Item Frame
Item Frame
An Item Frame


Entity Block


Yes (64)





First Appearance

Update 0.14.0

Item Frames are Blocks that were added in Update 0.14.0. They are used to provide a visual display of Items and blocks. The item inside the Item Frame can be rotated eight different ways.



Item Frames can be used for decorative purposes, as they can display the Item or Block that is inside them.

Item Frames can also generate a Redstone Signal using a Redstone Comparator by rotating the Item or Block inside them. The strength of the Redstone Signal depends on which rotation the Item is.


  • Version Exclusive: Item Frames in Pocket Edition are Blocks instead of entities.
  • When Blocks or Items are named and are displayed in the Item Frames, their names will show when tapped.
  • When 3-D blocks are placed inside Item Frames, only three-fourth of the block is seen, since the rest of the Block is hidden behind the Item Frame.
  • Item Frames in Pocket Edition uses the PC Edition 1.9 sounds for placement and the rotation of the Item inside the Item Frame.
  • The border of the Item Frame has the same texture as Birch Planks.
  • Bug: In Update 1.0, there was a duplication bug on Multiplayer using Item Frames. When removed, the item in the Item Frame would drop 2 of its kind instead of 1.