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Wood Planks
Wood Planks
First Appearance Pre 0.0.9a
Type of Block Solid Block
Tool Used Axe Graphic
Data Values Hex: 05
Obeys Physics?

Wooden Planks are the easiest non-natural block to obtain during the beginning of a world. They can be created by putting a block or more of wood in the crafting grid. When that is done, four wood planks are given per piece of wood. It appears as a series of interconnected planks. It is good for creating a support style for buildings and also making houses and huts and shacks.

Wood planks are a renewable resource. Despite being easily burnt down, wood is easy to obtain in biomes where trees can be found and thus useful as a building material. Naturally generated wood planks can be found in Abandoned Mine Shafts, Villages and Swamp Huts. Oak wood planks are used in Villages and Mineshafts, and pine planks are seen on houses in swamp huts. As of 1.3.1, Wood Planks are a content of Bonus Chests, for a quicker start in Survival Mode.

Wooden Plank Types

Wooden plank set
  • Oak Wood Planks
  • Birch Wood Planks
  • Jungle Wood Planks
  • Spruce Wood Planks
  • Dark Oak Wood Planks
  • Acacia Wood Planks


Wood planks have a wide array of uses. They are good for giving buildings and homes a cabin-like appearance, even though wood is discouraged to use as a building material, especially in SMP, someone could burn you house down. They're the essential material to making the most basic of tools as well. Aside from tools, however, wood is a vital material to those beginning the game and attempting to survive. Other uses for wood include: Sticks, signs, doors, pressure plates, slabs, pistons, crafting tables, chests, stairs, bowlsboats, fence (indirectly; fence is crafted from sticks only), jukebox, Note Blocks, bookshelf, beds, and fuel for furnaces, providing 1 1/3 blocks of smelting. (Note: It IS advised to not use wood logs and to use wooden planks because It has same value in smelting) It is not advised to have a fireplace unless you can be assured that your wooden house will not burn down. Try putting non-flammable blocks around your fire area.


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Everything Minecraft - Wooden Planks

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