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Wood planks (simply called Planks) is a generic name for a common block used in many crafting recipes. Its texture resembles a neatly stacked pile of wooden planks hewn from one of the six different tree species. In inventory, the block's full name is "species Wood Planks" in the Java and Bedrock Edition, or "species Planks" in the Legacy Console Edition, where species can be Oak, Spruce, Birch, Acacia, Jungle, or Dark Oak.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Wood planks can be broken by hand, but using an axe will speed up the process.
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Natural generation[edit | edit source]
Wood planks can be found in 68.4% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–12. They also generate in various natural structures, as listed below.
Oak wood planks can be found in:
- Abandoned mineshafts where they are used as beams supported by oak wood fence posts.
- Plains villages where they are used for various structures including walls, roofs, and floors of many buildings, as well as paths over water.
- Strongholds where they are used for floors and pillars in the library and storage rooms.
- Woodland mansions
Birch wood planks can be found in woodland mansions.
Spruce wood planks can be found in:
- The swamp biome where they are used as the primary building material for witch huts.
- Taiga villages, in place of oak planks.
Acacia wood planks can be found in savanna villages.
Dark oak wood planks can be found in:
- Abandoned mineshafts generated in mesa biomes.
- Woodland mansions
Jungle wood planks do not generate naturally.
Usage[edit | edit source]
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, stairs and boats must be crafted from wood planks of the same species and will match the species used. For other products, planks of different species can be mixed freely and the wood species in the product is indeterminate.
Fuel[edit | edit source]
Repairing[edit | edit source]
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]
- See also: Data values
|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
Oak Wood Planks
Spruce Wood Planks
Birch Wood Planks
Jungle Wood Planks
Acacia Wood Planks
Dark Oak Wood Planks
Achievements[edit | edit source]
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Librarian||Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table||Pick up a bookshelf from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
Advancements[edit | edit source]
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Minecraft||The heart and story of the game||—||Get a crafting table in your inventory.||
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|rd-20090515||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||The texture was changed to a darker texture, with a shade more appropriate to oak trees.|
|0.0.14a_01||The texture was changed again.|
|In Survival Test, wooden planks were obtained by destroying a wood block.|
|0.31||January 29, 2010||Wooden planks are now used to craft crafting tables, sticks, signs, bookshelves, chests and wooden swords, axes, pickaxes and shovels.|
|January 30, 2010||Wooden planks are now used to craft bowls.|
|February 6, 2010||Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden hoes.|
|February 23, 2010||Destroying a wood block now obtains the wood block itself, which is now craftable into wooden planks.|
|June 7, 2010||Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden doors.|
|1.0.0||Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden stairs.|
|1.0.1||Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden pressure plates.|
|1.0.6||Wooden planks are now used to craft boats.|
|1.0.14||Wooden planks are now used to craft jukeboxes.|
|1.2||Wooden planks are now used to craft note blocks.|
|1.3||Wooden planks are now used to craft beds.|
|1.6||Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden trapdoors.|
|1.7||Wooden planks are now used to craft pistons.|
|1.8||Wooden planks can now be found in villages and mineshafts.|
|Wooden planks are now used to craft fence gates.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre5||The texture was slightly changed.|
|1.2.4||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.|
|The original "wooden planks" are now called 'Oak Wood Planks', and each wood planks color is named with the wood it is taken from.|
|1.3.1||12w16a||Oak wood planks are now found in the new bonus chests.|
|12w22a||Wood planks are now used to craft tripwire hooks.|
|12w25a||Birch, spruce and jungle wood planks now craft their respective wooden stairs and slabs.|
|1.4.2||12w34a||Wood planks are now used to craft wooden buttons, using 2 planks.|
|12w34b||Wooden buttons now only require 1 plank.|
|1.7.2||1.7.1-pre||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.|
|1.9||15w33c||Wood planks are now used to craft shields.|
|15w43a||Planks found in bonus chests now may be of any type, rather than just oak.|
|15w44a||More than doubled the average yield of planks from bonus chests.|
|1.10||16w20a||Dark oak planks can now be found as a part of abandoned mineshafts in Mesa biomes.
Acacia and Spruce planks can now be found as a part of Savanna/Taiga villages respectively.
|1.11||16w39a||Oak, birch and dark oak wood planks now generate in woodland mansions.|
|July 19, 2017||Jeb tweets image of a new jungle wood planks, cauldron, and dandelion textures.|
|July 22, 2017||Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of new crafting table, wood planks, and wood textures.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||Wooden planks were added. Only oak existed.|
|0.3.0||Wooden planks are now used to craft oak wood stairs, slabs and fence gates, wooden doors, bowls and bookshelves.|
|0.4.0||Wooden planks are now used to craft beds, chests and wooden hoes.|
|0.6.0||Wooden planks are now used to craft signs.|
|0.8.0||build 2||Birch, spruce and jungle wood planks were added.|
|?||Tooltip changed to "(wood type) Planks"|
|0.9.0||build 1||Acacia and dark oak wood planks were added.|
|Oak wood planks now naturally spawn in strongholds, abandoned mineshafts 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.|
|?||Changed tooltip to "(wood type) Wood Planks" for consistency with the Java Edition.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Wood planks are now used to craft tripwire hooks, note blocks, wooden pressure plates, wooden buttons, and spruce, birch, jungle, acacia and dark oak doors.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Wood planks are now used to craft pistons.|
|1.1||build 1||Oak and dark oak wood planks now generate in woodland mansions.|
|1.2||build 1||Birch wood planks generate in woodland mansions instead of oak|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Wooden planks were added.|
|TU9||Spruce and birch wood planks were added.|
|TU12||Jungle wooden planks were added.|
|TU27||CU15||1.18||Added acacia and dark oak planks to the creative inventory.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Wood Planks” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Many items crafted using wood planks or sticks have textures that most resemble oak wood, regardless of the species used to craft them. item frames, on the other hand, resemble birch wood.