To build a fence in "Minecraft," place four blocks of wood planks in the middle and bottom outer squares of a crafting table, then place two sticks between them in the center squares. To create a gate, place four sticks in the middle and bottom outer squares of a crafting table, then place two blocks of wood planks between them.
Place fence posts next to each other to create a fence. Fence blocks are 1 1/2 blocks tall, making it impossible for players or NPCs to jump over them. Spiders can climb over fences with their ability to climb walls. Place a gate between two fence posts to create a block where players can pass through the fence.
Players can make fences from any kind of wood. The type of wood the player uses determines the color of the fence; for example, birch wood creates a light brown fence, while acacia creates a fence with a red tint. Fences are versatile, and a player can use them to create a safe zone around his house, enclose livestock or decorate.
Players can use redstone, a "Minecraft" power source, to create a switch that opens and closes a gate. A player can still manually close a gate that is operated by a redstone switch, but the gate does not open again until a player presses the switch.