When it comes to making an animal farm in Minecraft, keeping the animals in place is no easy task. You’ve already put in a lot of effort to tame them, and now you don’t want them to escape so easily. Maybe a boundary wall can do the job.
However, making a boundary wall can be ambiguous too. You can’t use those large solid blocks as there won’t be any visibility, transparent blocks do work but look ugly and impractical, and items like slabs simply don’t serve the intended purpose.
So how are you supposed to keep your tamed or imprisoned creatures in check? Well, the best way to prevent them from escaping without compromising on visibility or aesthetics is to use fences. It is one of the several barrier blocks available in the world of Minecraft.
Fences are used widely to decorate and protect bases from mobs and other creatures. They have several unique features that make them quite useful in the world of Minecraft, such as being 1.5 blocks tall that prevents mobs from jumping over them.
These can be made with any type of wood available in the overworld, each with a unique look, and can also be crafted using nether bricks for added fireproofing. Let’s take a look at how you can make a fence in Minecraft in just a few easy steps.
Items Required to Make a Fence in Minecraft
Making a fence is quite easy and doesn’t require any expensive or hard-to-acquire items, except Nether bricks if you choose to make a Nether brick fence instead. Here’s a list of all the items as well as their quantity required to make a fence in Minecraft:
For Wooden Fences
Sticks can be made using wooden logs in Minecraft that can be acquired from trees. Different types of trees yield their corresponding kind of logs that can then be turned into wooden planks. Then, these planks are converted into sticks.
To make sticks in Minecraft, you first have to locate a tree and then punch it down to gather wooden logs. Once you have a sufficient number of wooden logs, you have to access the crafting grid on the crafting table and place the logs on it to convert them into planks.
Then, place two wooden planks vertically oriented on the crafting table with one at the top and the other below it. Doing so will yield wooden sticks in the output grid that you can then relocate to your inventory for later usage.
Getting wooden planks in Minecraft is simple. Just go to a place where you can find wood or a tree, and chop it down to collect the logs. Then, craft four wooden planks by putting them on your crafting table. You’ll need to have an axe for this process.
You can also find them in natural generation as a part of Mineshafts, Plains villages, strongholds, woodland mansions, Shipwrecks, Swamp huts, Snowy Tundra, Underwater ruins, Pillager Outposts, Savanna, and Ancient cities.
For Nether Brick Fences
Nether Bricks (x4)
You can get Nether bricks in Minecraft by smelting netherrack in a furnace or by trading them with piglins. If you’re interested in getting your hands on some Nether bricks, you’ll want to make sure you have a furnace ready and waiting for them.
Netherrack is mined from the Nether and also from ruined portals. You can get it by mining nylium without Silk Touch. When you have enough nylium, head over to your furnace and start smelting!
If you’re looking for Nether bricks, but don’t want to spend hours mining for them, then trading with piglins may be the way to go. Piglins will only barter 2-8 Nether bricks when given a gold ingot as payment.
Nether Brick Block (x2)
Getting Nether brick blocks in Minecraft is as simple as placing four individual nether bricks in a square in a crafting grid. Each brick will be made from roasting netherrack in a furnace. You can also break existing nether brick blocks by smacking them with any kind of pickaxe.
Crafting Recipe for Wooden Fence in Minecraft
If you’re looking to make a fence in Minecraft, it’s not as hard as you might think. Here’s how:
- The first step is to open your crafting table so that you have the 3×3 crafting grid.
- To make an oak fence, place four oak planks and two sticks in the 3×3 crafting grid. In the first row, there will be one oak plank in each box, one stick in each box, and one oak plank in the third box.
- In the second row, there will be one oak plank in each box, one stick in each box, and one oak plank in the third box.
- Once you have crafted fences, you need to move them into your inventory so that they can be used later when needed.
Crafting Recipe for Nether Brick Fence in Minecraft
Crafting a Nether Brick Fence in Minecraft is a relatively simple process:
- You need to place 4 blocks of nether bricks and 2 nether bricks in the 3×3 crafting grid.
- The first row should have 1 block of nether bricks in the first box, 1 nether brick in the second box, and 1 block of nether bricks in the third box. The second row should have 1 block of nether bricks in the first box,1 nether brick in the second box, and 1 block of nether bricks in the third box.
- Once you’ve done that, you can move your newly-crafted fence to your inventory.
Ways To Use a Fence in Minecraft
Despite their use as barrier blocks in the game, fences are still one of the best ways to utilize them. Even when certain mobs, such as spiders, may still climb over them, this doesn’t mean fence materials should be thrown out.
They are still good at keeping other hostile mobs such as creepers and zombies at bay. They can also be stacked on top of each other to prevent hostile mobs from reaching the inside of your fence barrier.
If a mob uses a bow and arrow as its weapon, you can stack your fences so that they cannot fire at you. One way to do this is by placing torches on the fenced area and inside the fence itself. To walk through fences, players need to place a fence gate between two fences.
This allows them to pass through the fence barrier easily and with no hassle.
Leads are craftable items in Minecraft that allow players to attach a leash to a mob—usually passive mobs such as cows and pigs—to make them follow the player.
Most players already know that you can use each of their favorite food items to make these animals follow you, but this method can be tricky because if they lose interest or wander off on their own, there’s no way to get them back.
Thankfully, leads have been added to the game, so players can make it easier for themselves by making sure that mobs are obediently following wherever they go.
Leads are really helpful when it comes to managing mobs—if a player has one lead on an animal, then all they need is another block (such as a fence) to secure that animal where they want it to stay (like in the middle of their farm or close to their house).
Fences can be used to attach the other end of the lead when a mob is leashed. The player must place down the fence in a spot, leash the lead to the mob, then place the other end on the fence.
This restricts the movement of the mob completely until it breaks free from its lead. This is especially useful for naturally wandering passive mobs such as horses.
The player can easily tie their horse anywhere while on a journey away from their base—as horses tend to walk around on their own whether they are tamed or not.
As almost all of the fences are made out of wood, they can be used as fuel in a furnace. Although they aren’t as efficient for smelting ores and food items, fences can still be used as fuel due to the fact that they are made out of wood.
A single fence can smelt 1.5 items when used as a fuel source. This indicates that one fence can smelt a maximum of 1 item, and another half of an item when used as a fuel source.
In using a fence as fuel, you will have to finish the remaining half of the second item’s smelting process using another fence or a different fuel source to complete the smelting process.
Note blocks are Redstone-powered blocks that play a note when placed on top of them. They come in 16 different types, each with a different sound or note based on where it is placed.
A bass sound can be made using any wooden fence, but only jungle and acacia fences will produce a bass-like sound when struck or powered by Redstone. Nether brick fence cannot be used as it produces a bass drum sound instead of the bass sound.
How To Obtain Fence Naturally in Minecraft?
You can find them as uprights for support, where they’re plentiful. They can also be found in Library rooms of Strongholds as railings and chandeliers. In the latter case, there are many torches attached to them. Oak fences can also be found in Plains villages, Woodland Mansions, and Shipwrecks.
You can find spruce fences naturally in Minecraft by clearing a swamp hut, tundra village, and snowy tundra village. They will appear on tables, animal pens, and butcher houses, as well as lantern posts.
Birch fences are one of the most popular and common types of fences in Minecraft. They can be found naturally in certain biomes, but they are also generated by buildings like woodland mansions and shipwrecks.
Jungle Wood Fence
As you may have guessed, Jungle Fences are generated naturally in Minecraft. They can be found on the ground or in wooden structures, but they’re most commonly found in desert villages with armorer houses. They can also be found on shipwrecks.
Acacia fences are not only found naturally in Minecraft but they can also be built by players. In the game, Acacia trees are most commonly found on flat plains and savannas.
They generate as part of a table, animal pen, butcher and shepherd house, stilt house buildings, and other buildings. Acacia fences are also generated as part of shipwrecks.
Dark Oak Fence
You can find these in badlands biomes as the supports for mineshafts. You’ll also find them in woodland mansions and shipwrecks. You can also find them in pillager outposts as part of watchtowers and tents, cages, and scarecrows.
Nether Brick Fence
Nether brick fences are generated in Nether fortresses, and they are used to build window bars, balcony fencing, and portcullises.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Fences Block Arrows in Minecraft?
Fences can provide a false sense of security, as skeletons can shoot arrows over them. If you want to avoid this risk, make the fence at least two or more blocks tall.
Can Zombies Jump Over Fences in Minecraft?
Zombies cannot jump over fences in Minecraft. If you are starting/low on iron and have wooden doors nearby, place one parallel to either side of the doorway. You can also use traps such as landmines and pits for the purpose.
Do Fences Stop Pillagers?
Pillagers cannot jump fences, but they will still shoot at villagers if they can see them. Therefore, you should consider building a wall out of something else to keep them protected.
A fence is a very important building project in Minecraft because animals can’t get out of their fenced areas, and it looks nice.
It’s definitely worth making a fence to keep your Minecraft world nice and organized. We hope this guide has helped you to understand better why Minecraft fences are so helpful and how you can craft them in your Minecraft world.