This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft a wooden shovel with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

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In Minecraft, a wooden shovel is one of the many tools that you can make. A wooden shovel has attack damage of +1 when used as a weapon.

Let"s explore how to make a wooden shovel.

Supported Platforms

A wooden shovel is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

PlatformSupported (Version*)
Java Edition (PC/Mac)Yes
Pocket Edition (PE)Yes
Xbox 360Yes
Xbox OneYes
PS3Yes
PS4Yes
Wii UYes
Nintendo SwitchYes
Windows 10 EditionYes
Education EditionYes

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.

Where to find a Wooden Shovel in Creative Mode


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Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

Here is where you can find a wooden shovel in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.17Tools

Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

Here is where you can find a wooden shovel in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Pocket Edition (PE)0.14.1 - 1.1.3Tools
Pocket Edition (PE)1.2 - 1.17.10Equipment

Minecraft Xbox Editions

Here is where you can find a wooden shovel in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Xbox 360TU35 - TU69Tools, Weapons and Armor
Xbox OneCU23 - CU43Tools, Weapons and Armor
Xbox One1.2.5 - 1.17.10Equipment

Minecraft PS Editions

Here is where you can find a wooden shovel in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
PS31.26 - 1.76Tools, Weapons and Armor
PS41.26 - 1.91Tools, Weapons and Armor
PS41.14.0 - 1.17.10Equipment

Minecraft Nintendo

Here is where you can find a wooden shovel in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Wii UPatch 3 - Patch 38Tools, Weapons and Armor
Nintendo Switch1.04 - 1.11Tools, Weapons and Armor
Nintendo Switch1.5.0 - 1.17.10Equipment

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

Here is where you can find a wooden shovel in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Windows 10 Edition0.14.1 - 1.1.3Tools
Windows 10 Edition1.2 - 1.17.10Equipment

Minecraft Education Edition

Here is where you can find a wooden shovel in the Creative Inventory menu:

PlatformVersion(s)Creative Menu Location
Education Edition0.14.2 - 1.0.18Tools
Education Edition1.0.21 - 1.14.31Equipment

DefinitionsPlatform is the platform that applies.Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative menu.

Required Materials to make a Wooden Shovel

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft a wooden shovel:



2 Sticks

1 Oak Planks

1 Spruce Planks

1 Birch Planks

1 Jungle Planks
1 Acacia Planks
1 Dark Oak Planks
1 Crimson Planks
1 Warped Planks
TIP: You can use any type of wood plank! You don"t have to gather them all.

How to craft a Wooden Shovel in Survival Mode

1. Open the Crafting Menu

First, open your crafting table so that you have the 3x3 crafting grid that looks like this:

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2. Add Items to make a Wooden Shovel

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make a wooden shovel, place 1 wood plank and 2 sticks in the 3x3 crafting grid.

When crafting with wood planks, you can use any kind of wood planks, such as oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, crimson, or warped planks. In our example, we are using oak wood planks.

When making a wooden shovel, it is important that the wood plank and sticks are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. There should be 1 wood plank placed in the middle box in the first row. In the second row, 1 stick should be in the middle box. In the third row, 1 stick should be in the middle box. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for a wooden shovel.

Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the wooden shovel will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move the Wooden Shovel to Inventory

Once you have crafted a wooden shovel, you need to move the new item to your inventory.

Congratulations, you have made a wooden shovel in Minecraft!

Item ID and Name


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Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft, a wooden shovel has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Wooden Shovel(minecraft:wooden_shovel)2690Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.12
Wooden Shovel(minecraft:wooden_shovel)269Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.13 - 1.17.1

See a complete list of Minecraft IDs that is interactive and searchable.


Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft, a wooden shovel has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Wooden Shovel(minecraft:wooden_shovel)2690Pocket Edition (PE)0.16.0 - 1.17.10

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Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft, a wooden shovel has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Wooden Shovel(minecraft:wooden_shovel)2690Xbox One1.6.0 - 1.17.10

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Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft, a wooden shovel has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Wooden Shovel(minecraft:wooden_shovel)2690PS41.14.0 - 1.17.10

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Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft, a wooden shovel has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Wooden Shovel(minecraft:wooden_shovel)2690Nintendo Switch1.6.0 - 1.17.10

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Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft, a wooden shovel has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Wooden Shovel(minecraft:wooden_shovel)2690Windows 10 Edition0.16.0 - 1.17.10

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Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft, a wooden shovel has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

ItemDescription(Minecraft ID Name)MinecraftIDMinecraftDataValuePlatformVersion(s)
Wooden Shovel(minecraft:wooden_shovel)2690Education Edition1.0 - 1.14.31

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DefinitionsMinecraft ID is the Internal number for the item.Minecraft DataValue (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.Platform is the platform that applies.Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Stackable Information


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Stack Sizes in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Java Edition (PC/Mac)1.8 - 1.17.1

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Pocket Edition (PE)0.16.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Xbox One

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Xbox One1.6.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft PS4

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1PS41.14.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Nintendo Switch1.6.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Windows 10 Edition0.16.0 - 1.17.10

Stack Sizes in Minecraft Education Edition

ItemStackable?Stack SizePlatformVersion(s)
No1Education Edition1.0 - 1.14.31

DefinitionsStackable indicates whether the item can be stacked (with more than 1 item in a stack).Stack Size is the maximum stack size for this item. While some items in Minecraft are stackable up to 64, other items can only be stacked up to 16 or 1. (NOTE: These stack sizes are for vanilla Minecraft only. If you are running a mod, some mods may change the stack size for an item.)

Give Command for Wooden Shovel


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Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.16.5, 1.17 and 1.17.1, the /give command for Wooden Shovel is:

/give
p wooden_shovel 1In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11 and 1.12, the /give command for Wooden Shovel is:

/give
p wooden_shovel 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE)

In Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) 0.16.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Wooden Shovel is:

/give
p wooden_shovel 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Xbox One

In Minecraft Xbox One 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Wooden Shovel is:

/give
p wooden_shovel 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft PS4

In Minecraft PS4 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Wooden Shovel is:

/give
p wooden_shovel 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Nintendo Switch

In Minecraft Nintendo Switch 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Wooden Shovel is:

/give
p wooden_shovel 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

In Minecraft Windows 10 Edition 0.16.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0, 1.7.0, 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, 1.12.0, 1.13.0, 1.14.0, 1.16.0, 1.17.0 and 1.17.10, the /give command for Wooden Shovel is:

/give
p wooden_shovel 1 0

Give Command in Minecraft Education Edition

In Minecraft Education Edition 0.14.2, 1.0, 1.0.18, 1.0.21, 1.4.0, 1.7.0, 1.9.0, 1.12.0, 1.12.60 and 1.14.31, the /give command for Wooden Shovel is:

/give
p wooden_shovel 1 0

Attack Damage and Durability

Attack damage is the amount of damage the item will deal when attacking a mob.

Durability represents how long the item will last. For tools, weapons and transportation, durability is the number of useful actions before the item is destroyed. For armor items, durability is the number of hits (that can be blocked by armor) before the item is destroyed. So the higher the durability number, the longer the item will last.

The following table shows the attack damage and durability for each shovel in Minecraft:

ItemNameAttack DamageDurability
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Netherite Shovel6.52031
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Diamond Shovel41561
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Iron Shovel3250
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Stone Shovel2131
Wooden Shovel159
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Golden Shovel132

Enchantments for Wooden Shovel

In Minecraft, you can enchant a wooden shovel with the following enchantments:

EnchantmentDescription
Curse of VanishingCursed item will disappear after player dies
EfficiencyIncreases how fast you can mine
FortuneIncreases block drops from mining
MendingUses xp to mend your tools, weapons and armor
Silk TouchMines blocks themselves (fragile items)
UnbreakingIncreases durability of item

DefinitionsEnchantment is what the enchantment is called.Description is the description of what the enchantment does.

See more: What Happens To Iron When Iron Oxide Becomes Elemental Iron?


See a complete list of Minecraft Enchantments that is interactive and searchable.

Things to Make with Wooden Shovels

You can use wooden shovels to make items in Minecraft such as: