Glass Pane

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Glass Pane
Glass Pane.png


Solid Block







Blast resistance





Any tool




Yes (64)



First appearances

See History



Data value

dec: 102 hex: 66 bin: 1100110



Glass Panes are transparent blocks which can be used as an alternative to glass blocks.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Glass panes can only be obtained by mining them using a tool enchanted with Silk Touch, otherwise they drop nothing.

Glass Pane
Hardness 0.3
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 0.45
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe



Natural generation[edit | edit source]

Glass panes generate naturally as windows in Villages.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Glass panes are much more efficient than glass, as they can make windows of 267% the area of glass blocks, because only 6 glass blocks are required to make 16 glass panes.

Glass panes, along with iron bars, can be used in wireless redstone setups due to a block update glitch.

Placement[edit | edit source]

If placed without anything on the sides, they will appear in the shape of a Cross.png from the top, but when something is placed on the sides, it will become flat or turn into a Curve.png shape or a T junction.png shape depending on the items surrounding it. But with the release of 15w31a[upcoming], glass panes without connecting blocks or other panes will be 2x2 pixels, as with their stained counterparts. The collision box is identical to the shape of the pane, allowing both items and players to fit through 2x2 glass pane holes.

Glass panes are never horizontal.

Data values[edit | edit source]

Block state[edit | edit source]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description




Specifies the directions the panes extend from its center, when attaching to other panes, stained panes or blocks.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

1.8 1.8-pre1 Glass panes were introduced.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre2 Glass panes no longer dropped as a resource when destroyed.[1]
Beta 1.9-pre4 Glass panes now attach to transparent blocks, mainly stone slabs, stairs, pistons, sticky pistons, farmland, iron bars, doors, signs, and fences.
1.3.1 12w17a Glass panes can be recovered by harvesting them with a Silk Touch enchanted pickaxe.
1.7.2 13w41a Added stained glass panes.
All panes connect to glass and iron bars.
1.9 15w31a Glass panes without any connecting blocks are now 2x2 pixels in footprint (like a •, rather than a +).
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.2 Added glass panes.
0.9.0 build 1 Glass panes now naturally spawn in villages.
Console Edition
TU5 CU1 1.0 Added glass panes.
TU14 1.04 Glass panes can be recovered by harvesting them with a Silk Touch enchanted pickaxe.
TU25 CU14 1.17 Glass Pane's Inventory icon changed.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added glass panes.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If two glass panes are placed with one empty space in between, a spider (which is 2 blocks wide) can still fit through.
  • Glass panes are called "thinGlass" in the game's code, but all glass pane texture files within minecraft.jar begin with the prefix "glass_pane" (e.g. "glass_pane_top.png").

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]