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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.

Types of wood that exist in Minecraft:

  1. Oak wood planks
  2. Birch wood 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

Require Materials:

  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 various options for you to choose from. However, the difference matters only in a few applications, with the most popular being 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. 

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 hand and an axe is the speed of producing logs. With axe its 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?

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

This guide explains more about how to make a 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 in your inventory

Drag it in your inventory

Birch wood planks:

While the other processes are 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.

Birch wood planks

Jungle wood planks:

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.

Jungle wood planks

Spruce wood planks:

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.

Spruce wood planks


Dark oak wood planks:

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

Dark oak wood planks

Acacia wood planks:

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.

Acacia wood planks


Crimson Stem planks:

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. 

Crimson Stem planks

Warped Stem planks:


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

Warped Stem planks

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.


Congratulations! You can now craft wood plank, perhaps the most essential tool in Minecraft given that it is the basis of 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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