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

No

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

15

Tool

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Yes

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 05 hex: 5 bin: 101

Name

See § Data values

Planks[n 1] are a common block used in many crafting recipes.

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. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.

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[Bedrock and Java editions only] or
Matching Stripped Log or
Matching Stripped Wood[Bedrock and Java editions only]

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:

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
Barrel Any Planks +
Any Wood Slab

[Java Edition only]
Bed Matching Wool +
Any Planks

Wool color must match. Planks do not need to match.
Boat Matching Planks +
Wooden Shovel

[Bedrock and Legacy Console editions only]
Shovel represents an oar.
Boat Matching Planks

[Java Edition only]
Bookshelf Any Planks +
Book

Bowl Any Planks
Cartography Table Paper +
Any Planks

[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.11.0]
Chest Any Planks

Composter Any wood Fence +
Any Planks

[Java Edition only]
Crafting Table Any Planks

Fence Gate Stick +
Matching Planks

Fletching Table Flint +
Any Planks

[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.11.0]
Grindstone Stick +
Stone Slab +
Any Planks

[upcoming: JE 1.14]
Jukebox Any Planks +
Diamond

Loom String +
Any Planks

Note Block Any Planks +
Redstone Dust

Oak Sign or
Spruce Sign or
Birch Sign or
Jungle Sign or
Acacia Sign or
Dark Oak Sign
Matching Planks +
Stick
[JavaBedrock and PlayStation 4 editions only][upcoming: JE 1.14]
Oak Sign Any Planks +
Stick
[Java and Legacy Console editions only][until JE 1.14]
Piston Any Planks +
Cobblestone +
Iron Ingot +
Redstone Dust

Shield Any Planks +
Iron Ingot

Smithing Table Iron Ingot +
Any Planks

[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.11.0]
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 Name ID
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 Name ID Numeric ID
Wood Planks planks 5

Block data[edit]

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
BenchmakingCraft a workbench with four blocks of planksPick up a crafting table from your inventory's crafting field output or a crafting table output.YesYesYesYes10GBronze
LibrarianBuild some bookshelves to improve your enchantment tablePick up a bookshelf from a crafting table output.YesYesYesYes20GBronze

Advancements[edit]

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

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Java Edition Pre-classic
rd-160052Oak 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-161348Oak 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.
Java Edition Classic
0.0.14aOak Planks (0.0.14a through Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4).png The texture was changed again.
In Survival Test, wooden planks were obtained by destroying wood.
Java Edition Indev
0.312010-01-29Wooden planks are now used to craft crafting tables, sticks, signs, bookshelves, chests and wooden swords, axes, pickaxes and shovels.
2010-01-30Wooden planks are now used to craft bowls.
Indev2010-02-06Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden hoes.
2010-02-23Destroying a wood block now obtains the wood block itself, which is now craftable into wooden planks.
Java Edition Infdev
Infdev2010-06-07Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden doors.
2010-06-29Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden stairs.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden pressure plates.
v1.0.6Wooden planks are now used to craft boats.
v1.0.14Wooden planks are now used to craft jukeboxes.
Java Edition Beta
1.2Wooden planks are now used to craft note blocks.
1.3Wooden planks are now used to craft beds.
1.6Test Build 3Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden trapdoors.[needs testing]
1.7Wooden planks are now used to craft pistons.
1.8Pre-releaseWooden planks can now be found in villages and mineshafts.
?Wooden planks are now used to craft fence gates.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Oak Planks.png The texture was slightly changed.
1.2.4Birch 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.
1.3.112w16aOak wood planks are now found in the new bonus chests.
12w22aWood planks are now used to craft tripwire hooks.
Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing to .
12w25aBirch, spruce and jungle wood planks now craft their respective wooden stairs and slabs.
1.4.212w34aWood planks are now used to craft wooden buttons, using 2 planks.
12w34bWooden buttons now only require 1 plank.
1.7.21.7.1-preAcacia Planks.pngDark Oak Planks.png Acacia and dark oak wood planks are now available, crafted from their corresponding wood.
1.814w32bDifferent types of wood planks now craft different types of fences and fence gates; the fence recipe now requires planks.
14w32dDifferent types of wood planks now craft different types of doors.
1.915w33cWood planks are now used to craft shields.
15w43aPlanks found in bonus chests now may be of any type, rather than just oak.
15w44aMore than doubled the average yield of planks from bonus chests.
1.1016w20aDark 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.
1.1116w39aOak, birch and dark oak wood planks now generate in woodland mansions.
July 19, 2017Jeb tweets image of a new jungle wood planks, cauldron, and dandelion textures.
July 22, 2017Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of new crafting table, wood planks, and wood textures.
1.1317w47aName 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.
18w07aAdded stripped logs, a variant of logs, which can be used to craft wood planks.
18w09aSpruce and dark oak planks now generate in some underwater ruins.
18w11aWood planks now generate in shipwreck.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1418w43aWood planks are now used to craft a loom.
Oak Planks TextureUpdate Revision 1.pngSpruce Planks TextureUpdate Revision 1.pngBirch Planks TextureUpdate Revision 1.pngJungle Planks TextureUpdate Revision 1.pngAcacia Planks TextureUpdate Revision 1.pngDark Oak Planks TextureUpdate Revision 1.png Changed texture of planks.
18w47aOak Planks TextureUpdate.pngSpruce Planks TextureUpdate Revision 2.pngBirch Planks TextureUpdate.pngJungle Planks TextureUpdate.pngAcacia Planks TextureUpdate.pngDark Oak Planks TextureUpdate.png Changed the textures of planks again.
18w48aWood planks are now used to craft grindstones.
18w50aSpruce Planks TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of spruce planks again.
Wood planks are now used to craft barrels.
19w02aWood planks are now use to craft a cartography table.
19w03aWood planks are now used to craft composters.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0Oak Planks.png Wooden planks were added. Only oak existed.
0.3.0Wooden planks are now used to craft oak wood stairs, slabs and fence gates, wooden doors, bowls and bookshelves.
0.4.0Wooden planks are now used to craft beds, chests and wooden hoes.
0.6.0Wooden planks are now used to craft signs.
0.8.0build 2Birch Planks.pngSpruce Planks.pngJungle Planks.png Birch, spruce and jungle wood planks were added.
?Changed tooltip to "(wood type) Planks".
0.9.0build 1Acacia 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.
0.10.0build 1Different types of wood planks now craft different types of fences and fence gates.
Above-ground mineshafts now generate in mesa biomes, using dark oak planks.
0.11.0build 1Different types of wood planks can now be crafted into different types of boats.
Oak wood planks now generate as a bridge in plains and savanna villages.
?Changed tooltip to "(wood type) Wood Planks" for consistency with the Java Edition.
0.13.0build 1Wood planks are now used to craft tripwire hooks, note blocks, wooden pressure plates, wooden buttons, and spruce, birch, jungle, acacia and dark oak doors.
0.14.0build 1Spruce wood planks now generate in witch huts.
0.15.0build 1Wood 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 snowy tundra villages.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Oak and dark oak wood planks now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Birch wood planks now generate in woodland mansions, instead of oak.
1.4.0beta 1.2.13.8Added stripped logs variants which can be used to craft wooden planks.
beta 1.2.14.2Wood planks now generate in shipwrecks.
beta 1.2.20.1Spruce and dark oak planks now generate in some underwater ruins.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Wood planks can now be crafted from wood.
Planks can now be used to craft looms, grindstones, and shields.
Birch and dark oak planks now generate in pillager outposts.
Oak Planks TextureUpdate.pngSpruce Planks TextureUpdate.pngBirch Planks TextureUpdate.pngJungle Planks TextureUpdate.pngAcacia Planks TextureUpdate.pngDark Oak Planks TextureUpdate.png Changed the textures of planks.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Planks can now be used to craft cartography tables.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Wooden planks were added. Which texture they used in TU1 is unknown.
TU9Spruce and birch wood planks were added.
TU12Jungle wooden planks were added.
TU27CU151.18Added acacia and dark oak planks to the creative inventory.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added wood planks.

Issues[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • Many items crafted using planks or sticks have textures that most resemble oak planks, regardless of the species used to craft them. On the other hand, item frames and fletching table, resemble birch planks, cartography table resemble dark oak planks, while barrel resemble spruce planks.

Notes[edit]

  1. Known as Planks in Java and Legacy Console editions and Wood Planks in Bedrock Edition.