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Fence Gate
Oak Fence Gate.pngSpruce Fence Gate.pngBirch Fence Gate.pngJungle Fence Gate.pngAcacia Fence Gate.pngDark Oak Fence Gate.pngMangrove Fence Gate.pngCrimson Fence Gate.pngWarped Fence Gate.png
Oak Fence Gate (Opened).pngSpruce Fence Gate (Opened).pngBirch Fence Gate (Opened).pngJungle Fence Gate (Opened).pngAcacia Fence Gate (Opened).pngDark Oak Fence Gate (Opened).pngMangrove Fence Gate (Opened).pngCrimson Fence Gate (Opened).pngWarped Fence Gate (Opened).png
Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Tool

Blast resistance

3

Hardness

2

Luminant

No

Transparent

Yes

Flammable

Overworld: Yes (5)
Nether: No

Catches fire from lava

Overworld: Yes
Nether: No

A fence gate is a block that shares the functions of both the door and the fence.

Obtaining[]

Breaking[]

A fence gate can be broken with anything, but an axe is fastest.

Block Fence Gates
Hardness 2
Tool
Breaking time[A]
Default 3
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Netherite 0.35
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[]

Oak

Oak fence gates generate as part of:

Spruce

Spruce fence gates generate as part of:

  • Taiga, snowy tundra and snowy taiga‌[BE only] villages
Jungle

Jungle fence gates generate as part of:

Acacia

Acacia fence gates generate as part of:

Dark oak

Dark oak fence gates generate as part of:

Crafting[]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Matching Planks +
Stick

Usage[]

Placing[]

A fence gate can provide access to a fenced-in area.

A fence gate can be used as a switchable barrier that can be opened and closed by hand or by redstone power.

To place a fence gate, use the Place Block control while pointing at a block facing the space the fence gate should occupy. When placed, a fence gate automatically faces toward the player who placed it, regardless of any other fences around it.

A fence gate can be placed whether there is a solid block beneath it or not.

Fences, nether brick fences and walls connect to fence gates, but glass panes and iron bars do not. A fence gate floats in mid-air when placed with no connection to anything else.

Barrier[]

A fence gate can be used as a switchable barrier.

To open or close a fence gate, use the Use Item control. When a fence gate opens or closes, it immediately changes its orientation without affecting anything in the space it "passes through"—moving fence gates don't push entities the way that pistons do. When opened by hand, a fence gate always opens away from the player.

Although a fence gate appears to be only one block tall, a closed fence gate is a barrier one and a half blocks high. Most mobs cannot jump over a fence gate, and entities on top of the fence gate stand half a block above it.

An open fence gate is completely non-solid, including the open gates. Multiple open fence gates next to each other can be passed through as if the entire space is open.

Hostile mobs recognize closed fence gates as a block and cannot detect players through it unless they were already detected.

The sound of opening and closing of a fence gate can be heard up to 16 blocks away, like most mob sounds.

Redstone component[]

See also: Redstone circuit

A fence gate can be controlled with redstone power.

A fence gate is a redstone mechanism and can be activated by:

When activated, a fence gate opens immediately. When deactivated, a fence gate closes immediately.

An activated fence gate can still be closed by a player, and won't re-open until it receives a new activation signal (if a fence gate has been closed "by hand", it still needs to be deactivated and then reactivated to open by redstone).

Fence gates can be moved by pistons. When an activated fence gate is moved by a piston to a position where it shouldn't be activated, it doesn't change its state until it receives a redstone update.

Fuel[]

Overworld wooden fence gates can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per fence gate.

Note Blocks[]

Fence gates can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass" sounds.

Helmet[]

Steve wearing Oak Fence Gate.pngAlex wearing Oak Fence Gate.png

While a fence gate cannot be equipped in the head slot in Survival mode, equipping it using commands causes it to appear as eyeglasses.

Sounds[]

Generic[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.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 breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.wood.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.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:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
??BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.wood?1.00.8?
??BlocksFalling on the block with fall damagefall.wood?0.41.0?
??BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.wood?0.230.5?
??BlocksJumping from the blockjump.wood?0.121.0?
??BlocksFalling on the block without fall damageland.wood?0.181.0?
??BlocksWalking on the blockstep.wood?0.31.0?
??BlocksWhen the block is placeduse.wood?1.00.8?

Unique[]

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
distance
Fence Gate creaks??block.fence_gate.closesubtitles.block.fence_gate.toggle??16
Fence Gate creaks??block.fence_gate.opensubtitles.block.fence_gate.toggle??16

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsItem tagsTranslation key
Oak Fence Gateoak_fence_gateBlock & Itemfence_gates
unstable_bottom_center
Noneblock.minecraft.oak_fence_gate
Spruce Fence Gatespruce_fence_gateBlock & Itemfence_gates
unstable_bottom_center
Noneblock.minecraft.spruce_fence_gate
Birch Fence Gatebirch_fence_gateBlock & Itemfence_gates
unstable_bottom_center
Noneblock.minecraft.birch_fence_gate
Jungle Fence Gatejungle_fence_gateBlock & Itemfence_gates
unstable_bottom_center
Noneblock.minecraft.jungle_fence_gate
Acacia Fence Gateacacia_fence_gateBlock & Itemfence_gates
unstable_bottom_center
Noneblock.minecraft.acacia_fence_gate
Dark Oak Fence Gatedark_oak_fence_gateBlock & Itemfence_gates
unstable_bottom_center
Noneblock.minecraft.dark_oak_fence_gate
Mangrove Gatemangrove_fence_gateBlock & Itemfence_gates
unstable_bottom_center
Noneblock.minecraft.mangrove_fence_gate
Crimson Fence Gatecrimson_fence_gateBlock & Itemfence_gates
non_flammable_wood
unstable_bottom_center
non_flammable_woodblock.minecraft.crimson_fence_gate
Warped Fence Gatewarped_fence_gateBlock & Itemfence_gates
non_flammable_wood
unstable_bottom_center
non_flammable_woodblock.minecraft.warped_fence_gate

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Oak Fence Gatefence_gate107Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.fence_gate.name
Spruce Fence Gatespruce_fence_gate183Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.spruce_fence_gate.name
Birch Fence Gatebirch_fence_gate184Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.birch_fence_gate.name
Jungle Fence Gatejungle_fence_gate185Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.jungle_fence_gate.name
Acacia Fence Gateacacia_fence_gate187Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.acacia_fence_gate.name
Dark Oak Fence Gatedark_oak_fence_gate186Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.dark_oak_fence_gate.name
Crimson Fence Gatecrimson_fence_gate513Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.crimson_fence_gate.name
Warped Fence Gatewarped_fence_gate514Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.warped_fence_gate.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. a b c d e f g h Available with /give command.
  3. a b c d e f g h The block's direct item form has the same id with the block.

Block states[]

Main article: Block states

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
facingnortheast
north
south
west
For an open gate, the direction the gates swing open.
For a closed gate, the direction the player was facing when the gate was placed, or the last direction the gates have swung.
in_wallfalsefalse
true
If true, the gate is lowered by three pixels, to accommodate attaching more cleanly with walls.
openfalsefalse
true
If true, the gate is opened.
poweredfalsefalse
true
If true, the gate is receiving redstone power.

Bedrock Edition:

NameMetadata Bits Default value Allowed valuesValues for
Metadata Bits
Description
direction0x1
0x2
00
1
2
3
0
1
2
3
The direction the gate is facing
  • 0: Facing south
  • 1: Facing west
  • 2: Facing north
  • 3: Facing east
For an open gate, it's the direction the gates swing open.
For a closed gate, it's the direction the player was facing when the gate was placed, or the last direction the gates have swung.
in_wall_bit0x8falsefalse
true
0
1
If the gate is lowered by three pixels, to accommodate attaching more cleanly with walls.
open_bit0x4falsefalse
true
0
1
If the gate is opened.

Video[]

History[]

For a more in-depth breakdown of changes to textures and models, including a set of renders for each state combination, see /Asset history

Java Edition Beta
November 29, 2010Fence gates were first mentioned on Get Satisfaction,[1] then confirmed by Jeb on Twitter.[2]
1.8Pre-releaseOak Fence Gate (EW) JE1.png Added fence gates.
Oak Fence Gate (item) JE1.png The inventory sprite did not have holes.
Sound UpdateThe opening and closing sounds of fence gates have been changed.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Oak Fence Gate (EW) JE2.png The texture of fence gates has been changed as a result of the planks texture being updated.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Fence gates are now broken faster using an axe.
1.112w01aNow have hitboxes more akin to fences.
releaseFence gates can now be opened and closed with redstone.
1.4.212w34aOak Wall Gate (EW) JE1.png Following the introduction of walls, fence gates can now be shifted down 3 pixels to accommodate their shape.
1.4.41.4.3Oak Fence Gate (EW) JE3.png Fence gates, with the exception of closed east-west connected gates, have had UV changes, seemingly to make planks run across the geometry more realistically.
1.814w11aOak Fence Gate (S) JE4.png Fence gate models have been updated. Notably, the top texture rotates with the gate itself, making closed north and west facing gates distinguishable from closed south and east facing gates. In addition, wall gates now have the wood texture also shift to accommodate their model.
The texture of the fence gate inventory icon has been changed. The inventory icon now shows the two holes.
Fence gates which are closed but receiving redstone power appear open, but are still solid.
14w17aOak Fence Gate (S) JE5.png The UVs of non-wall gates have changed once more, excluding those facing south and closed. Closed gates facing north and west are once again indistinguishable from those facing south and east.
14w28bPowered closed fence gates now appear closed.[3]
14w32bBirch Fence Gate JE1.png Spruce Fence Gate JE1.png Jungle Fence Gate JE1.png Acacia Fence Gate JE1.png Dark Oak Fence Gate JE1.png Added birch, spruce, jungle, acacia, and dark oak fence gates.
The crafting recipe now requires 2 plank blocks of the same species, but a gate and a wooden fence can connect without matching.
Fence gates can now catch fire.
1.915w43aFence gates now have their own sounds.
1.1317w47aThe oak fence gate ID has been changed from fence_gate to oak_fence_gate.
Fence gates can now be placed without requiring a block below them.
Prior to The Flattening, these blocks' numeral IDs were 107, 183, 184, 185, 186 and 187.
1.1418w43aOak Fence Gate 18w43a.png Spruce Fence Gate 18w43a.png Birch Fence Gate 18w43a.png Jungle Fence Gate 18w43a.png Acacia Fence Gate 18w43a.png Dark Oak Fence Gate 18w43a.png The textures of fence gates have been changed.
18w47aOak Fence Gate.png Spruce Fence Gate 18w47a.png Birch Fence Gate.png Jungle Fence Gate.png Acacia Fence Gate.png Dark Oak Fence Gate.png The textures of fence gates have been changed.
18w48aOak fence gates now generate in the updated plains villages.
18w49aSpruce fence gates now generate in the newly added snowy tundra villages.
Acacia fence gates now generate in the updated savanna villages.
18w50aJungle fence gates now generate in the updated desert villages.
Spruce fence gates now generate in the updated taiga villages.
Spruce Fence Gate.png The texture of spruce fence gates have been changed.
1.1620w06aCrimson Fence Gate JE1 BE1.png Warped Fence Gate JE1 BE1.png Added crimson and warped fence gates.
October 16, 2021File:Mangrove Fence Gate (pre-release).png Mangrove fence gates are shown at Minecraft Live 2021.
1.1922w11aMangrove Fence Gate JE1 BE1.png Added mangrove fence gates.
22w12aMangrove fence gates can now be used as a fuel.[4]
22w14aDue to the addition of the mangrove tree and mangrove swamp, make mangrove fence gate obtainable and renewable.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.2.0Oak Fence Gate (EW) BE1.png Oak Fence Gate (inventory) BE1.png Added fence gates.
v0.3.0Survival players no longer start out with an infinite amount of fence gates in the inventory.
v0.4.0Oak Fence Gate (EW) JE2.png The UV of fence gates has been changed to match Java Edition.
v0.10.0build 1Birch Fence Gate.png Spruce Fence Gate.png Jungle Fence Gate.png Acacia Fence Gate.png Dark Oak Fence Gate.png Added birch, spruce, jungle, acacia and dark oak fence gates. Note that these are not the textures used at the time, since this version was released in 2014, predating the Texture Update by many years.
The inventory models of fence gates have been changed to be more akin to the old Java original model.
"Fence Gate" has been renamed to "Oak Fence Gate".
v0.13.0build 1Fence gates can now be opened and closed with redstone.
?Fence gates can now be shifted down 3 pixels to accommodate the shape of walls.
Pocket Edition
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Dark oak fence gates now generate naturally in woodland mansions.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Oak, spruce, jungle, and acacia fence gates now generate in the new villages.
Oak Fence Gate.png Spruce Fence Gate.png Birch Fence Gate.png Jungle Fence Gate.png Acacia Fence Gate.png Dark Oak Fence Gate.png The textures of fence gates have been changed.
1.16.0beta 1.15.0.51Fence gates can now be placed without a block below them.
beta 1.16.0.51Crimson Fence Gate.png Warped Fence Gate.png Added crimson and warped fence gates.
1.16.20beta 1.16.20.50Crimson and warped fence gates now uses regular plank sounds instead of their stem variant sounds.
1.19.0beta 1.19.0.20Mangrove Fence Gate JE1 BE1.png Added mangrove fence gates.
Legacy Console Edition
TU5CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Oak Fence Gate.png[verify] Added fence gates. This is not the texture used at the time though.
TU9Fence gates can now be opened and closed with redstone.
TU25CU14 1.17 Birch Fence Gate.png Spruce Fence Gate.png Jungle Fence Gate.png Acacia Fence Gate.png Dark Oak Fence Gate.png Added spruce, birch, and jungle fence gates. These are not the textures used at the time.
"Fence Gate" has been renamed to "Oak Fence Gate".
TU27CU15 1.18 Acacia and dark oak fence gates have been added to the creative inventory.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Oak Fence Gate.png Spruce Fence Gate.png Birch Fence Gate.png Jungle Fence Gate.png Acacia Fence Gate.png Dark Oak Fence Gate.png The textures of fence gates have been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Birch Fence Gate.png Spruce Fence Gate.png Jungle Fence Gate.png Acacia Fence Gate.png Dark Oak Fence Gate.png Added fence gates, but not with these textures.

Issues[]

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

References[]

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