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Wood is a naturally occurring block fundamental to the crafting of many blocks and tools in the game. They have a skin resembling bark on the four side faces, and a crosscut face on top and bottom. Wood is greatly abundant in naturally-generated maps, as it is used as the foundation for trees. Wood is also flammable.
There are currently four varieties of wood. One is the normal wood (Oak); another is Birch, which is a lighter color and has dark spots over it; a third type, Spruce, resembles Oak but is dark in color; the fourth type, Jungle, resembles Oak wood with bark aligned horizontally.
Wood from different types of trees will produce different colors of wood planks when crafted and will not stack in the inventory. Birch trees have slightly duller colored leaves than regular trees, pine trees have pine needles, and jungle leaves are leafy with fruit-like shapes.
Wood can be chopped by hand, but using an axe consumes less time.
 Naturally generated
Wood blocks of all four types generate naturally as part of trees, even above layer 128. The types of trees generated depend on the biome:
- Oak trees generate in forests, swamps, jungles, ice plains, and extreme hills.
- Spruce trees generate only in taigas.
- Birch trees generate only in forests. Birch is the rarest of the four wood types.
- Jungle trees generate only in jungles. Jungle trees can occur in 2×2 dimensions instead of the normal 1×1.
Besides forming trees, oak wood blocks can also be found in plains villages where they form the edges of farms and are also used in the corners and roofs of a few small huts.
 From saplings
If there is enough space and light, a sapling will grow into a tree after a certain time. This, combined with the fact that saplings have a chance to drop from destroyed leaves, makes wood a renewable resource. Saplings will even grow in the Nether or the End.
 As a crafting ingredient
|Ingredients||Input » Output|
 Further crafting
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
|Charcoal||0 crafted, 1 cooked[note 1]||1||100%|
|Torch||1 crafted, 8 cooked[note 1]||32||355.56%|
|Wooden Axe||2[note 2]||2||100%|
|Wooden Pickaxe||2[note 2]||2||100%|
|Wooden Pressure Plate||1||2||200%|
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ a b
Because one plank cannot be crafted into two sticks, this crafting recipe requires two wood for two units.
 As a smelting ingredient
 As a fuel
Wood can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block.
 Data values
The data value for wood blocks consists of two facing bits (high-order) and two wood type bits (low-order).
|0||0||0000||Oak wood facing up/down|
|1||1||0001||Spruce wood facing up/down|
|2||2||0010||Birch wood facing up/down|
|3||3||0011||Jungle wood facing up/down|
|4||4||0100||Oak wood facing East/West|
|5||5||0101||Spruce wood facing East/West|
|6||6||0110||Birch wood facing East/West|
|7||7||0111||Jungle wood facing East/West|
|8||8||1000||Oak wood facing North/South|
|9||9||1001||Spruce wood facing North/South|
|10||A||1010||Birch wood facing North/South|
|11||B||1011||Jungle wood facing North/South|
|12||C||1100||Oak wood with only bark|
|13||D||1101||Spruce wood with only bark|
|14||E||1110||Birch wood with only bark|
|15||F||1111||Jungle wood with only bark|
Note that when a wood block is placed, it changes its facing bits, placing in the direction relative to the block it is placed on.
- Main article: Achievements
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Prerequisites||Actual requirements (if different)||Version restriction||Xbox points earned|
|Getting Wood||Attack a tree until a block of wood pops out||Taking Inventory||Pick up Wood from the ground.||None||10G|
|0.0.14a||Called log when first introduced, oak wood was one of the first blocks in Minecraft.|
|0.0.24||Breaking log now drops 3-5 wood blocks.|
|February 23, 2010||Breaking log gives the block instead of planks.|
|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. This was a bug but made for nice fireplaces. Netherrack can also be used this way, as it burns forever.|
|1.2||Added birch and spruce wood|
|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.|
|1.2.1||12w03a||Added jungle wood.|
|1.2.4||Different types of wood now produce different colors of planks when crafted.|
|1.3.1||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 placed, walked on, and mined.|
|Orientation of placed wood blocks is now determined by which face of another block they are placed against, similarly to levers.|
Issues relating to "Wood" are maintained on Mojira. Report issues there.
- In real life, the number of rings on the inside of a tree counts the age of the tree. If one counts the rings of a wood block, the sum is four years.
- Some oak trees and birch trees have the same structure: 5 or 6 wood blocks and a pattern of leaves that stays the same for both regular oak and regular birch trees.
- Although wood is usually considered renewable, there is the chance for a tree grown from a sapling to drop 0 saplings, so if you begin with a set number of trees, it is potentially possible that all of them and their planted saplings will drop 0 saplings, depleting the resource; in practice, this is almost impossible because the probability of a tree dropping 0 saplings is astronomically low but still possible.
- When a world that has a jungle biome in it is opened in 1.1 instead of 1.2.1 or further, the wood and leaf types will be changed into oak wood and leaves.
- Birch and Spruce trees in Pocket Edition don't have a different color. If one was to craft wooden planks out of Birch or Spruce wood, they would be the same color as Oak wooden planks.