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Oak Bark.pngSpruce Bark.pngBirch Bark.pngJungle Bark.pngAcacia Bark.pngDark Oak Bark.png
Stripped Oak Bark.pngStripped Spruce Bark.pngStripped Birch Bark.pngStripped Jungle Bark.pngStripped Acacia Bark.pngStripped Dark Oak Bark.png





Blast resistance






Yes (64), same species only




Smelted: 0.15




See Data values

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Bark is a block that has the log texture on six sides. It comes in 6 species: oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, and dark oak.

Stripped bark is a variant obtained by right-clicking a bark with any axe.


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


Stripped Bark
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.

Stripped bark[edit]

Using an axe on bark will turn it into stripped bark.


Bark can be crafted out of four matching logs, yielding three bark as a result.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Matching Wood


Bark can be used as a decorative block in place of normal logs.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Wood Planks Matching Bark

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Any Bark +
Any fuel


Bark and stripped bark can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block.

Data values[edit]


Name ID name

Oak Bark
minecraft:oak_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Spruce Bark
minecraft:spruce_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Birch Bark
minecraft:birch_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Jungle Bark
minecraft:jungle_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Acacia Bark
minecraft:acacia_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Dark Oak Bark
minecraft:dark_oak_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Stripped Oak Bark
minecraft:stripped_oak_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Stripped Spruce Bark
minecraft:stripped_spruce_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Stripped Birch Bark
minecraft:stripped_birch_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Stripped Jungle Bark
minecraft:stripped_jungle_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Stripped Acacia Bark
minecraft:stripped_acacia_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Stripped Dark Oak Bark
minecraft:stripped_dark_oak_bark[upcoming 1.13]

Block States[edit]

Name Value Description

x The bark is oriented east–west.
y The bark is oriented vertically.
z The bark is oriented north–south.


Official release
1.3.1 12w30d Oak Bark.pngSpruce Bark.pngBirch Bark.pngJungle Bark.png Added bark blocks, which look similar to wood logs, but they have the wood's "bark" texture (side texture when placed vertically) on all 6 sides.
Bark has an item form, but only obtainable through commands or external tools.
1.7.2 13w43a Acacia Bark.pngDark Oak Bark.png Added two new types of bark: acacia and dark oak.
1.8 14w25a The item of bark is removed.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.13 17w47a The different variant block states and the axis=none block state for both the log and log2 IDs have been split up into their own IDs.
Readded the item form for bark blocks. They can now be obtained in the inventory.
17w47b Added the crafting recipe for bark.
18w22b Bark blocks can now be rotated.
pre1 Oak Bark Revision 1.pngSpruce Bark Revision 1.pngBirch Bark Revision 1.pngJungle Bark Revision 1.pngAcacia Bark Revision 1.pngDark Oak Bark Revision 1.png Changed the bark block top texture.
pre2 Stripped Oak Bark.pngStripped Spruce Bark.pngStripped Birch Bark.pngStripped Jungle Bark.pngStripped Acacia Bark.pngStripped Dark Oak Bark.png Added stripped bark.
Oak Bark.pngSpruce Bark.pngBirch Bark.pngJungle Bark.pngAcacia Bark.pngDark Oak Bark.png Changed the bark texture back to how it was before pre1.
Pocket Edition
1.0 ? Bark blocks can be placed with /setblock ~ ~ ~ log 12 and is not in the creative mode inventory.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta Stripped Oak Bark.pngStripped Spruce Bark.pngStripped Birch Bark.png32pxStripped Acacia Bark.pngStripped Dark Oak Bark.png Added Stripped bark as part of Experimental Gameplay, but it can only be placed with commands.


Issues relating to "Bark" or "Stripped Bark" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


See also[edit]

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