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Slab
Oak Slab JE5 BE2.pngSpruce Slab JE4 BE2.pngBirch Slab JE3 BE2.pngJungle Slab JE3 BE2.pngAcacia Slab JE3 BE2.pngDark Oak Slab JE3 BE2.pngCrimson Slab JE1 BE1.pngWarped Slab JE1 BE1.pngOak Slab JE5 BE2.pngStone Slab JE2 BE1.pngSmooth Stone Slab JE2 BE2.pngCobblestone Slab JE4 BE3.pngMossy Cobblestone Slab JE2 BE2.pngStone Brick Slab JE3 BE2.pngMossy Stone Brick Slab JE2 BE2.pngAndesite Slab JE2 BE2.pngPolished Andesite Slab JE2 BE2.pngDiorite Slab JE3 BE2.pngPolished Diorite Slab JE2 BE2.pngGranite Slab JE1 BE1.pngPolished Granite Slab JE1 BE1.pngSandstone Slab JE5 BE2.pngCut Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.pngSmooth Sandstone Slab JE3 BE2.pngRed Sandstone Slab JE4 BE2.pngCut Red Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.pngSmooth Red Sandstone Slab JE3 BE2.pngBrick Slab JE3 BE2.pngPrismarine Slab JE2 BE2.pngPrismarine Brick Slab JE2 BE2.pngDark Prismarine Slab JE2 BE2.pngNether Brick Slab JE3 BE3.pngRed Nether Brick Slab JE2 BE2.pngQuartz Slab JE3 BE2.pngSmooth Quartz Slab JE2 BE2.pngPurpur Slab JE2 BE2.pngEnd Stone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.pngBlackstone Slab JE1.pngBlackstone Slab BE1.pngPolished Blackstone Slab JE1 BE1.pngPolished Blackstone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.pngCut Copper Slab JE2 BE1.pngExposed Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.pngWeathered Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.pngOxidized Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.pngCut Copper Slab JE2 BE1.pngExposed Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.pngWeathered Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.pngOxidized Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.pngCobbled Deepslate Slab JE3.pngPolished Deepslate Slab JE2.pngDeepslate Brick Slab JE2.pngDeepslate Tile Slab JE2.png
Oak Planks JE6 BE3.pngSpruce Planks JE4 BE2.pngBirch Planks JE3 BE2.pngJungle Planks JE3 BE2.pngAcacia Planks JE3 BE2.pngDark Oak Planks JE3 BE2.pngCrimson Planks JE1 BE1.pngWarped Planks JE1 BE1.pngOak Planks JE6 BE3.pngStone JE4 BE3.pngDouble Smooth Stone Slab JE2 BE2.pngCobblestone JE6 BE3.pngMossy Cobblestone JE4 BE2.pngStone Bricks JE3 BE2.pngMossy Stone Bricks JE3 BE2.pngAndesite JE3 BE2.pngPolished Andesite JE2 BE2.pngDiorite JE4 BE3.pngPolished Diorite JE2 BE2.pngGranite JE2 BE2.pngPolished Granite JE2 BE2.pngSandstone JE6 BE3.pngCut Sandstone JE5 BE2.pngSmooth Sandstone.pngRed Sandstone JE4 BE2.pngCut Red Sandstone JE4 BE2.pngSmooth Red Sandstone.pngBricks JE5 BE3.pngPrismarine JE2 BE2.pngPrismarine Bricks JE2 BE2.pngDark Prismarine JE2 BE2.pngNether Bricks JE3 BE4.pngRed Nether Bricks JE3 BE2.pngBlock of Quartz JE3.pngSmooth Quartz Block JE3 BE2.pngPurpur Block JE2 BE2.pngEnd Stone Bricks JE2 BE2.pngBlackstone JE3 BE2.pngDouble Blackstone Slab BE1.pngPolished Blackstone JE1 BE1.pngPolished Blackstone Bricks JE2.pngCut Copper JE2 BE1.pngExposed Cut Copper JE1 BE1.pngWeathered Cut Copper JE1 BE1.pngOxidized Cut Copper JE1 BE1.pngCut Copper JE2 BE1.pngExposed Cut Copper JE1 BE1.pngWeathered Cut Copper JE1 BE1.pngOxidized Cut Copper JE1 BE1.pngCobbled Deepslate JE2 BE1.pngPolished Deepslate JE2 BE1.pngDeepslate Bricks JE2 BE1.pngDeepslate Tiles JE2 BE1.png
Prismarine Slab
Renewable

Petrified Oak and Deepslate Variants: No
All others: Yes

Stackable

Yes (64), same type only

Tools

Blast resistance

End Stone Brick: 9
Wooden: 3
All others: 6

Hardness

See § Breaking

Luminant

No

Transparent

Double slab: No
Single slab: Partial (blocks light)[JE only]
Yes‌[BE only]

Flammable

Overworld wood: Yes (5)
All others: No

Catches fire from lava

Overworld wood: Yes
All others: No

Slabs are half-height versions of their respective blocks.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Stone-type slabs and smooth blocks require a pickaxe to mine. Wooden slabs can be mined with anything, but an axe is quickest.

Block Cobbled Deepslate
Polished Deepslate
Cut Copper End Stone Brick Blackstone
Polished Blackstone
Polished Blackstone Brick
Brick
(Mossy) Cobblestone
(Red) Nether Brick
Petrified Oak
Purpur
(Smooth) Quartz
(Cut/Smooth) Sandstone
(Cut/Smooth) Red Sandstone
(Smooth) Stone
Stone Brick
Andesite
Polished Andesite
(Polished) Diorite
(Polished) Granite
Deepslate Brick
Deepslate Tile
Mossy Stone Brick
Prismarine (and variants)
Wooden
Hardness 3.5 3 3 2 1.5 2
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 17.5 15 15 10 7.5 3
Wooden 2.65 7.5 2.25 1.5 1.15 1.5
Stone 1.35 1.15 1.15 0.75 0.6 0.75
Iron 0.9 0.75 0.75 0.5 0.4 0.5
Diamond 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.4
Netherite 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.35 0.25 0.35
Golden 0.45 1.25 0.4 0.25 0.2 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Most slabs drop themselves when broken. However, in Bedrock Edition, petrified oak slabs drop normal oak slabs.

Double slabs drop 2 of their respective single slabs, even when mined with Silk Touch. In Java Edition, double slabs are completely unobtainable. In Bedrock Edition, they can be obtained through inventory editing.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Wood Slab Matching Planks
Stone Slab or
Smooth Stone Slab
Stone or
Smooth Stone
Cobblestone Slab or
Mossy Cobblestone Slab
Cobblestone or
Mossy Cobblestone
Stone Brick Slab or
Mossy Stone Brick Slab
Stone Bricks or
Mossy Stone Bricks
Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Slab
Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Slab
Diorite or
Polished Diorite
Granite Slab or
Polished Granite Slab
Granite or
Polished Granite
Sandstone Slab or
Red Sandstone Slab
Sandstone or
Chiseled Sandstone or
Red Sandstone or
Chiseled Red Sandstone
Cut Sandstone Slab or
Cut Red Sandstone Slab
Cut Sandstone or
Cut Red Sandstone
Smooth Sandstone Slab or
Smooth Red Sandstone Slab
Smooth Sandstone or
Smooth Red Sandstone
Brick Slab Bricks
Prismarine Slab or
Prismarine Brick Slab or
Dark Prismarine Slab
Prismarine or
Prismarine Bricks or
Dark Prismarine
Nether Brick Slab or
Red Nether Brick Slab
Nether Bricks or
Red Nether Bricks
Quartz Slab Any Quartz Block
Smooth Quartz Slab Smooth Quartz Block
Purpur Slab Any Purpur Block [Java Edition only]
Purpur Slab Purpur Block [Bedrock Edition only]
End Stone Brick Slab End Stone Bricks
Blackstone Slab or
Polished Blackstone Slab or
Polished Blackstone Brick Slab
Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone Bricks
Cut Copper Slab or
Exposed Cut Copper Slab or
Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Oxidized Cut Copper Slab
Cut Copper or
Exposed Cut Copper or
Weathered Cut Copper or
Oxidized Cut Copper
Waxed Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Slab
Waxed Cut Copper or
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper or
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper or
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper
Waxed Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Slab
Cut Copper Slab or
Exposed Cut Copper Slab or
Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Oxidized Cut Copper Slab +
Honeycomb


Cobbled Deepslate Slab or
Polished Deepslate Slab or
Deepslate Brick Slab or
Deepslate Tile Slab
Cobbled Deepslate or
Polished Deepslate or
Deepslate Bricks or
Deepslate Tiles

Stonecutting[edit]

Name Ingredients Cutting recipe Description
Stone Slab or
Smooth Stone Slab
Stone or
Smooth Stone
Cobblestone Slab or
Mossy Cobblestone Slab
Cobblestone or
Mossy Cobblestone
Stone Brick Slab or
Mossy Stone Brick Slab
Stone or
Stone Bricks or
Mossy Stone Bricks
Andesite Slab or
Polished Andesite Slab
Andesite or
Polished Andesite
Diorite Slab or
Polished Diorite Slab
Diorite or
Polished Diorite
Granite Slab or
Polished Granite Slab
Granite or
Polished Granite
Sandstone Slab or
Smooth Sandstone Slab
Sandstone or
Smooth Sandstone
Cut Sandstone Slab Sandstone or
Cut Sandstone
[Java Edition only][1]
Red Sandstone Slab or
Smooth Red Sandstone Slab
Red Sandstone or
Smooth Red Sandstone
Cut Red Sandstone Slab Red Sandstone or
Cut Red Sandstone
[Java Edition only][1]
Brick Slab Bricks
Prismarine Slab or
Prismarine Brick Slab or
Dark Prismarine Slab
Prismarine or
Prismarine Bricks or
Dark Prismarine
Nether Brick Slab or
Red Nether Brick Slab
Nether Bricks or
Red Nether Bricks
Quartz Slab or
Smooth Quartz Slab
Block of Quartz or
Smooth Quartz Block
Purpur Slab Purpur Block
End Stone Brick Slab End Stone or
End Stone Bricks
Blackstone Slab or
Polished Blackstone Slab or
Polished Blackstone Brick Slab
Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone Bricks
Cobbled Deepslate Slab or
Polished Deepslate Slab or
Deepslate Brick Slab or
Deepslate Tile Slab
Cobbled Deepslate or
Polished Deepslate or
Deepslate Bricks or
Deepslate Tiles
Cut Copper Slab or
Exposed Cut Copper Slab or
Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Oxidized Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Slab
Block of Copper or
Exposed Copper or
Weathered Copper or
Oxidized Copper or
Waxed Block of Copper or
Waxed Exposed Copper or
Waxed Weathered Copper or
Waxed Oxidized Copper
Cut Copper Slab or
Exposed Cut Copper Slab or
Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Oxidized Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Slab or
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Slab
Cut Copper or
Exposed Cut Copper or
Weathered Cut Copper or
Oxidized Cut Copper or
Waxed Cut Copper or
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper or
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper or
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper

Petrified oak slabs are the stone-type wooden slabs left from before Java Edition 1.3.1. They are now unobtainable in vanilla survival.

Natural generation[edit]

Villages
  • Smooth stone, oak and cobblestone slabs generate naturally in plains villages.
  • Smooth sandstone and sandstone slabs generate naturally in desert villages.
  • Smooth stone and acacia slabs generate naturally in savanna villages.
  • Smooth stone and spruce slabs generate naturally in taiga and snowy taiga villages.
Ruined Portal
  • Stone, stone brick, and mossy stone brick slabs generate in ruined portals in the overworld.
  • Blackstone, polished blackstone, and polished blackstone brick slabs generate in ruined portals in the nether.

Usage[edit]

Placement[edit]

Slabs can occupy either the top half or the bottom half of a block, or both:

  • Placing a slab on top of a block or on the side of a block in the lower half of the side surface creates a bottom slab
  • Placing a slab on the underside of a block or on the top half of the side surface creates a top slab
  • Placing a top and bottom slab of the same type in the same block creates a double slab block
  • It's impossible to place two different kinds of slabs in the same block.

Slabs cannot be oriented vertically.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Armor Stand Stick +
Smooth Stone Slab

Barrel Any Planks +
Any wood Slab

[Java Edition only]
Barrel Stick +
Any wood Slab

[Bedrock Edition only]
Chiseled Deepslate Cobbled Deepslate Slab

Chiseled Nether Bricks Nether Brick Slab

Chiseled Polished Blackstone Polished Blackstone Slab

Chiseled Quartz Block Quartz Slab

Chiseled Sandstone or
Chiseled Red Sandstone
Sandstone Slab or
Red Sandstone Slab

Chiseled Stone Bricks Stone Brick Slab

Composter Any wood Slab

Daylight Detector Glass +
Nether Quartz +
Any wood Slab

Grindstone Stick +
Stone Slab +
Any Planks

Lectern Any Wood Slab +
Bookshelf

Purpur Pillar Purpur Slab

Behavior[edit]

An example of how top slabs can make redstone travel compactly "up stairs".
Slabs do not block a vertical redstone connection as it is a transparent block.

A top slab or bottom slab is transparent to light in Bedrock Edition. A double slab is opaque.

A bottom placed on top of a hopper is transparent to items; the items fall through the bottom slab into the hopper. Without a hopper attached below, a bottom slab behaves as a solid surface.

Falling block entities (like sand, gravel, and concrete powder) turn into their dropped form if they land on a bottom slab, as when they fall on a torch.

Mobs see a slab as a full block when pathfinding. They can spawn on top slabs and double slabs, but not on bottom slabs. This can be used to prevent mob spawning in certain areas, such as mob farms.

Generally, the top face of top slabs, the bottom face of bottom slabs, and all faces of double slabs are handled as solid blocks. Due to this, blocks that require a solid surface for placement can be placed on these faces.

Double slabs are handled as a single block instead of two different slabs; as such, breaking one destroys the whole block and drop two slabs, as opposed to breaking only one slab within the block. "Double slabs" that are not aligned to the grid (i.e. a bottom slab on top of a top slab) are handled as separate blocks and are broken individually.

Redstone dust placed on a top slab receives signals from redstone dust one block lower and adjacent, but cannot transmit signals down to that block.

In Bedrock Edition, mobs standing on bottom slabs with air or another bottom slab below fail to pathfind correctly. They often end up spinning around in a small circle when they try to move.

Due to the way blast rays propagate from an explosion, bottom slabs provide extremely effective absorption to explosions directly on top of them.

Sneaking reduces the player's hitbox height to 1.65 blocks in Bedrock Edition, and so does not allow the player to walk over a bottom slab with one block of air above it, which is 1.5 blocks of space. In Java Edition, however, a crouching player's hitbox is exactly 1.5 blocks, allowing the player to fit through such a gap. A player cannot walk from a block of soul sand directly up to a bottom slab without jumping – this applies not just to soul sand, but to any block 78 of a block high or shorter, because the maximum step height of the player is 0.6 of a block. The player can walk off a bottom slab while sneaking, because the sneaking prevents falling only when the distance is higher than one half block.

If a single slab is placed in a water source block, the empty half of that slab's block is waterlogged. If a slab is placed in flowing water, a pocket of air is created in the unfilled half of the block. If the player's head is in this pocket, the player can breathe and see as clearly as from an air block. If a single slab is placed in between two water sources or waterlogged blocks, the slab becomes waterlogged‌[Java Edition only]. This also happens when a water bucket or a bucket containing a fish is used on a single slab. Double slabs cannot be waterlogged.

A minecart on powered rails is not repelled by a slab, although it is repelled by a slab with a minecart on top.

Fuel[edit]

Overworld wooden slabs can be used as fuel in furnaces, smelting 0.75 items per slab in Java Edition, and 1.5 items per slab in Bedrock Edition.

Therefore in Bedrock Edition, wooden slabs (12 items per log) are twice as fuel efficient as wood planks (6 items per log), even more so than charcoal (8 items per log), which needs to be smelted in the first place.

Note Blocks[edit]

Wooden slabs can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass" sound.

Stone slabs can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass drum" sound.

Sounds[edit]

Copper[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.copper.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break???
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.copper.fallNone[sound 1]???
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.copper.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit???
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.copper.placesubtitles.block.generic.place???
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.copper.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps???
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:[more information needed]

Nether brick[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.nether_bricks.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.0?16
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.nether_bricks.fallNone[sound 1]0.5?16
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.nether_bricks.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.25?16
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.nether_bricks.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.0?16
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.nether_bricks.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.15?16
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.stone1.00.8

Wood[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.wood.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.wood.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.wood.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.wood.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.wood.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
?BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.wood1.00.8
?BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.wood0.41.0
?BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.wood0.230.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.wood0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.wood0.181.0
?BlocksWalking on the blockstep.wood0.31.0
?BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.wood1.00.8

Other[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8
BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.370.5
?BlocksJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
?BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
BlocksWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.stone1.00.8

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Item tags (JE)FormTranslation key
Oak Slaboak_slabslabs
wooden_slabs
mineable/axe
slabs
wooden_slabs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.oak_slab
Spruce Slabspruce_slabslabs
wooden_slabs
mineable/axe
slabs
wooden_slabs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.spruce_slab
Birch Slabbirch_slabslabs
wooden_slabs
mineable/axe
slabs
wooden_slabs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.birch_slab
Jungle Slabjungle_slabslabs
wooden_slabs
mineable/axe
slabs
wooden_slabs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.jungle_slab
Acacia Slabacacia_slabslabs
wooden_slabs
mineable/axe
slabs
wooden_slabs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.acacia_slab
Dark Oak Slabdark_oak_slabslabs
wooden_slabs
mineable/axe
slabs
wooden_slabs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.dark_oak_slab
Crimson Slabcrimson_slabnon_flammable_wood
slabs
wooden_slabs
mineable/axe
non_flammable_wood
slabs
wooden_slabs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.crimson_slab
Warped Slabwarped_slabnon_flammable_wood
slabs
wooden_slabs
mineable/axe
non_flammable_wood
slabs
wooden_slabs
Block & Itemblock.minecraft.warped_slab
Stone Slabstone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.stone_slab
Smooth Stone Slabsmooth_stone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.smooth_stone_slab
Granite Slabgranite_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.granite_slab
Polished Granite Slabpolished_granite_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_granite_slab
Diorite Slabdiorite_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.diorite_slab
Polished Diorite Slabpolished_diorite_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_diorite_slab
Andesite Slabandesite_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.andesite_slab
Polished Andesite Slabpolished_andesite_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_andesite_slab
Cobblestone Slabcobblestone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.cobblestone_slab
Mossy Cobblestone Slabmossy_cobblestone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.mossy_cobblestone_slab
Stone Brick Slabstone_brick_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.stone_brick_slab
Mossy Stone Brick Slabmossy_stone_brick_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.mossy_stone_brick_slab
Brick Slabbrick_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.brick_slab
End Stone Brick Slabend_stone_brick_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.end_stone_brick_slab
Nether Brick Slabnether_brick_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.nether_brick_slab
Red Nether Brick Slabred_nether_brick_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.red_nether_brick_slab
Sandstone Slabsandstone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.sandstone_slab
Cut Sandstone Slabcut_sandstone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.cut_sandstone_slab
Smooth Sandstone Slabsmooth_sandstone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.smooth_sandstone_slab
Red Sandstone Slabred_sandstone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.red_sandstone_slab
Cut Red Sandstone Slabcut_red_sandstone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.cut_red_sandstone_slab
Smooth Red Sandstone Slabsmooth_red_sandstone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.smooth_red_sandstone_slab
Quartz Slabquartz_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.quartz_slab
Smooth Quartz Slabsmooth_quartz_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.smooth_quartz_slab
Purpur Slabpurpur_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.purpur_slab
Prismarine Slabprismarine_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.prismarine_slab
Prismarine Brick Slabprismarine_brick_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.prismarine_brick_slab
Dark Prismarine Slabdark_prismarine_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.dark_prismarine_slab
Petrified Oak Slabpetrified_oak_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.petrified_oak_slab
Blackstone Slabblackstone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.blackstone_slab
Polished Blackstone Slabpolished_blackstone_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_blackstone_slab
Polished Blackstone Brick Slabpolished_blackstone_brick_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_blackstone_brick_slab
Cut Copper Slabcut_copper_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
needs_stone_tool
NoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.cut_copper_slab
Exposed Cut Copper Slabexposed_cut_copper_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
needs_stone_tool
NoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.exposed_cut_copper_slab
Weathered Cut Copper Slabweathered_cut_copper_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
needs_stone_tool
NoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.weathered_cut_copper_slab
Oxidized Cut Copper Slaboxidized_cut_copper_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
needs_stone_tool
NoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.oxidized_cut_copper_slab
Waxed Cut Copper Slabwaxed_cut_copper_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
needs_stone_tool
NoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.waxed_cut_copper_slab
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Slabwaxed_exposed_cut_copper_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
needs_stone_tool
NoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.waxed_exposed_cut_copper_slab
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Slabwaxed_weathered_cut_copper_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
needs_stone_tool
NoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.waxed_weathered_cut_copper_slab
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Slabwaxed_oxidized_cut_copper_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
needs_stone_tool
NoneBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.waxed_oxidized_cut_copper_slab
Cobbled Deepslate Slabcobbled_deepslate_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.cobbled_deepslate_slab
Polished Deepslate Slabpolished_deepslate_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.polished_deepslate_slab
Deepslate Brick Slabdeepslate_brick_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.deepslate_brick_slab
Deepslate Tile Slabdeepslate_tile_slabslabs
mineable/pickaxe
slabsBlock & Itemblock.minecraft.deepslate_tile_slab

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Double Wooden Slabsdouble_wooden_slab157Blocktile.double_wooden_slab.name
Wooden Slabswooden_slab158Block & Itemtile.wooden_slab.oak.name
tile.wooden_slab.spruce.name
tile.wooden_slab.birch.name
tile.wooden_slab.jungle.name
tile.wooden_slab.acacia.name
tile.wooden_slab.big_oak.name
Double Crimson Slabcrimson_double_slab521Blocktile.crimson_double_slab.name
Crimson Slabcrimson_slab519Block & Itemtile.crimson_slab.name
Double Warped Slabwarped_double_slab522Blocktile.warped_double_slab.name
Warped Slabwarped_slab520Block & Itemtile.warped_slab.name
Double Stone Slabs (1)double_stone_slab43Blocktile.double_stone_slab.stone.name[verify]
Stone Slabs (1)stone_slab44Block & Itemtile.stone_slab.stone.name
tile.stone_slab.sand.name
tile.stone_slab.cobble.name
tile.stone_slab.wood.name
tile.stone_slab.brick.name
tile.stone_slab.smoothStoneBrick.name
tile.stone_slab.quartz.name
tile.stone_slab.nether_brick.name
Double Stone Slabs (2)double_stone_slab2181Blocktile.double_stone_slab2.red_sandstone.name
Stone Slabs (2)stone_slab2182Block & Itemtile.stone_slab2.red_sandstone.name
tile.stone_slab2.purpur.name
tile.stone_slab2.prismarine.rough.name
tile.stone_slab2.prismarine.dark.name
tile.stone_slab2.prismarine.bricks.name
tile.stone_slab2.mossy_cobblestone.name
tile.stone_slab2.sandstone.smooth.name
tile.stone_slab2.red_nether_brick.name
Double Stone Slabs (3)double_stone_slab3422Blocktile.double_stone_slab3.name
Stone Slabs (3)stone_slab3417Block & Itemtile.stone_slab3.end_brick.name
tile.stone_slab3.red_sandstone.smooth.name
tile.stone_slab3.andesite.smooth.name
tile.stone_slab3.andesite.name
tile.stone_slab3.diorite.smooth.name
tile.stone_slab3.diorite.name
tile.stone_slab3.granite.smooth.name
tile.stone_slab3.granite.name
Double Stone Slabs (4)double_stone_slab4423Blocktile.double_stone_slab4.name
Stone Slabs (4)stone_slab4421Block & Itemtile.stone_slab4.mossy_stone_brick.name
tile.stone_slab4.smooth_quartz.name
tile.stone_slab4.stone.name
tile.stone_slab4.cut_sandstone.name
tile.stone_slab4.cut_red_sandstone.name
Double Blackstone Slabblackstone_double_slab538Blocktile.blackstone_double_slab.name
Blackstone Slabblackstone_slab537Block & Itemtile.blackstone_slab.name
Double Polished Blackstone Slabpolished_blackstone_double_slab549Blocktile.polished_blackstone_double_slab.name
Polished Blackstone Slabpolished_blackstone_slab548Block & Itemtile.polished_blackstone_slab.name
Double Polished Blackstone Brick Slabpolished_blackstone_brick_double_slab540Blocktile.polished_blackstone_brick_double_slab.name
Polished Blackstone Brick Slabpolished_blackstone_brick_slab539Block & Itemtile.polished_blackstone_brick_slab.name
Double Cut Copper Slabdouble_cut_copper_slab623Blocktile.double_cut_copper_slab.name
Cut Copper Slabcut_copper_slab616Block & Itemtile.cut_copper_slab.name
Double Exposed Cut Copper Slabexposed_double_cut_copper_slab624Blocktile.exposed_double_cut_copper_slab.name
Exposed Cut Copper Slabexposed_cut_copper_slab617Block & Itemtile.exposed_cut_copper_slab.name
Double Weathered Cut Copper Slabweathered_double_cut_copper_slab625Blocktile.weathered_double_cut_copper_slab.name
Weathered Cut Copper Slabweathered_cut_copper_slab618Block & Itemtile.weathered_cut_copper_slab.name
Double Oxidized Cut Copper Slaboxidized_double_cut_copper_slab626Blocktile.oxidized_double_cut_copper_slab.name
Oxidized Cut Copper Slaboxidized_cut_copper_slab619Block & Itemtile.oxidized_cut_copper_slab.name
Waxed Double Cut Copper Slabwaxed_double_cut_copper_slab627Blocktile.waxed_double_cut_copper_slab.name
Waxed Cut Copper Slabwaxed_cut_copper_slab620Block & Itemtile.waxed_cut_copper_slab.name
Waxed Exposed Double Cut Copper Slabwaxed_exposed_double_cut_copper_slab628Blocktile.waxed_exposed_double_cut_copper_slab.name
Waxed Exposed Cut Copper Slabwaxed_exposed_cut_copper_slab621Block & Itemtile.waxed_exposed_cut_copper_slab.name
Waxed Weathered Double Cut Copper Slabwaxed_weathered_double_cut_copper_slab629Blocktile.waxed_weathered_double_cut_copper_slab.name
Waxed Weathered Cut Copper Slabwaxed_weathered_cut_copper_slab622Block & Itemtile.waxed_weathered_cut_copper_slab.name
Waxed Oxidized Double Cut Copper Slabwaxed_oxidized_double_cut_copper_slab705Blocktile.waxed_oxidized_double_cut_copper_slab.name
Waxed Oxidized Cut Copper Slabwaxed_oxidized_cut_copper_slab704Block & Itemtile.waxed_oxidized_cut_copper_slab.name
Cobbled Deepslate Double Slabcobbled_deepslate_double_slab651Blocktile.cobbled_deepslate_double_slab.name
Cobbled Deepslate Slabcobbled_deepslate_slab635Block & Itemtile.cobbled_deepslate_slab.name
Polished Deepslate Double Slabpolished_deepslate_double_slab652Blocktile.polished_deepslate_double_slab.name
Polished Deepslate Slabpolished_deepslate_slab639Block & Itemtile.polished_deepslate_slab.name
Deepslate Brick Double Slabdeepslate_brick_double_slab654Blocktile.deepslate_brick_double_slab.name
Deepslate Brick Slabdeepslate_brick_slab647Block & Itemtile.deepslate_brick_slab.name
Deepslate Tile Double Slabdeepslate_tile_double_slab653Blocktile.deepslate_tile_double_slab.name
Deepslate Tile Slabdeepslate_tile_slab643Block & Itemtile.deepslate_tile_slab.name

Metadata[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, slabs use the following data values:

Double stone slab
DV Description
0 Double Stone Slab
1 Double Sandstone Slab
2 Double Wooden Slab
3 Double Cobblestone Slab
4 Double Bricks Slab
5 Double Stone Bricks Slab
6 Double Quartz Slab
7 Double Nether Brick Slab
8 Double Upper Stone Slab
9 Double Upper Sandstone Slab
10 Double Upper Wooden Slab
11 Double Upper Cobblestone Slab
12 Double Upper Bricks Slab
13 Double Upper Stone Bricks Slab
14 Double Upper Quartz Slab
15 Double Upper Nether Brick Slab
Double stone slab 2
DV Description
0 Double Red Sandstone Slab
1 Double Purpur Slab
2 Double Prismarine Slab
3 Double Prismarine Bricks Slab
4 Double Dark Prismarine Slab
5 Double Mossy cobblestone Slab
6 Double Smooth Sandstone Slab
7 Double Red Nether Brick Slab
8 Double Upper Red Sandstone Slab
9 Double Upper Purpur Slab
10 Double Upper Prismarine Slab
11 Double Upper Prismarine Bricks Slab
12 Double Upper Dark Prismarine Slab
13 Double Upper Mossy cobblestone Slab
14 Double Upper Smooth Sandstone Slab
15 Double Upper Red Nether Brick Slab
Double stone slab 3
DV Description
0 Double End Stone Brick Slab
1 Double Smooth Red Sandstone Slab
2 Double Polished Andesite Slab
3 Double Andesite Slab
4 Double Diorite Slab
5 Double Polished Diorite Slab
6 Double Granite Slab
7 Double Polished Granite Slab
8 Double Upper End Stone Brick Slab
9 Double Upper Smooth Red Sandstone Slab
10 Double Upper Polished Andesite Slab
11 Double Upper Andesite Slab
12 Double Upper Diorite Slab
13 Double Upper Polished Diorite Slab
14 Double Upper Granite Slab
15 Double Upper Polished Granite Slab
Double stone slab 4
DV Description
0 Double Mossy Stone Brick Slab
1 Double Smooth Quartz Slab
2 Double Stone Slab
3 Double Cut Sandstone Slab
4 Double Cut Red Sandstone Slab
8 Double Upper Mossy Stone Brick Slab
9 Double Upper Smooth Quartz Slab
10 Double Upper Stone Slab
11 Double Upper Cut Sandstone Slab
12 Double Upper Cut Red Sandstone Slab
Stone slab
DV Description
0 Smooth Stone Slab
1 Sandstone Slab
2 Wooden Slab
3 Cobblestone Slab
4 Bricks Slab
5 Stone Bricks Slab
6 Quartz Slab
7 Nether Brick Slab
8 Upper Smooth Stone Slab
9 Upper Sandstone Slab
10 Upper Wooden Slab
11 Upper Cobblestone Slab
12 Upper Bricks Slab
13 Upper Stone Bricks Slab
14 Upper Quartz Slab
15 Upper Nether Brick Slab
Stone slab 2
DV Description
0 Red Sandstone Slab
1 Purpur Slab
2 Prismarine Slab
3 Dark Prismarine Slab
4 Prismarine Bricks Slab
5 Mossy cobblestone Slab
6 Smooth Sandstone Slab
7 Red Nether Brick Slab
8 Upper Red Sandstone Slab
9 Upper Purpur Slab
10 Upper Prismarine Slab
11 Upper Dark Prismarine Slab
12 Upper Prismarine Bricks Slab
13 Upper Mossy cobblestone Slab
14 Upper Smooth Sandstone Slab
15 Upper Red Nether Brick Slab
Stone slab 3
DV Description
0 End Stone Brick Slab
1 Smooth Red Sandstone Slab
2 Polished Andesite Slab
3 Andesite Slab
4 Diorite Slab
5 Polished Diorite Slab
6 Granite Slab
7 Polished Granite Slab
8 Upper End Stone Brick Slab
9 Upper Smooth Red Sandstone Slab
10 Upper Polished Andesite Slab
11 Upper Andesite Slab
12 Upper Diorite Slab
13 Upper Polished Diorite Slab
14 Upper Granite Slab
15 Upper Polished Granite Slab
Stone slab 4
DV Description
0 Mossy Stone Brick Slab
1 Smooth Quartz Slab
2 Stone Slab
3 Cut Sandstone Slab
4 Cut Red Sandstone Slab
8 Upper Mossy Stone Brick Slab
9 Upper Smooth Quartz Slab
10 Upper Stone Slab
11 Upper Cut Sandstone Slab
12 Upper Cut Red Sandstone Slab
Double wood slab
DV Description
0 Double Oak Wood Slab
1 Double Spruce Wood Slab
2 Double Birch Wood Slab
3 Double Jungle Wood Slab
4 Double Acacia Wood Slab
5 Double Dark Oak Wood Slab
8 Double Upper Oak Wood Slab
9 Double Upper Spruce Wood Slab
10 Double Upper Birch Wood Slab
11 Double Upper Jungle Wood Slab
12 Double Upper Acacia Wood Slab
13 Double Upper Dark Oak Wood Slab
Wood slab
DV Description
0 Oak Wood Slab
1 Spruce Wood Slab
2 Birch Wood Slab
3 Jungle Wood Slab
4 Acacia Wood Slab
5 Dark Oak Wood Slab
8 Upper Oak Wood Slab
9 Upper Spruce Wood Slab
10 Upper Birch Wood Slab
11 Upper Jungle Wood Slab
12 Upper Acacia Wood Slab
13 Upper Dark Oak Wood Slab
Crimson, warped, blackstone, polished blackstone and polished blackstone brick slab
DV Description
0 Bottom slab
1 Top slab

Block states[edit]

See also: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
typebottom bottom
top
Where the slab is within its block.
doubleThe block is a double slab.
waterloggedfalsefalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this slab.

Bedrock Edition:
Stone slab and double stone slab

Name Default value Allowed values Description
stone_slab_typesmooth_stonebrick
cobblestone
nether_brick
quartz
sandstone
smooth_stone
stone_brick
wood
The type of slab this is.
top_slot_bitfalsefalse
true
Whether or not this slab is an upper slab.

Wood slab and double wood slab

Name Default value Allowed values Description
top_slot_bitfalsefalse
true
Whether or not this slab is an upper slab.
wood_typeoakacacia
birch
dark_oak
jungle
oak
spruce
The type of slab this is.

Stone slab 2 and double stone slab 2

Name Default value Allowed values Description
stone_slab_type_2red_sandstonemossy_cobblestone
prismarine_brick
prismarine_dark
prismarine_rough
purpur
red_nether_brick
red_sandstone
smooth_sandstone
The type of slab this is.
top_slot_bitfalsefalse
true
Whether or not this slab is an upper slab.

Stone slab 3 and double stone slab 3

Name Default value Allowed values Description
stone_slab_type_3end_stone_brickandesite
diorite
end_stone_brick
granite
polished_andesite
polished_diorite
polished_granite
smooth_red_sandstone
The type of slab this is.
top_slot_bitfalsefalse
true
Whether or not this slab is an upper slab.

Stone slab 4 and double stone slab 4

Name Default value Allowed values Description
stone_slab_type_4mossy_stone_brickcut_red_sandstone
cut_sandstone
mossy_stone_brick
smooth_quartz
stone
The type of slab this is.
top_slot_bitfalsefalse
true
Whether or not this slab is an upper slab.

Crimson, warped, blackstone, polished blackstone, polished blackstone brick, and cut copper slab

Name Default value Allowed values Description
top_slot_bitfalsefalse
true
Whether or not this slab is an upper slab.

History[edit]

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Java Edition pre-Classic
May 16, 2009Notch mentions wanting to add "half-height tiles for stairs".
Java Edition Classic
May 17, 2009Slabs were suggested on the TIGSource forums.
October 22, 2009Dirt Slab (pre-release).png Dirt slabs were shown in a blog post.
October 23, 2009Notch says the new half block has nearly been finished and gives a video.
0.26 SURVIVAL TESTSmooth Stone Slab JE1 BE1.png Double Smooth Stone Slab JE1 BE1.png Added stone slabs.
Stone slabs can be obtained by mining coal ore because of the lack of inventory and crafting.
Java Edition Indev
0.3120100130Slabs have now received a crafting recipe: 3 slabs from 3 cobblestone.
Slabs no longer drop from coal ore.
Java Edition Beta
1.3Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Oak Slab JE1 BE1.png Cobblestone Slab JE1 BE1.png Seamless Stone Slab JE1.png Smooth Stone JE1 BE1.png Added sandstone, "wooden", cobblestone and smooth stone slabs as variants of the stone slabs. All had the same properties as stone slabs, apart from using different textures.
Smooth stone double slabs are obtainable only through inventory editing, and they use data the data value "4". These slabs are converted into brick slab when upgrading to Beta 1.8.
The original wooden slabs have to be mined with a pickaxe to collect, were not affected by fire, and had stronger blast resistance than planks, making them a useful building material.
Before the additional slabs were added, a double stone slab would yield only one slab when broken. Since this update, all double slabs now yield 2 of their respective single slabs when broken. Destroying double slabs with TNT, however, still yields only single slabs (when the slabs aren't simply destroyed by the explosion). It is not known when or if this was fixed.
Before Beta 1.3 came out, stone slabs were made with cobblestone instead of stone, but this update has now introduced cobblestone slabs to the game and changed the recipes for pressure plates and stone slabs, so that there wouldn't be any conflicting recipes.
1.7Sandstone Slab JE2 BE1.png Oak Slab JE2 BE1.png Smooth Stone Slab JE2 BE2.png Seamless Stone Slab JE2 BE1.png The model of bottom half slabs now uses the bottom half of texture.
Cobblestone Slab JE2 BE2.png The texture of cobblestone slabs has been changed.
1.8Pre-releaseStone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Brick Slab JE1.png Added the stone brick and bricks slabs.
Smooth stone double slabs now use the data value "6".
The sprinting feature has been added in this update. While stairs cancel the player's sprinting, slabs allow a player to continue sprinting.
Smooth stone slabs now generate in villages and strongholds.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Oak Slab JE3 BE2.png Brick Slab JE2 BE2.png The textures of bricks and planks have been changed, and by extension that of the slabs.
?Slabs placed above other slabs no longer combine into a double slab unless the top slab is placed directly on the bottom slab.
1.2.11.2Brick Slab Top JE1 BE1.png Cobblestone Slab Top JE1 BE1.png Oak Slab Top JE1 BE1.png Sandstone Slab Top JE1 BE1.png Smooth Stone Slab Top JE1 BE1.png Seamless Stone Slab Top JE1 BE1.png Stone Brick Slab Top JE1 BE1.png All types of slabs are now able to be placed upside down and under blocks; these occupy the top half of their block space rather than the bottom half.
The crafting recipe has been changed, so that 6 slabs would be crafted rather than 3. The prior restriction was likely due to the fact that the slab types were differentiated by their damage values instead of by different data values, similar to wood, coal or charcoal, and colored wool.
1.2.4releaseSandstone Slab JE3 BE2.png Sandstone JE2 BE2.png The texture of sandstone slabs has been changed, altough it is only visible in the double and bottom variants.
?Double slabs broken with Silk Touch now drop both slabs instead of one.
1.3.112w17aOak Slab JE3 BE2.png Birch Slab JE1 BE1.png Spruce Slab JE1 BE1.png Jungle Slab JE1 BE1.png New slabs have been added for the four different types of wood planks, replacing the old wooden oak/"stone" slab. These new slabs are vulnerable to fire, and can be collected faster with an axe than with a pickaxe. Wooden slabs already crafted or placed in the world remain the old 'stone' type.
12w21aSandstone slabs now generate in desert temples.
12w22aUpside down slabs can now be placed by generally looking at the top half of the side of a block, rather than strictly the underside of a block.
12w25aRedstone (including repeaters, torches. levers and pressure plates) and rails can now be placed on slabs and stairs positioned upside down.
12w26aMobs can now spawn on upside down slabs.
?Renamed the wooden slabs from "species-Wood Slab" to "species Wood Slab"
1.4.212w39aSlabs now interact properly with lighting.
When slabs are placed upside down, they now accept light from light sources themselves, and no longer block light to surrounding blocks.
Slabs no longer cast the shadow of a full-sized block.[2]
1.4.6November 28, 2012Jeb tweeted a picture of himself crafting nether brick slabs.
12w49aNether Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Added nether brick slabs.
The addition of nether brick slabs has now caused the smooth stone double slab to change its data value to 43:7.
1.5January 22, 2013Jeb states that the "smooth stone full half-slab" is to be re-implemented with a data value of 43:8. Other slabs with data values of 43:9-43:15 are also to use the top texture on all sides, resulting in a "smooth sandstone block" with a data value of 43:9. He also stated that they may be obtained legitimately later.[3]
13w01aWooden Slabs can now be used to craft daylight sensors.
13w02aQuartz Slab JE1 BE1.png Added quartz slabs, featuring the top quartz texture on all six sides. The formerly unused slab type, known as the smooth stone slab, has been removed from the game. Its data values have been replaced with the nether quartz slab.
13w04aSmooth Stone JE1 BE1.png The smooth stone double slab has been re-implemented with a data value of 43:8.
Smooth Sandstone JE1 BE1.png The smooth sandstone double slab has been added, with a data value of 43:9.
Seamless data values of 43:10-43:15 have been added, but are unused and appear identical to their normal counterparts.
13w09cQuartz slabs and double slabs now use the top, side and bottom textures of the block of quartz.
Block of Quartz JE3.png The quartz slab's seamless counterpart, with a data value of 43:15, retains the top texture on all 6 sides.
April 1, 2013Added TNT slabs, called Etho Slabs, to the April Fools update, Minecraft 2.0. They exploded like TNT, producing a larger explosion that caused anvils to spawn over any player in the explosion's range.
1.7.21.7Acacia Slab JE1 BE1.png Dark Oak Slab JE1 BE1.png Added acacia and dark oak slabs.
1.814w02aStone brick slabs can now be used to craft chiseled stone bricks.
Stone slabs can now be crafted using granite, diorite, andesite, or their polished counterparts.
14w32aRed Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Smooth Red Sandstone Revision 1.png Added red sandstone slabs and double slabs, as well as smooth red sandstone double slabs.
Armor stands are now crafted using any slab.
14w32bArmor stands can now be crafted only using stone slabs.
14w33aStone slabs can no longer be crafted using granite, diorite, andesite, or their polished counterparts.
1.9June 22, 2015Jeb reveals purpur slabs on Instagram, with the words "MINECON 2015 HYPE!"
15w31aPurpur Slab JE1 BE1.png Added purpur slabs and double slabs.
15w43aA spruce slab now acts as the middle of a table generated within igloo basements.
1.1116w39aOak, birch, spruce, stone, and cobblestone slabs now generate in woodland mansions.
April 17, 2018Dinnerbone confirms that Java Edition 1.14 contains many new stairs and slabs.
1.1317w47aThe different variant block states for stone_slab, stone_slab2, wooden_slab, purpur_slab, double_stone_slab, double_stone_slab2, double_wooden_slab and purpur_double_slab IDs have been split up and merged into their own IDs depending on variant.
Old non-flammable wooden slabs, which are now called "Petrified oak slabs", have been re-implemented into the creative inventory.
"Bricks slab" has been renamed to "Brick slab".
"Stone bricks slab" has been renamed to "Stone brick slab".
"<Wood type> wood slab" has been renamed to "<wood type> slab".
Smooth Stone JE1 BE1.png Smooth Sandstone JE1 BE1.png Smooth Red Sandstone Revision 1.png Block of Quartz JE1 BE1.png Smooth double slabs, now smooth blocks, have added to the creative inventory.
Smooth blocks now drop themselves, instead of slabs when mined.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 43, 44, 125, 126, 181, 182, 204 and 205.
18w07aPrismarine Slab JE1 BE1.png Prismarine Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Dark Prismarine Slab JE1 BE1.png Added slabs for prismarine, prismarine bricks, and dark prismarine.
18w10cWater can now be placed on the same block as slabs.
18w20a"Prismarine Bricks Slab" has been renamed to "Prismarine Brick Slab."
1.13.118w32aPurpur slabs can now be crafted with purpur pillars.
October 10, 2018Dinnerbone tweets that there are to be 14 new slabs.
October 10, 2018Polished diorite slabs are tweeted out by LadyAgnes.
1.1418w43aStone Slab JE1.png Andesite Slab JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite Slab JE1 BE1.png Diorite Slab JE1 BE1.png Polished Diorite Slab JE1 BE1.png Granite Slab JE1 BE1.png Polished Granite Slab JE1 BE1.png Mossy Stone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Mossy Cobblestone Slab JE1 BE1.png Smooth Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Smooth Red Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Quartz Slab JE2.png Red Nether Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png End Stone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Added stone, andesite, polished andesite, diorite, polished diorite, granite, polished granite, mossy stone brick, mossy cobblestone, smooth sandstone, smooth red sandstone, smooth quartz, red nether brick, end stone brick slabs.
Oak Slab JE4.png Spruce Slab JE2.png Birch Slab JE2.png Jungle Slab JE2.png Acacia Slab JE2.png Dark Oak Slab JE2.png Smooth Stone Slab JE2 BE2.png Cobblestone Slab JE3.png Brick Slab JE3 BE2.png Stone Brick Slab JE2.png Sandstone Slab JE3.png Red Sandstone Slab JE2.png Nether Brick Slab JE2.png Quartz Slab JE2.png Purpur Slab JE2 BE2.png Prismarine Slab JE2 BE2.png Prismarine Brick Slab JE2 BE2.png Dark Prismarine Slab JE2 BE2.png The textures of all slabs have been changed.
Smooth Stone Slab JE2 BE2.png "Stone Slab" has been renamed to "Smooth Stone Slab".
18w44aStone Slab JE2 BE1.png Andesite Slab JE2 BE2.png Polished Andesite Slab JE2 BE2.png Diorite Slab JE2.png Polished Diorite Slab JE2 BE2.png Sandstone Slab JE4.png Smooth Sandstone Slab JE2.png The textures for stone, andesite, polished andesite, diorite, polished diorite, smooth sandstone slabs have been changed.
18w47aOak Slab JE5 BE2.png Spruce Slab JE3.png Birch Slab JE3 BE2.png Jungle Slab JE3 BE2.png Acacia Slab JE3 BE2.png Dark Oak Slab JE3 BE2.png Stone Brick Slab JE3 BE2.png Mossy Stone Brick Slab JE2 BE2.png Nether Brick Slab JE3 BE3.png Red Sandstone Slab JE3.png Smooth Red Sandstone Slab JE2.png The textures for oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, dark oak, stone bricks, mossy stone bricks, nether bricks, red sandstone, and smooth red sandstone slabs have been changed.
18w48aStone slabs are now used to craft grindstones.
Oak and cobblestone slabs now generate naturally in the updated plains villages.
18w49aAcacia slabs now generate in the updated savanna villages.
18w50aSandstone and smooth sandstone slabs now generate in the updated desert villages.
Spruce slabs now generate in the updated taiga villages.
Spruce Slab JE4 BE2.png Cobblestone Slab JE4 BE3.png Mossy Cobblestone Slab JE2 BE2.png Sandstone Slab JE5 BE2.png Smooth Sandstone Slab JE3 BE2.png Red Sandstone Slab JE4 BE2.png Smooth Red Sandstone Slab JE3 BE2.png Red Nether Brick Slab JE2 BE2.png The textures for spruce, cobblestone, mossy cobblestone, sandstone, smooth sandstone, red sandstone, and smooth red sandstone slabs have been changed.
Wood slabs are now used to craft barrels.
19w02aWood slabs are now used to craft lecterns.
19w08aDiorite Slab JE3 BE2.png The texture of diorite slabs has been changed.
Smooth Quartz Slab JE2 BE2.png Smooth quartz now use the bottom texture of normal quartz blocks, rather than the top texture.
19w12aCut Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Cut Red Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Added cut sandstone and cut red sandstone slabs.
19w13aSlabs no longer block light, except at their full faces.
19w13bQuartz Slab JE3 BE2.png The texture of quartz slabs has been changed.
1.1620w06aCrimson Slab JE1 BE1.png Warped Slab JE1 BE1.png Added crimson and warped slabs.
20w15aBlackstone Slab JE1.png Polished Blackstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Polished Blackstone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Added blackstone, polished blackstone, and polished blackstone brick slabs.
20w16aBlackstone and quartz slabs now generate as part of bastion remnants.
Stone, mossy stone brick, stone brick, blackstone, polished blackstone brick and polished blackstone slabs can now generate as part of ruined portals.
1.16.220w28aBlackstone, polished blackstone and polished blackstone brick slabs are now renewable as piglins have an 8.71% chance to trade 8-16 blackstone during bartering.
October 3, 2020Cut Copper Slab (pre-release).png Lightly Weathered Cut Copper Slab (pre-release).png Semi-Weathered Cut Copper Slab (pre-release).png Weathered Cut Copper Slab (pre-release).png Copper slabs are revealed at Minecraft Live 2020.
1.1720w45aCut Copper Slab JE1.png Exposed Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.png Weathered Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.png Oxidized Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.png Added cut copper slabs and waxed cut copper slabs.
20w46aCut Copper Slab JE2 BE1.png The texture of cut copper slab has been changed.
20w48aCrafting cut copper slabs now outputs 6 slabs instead of 4.[4]
21w07aCobbled Deepslate Slab JE1.png Polished Deepslate Slab JE1.png Deepslate Brick Slab JE1.png Deepslate Tile Slab JE1.png Added grimstone, polished grimstone, grimstone brick, and grimstone tile slabs.
Blackstone Slab JE2.png Polished Blackstone Brick Slab JE2.png Changed textures of blackstone and polished blackstone bricks slabs.
21w08aAll Grimstone Slabs have been renamed to their "Deepslate" equivalents.
Cobbled Deepslate Slab JE2.png Polished Deepslate Slab JE2.png Deepslate Brick Slab JE2.png Deepslate Tile Slab JE2.png The textures of deepslate, polished deepslate, deepslate brick, and deepslate tile slabs have been changed.
Blackstone Slab JE3.png The texture of blackstone slab has been changed.
21w10aCobbled Deepslate Slab JE3.png Updated texture of Cobbled deepslate slab.
21w14aOxidized Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.png Added waxed oxidized cut copper slab.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.1.0Smooth Stone Slab JE1 BE1.png Oak Slab JE1 BE1.png Cobblestone Slab JE1 BE1.png Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Added stone, wood, cobblestone, and sandstone slabs. Wood, cobblestone, and sandstone slabs are currently unobtainable.
v0.2.0Oak Slab BE2.png Cobblestone Slab BE2.png The textures of wooden planks and cobblestone have been changed, and by extension that of the slabs.
v0.3.0Brick Slab BE1.png Added brick slabs to Creative mode. Even though they have a crafting recipe, they are not obtainable in Survival mode due to infinite stacks only counting as one of a material.
Survival players no longer start out with an infinite amount of stone slabs.
Wood and cobblestone slabs are now obtainable via crafting in Survival mode.
Wood slabs are now available in the creative inventory.
v0.3.2Cobblestone slabs are now available in the creative inventory.
Bricks are no longer in an infinite stack and now be gathered, making brick slabs obtainable in Survival mode.
v0.4.0Smooth Stone Slab JE2 BE2.png Oak Slab JE3 BE2.png Brick Slab JE2 BE2.png Cobblestone Slab JE2 BE2.png Sandstone Slab JE2 BE1.png The model of bottom half slabs now uses the bottom half of the full block's texture.
v0.6.0Stone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Added stone brick slabs.
Sandstone slabs are now available in both Survival and Creative mode.
Slabs can now be placed on the top half of blocks.
The recipes for crafting slabs now give 6 slabs, instead of 3 slabs.
v0.7.3Quartz Slab JE1 BE1.png Added quartz slabs.
Wooden slabs can now be crafted during and after this update are now flammable. Existing wooden slabs (which have stone properties) are now tagged "Fake Wood Slab" and drop real wooden slabs.
v0.8.0build 2Birch Slab JE1 BE1.png Spruce Slab JE1 BE1.png Jungle Slab JE1 BE1.png Added birch, spruce and jungle wood slabs.
Sandstone Slab JE3 BE2.png Sandstone JE2 BE2.png The texture of sandstone slabs has been changed, although it is only visible in the double and bottom variants.
v0.9.0build 1Acacia Slab JE1 BE1.png Dark Oak Slab JE1 BE1.png Added acacia and dark oak wood slabs.
Stone slabs now generate naturally in villages.
build 11Added crafting recipe for jungle wood slabs.
?The wooden slab names have been changed from "[woodtype] Wooden Slab" to "[woodtype] Wood Slab".
v0.12.1build 1Nether Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Added nether brick slabs.
v0.13.0build 1Wooden slabs are now used to craft daylight sensors.
Sandstone slabs now generate in desert temples.
v0.14.0build 1Red Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Added red sandstone slabs.
v0.14.2Nether Brick Slab BE2.png The nether brick slab texture has been brightened.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Purpur Slab JE1 BE1.png Added purpur slabs.
A spruce slab nows act as the middle of a table generated within igloo basements.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Oak, birch, spruce, stone, and cobblestone slabs now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Stone slabs are now used to craft armor stands.
1.4.0beta 1.2.13.8Prismarine Slab JE1 BE1.png Prismarine Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Dark Prismarine Slab JE1 BE1.png Added slabs for prismarine, prismarine brick and dark prismarine as part of Experimental Gameplay.
beta 1.2.14.2The slabs for prismarine, prismarine brick, and dark prismarine have been fully implemented.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0Stone Slab JE2 BE1.png Andesite Slab JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite Slab JE1 BE1.png Diorite Slab JE1 BE1.png Polished Diorite Slab JE1 BE1.png Granite Slab JE1 BE1.png Polished Granite Slab JE1 BE1.png Mossy Stone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Mossy Cobblestone Slab JE1 BE1.png Smooth Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Cut Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Smooth Red Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Cut Red Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Quartz Slab JE2.png Red Nether Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png End Stone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Added stone, andesite, polished andesite, diorite, polished diorite, granite, polished granite, mossy stone brick, mossy cobblestone, smooth sandstone, cut sandstone, smooth red sandstone, cut red sandstone, smooth quartz, red nether brick, and end stone brick slabs.
Oak Slab JE5 BE2.png Spruce Slab JE4 BE2.png Birch Slab JE3 BE2.png Jungle Slab JE3 BE2.png Acacia Slab JE3 BE2.png Dark Oak Slab JE3 BE2.png Smooth Stone Slab JE2 BE2.png Cobblestone Slab JE4 BE3.png Brick Slab JE3 BE2.png Stone Brick Slab JE3 BE2.png Sandstone Slab JE5 BE2.png Red Sandstone Slab JE4 BE2.png Nether Brick Slab JE3 BE3.png Quartz Slab JE3 BE2.png Purpur Slab JE2 BE2.png Prismarine Slab JE2 BE2.png Prismarine Brick Slab JE2 BE2.png Dark Prismarine Slab JE2 BE2.png The textures of all slabs have been changed.
Smooth Stone Slab JE2 BE2.png "Stone Slab" has been renamed to "Smooth Stone Slab".
Sandstone and red sandstone slabs can now be crafted only using regular sandstone.
Smooth stone slabs now require smooth stone to craft them.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Andesite Slab JE2 BE2.png Polished Andesite Slab JE2 BE2.png Diorite Slab JE3 BE2.png Polished Diorite Slab JE2 BE2.png Mossy Cobblestone Slab JE2 BE2.png Smooth Sandstone Slab JE3 BE2.png Smooth Red Sandstone Slab JE3 BE2.png Red Nether Brick Slab JE2 BE2.png Smooth Quartz Slab JE2 BE2.png The textures of slabs have been changed.
Cobblestone, mossy cobblestone, and dark oak slabs now generate in pillager outposts.
Smooth sandstone slabs now generate in new desert villages.
Wood slabs can now be used to craft composters, barrels and lecterns.
Stone slabs can now be used to craft grindstone.
1.12.0beta 1.12.0.2Single slabs now only block sky light.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Crimson Slab JE1 BE1.png Warped Slab JE1 BE1.png Added crimson and warped slabs.
beta 1.16.0.57Double Blackstone Slab BE1.png Blackstone Slab BE1.png Polished Blackstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Polished Blackstone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Added blackstone, polished blackstone, and polished blackstone brick slabs.
Quartz slabs now generate as part of bastion remnants.
Stone, mossy stone brick, stone brick, blackstone, nether brick slabs can now generate as part of ruined portals.
Added new sounds to the nether brick slab variants.
beta 1.16.0.63Nether Brick Slab JE3 BE3.png The texture of nether brick slabs now matches Java Edition's again.
1.16.20beta 1.16.20.50Crimson and warped slabs now uses regular plank sounds instead of their stem variant sounds.
1.16.210beta 1.16.210.57Cut Copper Slab JE2 BE1.png Exposed Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.png Weathered Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.png Oxidized Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.png Added cut copper slabs and waxed cut copper slabs.
releaseCut Copper and Waxed Cut Copper slabs have been made inaccessible in the full release.
1.17.0beta 1.16.230.52Cobbled Deepslate Slab JE3.png Polished Deepslate Slab JE2.png Deepslate Brick Slab JE2.png Deepslate Tile Slab JE2.png Added cobbled deepslate, polished deepslate, deepslate brick, and deepslate tile slabs.
Oxidized Cut Copper Slab JE1 BE1.png Added waxed oxidized cut copper slabs.
beta 1.17.0.50Blackstone Slab BE2.png Double Blackstone Slab BE2.png Updated blackstone slab texture.
beta 1.17.0.52The slabs for copper and deepslate variants are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Smooth Stone Slab JE1 BE1.png Oak Slab JE1 BE1.png Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Cobblestone Slab JE1 BE1.png Added stone, wood (original oak), sandstone and cobblestone slabs.
TU3Smooth Stone Slab JE2 BE2.png Oak Slab JE2 BE1.png Sandstone Slab JE2 BE1.png Cobblestone Slab JE2 BE2.png Changed the textures of stone, wood, sandstone and cobblestone slabs.
TU5Stone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Brick Slab JE1.png Added stone brick and brick slabs.
TU9Birch Slab JE1 BE1.png Spruce Slab JE1 BE1.png Nether Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Added birch wood, spruce wood and nether brick slabs.
Wooden slabs crafted during and after this update are now flammable and are broken with an axe instead of a pickaxe. Existing slabs (which have stone properties) are not stackable with the new slabs.
TU12Jungle Slab JE1 BE1.png Added jungle wood slabs.
Slabs can now be placed upside down.
Items can now be placed directly on upside down slabs.
TU14 1.04 Quartz Slab JE1 BE1.png Added quartz slabs.
The placement of half blocks and other blocks on half blocks has been changed.
The placement of upside down slabs has been changed.
TU27CU15 1.18 Acacia Slab JE1 BE1.png Dark Oak Slab JE1 BE1.png Added acacia and dark oak wood slabs to the creative inventory.
TU46CU36 1.38 Patch 15Purpur Slab JE1 BE1.png Added purpur slabs.
TU69 1.76 Patch 38Prismarine Slab JE1 BE1.png Prismarine Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Dark Prismarine Slab JE1 BE1.png Added slabs for prismarine, prismarine bricks and dark prismarine.
1.88 Oak Slab JE5 BE2.png Spruce Slab JE4 BE2.png Birch Slab JE3 BE2.png Jungle Slab JE3 BE2.png Acacia Slab JE3 BE2.png Dark Oak Slab JE3 BE2.png Smooth Stone Slab JE2 BE2.png Cobblestone Slab JE4 BE3.png Brick Slab JE3 BE2.png Stone Brick Slab JE3 BE2.png Sandstone Slab JE5 BE2.png Red Sandstone Slab JE4 BE2.png Nether Brick Slab JE3 BE3.png Quartz Slab JE3 BE2.png Purpur Slab JE2 BE2.png Prismarine Slab JE2 BE2.png Prismarine Brick Slab JE2 BE2.png Dark Prismarine Slab JE2 BE2.png The textures of all slabs has been changed.
Andesite Slab JE1 BE1.png Polished Andesite Slab JE1 BE1.png Diorite Slab JE1 BE1.png Polished Diorite Slab JE1 BE1.png Granite Slab JE1 BE1.png Polished Granite Slab JE1 BE1.png Mossy Stone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Mossy Cobblestone Slab JE1 BE1.png Smooth Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Cut Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Smooth Red Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Cut Red Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Quartz Slab JE2.png Red Nether Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png End Stone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png Added andesite, polished andesite, diorite, polished diorite, granite, polished granite, mossy stone brick slab, mossy cobblestone, smooth sandstone, smooth red sandstone, smooth quartz, red nether brick, end stone brick slabs.
"Stone Slab" has been renamed to "Smooth Stone Slab".
1.90 Diorite Slab JE3 BE2.png Polished Diorite Slab JE2 BE2.png Mossy Cobblestone Slab JE2 BE2.png Smooth Sandstone Slab JE3 BE2.png Smooth Red Sandstone Slab JE3 BE2.png Red Nether Brick Slab JE2 BE2.png Smooth Quartz Slab JE2 BE2.png The textures of slabs have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Smooth Stone Slab JE1 BE1.png Oak Slab JE3 BE2.png Brick Slab JE2 BE2.png Cobblestone Slab JE2 BE2.png Birch Slab JE1 BE1.png Spruce Slab JE1 BE1.png Jungle Slab JE1 BE1.png Acacia Slab JE1 BE1.png Dark Oak Slab JE1 BE1.png Red Sandstone Slab JE1 BE1.png Nether Brick Slab BE2.png Added slabs.
1.7.10Purpur Slab JE1 BE1.png Added purpur slabs.

Double slab "items"[edit]

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?Double Stone Slab (block item) JE1.png double stone slabs have an unobtainable item form corresponding to its block ID, which uses a full 3D render of it.
?It can be obtained via inventory editors with numeric item ID 43.
Java Edition Beta
?The item's name is the same as the corresponding single slab version.
1.6Test Build 3Double stone slab items can be obtained from the newly added debug chests, mainly from the 12th slot of the 2nd chest from the left, and the 23rd slot of the 5th chest from the left.
releaseDebug chests no longer spawn, preventing double stone slab items from being obtained this way.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Double stone slabs can be obtained with the Silk Touch enchantment by breaking a block with an appropriate tool enchanted with it.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Double stone slabs can no longer be obtained via Silk Touch.
1.3.112w16aDouble slab items can now be obtained in singleplayer worlds via the /give command using the respective numeric ID.
12w17aAdded wooden double slabs, which have an unobtainable item form corresponding to its block ID, which uses a full render. It can be obtained via the /give command or inventory editors with numeric item ID 125.
?The wooden item's name is the same as the corresponding single slab version.
1.814w25aThe direct item forms of double slabs have been removed from the game. They can no longer exist as items in any way, only as placed blocks.
Pocket Edition Alpha
?Double slabs exist as an item.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Slab" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Any light directed through a slab does not affect any block's light values north of the source.
  • Whereas 1×1 dents in a flat floor using slabs are darkened as one would expect, 1×1 dents created using 2×1 or 2×2 stairs darken less, due to having fewer surrounding solid blocks.[5]
  • When water or lava are on top of an upside-down slab, the water dripping particles appear in midair below the slab instead of from the slab itself, this was fixed in Java Edition 1.13-pre7,[6] but will not be fixed in Bedrock Edition.[7]
  • When a TNT placed on a slab explodes, its blast radius is greatly reduced. ( In some cases, only the slab is destroyed. )
  • As with the previous trivia, end crystals and creeper explosions will also be weakened if the explosion happens on the slab.

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