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












Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

10

Tool


Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64), same species only

Flammable

Yes

Experience

Smelted: 0.15

Drops

Itself

Data values

See Data values

Name

See Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png I'd estimate that about 95 percent of my Minecraft worlds begin with me collecting a single block of Oak Wood. It's the mother-block - the block from which everything else in the game develops. Without collecting wood, it's almost impossible to play Minecraft. Seriously, try playing Minecraft without wood. It'll be about as much fun as playing blindfolded, or with me screaming "USE WOOD YOU FOOL!" into your ear the entire time.
Duncan Geere[1]
Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png In most parts of the Western world, the spookiest night of the year is 31 October – Halloween. That’s when ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, zombies and other dark forces can be seen on the streets, knocking on doors and demanding candy.

But in Sweden – where Minecraft is made – things are a little different. Here, it’s Easter when the witches come out. The påskkärringar, as they’re called in Swedish, go door to door in the neighbourhood – armed with a broomstick and kettle which they fill with treats in exchange for paintings and drawings, before flying off to the fictional island of Blockula (Blåkulla in Swedish) in the Baltic Sea.

So in honour of Sweden’s spooOOooky Easter traditions, our block of this week is the spooOOooookiest wood in Minecraft. It’s dark oak!

Duncan Geere[2]

Wood[until 1.13], or log[upcoming 1.13] (from the name ID), is a naturally occurring block found in trees, primarily used to create wood planks. It comes in six species: oak, birch, spruce, jungle, dark oak, and acacia.

Stripped log [Java Edition only] or stripped wood [Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only] is a variant obtained by right-clicking a log with any axe.[upcoming 1.13]

Obtaining[edit]

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

Block
Wood


Stripped Log
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.

Natural generation[edit]

Oak wood blocks generate as part of houses in plains villages, acacia wood blocks in case of a savanna village and spruce wood blocks in case of a taiga village. Oak wood blocks generate as supporting beams of witch huts. Oak and dark oak wood blocks generate as part of woodland mansions.

Oak, spruce, birch or jungle wood can be found in 68.4% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3. Acacia or dark oak wood can be found in 68.4% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In 1.13[upcoming] oak logs can be found in 28.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 25.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In 1.13[upcoming] spruce logs can be found in 28.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 25.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In 1.13[upcoming] birch logs can be found in 28.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 25.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In 1.13[upcoming] jungle logs can be found in 28.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 25.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In 1.13[upcoming] acacia logs can be found in 28.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 50.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In 1.13[upcoming] dark oak logs can be found in 28.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 50.0% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–3.

Oak, spruce, and dark oak logs generate as masts in shipwrecks.

Trees[edit]

Wood blocks of all six types generate naturally as part of trees. Trees can also be grown using saplings.

Stripped logs[edit]

Using an axe on wood will turn it into a stripped log.[Bedrock and Java editions only][upcoming 1.13]

Usage[edit]

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Bark
(1.13)
Matching Wood
Wood Planks Matching Wood

Further crafting[edit]

The following table presents the amount of wood needed to produce an even multiple of a given item with no waste left over, and the quantity produced:

Product Number of wood
blocks needed
Product
amount
Ratio

Boat
5 4 80%

Bowl
3 16 533.33%

Button
1 4 400%

Charcoal
0 crafted, 1 cooked[note 1] 1 100%

Chest
2 1 50%

Crafting Table
1 1 100%

Door
3 6 200%

Fence
5 12 240%

Fence Gate
1 1 100%

Ladder
7 24 342.86%

Sign
13 24 184.62%

Stick
1 8 800%

Torch
1 crafted, 8 cooked[note 1] 32 355.56%

Wood Planks
1 4 400%

Wooden Axe
2[note 2] 2 100%

Wooden Hoe
3 4 133.33%

Wooden Pickaxe
2[note 2] 2 100%

Wooden Pressure Plate
1 2 200%

Wooden Shovel
1 2 200%

Wooden Slab
3 24 800%

Wooden Stairs
3 8 266.67%

Wooden Sword
5 8 160%

Wooden Trapdoor
3 4 133.33%
  1. a b Requires the burning of wood into charcoal in a
    furnace
    . Thus, you will need 8 cobblestone and burning material. The cobblestone and fuel are ignored for the purpose of this conversion.
  2. a b Because one plank cannot be crafted into two sticks, this crafting recipe requires two wood for two units.

Smelting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Charcoal Any Wood +
Any fuel














Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Charcoal
(1.13)
Any Stripped Log +
Any fuel














Fuel[edit]

Wood logs can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block. It is far more efficient to craft each wood block into four wood planks: each plank will burn as long as the log would have, for a total of 6 items.

Smelting wood into charcoal is slightly better: each charcoal will smelt 8 items, but the charcoal itself needs to be smelted. The net items smelted therefore is 7. Also, the increased need to load and unload items will usually result in some loss of smelting time.

Data values[edit]

Oak, spruce, birch, and jungle wood and bark blocks have the ID name minecraft:log and are further defined by their block data or block state.[until 1.13] Acacia and dark oak wood and bark blocks have the ID name minecraft:log2 and are further defined by their block data or block state.[until 1.13]

Note that when a wood block is placed, it changes its facing parameters, placing in the direction relative to the block it is placed on.

ID[edit]

Name ID name Block ID

Wood (oak to jungle)
minecraft:log[until 1.13] 17[until 1.13]

Wood (acacia to dark oak)
minecraft:log2[until 1.13] 162[until 1.13]

Oak Wood
minecraft:oak_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Spruce Wood
minecraft:spruce_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Birch Wood
minecraft:birch_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Jungle Wood
minecraft:jungle_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Acacia Wood
minecraft:acacia_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Dark Oak Wood
minecraft:dark_oak_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Stripped Oak Log
minecraft:stripped_oak_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Stripped Spruce Log
minecraft:stripped_spruce_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Stripped Birch Log
minecraft:stripped_birch_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Stripped Jungle Log
minecraft:stripped_jungle_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Stripped Acacia Log
minecraft:stripped_acacia_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Stripped Dark Oak Log
minecraft:stripped_dark_oak_log[upcoming 1.13] -

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

The block data for wood blocks consists of two facing bits (high-order) and two wood type bits (low-order).[until 1.13]

Block 17 (minecraft:log)

Bits Values
0x1
0x2
A two-bit field storing a value of 0 to 3 specifying the type of wood:
  • 0:
    Oak Wood
  • 1:
    Spruce Wood
  • 2:
    Birch Wood
  • 3:
    Jungle Wood
0x4
0x8
A two-bit field storing a value of 0 to 3 specifying the orientation of the wood:
  • 0:
    Facing Up/Down
  • 1:
    Facing East/West
  • 2:
    Facing North/South
  • 3:
    Only bark

Block 162 (minecraft:log2)

Bits Values
0x1
0x2
A two-bit field storing a value of 0 to 1 specifying the type of wood:
  • 0:
    Acacia Wood
  • 1:
    Dark Oak Wood
0x4
0x8
A two-bit field storing a value of 0 to 3 specifying the orientation of the wood:
  • 0:
    Facing Up/Down
  • 1:
    Facing East/West
  • 2:
    Facing North/South
  • 3:
    Only bark

Block state[edit]

See also: Block states

Block 17 (minecraft:log)

Name Value Description

 axis
none[until 1.13] The block lacks a "top" texture (all sides have the bark texture).
x The log is oriented east–west.
y The log is oriented vertically.
z The log is oriented north–south.

 variant[until 1.13]
oak
Oak
spruce
Spruce
birch
Birch
jungle
Jungle

Block 162 (minecraft:log2)

Name Value Description

 axis
none[until 1.13] The block lacks a "top" texture (all sides have the bark texture).
x The log is oriented east–west.
y The log is oriented vertically.
z The log is oriented north–south.

 variant[until 1.13]
acacia
Acacia
dark_oak
Dark Oak

Achievements[edit]

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

Getting Wood Attack a tree until a block of wood pops out Pick up wood from the ground. Yes Yes Yes Yes 10G Bronze

Renewable Energy Smelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal. Yes Yes Yes Yes 10G Bronze

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Classic
May 21, 2009 Notch shows interest in adding wood.
0.0.14a Oak Log.png Called log when first introduced, oak wood was one of the first blocks in Minecraft.
0.24 (August 25, 2009) Breaking log now drops 3–5 wood planks.
Indev
February 23, 2010 Breaking log gives the block instead of planks.
Alpha
v1.2.0 Wood would now only be destroyed by fire if it had several sides simultaneously burning. If only one side was burning, the fire and wood block would last forever.
Beta
1.2 Birch Log Revision 1.pngSpruce Log Revision 1.png Added birch and spruce wood.
Wood can now be smelted into charcoal.
1.4 Wood and wood planks will now burn and be destroyed if any one of the sides are lit on fire. This can happen in 1.6.6 again but may not happen to all wood.
1.5 With the addition of birch and spruce saplings, their respective wood types become renewable resources.
Added "Getting Wood" achievement for chopping then pick up wood.
Official release
1.2.1 12w03a Jungle Log Revision 1.png Added jungle wood.
1.2.4 Different types of wood now produce different colors of planks when crafted.
1.3.1 12w16a Oak wood is now found in the new bonus chests.
12w22a Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing



to



.
12w30d All types of blocks of wood are now rotatable, with the wood placed with the inner side facing the player (similarly to pistons).
1.4.2 12w38a Wood blocks now have new sounds when being walked on and broken.
Orientation of placed wood blocks is now determined by which face of another block they are placed against, similarly to levers.
1.6.1 13w24a As a feature of resource packs, each log has its own top, meaning that log tops can now be colored separately.
1.7.2 13w43a Acacia Log Revision 1.pngDark Oak Log Revision 1.png Added two new types of wood: acacia and dark oak.
1.7-pre Spruce Log.pngBirch Log.pngJungle Log.pngAcacia Log.pngDark Oak Log.png The top texture of all logs now have unique textures, rather than sharing it with oak.
Wood in bonus chests may also be acacia.
1.9 15w43a Wood found in bonus chests now may be of any type, rather than just acacia or oak.
15w44a Bonus chests now have less wood.
1.11 16w39a Oak and dark oak wood now generates in woodland mansions.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.13 17w47a Wood renamed to log.
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.
18w07a Stripped Oak Log.pngStripped Spruce Log.pngStripped Birch Log.pngStripped Jungle Log Revision 1.pngStripped Acacia Log.pngStripped Dark Oak Log.png Added stripped logs.
1.13-pre1 Stripped Jungle Log.png Changed the side texture for stripped jungle logs.
Texture Update July 18, 2017 Jeb tweets an image of new textures for iron blocks, obsidian, and birch logs.
July 19, 2017 Jeb replies with an image of all the new log textures.
July 19, 2017 Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of a less-blurry birch texture.
July 22, 2017 Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of new crafting table, wood planks, and wood textures.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Oak Log.pngSpruce Log Revision 1.pngBirch Log Revision 1.png Added oak, spruce and birch wood.
0.3.0 Wood can now be collected.
0.8.0 ? Jungle Log Revision 1.png Added jungle wood.
build 2 All types of blocks of wood are now rotatable, with the wood placed with the inner side facing the player.
Jungle wood was added to the creative inventory.
0.9.0 build 1 Acacia Log Revision 1.pngDark Oak Log Revision 1.png Added acacia wood and dark oak wood.
Jungle wood now generates naturally.
Spruce Log.pngBirch Log.pngJungle Log.pngAcacia Log.pngDark Oak Log.png Gave the texture of wood tops its own unique texture for each type of wood.
Oak wood generate naturally in plains and savannah village.
0.11.0 ? Changed tooltip from [woodtype] Log to [woodtype] Wood.
0.14.0 build 1 Spruce Wood generate in Witch Hut.
0.15.0 build 1 Savannah village now generate using Acacia Wood which previously using Oak Wood.
Spruce Wood generate in Taiga Village and Ice Plains Village.
Pocket Edition
1.1 alpha 1.1.0.0 Oak and dark oak wood now generates in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2 beta 1.2.0.2 Wood now can be found inside bonus chests.
1.4 beta 1.2.13.8 Stripped Oak Log.pngStripped Spruce Log.pngStripped Birch Log.pngStripped Jungle Log Revision 1.pngStripped Acacia Log.pngStripped Dark Oak Log.png Added Stripped logs as part of Experimental Gameplay.
beta 1.2.14.2 Fully implemented stripped logs.
As an exclusive feature, Oak, Spruce and Dark Oak stripped logs now generate as part of shipwrecks.
beta 1.2.20.1 Stripped Jungle Log.png Changed the side texture for stripped jungle wood.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Oak Log.pngSpruce Log.pngBirch Log.png Added oak, spruce and birch wood, with unique top textures despite being released before 1.7.
TU9 Spruce wood and birch wooden can now be crafted into spruce and birch wood planks, stairs and slabs.
TU12 Jungle Log.png Added jungle wood, which can be crafted into jungle wood planks.
TU14 1.04 All types of blocks of wood are now rotatable, with the wood placed with the inner side facing the player (similarly to pistons).
Prior to this update, in PlayStation 3 Edition wood with special data values only looked like it is in PC in inventory or when held, and when placed looked completely different.
TU19 CU7 1.12 Updated the textures for birch and jungle wood.
TU27 CU15 1.18 Acacia Log.pngDark Oak Log.png Added acacia and dark oak wood to the creative inventory.
TU31 CU19 1.22 Patch 3 Acacia and dark oak wood is now obtainable in survival.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • Dark oak and acacia logs share a new block ID separate from the old logs, called log2, because all the other data values on the previous log block were occupied by rotated variants (red sandstone slabs suffered a similar fate). There are still 8 remaining data values on the block that cannot be obtained. The next two trees, if more are added, will likely use these values.[until 1.13]
  • Rotated logs in the inventory will be placed like normal logs, even if the item is an all bark block.[until 1.13]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "Block of the Week: Oak Wood" – Minecraft.net, June 16, 2017
  2. "Block of the Week: Dark Oak Wood" – Minecraft.net, 2018-05-11
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