In ancient times, tree bark was stripped from trees and separated into long strips for use as cordage. Because stripping the bark from a tree can kill the tree, only small sections of the bark was stripped off any given tree. In Primal Lib, however, I have chosen to follow the precedent in Minecraft 1.13 of stripping the bark from the entire log.


Stripped logs are obtained in one of two ways:

  • Use (right click) an axe on a regular log.
  • Place a regular log in the crafting grid with an axe.
Recipe for oak bark

After crafting, the axe will lose one durability, and the log will become a stripped log.

After crafting bark


Crafting. Stripped logs can be used in place of regular logs to make planks.

Fuel. Stripped logs can be burned in a furnace.


  • You can disable stripped logs completely along with bark. As a consequence, there will be no bark strips.
  • You can toggle whether stripped logs can be used to craft planks.