Fence

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Fence
Oak Fence.pngSpruce Fence.pngBirch Fence.pngJungle Fence.pngAcacia Fence.pngDark Oak Fence.png
Nether Brick Fence.png
Transparent

Yes

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

15 (Wood)
30 (Nether Brick)

Tools

Renewable

Wood: Yes
Nether Brick: No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

Wood: Yes
Nether Brick: No

Drops

Itself

Data values

See Data values

Name

See Data values

Fences are wall blocks that cannot normally be jumped over.

Obtaining[edit]

Wood fences are broken most quickly with an axe, but will drop when broken with any tool. Nether brick fences require a pickaxe, mining it with anything else will drop nothing.

Block Fences Nether Brick
Hardness 2 2
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 3 10
Wooden 1.5 1.5
Stone 0.75 0.75
Iron 0.5 0.5
Diamond 0.4 0.4
Golden 0.25 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Natural generation[edit]

Oak fences spawn naturally:

  • As the uprights for the supports in abandoned mineshafts, where they are plentiful.
  • In plains and desert villages, where they appear in tables, lamp posts, and even enclosures on roofs or behind buildings.
  • In library rooms of strongholds as railings and chandeliers. In the latter case, there are many torches attached to them.

Spruce fence spawn naturally:

Acacia fences generate naturally in savanna villages, where they appear in tables, lamp posts, and even enclosures on roofs or behind buildings.

Oak, birch and dark oak wood fences generate naturally in woodland mansions.

Oak, birch, spruce, jungle, acacia, and dark oak wood fences can generate in shipwrecks.

Nether brick fences can be found naturally in nether fortresses, where they form window bars, balcony fencing, and gate-like structures.

Dark oak fences spawn as the supports in above-ground mineshafts.

Dark oak fences generate in pillager outposts.‌[upcoming 1.14]

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Wood Fence Matching Planks +
Stick
Nether Brick Fence Nether Bricks [until 1.14]
Nether Brick Fence
(1.14)
Nether Bricks +
Nether Brick

Usage[edit]

Barrier[edit]

While fences appear to be a single block tall, and have a hitbox height of one block, their collision box (for entities) is 1.5 blocks tall, meaning most mobs cannot jump over them without the Jump Boost status effect. They are transparent to light and have visual gaps in the model.

A fence occupies the center space of blocks and automatically connects to any solid block that is placed next to it. Wood fences will connect to other wood fences, but will not connect to nether brick fences.

Leads[edit]

Fences can be used to attach mobs with a lead.

Fuel[edit]

Wooden fences can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block.

Clicking target[edit]

Unlike with most blocks, pressing use on a fence will attempt to play an action. This is an intentionally programmed feature.[1]

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

Block ID Name
Oak Fence oak_fence
Spruce Fence spruce_fence
Birch Fence birch_fence
Jungle Fence jungle_fence
Acacia Fence acacia_fence
Dark Oak Fence dark_oak_fence
Nether Brick Fence nether_brick_fence

Bedrock Edition:

Block ID Name Numeral ID
Wooden Fence fence 85
Nether Brick Fence nether_brick_fence 113

Block data[edit]

See also: Data values

In Bedrock Edition, fences use the following data values:

DV Description
0 Oak Fence
1 Spruce Fence
2 Birch Fence
3 Jungle Fence
4 Acacia Fence
5 Dark Oak Fence


Block states[edit]

See also: Block states
Name Value Description
 east
 north
 south
 west
false
true
When true, the fence extends from the center post in this direction.
 waterloggedfalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this fence.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

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Please remove this notice once you've added a suitable image to the article. The specific instructions are: Oak fences probably had a texture change in 1.0.0, inherited from planks
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.17 Oak Fence.png Added fences. Nothing could be placed on top of them. There was only 1 type at the time, which had the texture of what is now called oak fence.
They do not connect to solid blocks [more information needed].
Java Edition Beta
1.3 Fixed standing on top of fences causing players to get stuck and crashing the server in multiplayer.
1.6 Fences made flammable and visibility improved
1.7 Any block, including torches and other fences, now able to be placed on fences.
1.8 ?Added villages, abandoned mineshafts, and strongholds, where wooden fences naturally generate.
Axes break fences faster.
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease Nether Brick Fence.png Added nether fortresses, including nether brick fences.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2 Fence collision box reduced.
Fences now connect to solid blocks.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5 Fence selection area changed to match its collision box.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6 Fences no longer prevent farmland from decaying when placed below farmland.
1.4.2 12w36a It is now possible to place pressure plates on top of nether brick fences. [more information needed]
1.4.4 ?Mobs no longer try to jump over nether brick fences. [more information needed]
Nether brick fence texture fixed. [more information needed]
1.5 ?Fence corners now have a smaller collision box, allowing players to fall through the gap in the middle of four fences placed in a square.
1.6.1 13w16a Mobs can be tied to fences.
1.8 14w32b Fences have a new crafting recipe, previously requiring six sticks in a 2×3 grid. The recipe also now produces 3 fences instead of 2.
Spruce Fence.pngBirch Fence.pngJungle Fence.pngAcacia Fence.pngDark Oak Fence.png Fences now vary in appearance based on the planks used to make them.
The recipe now requires 4 plank blocks of the same species, but fence blocks of different woods can connect.
1.11 16w39a Oak, birch and dark oak wood fences now generate in woodland mansions.
1.12 17w15a Fences connect to the solid back sides of stairs.
1.13 17w47a The Oak fence ID has been changed from fence to oak_fence.
It is now possible to place a fence when the player is within a corner of three fences to form a ring of four, provided the space is sufficient.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 85, 113, 188, 189, 190, 191 and 192.
18w10c Water can now be placed on the same block as fences.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 18w43a Nether brick fence recipe changed to avoid conflict with the nether brick wall recipe.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.2.0 Oak Fence.png Added fences.
0.9.0 build 1 Fences now naturally spawn in strongholds, abandoned mineshafts and villages.
Added smooth lighting to fences.
0.10.0 build 1 Spruce Fence.pngBirch Fence.pngJungle Fence.pngAcacia Fence.pngDark Oak Fence.png Added spruce, birch, jungle, acacia and dark oak variants.
Renamed fence to oak fence.
0.12.1 build 1 Nether Brick Fence.png Added nether brick fences.
build 12 Torches can now be placed on top of nether brick fences.
0.14.0 build 1 spruce wood fence generate in witch hut.
0.14.2 The texture for the nether brick fence is changed to brighter.
0.15.0 build 1 savanna village now generate with acacia wood fence rather than oak fence.
Spruce wood fence generate in taiga, snowy tundra, and snowy taiga village.
Pocket Edition
1.1 alpha 1.1.0.0 Oak, birch and dark oak wood fences now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.4 beta 1.2.14.2 wooden fence can generate in shipwreck.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.9 beta 1.9.0.0 Nether brick fence recipe changed to avoid conflict with the nether brick wall recipe.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Patch 1Oak Fence.png Added fences.
TU3Fences are now stackable.
TU5Pressure plates are placeable on fences.
TU6Fence collision box decreased to size of fence block.
TU7Added nether brick fences.
TU25CU141.17Spruce Fence.pngBirch Fence.pngJungle Fence.png Added spruce, birch, and jungle variants.
The crafting recipe now uses 4 planks and 2 sticks instead of 6 sticks.
Renamed fence to oak fence.
TU27CU151.18Acacia Fence.pngDark Oak Fence.png Added acacia and dark oak fences to the creative inventory.
TU54CU441.52Patch 24Patch 4Fences connect to the solid back sides of stairs.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Fences.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Fence" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • If a carpet is placed on top of a fence, a player can jump onto the carpet, while mobs will not (except rabbits).
  • Getting hit by someone else (or shooting yourself with a Punch enchanted bow while sprinting forwards) while in midair can cause the knockback to propel you over a fence you would not be able to jump over normally.


Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]