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Fence
Oak Fence JE4 BE2.pngSpruce Fence JE4 BE2.pngBirch Fence JE3 BE2.pngJungle Fence JE3 BE2.pngAcacia Fence JE3 BE2.pngDark Oak Fence JE3 BE2.pngCrimson Fence JE1 BE1.pngWarped Fence JE1 BE1.png
Nether Brick Fence JE3 BE4.png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tools

Blast resistance

3 (Wood)
6 (Nether Brick)

Hardness

2

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

Overworld Wood: Yes (5)
Nether Wood: No
Nether Brick: No

Catches fire from lava

Overworld Wood: Yes
Nether Wood: No
Nether Brick: No

Fences are Blocks similar to Walls, which cannot normally be jumped over. Unlike walls however, they allow the player (but not mobs) to see through them, making for excellent barriers.

Obtaining[edit]

Breaking[edit]

Wooden fences are broken most quickly with an axe, but drop when broken with any tool. Nether brick fences require a pickaxe; mining it with anything else destroys it and drops nothing.

Block Fences Nether Brick
Hardness 2 2
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 3 10
Wooden 1.5 1.5
Stone 0.75 0.75
Iron 0.5 0.5
Diamond 0.4 0.4
Netherite 0.35 0.35
Golden 0.25 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[edit]

Fence blocks naturally generate as mineshaft supports.
Oak

Oak fences generate as part of:

Spruce

Spruce fences generate as part of:

Birch

Birch fences generate as part of:

Jungle

Jungle fences generate as part of:

  • Desert village armorer houses as the window.
  • Shipwrecks
Acacia

Acacia fences generate as part of:

  • Savanna villages, where they appear in tables, animal pen, butcher and shepherd house, stilt house buildings, and other buildings.
  • Shipwrecks
Dark oak

Dark oak fences generate as part of:

Nether brick

Nether brick fences generate as part of:

  • Nether fortresses, where they form window bars, balcony fencing, and gate-like structures.

Crafting[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Wood Fence Matching Planks +
Stick
Nether Brick Fence Nether Bricks +
Nether Brick

Usage[edit]

Barrier[edit]

Fences and nether brick fences connected by fence gates. Notice that they do not form a connection directly between the two types of fences (in the middle).

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. Spiders can climb over a fence, just like any other vertical object.

A fence occupies the center space of blocks and automatically connects to any solid block that is placed next to it. Wooden fences connect to other wooden fences, but do not connect to nether brick fences. Interestingly, however, nether brick fences connect to wooden fence gates.[1]

Leads[edit]

A horse tied to a tall fence post with a lead.

Fences can be used to attach mobs with a lead.

Fuel[edit]

Fences made from wood can be used as fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block.

Sounds[edit]

Wood[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Sound parameters
VolumePitchAttenuation
distance
StreamPreload
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.wood.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816?????
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.wood.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516?????
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.wood.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516?????
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.wood.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816?????
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.wood.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016?????
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitchSound parameters
VolumePitchStreamLoad
on low
memory
?Breaking the blockdig.wood? 0.8????
?Falling on the block with fall damagefall.wood? ? ????
?Mining the blockhit.wood? 0.5????
?Jumping from the blockjump.wood? ? ????
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.wood? ? ????
?Walking on the blockstep.wood? ? ????
?Placing the blockuse.wood? 0.8????

Nether Brick[edit]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Sound parameters
VolumePitchAttenuation
distance
StreamPreload
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.nether_bricks.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.0? 16?????
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.nether_bricks.fallNone[sound 1]0.5? 16?????
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.nether_bricks.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.25? 16?????
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.nether_bricks.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.0? 16?????
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.nether_bricks.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.15? 16?????
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitchSound parameters
VolumePitchStreamLoad
on low
memory
Breaking the blockdig.stone? 0.8????
Falling on the block with fall damagefall.stone? ? ????
Mining the blockhit.stone? 0.5????
?Jumping from the blockjump.stone? ? ????
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.stone? ? ????
Walking on the blockstep.stone? ? ????
Placing the blockuse.stone? 0.8????

Data values[edit]

ID[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Item tags (JE)Translation key
Oak Fenceoak_fence fences
wooden_fences
fences
wooden_fences
block.minecraft.oak_fence
Spruce Fencespruce_fence fences
wooden_fences
fences
wooden_fences
block.minecraft.spruce_fence
Birch Fencebirch_fence fences
wooden_fences
fences
wooden_fences
block.minecraft.birch_fence
Jungle Fencejungle_fence fences
wooden_fences
fences
wooden_fences
block.minecraft.jungle_fence
Acacia Fenceacacia_fence fences
wooden_fences
fences
wooden_fences
block.minecraft.acacia_fence
Dark Oak Fencedark_oak_fence fences
wooden_fences
fences
wooden_fences
block.minecraft.dark_oak_fence
Crimson Fencecrimson_fence fences
non_flammable_wood
wooden_fences
fences
non_flammable_wood
wooden_fences
block.minecraft.crimson_fence
Warped Fencewarped_fence fences
non_flammable_wood
wooden_fences
fences
non_flammable_wood
wooden_fences
block.minecraft.warped_fence
Nether Brick Fencenether_brick_fence fencesfencesblock.minecraft.nether_brick_fence

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Wood Fencefence 85tile.fence.name
tile.spruceFence.name
tile.birchFence.name
tile.jungleFence.name
tile.acaciaFence.name
tile.darkOakFence.name
Nether Brick Fencenether_brick_fence 113tile.nether_brick_fence.name
Crimson Fencecrimson_fence 511tile.crimson_fence.name
Warped Fencewarped_fence 512tile.warped_fence.name

Block data[edit]

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]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
eastfalsefalse
true
When true, the fence extends from the center post to the east.
northfalsefalse
true
When true, the fence extends from the center post to the north.
southfalsefalse
true
When true, the fence extends from the center post to the south.
waterloggedfalsefalse
true
Whether or not there's water in the same place as this fence.
westfalsefalse
true
When true, the fence extends from the center post to the west.

Bedrock Edition:
Wooden fence:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
wood_typeoakacacia
birch
dark_oak
jungle
oak
spruce
The type of wood this fence is made of.

History[edit]

Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.17Oak Fence (unconnected) JE1.png Oak Fence (N) JE1.png Oak Fence (E) JE1.png Oak Fence (NE) JE1.png Oak Fence (S) JE1.png Oak Fence (NS) JE1.png Oak Fence (ES) JE1.png Oak Fence (NES) JE1.png Oak Fence (W) JE1.png Oak Fence (NW) JE1.png Oak Fence (EW) JE1.png Oak Fence (NEW) JE1.png Oak Fence (SW) JE1.png Oak Fence (NSW) JE1.png Oak Fence (ESW) JE1.png Oak Fence (NESW) JE1.png
Added fences.
Nothing can be placed on top of fences.
Fences do not connect to solid blocks.
v1.0.17_01The player no longer starts with fences in their inventory.[needs testing]
Java Edition Beta
1.3Standing on top of fences causing players to get stuck and crashing the server in multiplayer have now been fixed.
1.6Test Build 3Fences are now flammable and the visibility of them has now been improved.[more information needed]
1.7Oak Fence (unconnected) JE2.png Oak Fence (N) JE2.png Oak Fence (E) JE2.png Oak Fence (NE) JE2.png Oak Fence (S) JE2.png Oak Fence (NS) JE2.png Oak Fence (ES) JE2.png Oak Fence (NES) JE2.png Oak Fence (W) JE2.png Oak Fence (NW) JE2.png Oak Fence (EW) JE2.png Oak Fence (NEW) JE2.png Oak Fence (SW) JE2.png Oak Fence (NSW) JE2.png Oak Fence (ESW) JE2.png Oak Fence (NESW) JE2.png
The application of textures to the fence model has been changed slightly.
Any block, including torches and other fences, are now able to be placed on fences.
1.8Pre-releaseAdded villages and strongholds, where wooden fences naturally generate.
1.8.1Fences now generate in abandoned mineshafts.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseNether Brick Fence JE1 BE1.png Added nether fortresses, including nether brick fences.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2The collision boxes of fences have now been reduced.
Fences now connect to solid blocks.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Fence selection area has now been changed to match its collision box.
Oak Fence (unconnected) JE3.png Oak Fence (N) JE3.png Oak Fence (E) JE3.png Oak Fence (NE) JE3.png Oak Fence (S) JE3.png Oak Fence (NS) JE3.png Oak Fence (ES) JE3.png Oak Fence (NES) JE3.png Oak Fence (W) JE3.png Oak Fence (NW) JE3.png Oak Fence (EW) JE3.png Oak Fence (NEW) JE3.png Oak Fence (SW) JE3.png Oak Fence (NSW) JE3.png Oak Fence (ESW) JE3.png Oak Fence (NESW) JE3.png
The texture of planks was slightly changed, resulting in fences also changing appearence.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Fences no longer prevent farmland from decaying when placed below farmland.
Axes now break fences faster.
1.4.212w36aIt is now possible to place pressure plates on top of nether brick fences.
1.4.41.4.3Mobs no longer try to jump over nether brick fences.[more information needed]
The texture of fences has now been fixed. There was a problem when attached single slab or stairs because the face not rendered when attached other blocks.[2]
1.513w06aFence corners now have a smaller collision box, allowing players to fall through the gap in the middle of four fences placed in a square.
1.6.113w16aMobs can now be tied to fences.
1.6Fences now display a useless hand animation when right clicked.
1.814w32bFences now have a new crafting recipe using 4 planks of the same type to produce 3 fences. Previously, it required six sticks in a 2×3 grid to produce 2.
Spruce Fence JE1 BE1.png Birch Fence JE1 BE1.png Jungle Fence JE1 BE1.png Acacia Fence JE1 BE1.png Dark Oak Fence JE1 BE1.png Fences now vary in appearance based on the planks used to make them.
"Fence" has now been renamed to "Oak Fence".
1.915w44bFences now show glitchy elongated textures when connecting to other fences.[3] These may be GPU dependent.
15w45aFences now no longer show a bugged texture, however they appear different to how they did prior to 15w44b.
1.10pre1The correct fence wood types now generate in villages.
1.1116w39aOak, birch and dark oak wood fences now generate in woodland mansions.
1.1217w15aFences now connect to the solid back sides of stairs.
1.1317w47aThe oak fence ID has now 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.
18w10cWater can now be placed on the same block as fences.
1.1418w43aOak Fence JE3.png Spruce Fence JE2.png Birch Fence JE2.png Jungle Fence JE2.png Acacia Fence JE2.png Dark Oak Fence JE2.png Nether Brick Fence JE2.png The textures of fences have now been changed.
Nether brick fence recipe has now been changed to avoid conflict with the nether brick wall recipe.
18w47aOak Fence JE4 BE2.png Spruce Fence JE3.png Birch Fence JE3 BE2.png Jungle Fence JE3 BE2.png Acacia Fence JE3 BE2.png Dark Oak Fence JE3 BE2.png Nether Brick Fence JE3 BE4.png The textures of fences have now been changed.
18w50aSpruce Fence JE4 BE2.png The texture of spruce fences has now been changed.
19w03aWood fences can now be used to craft composters.
1.1620w06aCrimson Fence JE1 BE1.png Warped Fence JE1 BE1.png Added crimson and warped fences.
20w13aCrimson and warped fences now connect to other types of fences.[4]
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.2.0Oak Fence JE2 BE1.png Added fences.
0.9.0build 1Fences now naturally spawn in strongholds, abandoned mineshafts and villages.
Added smooth lighting to fences.
0.10.0build 1Spruce Fence JE1 BE1.png Birch Fence JE1 BE1.png Jungle Fence JE1 BE1.png Acacia Fence JE1 BE1.png Dark Oak Fence JE1 BE1.png Added spruce, birch, jungle, acacia and dark oak variants.
"Fence" has now been renamed to "Oak Fence".
0.12.1build 1Nether Brick Fence JE1 BE1.png Added nether brick fences.
build 12Torches can now be placed on top of nether brick fences.
0.14.0build 1Spruce wood fences now generate in witch huts.
0.14.2Nether Brick Fence BE2.png The texture of nether brick fences is now brighter.
0.15.0build 1Savanna villages now generate with acacia wood fences rather than oak fences.
Spruce wood fences now generate in taiga, snowy tundra and snowy taiga villages.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Oak, birch and dark oak wood fences now generate in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Wooden fences now generate in shipwrecks.
1.9.0beta 1.9.0.0The recipe for nether brick fences has now been changed to avoid conflict with the nether brick wall recipe.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Oak Fence JE4 BE2.png Spruce Fence JE4 BE2.png Birch Fence JE3 BE2.png Jungle Fence JE3 BE2.png Acacia Fence JE3 BE2.png Dark Oak Fence JE3 BE2.png Nether Brick Fence BE3.png The textures of fences have now been changed.
Dark oak fence gates now generate in pillager outposts.
Due to architecture changes, oak fences no longer generate in desert villages.
Jungle fences now generate in desert village armorers.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51Crimson Fence JE1 BE1.png Warped Fence JE1 BE1.png Added crimson and warped fences.
beta 1.16.0.63Nether Brick Fence JE3 BE4.png The texture of nether brick fences now matches Java Edition's again.
1.16.20beta 1.16.20.50Crimson and warped fences now uses regular plank sounds instead of their stem variant sounds.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Oak Fence JE2 BE1.png Added fences.
TU3Fences are now stackable.
TU5Pressure plates are now placeable on fences.
TU6The fence collision box has now been decreased to size of fence block.
TU7Nether Brick Fence JE1 BE1.png Added nether brick fences.
TU25CU14 1.17 Spruce Fence JE1 BE1.png Birch Fence JE1 BE1.png Jungle Fence JE1 BE1.png Added spruce, birch, and jungle variants.
The crafting recipe now uses 4 planks and 2 sticks instead of 6 sticks.
"Fence" has now been renamed to "Oak Fence".
TU27CU15 1.18 Acacia Fence JE1 BE1.png Dark Oak Fence JE1 BE1.png Added acacia and dark oak fences to the creative inventory. When they were actually added to the game is unknown.
TU54CU44 1.52 Patch 241.0.4Fences now connect to the solid back sides of stairs.
1.90 Oak Fence JE4 BE2.png Spruce Fence JE4 BE2.png Birch Fence JE3 BE2.png Jungle Fence JE3 BE2.png Acacia Fence JE3 BE2.png Dark Oak Fence JE3 BE2.png Nether Brick Fence BE3.png The textures of fences have now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Oak Fence JE2 BE1.png Spruce Fence JE1 BE1.png Birch Fence JE1 BE1.png Jungle Fence JE1 BE1.png Nether Brick Fence JE1 BE1.png 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 cannot (except rabbits).
  • Getting hit by someone else (or shooting yourself with a Punch enchanted bow while sprinting forward) while in midair can cause the knockback to propel you over a fence you would not be able to jump over normally.
  • Placing a carpet on top of a fence does not reduce the fence or wall collision box down to one block, it just provides a platform one block high around the fence/wall to make it easier for climbing on the top of the fence.
  • Projectiles get stuck in the collision box of the fence and remain there if shot from upward.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]