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Wood Planks
Oak Wood Planks.pngSpruce Wood Planks.pngBirch Wood Planks.pngJungle Wood Planks.pngAcacia Wood Planks.pngDark Oak Wood Planks.png


Solid Block







Blast resistance





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




Yes (64)



First appearances

See History



Data value

dec: 05 hex: 5 bin: 101



Wood Planks is a common block used in many crafting recipes. Its texture resembles a network of planks, coming in six different shades obtained from the six different tree varieties.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

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

Wood Planks
Hardness 2
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 3
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

The saplings at the bottom grow into the wood at top, which craft into the wood planks between them.
Ingredients Crafting recipe

Any Wood

Drops[edit | edit source]

A crashed boat will drop 3 oak wood planks (no matter the original wood planks used to craft the boat), as well as 2 sticks.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Oak wood planks can be found in:

Oak wood planks can be found in 81.7% of bonus chests, in stacks of 1–3.

Spruce wood planks can be found in the swamp biome where they are used as the primary building material for witch huts.

Usage[edit | edit source]

A shack made of wood planks.
The different colors of wood planks fading into each other.

Wood planks can be used for building structures, as crafting ingredients, and as fuel.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Wood planks are used in many crafting recipes. Doors, fences, fence gates, slabs, and stairs must be crafted from wood planks of the same type and will match the wood type used. For other products, wood planks of different types can be mixed freely, with no effect on the result.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Note Block

Any Wood Planks +


Stick +
Any Wood Planks


Any Wood Planks +

Wooden Hoe

Oak Wood Planks +

Any Wood Slab

Any Wood Planks

Wooden Trapdoor

Any Wood Planks

Any Wood Stairs

Any Wood Planks

Any wood Door

Any Wood Planks

In the pocket edition, all types of wood craft the oak door.


Any Wood Planks


Any Wood Planks +
Any Wool

Wooden Axe

Oak Wood Planks +


Any Wood Planks

Wooden Shovel

Stick +
Oak Wood Planks

Any Fence Gate

Stick +
Any Wood Planks


Any Wood Planks +


Any Wood Planks

Wooden Pressure Plate

Any Wood Planks

Wooden Sword

Oak Wood Planks +

Tripwire Hook

Iron Ingot +
Stick +
Any Wood Planks

Any wood Fence

Any Wood Planks +


Cobblestone +
Redstone +
Any Wood Planks +
Iron Ingot


Any Wood Planks


Any Wood Planks

Any Boat

Any Wood Planks +
Wooden Shovel

Pocket Edition only. The wooden shovel needed is used as a paddle.

Wooden Pickaxe

Oak Wood Planks +

Crafting Table

Any Wood Planks

Any Shield

Any Wood Planks +
Any Wool +
Iron Ingot

Fuel[edit | edit source]

See also: Smelting

Wood planks can be used as fuel in a furnace. Each wood planks block will provide 15 seconds of smelting, enough time to provide 1.5 smelting operations.

Data values[edit | edit source]

Wood planks have the ID name minecraft:planks and are further defined by their block data. Wood planks also have a block state which is expected to replace the functionality of block data in a future version.

Block data[edit | edit source]

DV Description

0 Oak Wood Planks

1 Spruce Wood Planks

2 Birch Wood Planks

3 Jungle Wood Planks

4 Acacia Wood Planks

5 Dark Oak Wood Planks

If a command is used to create planks with data value 6 or higher, these planks will have the name "Oak Wood Planks" but a missing texture. They can't be used to craft stairs, slabs, doors, fences or gates. If placed, they'll become actual oak planks.

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

Oak Wood Planks
Spruce Wood Planks
Birch Wood Planks
Jungle Wood Planks
Acacia Wood Planks
Dark Oak Wood Planks

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

rd-160052 WoodenPlanksPre0.0.9a.PNG Wooden planks were added. When first introduced into the game, wooden planks had somewhat brick-like markings, which still exist on the wood planks texture today but are hard to see, and the wooden planks have a reddish tinge somewhat resembling the current jungle planks.
rd-161348 OldWood.PNG The texture was changed to a darker texture, with a shade more appropriate to oak trees.
0.0.14a_01 Wooden PlankBeta.png The texture was changed again.
In Survival Test, wooden planks were obtained by destroying a wood block.
February 23, 2010 Destroying a wood block now obtains the wood block itself, which is now craftable into wooden planks.
1.8 Wooden planks can now be found in villages and mineshafts.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre5 Oak Wood Planks.png The texture was slightly changed.
1.2.4 Spruce Wood Planks.pngBirch Wood Planks.pngJungle Wood Planks.png Spruce, birch and jungle wood planks are now available, crafted from their corresponding wood. The color of wood planks available to this point is now only obtainable from oak wood.
Wood planks are now called 'Oak Wood Planks', and generally each wood planks color is named with the wood it is taken from.
1.3.1 12w25a Different types of wood planks now craft different wooden stairs and slabs.
1.7.2 1.7.1-pre Acacia Wood Planks.pngDark Oak Wood Planks.png Acacia and dark oak wood planks are now available, crafted from their corresponding wood.
1.8 14w32b Different types of wood planks now craft different types of fences and fence gates; the fence recipe now requires planks.
14w32d Different types of wood planks now craft different types of doors.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Oak wood planks were added.
0.8.0 build 2 Birch, spruce and jungle wood planks were added.
0.9.0 build 1 Acacia and dark oak wood planks were added.
Oak wood planks now naturally spawn in strongholds, abandoned mine shafts and villages.
0.10.0 build 1 Different types of wood planks now craft different types of fences and fence gates.
Above-ground mineshafts generate in mesa biomes, using dark oak planks.
0.11.0 build 1 Different types of wood planks can now be crafted into different types of boats.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Oak wood planks were added.
Console Edition
TU1 Oak wood planks were added.
TU9 Spruce and birch wooden planks were added.
TU12 Jungle wooden planks were added.
TU27 Added acacia and dark oak planks to the creative inventory.

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