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






Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

?

Tool


Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Yes

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 05 hex: 5 bin: 101

Name

See Data values

Planks[Java and Legacy Console editions only] or wood planks[Bedrock Edition only] 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.

Obtaining[edit]

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

Block
Planks
Hardness 2
Tool
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]

The saplings at the bottom grow into the wood at top, which craft into the wood planks central
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Matching Log or
Matching Wood or
Matching Stripped Log or
Matching Stripped Wood

Natural generation[edit]

Oak

Oak planks can be found in 70.5% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–12.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in all bonus chests in stacks of 1–12.

Oak planks also generate as part of:

Birch

Birch planks generate as part of:

Spruce

Spruce planks generate as part of:

Jungle

Jungle planks generate as part of:

Acacia

Acacia planks generate as part of:

  • Savanna villages, in place of oak planks.
Dark oak

Dark oak planks generate as part of:

Usage[edit]

A shack made out of oak planks.
The different colors of wood planks. In order, these are Birch, Oak, Spruce, Dark Oak, Jungle, and Acacia.

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

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Planks are used in many crafting recipes. Doors, fences, fence gates, slabs, stairs, boats, trapdoors, pressure plates, and buttons must be crafted from 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.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Bed Matching Wool +
Any Planks






















































































Wool color must match. Wood planks do not need to match.
Boat Matching Planks









































[Java Edition only]
Boat Matching Planks +
Wooden Shovel









































[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]
Shovel represents an oar.
Bookshelf Any Planks +
Book









































Bowl Any Planks
Chest Any Planks



















































Crafting Table Any Planks































Fence Gate Stick +
Matching Planks


























Jukebox Any Planks +
Diamond



















































Note Block Any Planks +
Redstone Dust



















































Piston Any Planks +
Cobblestone +
Iron Ingot +
Redstone Dust


























Shield Any Planks +
Iron Ingot









































Sign Any Planks +
Stick
Stick Any Planks
Tripwire Hook Iron Ingot +
Stick +
Any Planks
Wood Door Matching Planks
Wood Fence Matching Planks +
Stick
Wood Slab Matching Planks
Wood Stairs Matching Planks
Wooden Button Matching Planks





















Wooden Pressure Plate Matching Planks


























Wooden Trapdoor Matching Planks
Wooden Axe Any Planks +
Stick


























Wooden Hoe Any Planks +
Stick





















Wooden Pickaxe Any Planks +
Stick


























Wooden Shovel Any Planks +
Stick
















Wooden Sword Any Planks +
Stick





















Fuel[edit]

Planks can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block.

Repairing[edit]

Wooden pickaxes, axes, shovels, hoes, swords, and shields can be repaired with planks in an anvil.

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Block ID Name

Oak Planks
oak_planks

Spruce Planks
spruce_planks

Birch Planks
birch_planks

Jungle Planks
jungle_planks

Acacia Planks
acacia_planks

Dark Oak Planks
dark_oak_planks

Bedrock Edition:

Block ID Name Numeral ID

Wood Planks
planks 5

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, wood planks use the following data values:

DV Description

0 Oak Planks

1 Spruce Planks

2 Birch Planks

3 Jungle Planks

4 Acacia Planks

5 Dark Oak 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.

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

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]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png
Minecraft The heart and story of the game Get a crafting table in your inventory. minecraft:story/root

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Pre-classic
rd-160052 Oak Planks Revision 2.png Wooden planks were added. When first introduced into the game, wooden planks had a reddish tinge somewhat resembling the current jungle planks.
rd-161348 Oak Planks Revision 1.png The texture was changed to have somewhat brick-like markings, which still exist on the wood planks texture today but are hard to see.
Classic
0.0.14a Oak Planks Revision 3.png The texture was changed again.
In Survival Test, wooden planks were obtained by destroying a wood block.
Indev
0.31 0.31 (January 30, 2010) Wooden planks are now used to craft crafting tables, sticks, signs, bookshelves, chests and wooden swords, axes, pickaxes and shovels.
0.31 (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.
Infdev
June 7, 2010 Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden doors.
June 29, 2010 Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden stairs.
Alpha
v1.0.1 Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden pressure plates.
v1.0.6 Wooden planks are now used to craft boats.
v1.0.14 Wooden planks are now used to craft jukeboxes.
Beta
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.
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5 Oak Planks.png The texture was slightly changed.
1.2.4 Birch Planks.pngSpruce Planks.pngJungle 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.
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.
Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing



to



.
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 Planks.pngDark Oak 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.
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.
1.13 17w47a Name changed from <wood type> wood planks to simply <wood type> planks.
The different block states for the planks ID have been split up into their own IDs.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 5.
18w07a Added stripped logs, a variant of logs, which can be used to craft wood planks.
18w09a Spruce and dark oak planks now generate in some underwater ruins.
18w11a Wood planks now generate in shipwreck.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Oak Planks.png 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 Planks.pngSpruce Planks.pngJungle Planks.png Birch, spruce and jungle wood planks were added.
? Changed tooltip to "(wood type) Planks".
0.9.0 build 1 Acacia Planks.pngDark Oak Planks.png 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.
oak wood plank generate as a bridge in plains and savannah village.
? 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.
0.14.0 build 1 Spruce wood plank generate in Witch Hut.
0.15.0 build 1 Wood planks are now used to craft pistons.
acacia wood plank now replace position of oak wood plank in savannah village
spruce wood plank now generate in taiga and ice plains village.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Oak and dark oak wood planks now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 build 1 Birch wood planks generate in woodland mansions, instead of oak.
1.2.13 build 3 Added stripped logs variants which can be used to craft wooden planks.
1.2.14 build 1 Wood planks now generate in shipwrecks.
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]

Issues relating to "Planks" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.
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