How to Make a Fence in Minecraft

One of the most frustrating parts about creating a farm in Minecraft is setting up its boundary wall. Large solid blocks reduce our visibility, transparent blocks don’t fit the aesthetics, and slabs or smaller blocks don’t serve the functionality. Luckily, if you choose to learn how to make a fence in Minecraft, you won’t need anything else to confine your mobs. More importantly, almost all the Minecraft biomes carry the ingredients to help you make a fence. So, without further ado, let’s see how to make a fence in Minecraft within a few minutes of spawning.

Make a Fence in Minecraft (2022)

We are covering various aspects related to fences in Minecraft, including their types, material required, and more. You can use the table below to skip directly to the crafting process.

What is a Fence in Minecraft

The fence is one of the many barrier blocks in Minecraft. It serves a great purpose in helping players bring their best Minecraft house ideas to life. But unlike regular blocks, fences behave in a unique manner. If you place it without any blocks around it, the fence acts like a stick that’s stabbed into the ground. But with other fences or blocks around it, the fence changes its shape to get attached to them.

Fence in Minecraft

When it comes to mob interaction, neither the player nor any mob can jump above the fence. But you can see through it, thanks to the gaps in its design. With such features, fences make up for a great way to trap mobs while monitoring them.

Types of Fences You Can Make in Minecraft

Depending upon the type of block you use, you can make 10 different types of fences in Minecraft:

  • Oak
  • Spruce
  • Birch
  • Jungle
  • Dark Oak
  • Mangrove
  • Acacia
  • Crimson
  • Warped
  • Nether Brick
Types of Fences in Minecraft

Other than the Nether brick fences, all the other fences are made out of some kind of wood in the game. Moreover, because the crimson, warped, and Nether brick fences are from the Nether dimension, they don’t catch fire. It is also worth pointing out that Nether brick fences don’t attach themselves to other fences. Meanwhile, you can freely connect wooden fences (of any type) with each other.

How to Get Fences in Minecraft

You can find naturally generating fences in the following locations:

  • Mineshafts
  • Strongholds
  • Villages
  • Woodland Mansions
  • Shipwrecks
  • Swamp Huts
  • Ancient City
  • Nether Fortress

You can easily break these fences to pick them up and place them at any place. But due to their ease of crafting, most players don’t go that far.

Items Required to Make a Fence

To make fences in Minecraft, you need the following items:

  • Two sticks
  • 4 planks (of the same type)

You can get planks by placing logs or stems in the crafting area. Then, you just have to put two planks vertically next to each other to turn them into sticks. Not to forget, if you want to make Nether brick fences, you need to obtain the following items:

  • 4 Nether bricks
  • 2 Nether brick(s)

The “Nether brick” is an item you obtain by smelting Netherrack. Meanwhile, “Nether bricks” is a block that you get by combining several “Nether brick” items together. Please don’t confuse the two.

Crafting Recipe of Fence in Minecraft

Fence Crafting Recipe

To make a wooden fence in Minecraft, you first have to place two sticks in the middle cells of the top and middle row of the crafting area. Then, place planks on either side of those wooden sticks leaving the final row blank. The sticks don’t have to be of the same type of wood as the planks. But all planks must be of the same type of wood for this recipe to work.

Crafting Recipe of Nether Brick Fence

Nether brick fences Recipe

The crafting recipe for Nether brick fences is similar to the one for wooden fences. You have to place a nether brick in each middle cell of the top and middle row of the crafting area. Then place nether bricks on either side of the “nether brick”, leaving the final-row blank.

Make and Use Fences in Minecraft

Now, you are ready to make a fence in Minecraft, and with enough time, you can craft one of every single type. Just make sure you know how to find your house in Minecraft where you are going to use them. But if fences as building blocks don’t excite you, it’s time to make a stonecutter in Minecraft. It’s an amazing tool block that can mold your stone into various shapes. One of these shapes is a wall that acts similar to fences but is much stronger. Moreover, if that’s not enough, these best Minecraft mods can unlock more building materials for you. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. For now, what are you planning to use these fences for? Tell us in the comments below!

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