How to Make a Chest in Minecraft
Chests are Minecraft blocks that allow your character to store items gathered throughout the game.
Part 1Making a Single Chest
1A single chest can store up to 27 stacks of items or blocks. It can hold up to 1728 blocks.
3Use the chest recipe to craft the chest: Arrange the planks in every slot, apart from the middle one.
4Always place a chest with free space above it. Otherwise, you won't be able to open it! Note that there are a few blocks that won't stop the chest from being opened if they're placed on top of it. These include: water, lava, leaves, cactus, glass, snow, stairs, farmland, cake, beds, fence, another chest, a torch, rails, signs, and a few more (translucent blocks). As of Minecraft 1.13, you can place more than two chests next to each other.
Part 2Creating a Large Chest
1A large chest will have 54 storage slots. It opens as a single chest, with six rows of slots and can hold up to 3,456 blocks.
2You can't craft a large chest.
3You now have a large chest. You must place both chests from the same direction for them to connect into a large chest. If you hold shift while placing the chest, it won't connect and make a large chest.
Part 3Creating a Trapped Chest
1This is much like a normal chest, with a few differences. for one, it releases redstone when open. .
3These are made by, in a crafting table, putting 1 plank on top of a stick, on top of an iron ingot.
4This is a shapeless recipe. Note that you can put two trapped chests next to each other, to make a large chest.
Part 4Understanding Chest Orientation
1The top three rows in the chest correspond to the western or northern chest block. The bottom three rows correspond to the southern or eastern chest block. In the large chest, you'll find the items organized into the southern or eastern side, which will depend on the orientation of the chest.
Part 5Using Your Newly Created Chest
1For the first time of use, here is what to do:
2It will open.
3Shift click on the item. The item will go into a slot that's available for it.
4As with the previous step, shift click on the item in the chest and it will come out of the chest. Left clicking will help you to collect all of the items in the slot. Left click again to place items. Right clicking will let you take just half of the items in a slot. Right click to place a single item.
5This can be done by simply pressing the inventory button or the ESC button.