Let's learn how to make a fence in Minecraft with some simple steps

How to Make a Fence in Minecraft

Today I will show you the full process on how to make a fence in Minecraft step-by-step. Also, I will implement the usage of the fence. Generally, the fence can are 1.5 blocks tall and it’s impossible to jump over it.

Fences save you and your property from the attack of other mobs in Minecraft. But, if you want to use finches, you have to make one.

Needlessly to say, that fence is the best way to block an incoming attack from harmful mobs.

How to Make a Fence in Minecraft

You can make fence using any wood planks. Every wood planks make a different colored fence. Also, you can use Nether bricks to make Nether Blocks.

Here is the crafting recipe to make a fence in Minecraft easily.

Step 1: Make Crafting Table

To make fence you will need crafting table that features 3×3 crafting grid. When you start Minecraft, it shows you 2×2 crafting grids. You can’t make many complicated things using the default grid.

So, you have to make crafting table by yourself. To make crafting table you will need 4 blocks of wood planks. You can use any wood planks like oak, spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, or dark oak wood planks

The formula to create crafting table on Minecraft

Place 4 wood planks on the 2×2 crafting grid and you will get crafting table. Move it over to the bottom row of inventory. Then right-click on the ground to place the crafting table on the ground.

Step 2: Create Stick on Crafting Table

Once you have a crafting table, you can start creating required materials for the fence. At first, you need to build stick to create a fence.

Go in front of your placed crafting table. Right, click on it and you will get 3×3 crafting grid.

targeting the crafting table to open it with right click

At the crafting area, you need to place 2 wood planks at the following formation.

Formula to make a stick in Minecraft using crafting table

In the first row, place wood planks at the first block. Then place another wood plank at the first block of the second row. That’s it! You will get four sticks at the right sided box.

Move the newly created stick to your inventory.

Step 2: Make a Fence on Crafting Table

Yes, you have all the required elements to create a fence in Minecraft. However, you have to use crafting to create a Fence using wood planks and sticks.

Now you have the elements, so you can open the crafting table and place wood planks and stick in this formation.

Formula to make a fence in Minecraft

At the first row, place the wood plank in the first and last block, in the middle place a stick. Follow the same in the second row. You will get fence at the right sided box.

Move the fence at the bottom row(hot bar) of your inventory. Then start building your fence with a fence gate using our guideline.

Note: You have to use the same type of wood planks every time. Otherwise, it won’t work.

How to Make a Nether Brick Fence in Minecraft

There is another type fence is available to create on Minecraft, it’s Nether Brick Fence. This kind of fence is made of Nether bricks instead of wood planks.

But, Nether Brick is only found in Nether Fortress. That is located in the Nether biome. You have to go into Nether to collect Nether brick and create a special fence.

Follow this guideline to successfully collect the rare Nether Brick in Minecraft.

Step 1: Go to Nether

To collect Nether Brick, you have to go into the mysteries world of Nether. You can go into Nether using a Nether portal.

To create a Nether portal, you have to arrange obsidian in a 4×5 rectangular formation. Then apply flint and steel on it to create a portal.

As Nether is a most dangerous place with lava and strange attacking mobs.

Step 2: Find a Nether Fortress

After entering into Nether, start finding Nether Fortress. It looks like a castle with red bricks. With is Nether bricks. It’s better that you search for Nether Fortress at east or west direction.

A nether fortress in Nether world

When you find one, start mining it. You will need a diamond pickaxe to mine Nether Fortress. Here’s the crafting formula to create diamond pickaxe.

Step 3: Create Nether Brick Fence

Open up your crafting table and start creating Nether brick fence on it. As you will only need a Nether brick to create the Nether brick fence.

Arrange 6 Nether brick at this following formation

Crafting formation to make a Nether brick fence in Minecraft

At the last two row, place a Nether brick at every block. Yes! You have got the Nether brick fence.

Move it to your inventory and start building a fence using the provided guideline.

How to Build a Fence in Minecraft

You have created fence on Minecraft. Now, it’s time to build a complete fence at the overworld of Minecraft.

Here we have used 20 oak wood fences to build a complete fence. If you have created 20 or more fence then you can use this tutorial to build a fence including fence gate.

Step 1: Place the Fence at Hotbar

When you have created all fences, place it in the last row of your inventory(hotbar). Then select the hotbar to take fences on your hand.

Step 2: Build Each Side of Fence

Find a plane ground with enough space to build up fence body.

Now, place 5 fence poles at a plane ground side-by-side.

A fence body side with 5 pole in Minecraft

Then post more 5 fence poles side-by-side on each side of the fence. Then the corner of each side will get joint automatically.

At the facing side, place 2 fence block and leave one block free. Here we will create fence gate!

The fence body without gate

Step 3: Create Fence Gate

Open the crafting table to create Fence gate. On the 3×3 crafting grid, you have to place wood planks and stick using this formula.

At the first row put a stick at first and last block, a wood plank in the middle block. At second row, use the formula you used at first row. You will get Fence gate at the right sided box.

Formula to create fence gate in Minecraft

Now, put your Fence gate at the lower row of your inventory.

Step 4: Set the Fence Gate

Once you get the fence gate at hotbar, select the hotbar to get it on your hand.

Now target the empty bock of your fence and place the fence gate over it. Kudos! You have completed building fence.

A complete fence with and it's gate in Minecraft

Note: You can right-click on the ground to place fence or gate. To open/close the gate, point the mouse on game and right click on it.

Where to Find Fences

Feeling lazy to create a fence? You can get fences on overworld of Minecraft. They can be found on different places and you have to break them.

You can break fences using your hand or anything also. However, it’s better to use a pickaxe to break fences as it will speed up your work.


You will find plenty of oak fences on mineshafts of Minecraft. You can easily break those fences and take away with you. Mostly you will find Mineshafts at under the ground.

A generic mineshaft in Minecraft


Go to any nearby village you will see lots of things made with wood. Also, you will get wooden fences if search around you. Generally, you will find them on a lamp post, building roof, and tables also.

Don’t worry, villagers are kind enough to let you break their property.


You can also search for fences in Strongholds, as they can be found in underground. At library of Strongholds, you can find many fences. They are located in railings and chandeliers.

A strongholds in Minecraft

Witch Huts

The Witch huts are one of the easy ways to get wooden fences. As you can find them at the entrance and windows of huts.

Nether Fortresses

The only place you can find Nether brick is the Nether. If you explore the Nether world at east or west direction you will get lots of Nether Fortress which are made of Nether bricks.

Mine them using a diamond pickaxe and use those bricks to make Nether brick fence.


  • When you create a fence make sure that you are using same wood planks.
  • To place fences on the ground, right click if you are on the PC version of Minecraft. L2 on PS3 and PS4. LT on Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Fences are among the strongest object in Minecraft. It can’t be jumped over, so you can keep any mod in it.

You can make a fence in Minecraft to also protect yourself from attacking mobs. They will see the fence as a block and won’t able to recognize you.

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