down|
|4||4||0100||Oak wood facing East/West|
|5||5||0101||Spruce wood facing East/West|
|6||6||0110||Birch wood facing East/West|
|7||7||0111||Jungle wood facing East/West|
|8||8||1000||Oak wood facing North/South|
|9||9||1001||Spruce wood facing North/South|
|10||A||1010||Birch wood facing North/South|
|11||B||1011||Jungle wood facing North/South|
|12||C||1100||Oak wood with only bark|
|13||D||1101||Spruce wood with only bark|
|14||E||1110||Birch wood with only bark|
|15||F||1111||Jungle wood with only bark|
|0||0||0000||Acacia wood facing up/down|
|1||1||0001||Dark Oak wood facing up/down|
|2||2||0010||Acacia wood facing up/down (placeholder)|
|3||3||0011||Dark Oak wood facing up/down (placeholder)|
|4||4||0100||Acacia wood facing East/West|
|5||5||0101||Dark Oak wood facing East/West|
|6||6||0110||Acacia wood facing East/West (placeholder)|
|7||7||0111||Dark Oak wood facing East/West (placeholder)|
|8||8||1000||Acacia wood facing North/South|
|9||9||1001||Dark Oak wood facing North/South|
|10||A||1010||Acacia wood facing North/South (placeholder)|
|11||B||1011||Dark Oak wood facing North/South (placeholder)|
|12||C||1100||Acacia wood with only bark|
|13||D||1101||Dark Oak wood with only bark|
|14||E||1110||Acacia wood with only bark (placeholder)|
|15||F||1111||Dark Oak wood with only bark (placeholder)|
Note that when a wood block is placed, it changes its facing bits, placing in the direction relative to the block it is placed on.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Prerequisites||Actual requirements (if different)||Version restriction||Xbox points earned|
|Getting Wood||Attack a tree until a block of wood pops out||Taking Inventory||Pick up Wood from the ground.||None||10G|
|0.0.14a||Called log when first introduced, oak wood was one of the first blocks in Minecraft.|
|0.0.15a||Very small texture change.|
|0.0.24||Breaking log now drops 3-5 wood blocks.|
|February 23, 2010||Breaking log gives the block instead of planks.|
|1.2.0||Wood would now only be destroyed by fire if it had several sides simultaneously burning. If only one side was burning, the fire and wood block would last forever. This was a bug but made for nice fireplaces. Netherrack can also be used this way, as it burns forever.|
|1.2||Added birch and spruce wood|
|1.4||Wood and wood planks will now burn and be destroyed if any one of the sides are lit on fire. This can happen in 1.6.6 again but may not happen to all wood.|
|1.5||With the addition of birch and spruce saplings, their respective wood types become renewable resources.|
|1.2.1||12w03a||Added jungle wood.|
|1.2.4||Different types of wood now produce different colors of planks when crafted.|
|1.3.1||12w30d||All types of blocks of wood are now rotatable, with the wood placed with the inner side facing the player (similarly to pistons).|
|1.4.2||12w38a||Wood blocks now have new sounds when being placed, walked on, and mined.|
|Orientation of placed wood blocks is now determined by which face of another block they are placed against, similarly to levers.|
|1.6.1||13w24a||As a feature of resource packs, each log has its own top, meaning that log tops can now be colored separately.|
|1.7.1||13w43a||Added two new types of wood: Acacia and Dark Oak.|
|1.7pre||Gave the texture of wood tops its own unique texture for each type of wood.|
Issues relating to "Wood" are maintained on Mojira. Report issues there.
- In real life, the number of rings on the inside of a tree counts the age of the tree. If one counts the rings of a wood block, the sum is four years.
- Some oak trees and birch trees have the same structure: 5 or 6 wood blocks and a pattern of leaves that stays the same for both regular oak and regular birch trees.
- It is possible for Birch trees to have 7 wood instead of 6.
- Birch is the only wood with a unique texture. All of the rest are variations of Oak, but recolored (and rotated in the case of Jungle)
- Although wood is usually considered renewable, there is the chance for a tree grown from a sapling to drop 0 saplings, so if you begin with a set number of trees, it is potentially possible that all of them and their planted saplings will drop 0 saplings, depleting the resource; in practice, this is almost impossible because the probability of a tree dropping 0 saplings is astronomically low but still possible.
- When a world that has a jungle biome in it is opened in 1.1 instead of 1.2.1 or further, the wood and leaf types will be changed into oak wood and leaves.
- Birch and Spruce trees in Pocket Edition don't have a different color. If one was to craft wooden planks out of Birch or Spruce wood, they would be the same color as oak planks. The different types of planks are now planned for 0.8.0.