Gaming Game Play & Streaming How to Make a Chest in Minecraft Take control of your inventory by Robert Earl Wells III Writer Robert Wells is a professional writer and amateur game developer. His specialties include web development, cryptocurrency, and cybersecurity. our editorial process LinkedIn Robert Earl Wells III Updated on November 06, 2020 Game Play & Streaming Consoles & PCs Cheats & Codes Gaming Services Game Play & Streaming Mobile Gaming Tweet Share Email What to Know Make a Crafting Table and put 8 Wood Planks in the outer boxes (leave the center box empty).Place two Chests side-by-side to make a Large Chest with double storage capacity. This article explains how to make a Chest in Minecraft on any platform. How to Craft a Chest in Minecraft Here's how to build a Chest from scratch: Collect 3 Wood Blocks. Any type of wood is fine (Oak Wood, Jungle Wood, etc.). Craft 12 Wood Planks. Put 1 Wood Block in the 2X2 crafting grid to make 4 Wood Planks, then repeat. Make a Crafting Table. Put a Plank in each box of the 2X2 crafting grid. Place your Crafting Table on the ground and interact with it to open the 3X3 crafting grid. The controls to do this depends on the platform you're playing on: PC: Right-clickMobile: Single-tapXbox: Press LTPlayStation: Press L2Nintendo: Press ZL Don't forget where you put your Crafting Table. You can use it later to craft more items. Craft your Chest. Put 8 Wood Planks in the outer boxes (leave the center box empty). Place your Chest on the ground and open it to store items. Minecraft Chest Recipe Once you have a Crafting Table, all you need to make a Chest is the following: 8 Wood Planks What Can You Do With a Chest? Use Chests to store items such as building materials and ingredients. Chests can also be used as crafting materials to make other types of containers. A regular Chest has 27 slots, but you can double its capacity to 54 slots by placing two chests next to each other. How to Make a Minecart With Chest A Minecart with Chest can be used to transport items along railroad tracks. To make a Minecart with Chest, put a Chest in the middle of the Crafting Table and a Minecart below it. How to Make a Shulker Box Shulker Boxes are portable containers. Like Chests, they contain 27 inventory slots. To make a Shulker Box, put a Chest in the middle of the Crafting Table, then put a Shulker Shell above it and a Shulker Shell below it. You can change the color of your Shulker Box by putting dye next to it in the crafting grid. How to Make a Hopper Hoppers can be used to transfer items between Chests. To make a Hopper, put a Chest in the middle of the Crafting Table, then put 5 Iron Ingots around it in the pattern shown below. How to Make a Trapped Chest Trapped Chests look like regular Chests, but they can be used to set traps. To make a Trapped Chest, put a Chest in the middle of the Crafting Table, then put a Tripwire Hook beside it.