How to Make a Chest in Minecraft


Chests are Minecraft blocks that allow your character to store items gathered throughout the game.

Part 1
Making a Single Chest

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A single chest can store up to 27 stacks of items or blocks. It can hold up to 1728 blocks.

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Use the chest recipe to craft the chest: Arrange the planks in every slot, apart from the middle one.

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Always 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 2
Creating a Large Chest

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A 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.

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You can't craft a large chest.

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You 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 3
Creating a Trapped Chest

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This is much like a normal chest, with a few differences. for one, it releases redstone when open. .

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These are made by, in a crafting table, putting 1 plank on top of a stick, on top of an iron ingot.

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This is a shapeless recipe. Note that you can put two trapped chests next to each other, to make a large chest.

Part 4
Understanding Chest Orientation

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The 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 5
Using Your Newly Created Chest

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For the first time of use, here is what to do:

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It will open.

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Shift click on the item. The item will go into a slot that's available for it.

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As 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.

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This can be done by simply pressing the inventory button or the ESC button.

Part 6
Finding Chests

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The best place to look is in dungeons (under guard though), NPC villages, abandoned mineshafts, jungle and desert temples and strongholds.