How to Make a Fence in Minecraft

From making an early-game farm to building a working gate for your castle, fences are one of the essential items to have. With more and more players hopping on Minecraft, it’s understandable that even making a high fence is complicated. So, here’s a quick guide on how to make a fence in Minecraft.

What Is a Fence in Minecraft

A fence acts as a barrier between the player and other mobs. Like walls, fences have been part of Minecraft since the early days, and they’ve been getting updates ever since. While their use hasn’t changed, with every new wood type added comes a new fence variation.

Also, because fences are an integral part of Minecraft, they can be found in several naturally-generated buildings. From shipwrecks to village houses, you can quickly gather up a stack of fences by just exploring.

However, that can take a bit of time, so it’s a better idea to make a fence in Minecraft!

How to Craft a Fence in Minecraft

Wooden Fence Recipe

Crafting a fence in Minecraft is easy. You can take a glance at the crafting recipe above, which requires the following:

  • 2 Sticks
  • 4 Planks

With this recipe, you’ll get 3 fences. For reference, by crafting the respective materials, you’ll be able to make 6 fences by using 3 logs. You can use any type of wood you like, including bamboo wood, which will become available in the 1.20 Update.

Similar to wooden fences, there are Nether Brick fences in Minecraft. To craft these, you can take a look at the recipe below, which requires:

Nether Brick Fence Recipe

  • 2 Nether Brick Ingots
  • 4 Nether Brick Blocks

These are enough to make 6 Nether Brick fences. Since 1 Nether Brick block requires 4 Nether Brick ingots, the whole recipe will eat up 18 ingots.

Now that you have a few fences in your inventory let’s see what you can do with them,

What Can You Do With a Fence in Minecraft

Fences have a sole purpose in Minecraft; they’re meant to protect you against some mobs and keep others locked up. You can also make some really cool automatic gates if you’re ever building your personal Colosseum.

From a technical standpoint, fences will make you undetectable to any mobs opposite to them. So, if you want to hide for the night, just build a quick farm, and the zombies will pass you by like you’re invisible.

One thing to remember is that wooden and Nether brick fences don’t connect to each other. You can, however, use a fence gate to achieve this, with one end being connected to the wooden fence and the other to the Nether brick one.


And that’s how simple it is to make a fence in Minecraft. While most players nowadays only use this for use farms or trapping villagers, fences can add an artistic touch to many buildings. What will you create with the help of fences in Minecraft? Let us know over on the Minecraft Forum!