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How to Build a fence in Minecraft?

Minecraft is one of the most popular sandbox games out there. While classic games still have a very loyal fanbase, they do fail to maintain it consistently. However, that is not the case with Minecraft. The game has managed to grow pretty well over the years and it is still one of the most played games out there. Nvidia is also bringing dedicated features for their GPUs focused on the game itself, something which is rarely seen for a majority of games out there.

How to Build a fence in Minecraft?

Fences are one of the most important elements in the game. They help in a wide array of situations such as fending off animals and stuff from the place you want to guard. You can also use fences to farm animals so you can keep a count of them. Well-lit fences can also ward off mobs and at the same time act as a one-way mirror for the players. If you are looking to build a fence, follow the steps given below to do the same:-

1. Building the fence walls

To build the fence walls, you need a few materials and place them accordingly. To build a fence wall, first of all open the crafting menu. Once you open the crafting menu, you need to place 4 pieces of the material you wish the fence to be made of, and two sticks in between. Once you put the materials, the required fence will be crafted and will show up in a box on the right-hand side. Drag it to your inventory and it will be usable. Once the fence is added to the inventory, you need to select it from the hotbar and use the required key to place it in an open area. Here are the keybinds:

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), right click on the block.
  • Pocket Edition (PE), tap on the block.
  • Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • PS3 and PS4, press L2 button on the PS controller.
  • Wii U, press ZL button on the gamepad.
  • Nintendo Switch, press ZL button on the controller.
  • Windows 10 Edition, right-click on the block.
  • Education Edition, right-click on the block.

There are a wide number of fences you can build. You can find the recipes for each of them below:-

Oak Fence:

  • 4 oak planks
  • 2 sticks

Spruce Fence:

  • 4 spruce planks
  • 2 sticks

Birch Fence:

  • 4 birch planks
  • 2 sticks

Jungle Fence:

  • 4 jungle planks
  • 2 sticks

Dark Oak Fence:

  • 4 dark oak planks
  • 2 sticks

Acacia Fence:

  • 4 acacia planks
  • 2 sticks

Nether Brick Fence:

  • 4 nether brick planks
  • 2 sticks

Crimson Fence:

  • 4 crimson planks
  • 2 sticks

Warped Fence:

  • 4 warped planks
  • 2 sticks

2. Building Fence Gates

Once you have made the fence, you just need to add the fence gate else you won’t be able to pass the fence. This is another important element in the game. To make the fence gate, you first need to open the crafting menu. Once the crafting menu is opened, add four sticks and 2 planks of the given material to make the fence gate. Once it is crafted, it will appear in the right box and you need to drag it in your inventory. You can place the fence gate by placing it in an open area in your fence, using the keys specified below.

  • Java Edition (PC/Mac), right-click on the block.
  • Pocket Edition (PE), tap on the block.
  • Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button on the controller.
  • Windows 10 Edition, right-click on the block.
  • Education Edition, right-click on the block.

Like the fence walls, there are different types of fence gates as well. Their recipes can be found below.

Oak Fence Gate:

  • 2 oak planks
  • 4 sticks

Spruce Fence Gate:

  • 2 spruce planks
  • 4 sticks

Birch Fence Gate:

  • 2 birch planks
  • 4 sticks

Jungle Fence Gate:

  • 2 jungle planks
  • 4 sticks

Dark Oak Fence Gate:

  • 2 dark oak planks
  • 4 sticks

Acacia Fence Gate:

  • 2 acacia planks
  • 4 sticks

Nether Brick Fence Gate:

  • 2 nether brick planks
  • 4 sticks

Crimson Fence Gate:

  • 2 crimson planks
  • 4 sticks

Warped Fence Gate:

  • 2 warped planks
  • 4 sticks

That’s all you need to know about building your fence in Minecraft. If you need any help regarding Minecraft or any other game out there do let us know in the comments section below and we will be happy to help you out.

I hope this guide was helpful to learn how to build a fence in Minecraft. Please let us know by commenting down below if you have any further queries regarding the same.

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