Wood

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






Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

10

Tool

This block can be broken with any tool, but an axe is the quickest

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]

Wood, or log (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.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

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

Block
Wood
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 | edit source]

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. Spruce 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.

Trees[edit | edit source]

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

Usage[edit | edit source]

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

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

Further crafting[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Name Ingredients Smelting recipe
Charcoal Any Wood +
Any fuel














Fuel[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Oak, spruce, birch, and jungle wood 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 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 | edit source]

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]

Block data[edit | edit source]

Oak Bark.pngBirch Bark.pngSpruce Bark.pngJungle Bark.pngAcacia Bark.pngDark Oak Bark.png
Bark only wood blocks
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 | edit source]

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).
xThe log is oriented east–west.
yThe log is oriented vertically.
zThe 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).
xThe log is oriented east–west.
yThe log is oriented vertically.
zThe log is oriented north–south.

 variant[until 1.13]
acacia
Acacia
dark_oak
Dark Oak

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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

Getting WoodAttack a tree until a block of wood pops outPick up wood from the ground.YesYesYesYes10GBronze

Renewable EnergySmelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal.YesYesYesYes10GBronze

Advancements[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Classic
0.0.14a_01 Oak Wood.pngCalled log when first introduced, oak wood was one of the first blocks in Minecraft.
0.24_06 Breaking log now drops 3–5 wood planks.
Indev
February 23, 2010 Breaking log gives the block instead of planks.
Alpha
1.2.0 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 Wood pre-1.7.pngSpruce Wood pre-1.7.pngAdded 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 Wood pre-1.7.pngAdded 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.
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 Wood pre-1.7.pngDark Oak Wood pre-1.7.pngAdded two new types of wood: acacia and dark oak.
1.7-pre Birch Wood.pngSpruce Wood.pngJungle Wood.pngAcacia Wood.pngDark Oak Wood.pngThe 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.
July 18, 2017Jeb tweets an image of new textures for iron blocks, obsidian, and birch logs.
July 19, 2017Jeb replies with an image of all the new log textures.
July 19, 2017Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of a less-blurry birch texture.
July 22, 2017Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of new crafting table, wood planks, and wood textures.
Upcoming
1.13 17w47a Wood renamed to log.
Added bark blocks to the creative inventory, which look similar to wood, but they have wood's "bark" texture (side texture when placed vertically) on all 6 sides.
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.
17w47b Crafting recipe added for Bark. 4 Wood in a square pattern to create 3 Bark.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Oak Wood.pngBirch Wood pre-1.7.pngSpruce Wood pre-1.7.pngAdded oak, birch and spruce wood.
0.3.0 Wood can now be collected.
0.8.0 ?Jungle Wood pre-1.7.pngAdd 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 Wood pre-1.7.pngDark Oak Wood pre-1.7.pngAdded acacia wood and dark oak wood.
Jungle wood now generates naturally.
Birch Wood.pngSpruce Wood.pngJungle Wood.pngAcacia Wood.pngDark Oak Wood.pngGave the texture of wood tops its own unique texture for each type of wood.
0.11.0 Changed tooltip from [woodtype] Log to [woodtype] Wood.
Pocket Edition
1.1 build 1 Oak and dark oak wood now generates in woodland mansions.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Oak Wood.pngBirch Wood.pngSpruce Wood.pngAdded oak, birch and spruce wood.
TU9Spruce wood and birch wooden can now be crafted into spruce and birch wood planks, stairs and slabs.
TU12Jungle Wood.pngAdded jungle wood, which can be crafted into jungle wood planks.
TU141.04All 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.
TU19CU71.12 Updated the textures for birch and jungle wood.
TU27CU151.18Acacia Wood.pngDark Oak Wood.pngAdded acacia and dark oak wood to the creative inventory.
TU31CU191.22Patch 3Acacia and dark oak wood is now obtainable in survival.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Wood” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Rotated logs in the inventory will be placed like normal logs, even if the item is an all bark block.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

  1. "Block of the Week: Oak Wood" – Minecraft.net, June 16, 2017