Minecraft How To

How To Make A Fence In Minecraft (With Fence Gate)

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a fence in Minecraft. You'll also learn how to make a fence gate (plus a few fence facts).

A Minecraft fence is useful to keep things like mobs and animals in or out of an area. Wooden fences can also be used as fuel in a furnace.

So, watch the video below and/or follow the step-by-step instructions on how to make fences in Minecraft and start building your own fence today!

Create A Fence And Gate Video Tutorial

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Tools & Supplies Needed

The items you'll need to make a fence will depend on the type of Minecraft fence you plan on making. You can choose from:

  • Oak Fence: 2 sticks and 4 oak planks
  • Spruce Fence: 2 sticks and 4 spruce planks
  • Birch Fence: 2 sticks and 4 birch planks
  • Jungle Fence: 2 sticks and 4 jungle planks
  • Dark Oak Fence: 2 sticks and 4 dark oak planks
  • Acacia Fence: 2 sticks and 4 acacia planks
  • Nether Brick fence: 2 nether bricks and 4 blocks of nether brick

If you're building one of the wood fences from above, you will need to make sure the planks are of the same material.

Crafting a fence gate requires similar items, but instead, we'll need 4 sticks and 2 wood planks.  For example:

  • Oak Fence: 4 sticks and 2 oak planks
  • Spruce Fence: 4 sticks and 2 spruce planks
  • Birch Fence: 4 sticks and 2 birch planks
  • Jungle Fence: 4 sticks and 2 jungle planks
  • Dark Oak Fence: 4 sticks and 2 dark oak planks
  • Acacia Fence: 4 sticks and 2 acacia planks

Steps To Make A Fence

1. Craft A Fence

Open your crafting menu and then add 4 matching wood planks plus 2 sticks for a wood fence OR 4 blocks of nether brick and 2 nether bricks for a nether fence.

You need to make sure the items are placed into the crafting table exactly as below.

Essentially, if you're making a wood fence, the recipe is a plank in the first box, stick in the second box, and then another plank in the third box. Then repeat this pattern on the second row.

Craft A Minecraft Fence

To craft a nether fence, place a nether bricks block in the first box,1 nether brick in the second box, and then another nether bricks block in the third box. Then repeat this pattern on the second row.

Once you see the fence appear in the box to the right, simply move it down to your inventory

2. Craft The Fence Gate

With your crafting menu still open, lets now craft our fence gate! Again it's important to place the items in the crafting menu in the exact order listed below.

Place a stick in the first box, a wood plank in the second box, and then a stick in the third box. Repeat this for the second row. 

Craft The Minecraft Fence Gate

Voila! You have a fence gate. Simply move it from the box at the right down to your inventory.

3. Build The Fence

With your new fence and gate items in your Hotbar, it's time to navigate to an open area to build your fence.

Once you're in the spot you want to build your fence, using the following game controls to place your fence pieces down:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right click on the block
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the block
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button

Once one side of the fence is down, place your cursor on the block next to the side of the fence to start building another side.  Fence posts will automatically be created.

Continue adding your fence pieces until all four sides are created, leaving one block open (for the gate).

Build A Minecraft Fence

4. Add The Fence Gate

Select the fence gate in the Hotbar and place it in the empty space using the following game controls:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), Windows 10 Edition, Education Edition: right click on the block
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the block
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One: press the LT button
  • PS3, PS4: press the L2 button
  • Wii U, Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button
Add A Fence Gate

Congratulations, your Minecraft fence and gate are done!

Fence In Minecraft

FAQ's

How do you make a fence open and close in Minecraft?

To open and close a fence gate, place your pointer on the gate and use the following game control:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac): right-click on the fence gate.
  • Pocket Edition (PE): tap on the fence gate.
  • Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S: press the LT button on the controller.
  • PS3 and PS4: press the L2 button on the controller.
  • Wii U and Nintendo Switch: press the ZL button.
  • Windows 10 Edition: right-click on the fence gate.
  • Education Edition: right-click on the fence gate.

Can villagers jump over fences?

No, villagers can not jump over fences in Minecraft. They can not open fence gates either.

How do you make a white fence in Minecraft?

You can not make a white fence in Minecraft without modding. The closest material to a white fence would be a birch fence.

Can you dye a fence in Minecraft?

No, at this time you can not dye a fence in Minecraft. Though it has been submitted to the game developers as a suggestion.

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