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Minecraft Planks

Planks can be used to construct a support style for buildings as well as homes, huts, and shacks. Planks of wood are a sustainable resource. Despite the fact that it is easily burned, wood is abundant in biomes with trees, making it a valuable building material.

Naturally generated wood planks can be found in abandoned mine shafts, villages, pillager outposts, shipwrecks, woodland mansions, and witch huts. Oak-wood planks are used in villages and mineshafts, dark oak wood planks are used in abandoned mineshafts and badlands biomes, and spruce planks are seen in swamp huts.


The Different Types of Wood Planks in Minecraft:


  1. Oakwood planks
  2. Birchwood planks
  3. Jungle wood planks
  4. Spruce wood planks
  5. Dark oak wood planks
  6. Acacia wood planks
  7. Crimson Stem planks
  8. Warped Stem planks
  9. Mangrove planks


Required Materials to Make Planks in Minecraft


  1. 1 Log


Logs are a vital resource obtained from trees in Minecraft. In Survival Mode, much of the initial gameplay depends solely on this resource as a player has to start harvesting logs to make any advancement since they pave the paths for crafting tools, items, etc. Logs are obtained from trees, and there are many different varieties that range from biome to biome, but they share the same purposes.


How do you get logs in Minecraft?


Step 1: Decide the type of log you want


Since there are various types of logs available to you, there are 9 different options for you to choose from. However, the difference matters only in a few applications, with the most popular being the construction of buildings where different textures have the potential to spruce up the appearance.


Decide the type of log you want


Step 2: Find the tree


Once you have decided upon the type of log you want, you now need to find that tree in your Minecraft world. For example, you will have to find an Oak tree for harvesting Oak logs. Oak trees are usually found in the Forest, Extreme Hills, Swampland or Mesa Plateau biomes.


Each tree has its own unique appearance so they are fairly distinguishable. However, each biome typically only spawns 1-2 different types of trees. If you are missing a certain type of wood, you will just need to travel to unexplored areas to find different types of wood.


Both the crimson and warped wart planks require you to find either a crimson or warped wood biome in the nether. Mangrove trees will appear in specially generated Mangrove swamps. They have yet to be officially released, but have appeared in the 22w14a snapshot update.


Step 3: Hold an axe


Once you have crafted an axe. Equip it and move towards the trees. Although, it is worth mentioning that initially, trees will have to be chopped by hand since no alternate options will be available. The only difference between chopping with a hand and an axe is the speed of producing logs. With an axe, it's faster and more efficient.


Hold an axe


Step 4: Start chopping


By now, you have found a tree and have an axe equipped. All that’s left is chopping down the tree by holding the left-click button. Continue chopping till the log breaks and floats about as a pick-able item.


Start chopping


Step 5: Pick up the Oak Log


Grab the oak log on the ground and get crafting!


How to make Planks in Minecraft?


In a Nutshell:

To make planks, open the crafting table UI containing the 3x3 grid. put a block or more of wood in the crafting grid to make wooden planks. Four wood planks are retrieved per log when this is finished.


Oak Log:


Step 1: Open the crafting table


Open your crafting table to begin crafting planks with the obtained ingredients contained in your inventory. Once you open your crafting table you will have the 3x3 crafting grid similar to the picture below:


Open the crafting table


Step 2: Add the Oak Log


Place a block of log in the crafting table, preferably in the center box of the crafting grid. Each block creates 4 planks, so the number of logs you add will be multiplied by 4.


Add the Oak Log


Step 3: Drag it into your inventory


Drag it in your inventory


Each Wood Log Location


Where to find Birchwood:


While the other processes are the same, the main difference is the type of log to obtain. Regular birch trees generate in forests, birch forests and dark forests, while tall birch trees only generate in tall birch forests.


Image via Minecraft


Where to find Jungle wood:


A jungle tree is a generated structure native to the jungle biome. Jungle trees range from short bushes to tall trees that reach up to 30 blocks in height.


Image via Minecraft


Where to find Spruce wood:


Spruce trees are mainly found in the taiga biome, but they may also generate in wooded mountains, snowy tundra, snowy taiga, and giant tree taiga biomes. Their logs have the same texture as oak logs, but it is a darker shade of brown; its leaves are denser, with a darker and blueish tone.



Where to find Dark Oak wood:


A dark oak tree is a variant of the Oaktree with a thick trunk. They are found in the dark forest biome.


Image via Minecraft


Where to find Acacia wood:


The acacia tree is found in the savanna biome. Acacia trees are around 8 blocks tall and feature unique diagonal trunks, and may occasionally have multiple canopies.


Image via Minecraft


Where to find Crimson Stem:


The crimson forest is dense and has a crimson color scheme. The forest's fog is dark red and blazing particles are seen floating. The crimson plank only forms when the stem is placed in the first box, unlike most others.


Image via Minecraft


Where to find Warped Stem:


The Warped Forest biome is the most peaceful and safest biome found in the Nether since no hostile mobs spawn here naturally. The forest is dense and has a cyan color scheme.


Image via Minecraft


Every Crafting Recipes with Wooden Planks


Wooden planks are often the basis for many different kinds of recipes. It can be fundamental to have a large store of wooden planks to be able to craft a large variety of items. From supporting your tools, decorations, storage, and even giving access to Crafting Tables.


1.Barrel


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Wooden Plank (Any)
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2.Bed





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Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


3.Beehive


Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
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Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


4.Boat





Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)
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5.Bookshelves


Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
BookBookBook
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


6.Bowl





Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)

Wooden Plank (Any)


7.Cartography Table


PaperPaper
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


8.Chest


Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


9.Crafting Table





Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


10.Fletching Table


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Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


11.Grindstone





StickStone SlabStick
Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)


12.Jukebox


Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)DiamondWooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


13.Loom





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Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


14.Note Block


Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Redstone DustWooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


15.Piston


Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
CobblestoneIron IngotCobblestone
CobblestoneRedstone DustCobblestone


16.Shield


Wooden Plank (Any)Iron IngotWooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)

Wooden Plank (Any)


17.Sign


Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)

Stick


18.Smithing Table


Iron IngotIron Ingot
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


19.Sticks





Wooden Plank (Any)

Wooden Plank (Any)


20.Wooden Fence Gate





StickWooden Plank (Any)Stick
StickWooden Plank (Any)Stick


21.Wooden Door


Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


22.Wood Fence





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Wooden Plank (Any)StickWooden Plank (Any)


23.Wood Slab








Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


24.Wood Stairs


Wooden Plank (Any)

Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)
Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


25.Wooden Button






Wooden Plank (Any)




26.Wooden Pressure Plate








Wooden Plank (Any)Wooden Plank (Any)


27.Wooden Tools (Pickaxe, Axe, Hoe, Shovel, and Swords)


Wooden Plank Trivia


Wooden Planks, specifically oak wooden planks, are one of the oldest blocks in Minecraft. They first appeared in the rd-20090515 pre-Classic version in May 2009.


While multiple types of wooden planks were available since the 1.2.4 update to the Java edition of Minecraft in 2012, it wasn’t until the 1.3.1 update that the separate wooden planks could make their own respective slabs, stairs, and doors.


There are many wooden items that reflect the design of oak wood despite being made from a different type of wood. Because of this Oak wood is often seen as the default wood.


Burning Wooden Planks as Fuel


If wooden planks are used to cook an item in a furnace, a single wooden plank is able to cook 1.5 items. Converting a log into 4 wooden planksallows you to cook 6 items total instead of 1.5 as a log.


You can also break down two wooden planks into 4 sticks. Each stick will cook 0.5 items, so you will need at least 2 sticks to fully cook something. Two wooden planks makes for more efficient fuel than breaking them down into sticks.


Conclusion:


Congratulations! You can now craft wood plank, perhaps the most essential tool in Minecraft given that it is the basis of the crafting table itself. Creating a cabin-like look in buildings and residences. Wood planks are a necessary crafting material for even the simplest tools, as well as a critical resource for those just starting out in the game and trying to make it through the first few days. Wood planks can be used as furnace fuel (each plank melting 1 1/2 items).



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