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






Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

15

Tool

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

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Yes

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 05 hex: 5 bin: 101

Name

See Data values

Wood planks (simply called Planks) 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. In inventory, the block's full name is "species Wood Planks" in the Java and Bedrock Edition, or "species Planks" in the Legacy Console Edition, where species can be Oak, Spruce, Birch, Acacia, Jungle, or Dark Oak.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

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

Block
Wood 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 | edit source]

The saplings at the bottom grow into the wood at top, which craft into the wood planks between them.
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Matching Wood

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Wood planks can be found in 68.4% of bonus chests in stacks of 1–12. They also generate in various natural structures, as listed below.

Oak wood planks can be found in:

Birch wood planks can be found in woodland mansions.

Spruce wood planks can be found in:

  • The swamp biome where they are used as the primary building material for witch huts.
  • Taiga villages, in place of oak planks.

Acacia wood planks can be found in savanna villages.

Dark oak wood planks can be found in:

  • Abandoned mineshafts generated in mesa biomes.
  • Woodland mansions

Jungle wood planks do not generate naturally.

Usage[edit | edit source]

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

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

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Wood planks are used in many crafting recipes. Doors, fences, fence gates, slabs, stairs and boats must be crafted from wood 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
Wooden Trapdoor[upcoming] Matching Wood Planks
Bed Matching Wool +
Any Wood Planks






















































































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









































Java Edition only
Boat Matching Wood Planks +
Wooden Shovel









































Bedrock Edition and Legacy Console Edition only.
Shovel represents an oar.
Bookshelf Any Wood Planks +
Book









































Bowl Any Wood Planks
Chest Any Wood Planks



















































Crafting Table Any Wood Planks































Fence Gate Stick +
Matching Wood Planks


























Jukebox Any Wood Planks +
Diamond



















































Note Block Any Wood Planks +
Redstone



















































Piston Any Wood Planks +
Cobblestone +
Iron Ingot +
Redstone


























Shield Any Wood Planks +
Iron Ingot









































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





















Wooden Button Any Wood Planks
















Wooden Pressure Plate Any Wood Planks





















Wooden Pressure Plate
(1.13)
Matching Wood Planks


























Wooden Trapdoor Any Wood Planks
Wooden Axe Any Wood Planks +
Stick


























Wooden Hoe Any Wood Planks +
Stick





















Wooden Pickaxe Any Wood Planks +
Stick


























Wooden Shovel Any Wood Planks +
Stick
















Wooden Sword Any Wood Planks +
Stick





















Fuel[edit | edit source]

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

Repairing[edit | edit source]

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

Data values[edit | edit source]

Wood planks have the ID name minecraft:planks and are further defined by their block data or block state.[until 1.13]

Name ID Name
Oak Wood Planks oak_planks
Spruce Wood Planks spruce_planks
Birch Wood Planks birch_planks
Jungle Wood Planks jungle_planks
Acacia Wood Planks acacia_planks
Dark Oak Wood Planks dark_oak_planks
[upcoming 1.13]

Block data[edit | edit source]

See also: Data values
DV Description

0 Oak Wood Planks

1 Spruce Wood Planks

2 Birch Wood Planks

3 Jungle Wood Planks

4 Acacia Wood Planks

5 Dark Oak Wood Planks
[until 1.13]

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.

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description

 variant[until 1.13]
oak
Oak Wood Planks
spruce
Spruce Wood Planks
birch
Birch Wood Planks
jungle
Jungle Wood Planks
acacia
Acacia Wood Planks
dark_oak
Dark Oak Wood Planks

Achievements[edit | edit source]

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

LibrarianBuild some bookshelves to improve your enchantment tablePick up a bookshelf from a crafting table output.YesYesYesYes20GBronze

Advancements[edit | edit source]

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

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Pre-classic
rd-20090515 WoodenPlanksPre0.0.9a.png Wooden planks were added. When first introduced into the game, wooden planks had somewhat brick-like markings, which still exist on the wood planks texture today but are hard to see, and the wooden planks have a reddish tinge somewhat resembling the current jungle planks.
rd-161348 OldWood.png The texture was changed to a darker texture, with a shade more appropriate to oak trees.
Classic
0.0.14a_01 Wooden PlankBeta.png The texture was changed again.
In Survival Test, wooden planks were obtained by destroying a wood block.
Indev
0.31 January 29, 2010 Wooden planks are now used to craft crafting tables, sticks, signs, bookshelves, chests and wooden swords, axes, pickaxes and shovels.
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.
Alpha
1.0.0 Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden stairs.
1.0.1 Wooden planks are now used to craft wooden pressure plates.
1.0.6 Wooden planks are now used to craft boats.
1.0.14 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.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre5 Oak Wood Planks.png The texture was slightly changed.
1.2.4 Spruce Wood Planks.pngBirch Wood Planks.pngJungle Wood 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.
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 Wood Planks.pngDark Oak Wood 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.
Upcoming
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.
1.13 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.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Oak Wood Planks.pngWooden 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 Wood Planks.pngSpruce Wood Planks.pngJungle Wood Planks.pngBirch, spruce and jungle wood planks were added.
?Tooltip changed to "(wood type) Planks"
0.9.0 build 1 Acacia Wood Planks.pngDark Oak Wood Planks.pngAcacia 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.
?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.
0.15.0 build 1 Wood planks are now used to craft pistons.
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
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Wooden planks were added.
TU9Spruce and birch wood planks were added.
TU12Jungle wooden planks were added.
TU27CU151.18Added acacia and dark oak planks to the creative inventory.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.