|Uses||Storing Items, Decoration|
|First Appearance||Update 1.4|
|Data Values||Hex: 185|
Item Frames are objects used for displaying items or for decoration. Players can place items and then rotate the item in the frame which allows for a wide variety of display options. Item Frames can be placed on walls in a similar manner as Paintings. When Item Frames are placed, they appear 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 punching it, and the frame as well as any item that was in the frame prior to removal will drop as items that can be picked up and used again by the player. Similar to Paintings, Item Frames can be shot with an arrow from a bow, causing them to come off the wall.
An Item Frame serves many purposes: decoration, emitting a Redstone output, and displaying a map which will get one an achievement if they place nine full maps in a 3x3 grid of item frames. To put something in the frame, one must first have the item of their choice in their hand. Then one must right-click the frame while holding the desired item. Each right-click on the "framed" item will rotate it by 45o. When an item is inside an item frame, a Redstone Comparator can emit a redstone signal based on the item's rotation: 1 for no rotation, 2 for one rotation, and so on. The Item Frame will display the item the player was holding, even if the item is in another frame. Item Frames are most commonly used in Minecraft Shops or Houses on servers.
Many players like to make "grandfather clocks" by: stacking two Gold Blocks on top of each other, then attaching an Item Frame on one side, and finally placing a Clock inside the Item Frame. Players who want to save their Gold can alternatively just create a "wall clock" instead. Some players create "castles" in Creative Mode, and then they make halls full of item frames with powerful weapons in the frames. This mimics what was often done in the Middle Ages by rich soldiers, to preserve their weapons.
- 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.
- The icon of an item frame looks like it has a miniature iron sword inside the frame.