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Wood Planks is a block that is crafted by the player from wood. It appears as a series of interconnected planks. Wood planks have a variety of crafting and structural uses, and are a renewable resource. Wood is easy to obtain in any biome where trees can be found.
Oak wood planks can be found in Abandoned Mine Shafts where they form beams supported by wood fence posts. They also appear in NPC villages where they form various structures including walls, roofs, and floors of many buildings, and in some rooms of strongholds (mainly libraries). Spruce wood planks can be found in Swamp biomes forming Witch huts.
The value of building with wood planks is disputed. Structures built of planks can be burned down easily, either by accident or by griefers. It is often used, regardless of the dangers, due to its abundance in trees and its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
|Oak Wood or
Spruce Wood or
Birch Wood or
Jungle Wood or
Acacia Wood or
Dark Oak Wood
When crafted from Wood, Wood Planks are colored according to the wood they came from, as seen on the right. Wood planks of different colors do not stack.
 As a crafting ingredient
Wood planks (of any color) are used in many crafting recipes including but not limited to wood axes, pickaxes, swords, shovels, and hoes; buttons, trapdoors, pressure plates, crafting tables, chests, bowls, signs, doors, boats, sticks, stairs, fence gates, jukeboxes, bookshelves, note blocks, beds, slabs, and pistons.
Stairs and slabs have a special feature: all planks used in one crafting must be of the same type, but the resulting items will keep the type name (and color) of the wood used; e.g., "Oak Wood Stairs", or "Jungle Wood Slab". For all other items, planks of different types can be mixed freely, with no effect on the result.
Planks can fuel a furnace, burning for 15 seconds apiece, smelting 1 1⁄2 items. Thus a log's worth of planks smelts 6 items, making them the second most efficient wood-derived fuel (after charcoal, which smelts 8 items per log although you need to smelt wood with something else to gain charcoal). They are therefore the best fuel for creating your first charcoal when no coal is available. They are also more efficient for smelting four or fewer items, since each wood block produces 4 planks which can be used individually whereas the rest of the charcoal would be wasted.
|Pre 0.0.9a (rd-132328)||Wooden plank added. When first introduced into the game, wood planks looked like this: Visible are some somewhat brick-like markings, which still exist on the plank texture today but are hard to see.|
|0.0.9a (?)||The texture was changed to a darker texture:|
|0.0.14a||The texture was changed again:|
|In Survival Test, Wood Planks were obtained by destroying a Wood block, but this was later changed in Indev so that destroying a Wood block obtains the block, which can later be crafted into planks.|
|1.8||Wood Planks can be found in villages and mineshafts.|
|1.9pre5||The texture of Wood Planks changed:|
|1.2.4||Three new colors of Wood Planks were added corresponding to and crafted from the four types of Wood; previously, there was only the medium shade which is now obtained from oak wood.|
|1.3.1||12w25a||Stairs and Slabs have been updated with new colors that correspond with the type of Wood Plank they're crafted with.|
|1.3.1||Wood Planks, Slabs, and Stairs are currently named corresponding to the type of wood they are crafted from (e.g. Wood Planks crafted from Birch Wood are called Birch Wood Planks).|
|1.7.2||Added two new types of wooden planks: Acacia and Dark Oak.|
 Colored wood planks
|“||Taking a small break from launcherstuffs to doodle around with funstuffs. Would this be of use to anybody? http://dinnerbone.com/media/uploads/2013-04/screenshots/Minecraft_13w16b_2013-04-24_19-54-57.png||„|
|“||Sorry, I meant "wood this be of use". I totally missed that pun.||„|
|“||Arbitrary response guage: 30% "please no" 80% "yes please". Yes, that's 110%. I don't even know.||„|
|“||I'm just doodling around, I'm not sure that I can actually add it because it'd want stairs/etc too, but it's fun to investigate these things||„|
|“||Okay okay, no coloured wood. How about something completely different? http://dinnerbone.com/media/uploads/2013-04/screenshots/Minecraft_13w16b_2013-04-24_23-04-32.png||„|
|~ Dinnerbone on Colored Wooden Planks|
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Items crafted from planks (except slabs and stairs) all have the oak color. The planks received from a broken boat would be the oak color regardless of which type was used to craft the boat, giving players a way to convert one type to the default color but at a loss; 5 planks convert to 3 planks and 2 sticks. However, if you have planks in a large amount, it may be a worthwhile tradeoff.