How to Make a Fence in Minecraft

How to Make a Fence in Minecraft

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Have you ever made a farm in Minecraft that got ruined by monsters? Do you want to make an animal farm but are unsure how to keep them in one area? One of the easiest ways to fix these issues is by crafting and using fences! Despite looking short, they’re unique blocks that are one and a half blocks tall, making it difficult for players, animals and monsters to jump over. If you want to learn more, continue reading to discover how to make a fence in Minecraft.

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How to Make a Fence in Minecraft

Before you can begin crafting fences, make sure you have plenty of access to wood! You’ll need at least four wooden planks and two sticks to make three fences. If you need to make more, grab more wood!

Using your planks and sticks, arrange them in your crafting table grid so the two sticks are in the center, with the planks on either side. Make sure your planks are all the same wood type, or else the recipe won’t work!

Minecraft Crafting Fences

As of Minecraft 1.19, there are nine wood types you can use to make fences:

  • Oak
  • Spruce
  • Birch
  • Jungle
  • Acacia
  • Dark Oak
  • Mangrove
  • Crimson
  • Warped

Making Nether brick fences has a very similar recipe. The only difference is you’ll replace the sticks with Nether bricks and the planks with Nether brick blocks.

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How to Craft Fence Gates in Minecraft

What use is an enclosed, fenced-off space with a way to get in and out of the area? If you’re trying to make a farm, animal pen or anything else, you can use gates to walk through without jumping over or breaking your fences.

The recipe to make fence gates is very similar to regular fences. The only difference is that rather than using two sticks and four planks, you need two planks and four sticks! You’ll switch around the items in your crafting table grid so the planks are now in the middle and the sticks are on the outside. This recipe gives you one fence gate, so make sure you have extra supplies if you need more!

Minecraft Crafting Fence Gates

While the nine wood types each have fence gate recipes, the Nether brick fence doesn’t. As of 1.19, you can’t make Nether brick gates to match your fences.

Oh, and remember to use the same plank type if you make regular wooden fences! If you need help figuring out where to get wood, check out where to find Mangrove trees in Minecraft.

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Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.