How To Make a Fence in Minecraft

How to make an Oak Fence in Minecraft

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to craft an oak fence with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, fences including oak fences are another important item in your inventory. The crafting process will create 3 oak fences at a time.

Let's explore how to make an oak fence.

An oak fence is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

Where to find an Oak Fence in Creative Mode
Here is where you can find an oak fence in the Creative Inventory menu:


  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version is the Minecraft version number(s) where the item can be found in the menu location listed (we have tested and confirmed this version number).
  • Creative Menu Location is the location of the item in the Creative menu.

Required Materials to make an Oak Wood Plank

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft an oak wood plank:

How to craft an Oak Wood Plank in Survival Mode
1. Open the Crafting Menu

Before you can craft this item, make sure you have the required materials and a crafting table. The crafting table gives you the 3x3 crafting grid that looks like this:

Next, stand in front of your crafting table.

The game control to open your crafting table depends on the version of Minecraft:
  • For PC/Mac, right click on the crafting table.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap on the crafting table.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the crafting table.
  • For Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button on the controller.
  • For Education Edition, right click on the crafting table.
2. Add Items to make an Oak Wood Plank

In the crafting menu, you should see a crafting area that is made up of a 3x3 crafting grid. To make an oak wood plank, place 1 oak wood in the 3x3 crafting grid.

When making an oak wood plank, it is important that the oak wood are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. There should be 1 oak wood in the center box and all other boxes should be empty. This is the Minecraft crafting recipe for an oak wood plank.

Now that you have filled the crafting area with the correct pattern, the 4 oak wood planks will appear in the box to the right.

3. Move the Oak Wood Plank to Inventory

Once you have crafted oak wood planks, you need to move the new items to your inventory.

Item ID and Name

In Minecraft, an oak wood plank has the following Name, ID and DataValue:

  • Description is what the item is called and (Minecraft ID Name) is the string value that is used in game commands.
  • Minecraft ID is the Internal number for the item.
  • Minecraft DataValue (or damage value) identifies the variation of the block if more than one type exists for the Minecraft ID.
  • Platform is the platform that applies.
  • Version is the Minecraft version number that the item was introduced for the Minecraft ID and Name, if applicable.

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You will need to ensure your safety. To protect all your hard work, you will need to build fences and walls around your Minecraft structure and farm. This also helps to keep your animals in.

The primary use of a fence is to keep animals in and to keep mobs out. Fences technically take up only 1 block space but function as 1 1/2 spaces tall, preventing players and mobs (but not spiders) from jumping over them. Proper lighting inside a fenced area also limits mob attacks. Meanwhile, fences keep animals contained so that players can farm them effectively.

Fences are also used as guardrails along bridges and even balconies, and you can fish over them. Another immense advantage is that players can see through fences like glass, though mobs cannot see in.

Often used to create bridges (when combined with pressure plates) or shallow stairs (for sprinting), fences also allow passive mobs to be tethered to the fence by using a lead. The main disadvantage is when a block is placed close to the fence — a mob can then use that block to jump the fence. Endermen are particularly notorious for this trick.

To craft a fence, simply place 2 sticks in a vertical column in the middle with 4 wooden planks on either side. This recipe yields 3 fence pieces.

A fence gate functions as a door and always opens away from you. It must be placed on a block, but remains if the block is later mined away. A major advantage is that the fence gate prevents the flow of water and lava even when open (though the gate may catch fire).

Unlike with a door, zombies cannot break through a fence gate, and villagers cannot open one. Fence gates can also be manipulated through redstone such as pressure plates.

To craft a fence gate, place a stick, and then a wood plank, and then another stick on two horizontal rows.

Cobblestone walls function like fences and are considered a decorative alternative to their wooden counterparts. Like fences, they keep out most mobs, but beware: Neither fences nor cobblestone walls can block skeleton arrows, and spiders can still crawl over cobblestone walls.

To craft, place 6 cobblestones (or moss stones) in two horizontal rows.

Each recipe yields 6 wall pieces. The recipe for moss stone, along with several other decorative blocks. A moss stone wall is just a decorative type of wall.

Nether brick fences are similar to wooden fences, but they’re blast-resistant and fireproof, making them particularly effective against the ghast, one of the most dangerous creatures in the Nether. Nether brick fences also shield light sources, which can be used to affect spawning mobs and growing plants.

A nether brick fence connects to fence gates, allowing you to build a maze by using a mixture of nether brick and wooden fence gate pieces. The nether brick fence confuses most mobs, with the exception of zombies because they can’t see it.

The nether brick fence will likely slow down zombies rather than stop them altogether. Though nether brick fences connect to gates and most blocks, they do not connect to wooden fences.

To craft nether brick fence pieces, place 6 nether bricks into two horizontal rows, yielding 6 fence pieces.

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