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

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.

Where to find a Wooden Shovel in Creative Mode

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

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

Platform Version(s) Creative Menu Location
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.8 – 1.19
Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.19.3 – 1.20
  • Platform 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 Inventory 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 Mangrove Planks
1 Bamboo Planks
1 Crimson Planks
1 Warped Planks
1 Cherry Planks

TIP: You can use any type of wood planks! 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 3×3 crafting grid that looks like this:

2. Add Items to make a Wooden Shovel

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

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

When making a wooden shovel, it is important that the wood planks and sticks are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. There should be 1 wood planks 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

Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

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

(Minecraft ID Name)
Data Value Stack Size Version
Wooden Shovel
0 1 1.8 – 1.12
Wooden Shovel
1 1.13 – 1.20
  • Description is what the item is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value that is used in game commands.
  • Data Value (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.
  • 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.)
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version(s) is the Minecraft version numbers that the Minecraft ID and Name are valid for.

Give Command for Wooden Shovel

Give Command in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac)

In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, 1.18, 1.19 and 1.20, the /give command for Wooden Shovel is:

/give @p wooden_shovel 1

In 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

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:

Name Attack Damage Durability
Netherite Shovel 6.5 2031
Diamond Shovel 4 1561
Iron Shovel 3 250
Stone Shovel 2 131
Wooden Shovel 1 59
Golden Shovel 1 32

Enchantments for Wooden Shovel

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

Enchantment Description
Curse of Vanishing Cursed item will disappear after player dies
Efficiency Increases how fast you can mine
Fortune Increases block drops from mining
Mending Uses xp to mend your tools, weapons and armor
Silk Touch Mines blocks themselves (fragile items)
Unbreaking Increases durability of item, in effect, by decreasing the chance of the tool, weapon, or armor taking durability damage when used
  • Enchantment is what the enchantment is called.
  • Description is the description of what the enchantment does.

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:

How to make an Enchanted Wooden Shovel
How to make an Oak Boat
How to make a Spruce Boat
How to make a Birch Boat
How to make a Jungle Boat
How to make an Acacia Boat
How to make a Dark Oak Boat
How to make a Mangrove Boat
How to make a Cherry Boat

Things to Do with Wooden Shovels

Here are some activities that you can do with wooden shovels in Minecraft:

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