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Item Frames

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Item Frames
Item Frame
Type Hanging Items
Durability Storing Items, signs
First Appearance Update 1.4
Data Values Hex: ???


Item Frames are objects used for display and decoration by allowing players to showcase objects from their inventory.Players can place and then rotate any object in the frame, allowing for a wide variety of display options. Item Frames can be placed on walls in a similar manner as paintings. When placed, it appears as a brown square with a beige outline. Item Frames were added in the 2012 "Pretty Scary Update"! In Survival, a placed Item Frame can be removed by destroying it. However, the frame and display item will not be harmed, and both can be picked up and used again. Unlike other blocks, item frames can be shot with an arrow from a bow,causing them to come off the wall.


An Item Frame's sole purpose is decoration. To add something to the frame, the player must first wield the object they want to display, then right-click the frame while holding the desired object. The frame will display whatever the player was holding, even if it's another frame. When an object is placed inside the frame, it can be rotated by right-clicking on it. These are most commonly used in Minecraft Shops or houses.

Many players like to make "grandfather clocks" by stacking two gold blocks on top of each other, attaching an item frame on one side, and placing a clock inside it. Players who want to save their gold can alternatively just create a wall clock instead. Some players create castles in creative mode and make halls full of item frames, and put powerful weapons in them. This mimics what was often done in the Middle Ages by rich soldiers, to preserve their weapons.


Item Frame
Stick Stick Stick
Stick Leather Stick
Stick Stick Stick



  • Most objects placed inside an Item Frame will be displayed three-dimensionally, instead of flat. For example, a Wood Block would protrude slightly from the frame.
  • Frames were released for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition on Thursday 4th April 2013.

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