dec: 05 hex: 5 bin: 101
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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.
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.
|Matching Log or
Matching Wood or
Matching Stripped Log or
Matching Stripped Wood
Oak planks can be found in 70.5% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–12.
Oak planks also generate as part of:
- Abandoned mineshafts where they are used as beams supported by oak wood fence posts and as floor when crossing air.
- 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 planks generate as part of:
Spruce planks generate as part of:
- The swamp biome where they are used as the primary building material for witch huts.
- Taiga villages, in place of oak planks.
- Ice plains village, in place of oak planks[Bedrock Edition only]
- Underwater ruins
Jungle planks generate as part of:
Acacia planks generate as part of:
- Savanna villages, in place of oak planks.
- Dark oak
Dark oak planks generate as part of:
Planks can be used for building structures, as crafting ingredients, and as fuel.
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.
Dark Oak Planks
|Block||ID Name||Numeral ID|
- See also: Data values
In Bedrock Edition, wood planks use the following data values:
|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.
|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|
|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.|
|Java Edition Pre-classic|
|rd-160052||Wooden planks were added. When first introduced into the game, wooden planks had a reddish tinge somewhat resembling the current jungle planks.|
|rd-161348||The texture was changed to have somewhat brick-like markings, which still exist on the wood planks texture today but are hard to see.|
|Java Edition Classic|
|0.0.14a||The texture was changed again.|
|In Survival Test, wooden planks were obtained by destroying a wood block.|
|Java Edition 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.|
|Java Edition 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.|
|Java Edition 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.|
|Java Edition 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.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5||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.|
|Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing |
|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.|
|1.13||17w47a||Name changed from <wood type> wood planks to simply <wood type> planks.|
|The different block states for the |
|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.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.14||18w43a||Wood planks are now used to craft a loom.|
|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.|
|?||Changed tooltip 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.|
|oak wood plank generate as a bridge in plains and savanna 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 planks will now replace the position of oak wood planks in savanna villages.|
|Spruce wood planks now generate in taiga and ice plains villages.|
|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.|
|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.|
- 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.