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Wood.pngSpruce Wood.pngBirch Wood.pngJungle Wood.pngAcacia Wood.pngDark Oak Wood.png
Oak WoodSpruce WoodBirch WoodJungle WoodAcacia WoodDark Oak Wood

Solid Block







Blast resistance





This block can be broken with any tool, but an axe is the quickest




Yes (64), same species only



First appearances

See History


Smelted: 0.15



Data values

See Data values


See Data values

Wood, also known as logs, is a naturally occurring block found in trees, primarily used to create wood planks. It comes in six species: oak, birch, spruce, jungle, dark oak, and acacia.


Wood can be broken by hand, but using an axe will speed up the process.

Hardness 2
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 3
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.375
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit]

Oak wood blocks generate as part of houses in plains or savanna villages. Wood blocks also spawn as supporting beams of witch huts.


Wood blocks of all six types generate naturally as part of trees. Trees can also be grown using saplings.


Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Any Wood Planks

Any Wood

Grid layout Arrow (small).png Oak Wood Planks4Spruce Wood Planks4Birch Wood Planks4Jungle Wood Planks4Acacia Wood Planks4Dark Oak Wood Planks4

Oak WoodSpruce WoodBirch WoodJungle WoodAcacia WoodDark Oak Wood

Further crafting[edit]

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
blocks needed

5 4 80%

3 16 533.33%

1 4 400%

0 crafted, 1 cooked[note 1] 1 100%

2 1 50%

Crafting Table
1 1 100%

3 6 200%

5 12 240%

Fence Gate
1 1 100%

7 24 342.86%

Wood Planks
1 4 400%

13 24 184.62%

1 8 800%

1 crafted, 8 cooked[note 1] 32 355.56%

Wooden Trapdoor
3 4 133.33%

Wooden Axe
2[note 2] 2 100%

Wooden Hoe
3 4 133.33%

Wooden Pickaxe
2[note 2] 2 100%

Wooden Pressure Plate
1 2 200%

Wooden Shovel
1 2 200%

Wooden Slab
3 24 800%

Wooden Stairs
3 8 266.67%

Wooden Sword
5 8 160%
  1. a b
    Requires the burning of wood into charcoal in a
    . Thus, you will need 8 cobblestone and burning material. The cobblestone and fuel are ignored for the purpose of this conversion.
  2. a b
    Because one plank cannot be crafted into two sticks, this crafting recipe requires two wood for two units.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe


Any Wood +
Any fuel

Oak WoodSpruce WoodBirch WoodJungle WoodAcacia WoodDark Oak Wood Grid layout Furnace Progress.png Charcoal
Grid layout Fire.png
CoalCharcoalOak WoodOak Wood Planks


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.

Data values[edit]

The wood blocks are defined by block IDs and block data. They also have block states which may replace block data in the future.

Note that when a wood block is placed, it changes its facing parameters, placing in the direction relative to the block it is placed on.


Name ID name Block ID

Wood (oak to jungle)
minecraft:log 17

Wood (acacia to dark oak)
minecraft:log2 162

Block data[edit]

The block data for wood blocks consists of two facing bits (high-order) and two wood type bits (low-order).

Block 17 (minecraft:log)

DV Description

0 Oak wood facing up/down

1 Spruce wood facing up/down

2 Birch wood facing up/down

3 Jungle wood facing up/down

4 Oak wood facing East/West

5 Spruce wood facing East/West

6 Birch wood facing East/West

7 Jungle wood facing East/West

8 Oak wood facing North/South

9 Spruce wood facing North/South

10 Birch wood facing North/South

11 Jungle wood facing North/South

12 Oak wood with only bark

13 Spruce wood with only bark

14 Birch wood with only bark

15 Jungle wood with only bark

Block 162 (minecraft:log2)

DV Description

0 Acacia wood facing up/down

1 Dark Oak wood facing up/down

4 Acacia wood facing East/West

5 Dark Oak wood facing East/West

8 Acacia wood facing North/South

9 Dark Oak wood facing North/South

12 Acacia wood with only bark

13 Dark Oak wood with only bark

Block states[edit]

Block 17 (minecraft:log)

Name Value Description

none The block lacks a "top" texture (all sides have the bark texture).
x The block's "top" texture is facing east-west.
y The block's "top" texture is facing up-down.
z The block's "top" texture is facing north-south.


Block 162 (minecraft:log2)

Name Value Description

none The block lacks a "top" texture (all sides have the bark texture).
x The block's "top" texture is facing east-west.
y The block's "top" texture is facing up-down.
z The block's "top" texture is facing north-south.

Dark Oak


Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Grid Oak Wood.png
Getting Wood Attack a tree until a block of wood pops out Taking Inventory Pick up wood from the ground. None 10G Bronze



0.0.14a_01 Called log when first introduced, oak wood was one of the first blocks in Minecraft.
0.0.15a Very small texture change.
0.24_06 Breaking log now drops 3-5 wood planks.
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.
Added "Getting Wood" achievement for chopping then pick up wood.
Official release
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.
1.7.2 13w43a Added two new types of wood: acacia and dark oak.
1.7-pre Gave the texture of wood tops its own unique texture for each type of wood.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added oak, birch and spruce wood.
0.3.0 Wood can now be collected.
0.8.0 build 2 Jungle wood was added to the creative menu.
Wood can now be placed sideways.
0.9.0 build 1 Added acacia wood and dark oak wood.
Jungle wood can now be obtained in survival mode as part of jungle trees.
Gave the texture of wood tops its own unique texture for each type of wood.
Console Edition
TU1 Added oak, birch and spruce wood.
TU9 Spruce wood and birch wooden can now be crafted into spruce and birch wood planks, stairs and slabs.
TU12 Added jungle wood, which can be crafted into jungle wood planks.
TU14 All types of blocks of wood are now rotatable, with the wood placed with the inner side facing the player (similarly to pistons).
Prior to this update, in PlayStation 3 Edition wood with special data values only looked like it is in PC in inventory or when held, and when placed looked completely different.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added oak, birch and spruce wood.


Issues relating to "Wood" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.


  • Dark oak and acacia logs share a new block ID separate from the old logs, called log2, because all the other data values on the previous log block were occupied by rotated variants (red sandstone slabs suffered a similar fate). There are still 2 remaining data values on the block that cannot be obtained. The next two trees, if more are added, will likely use these values.