How to Make a Chest in Terraria (Easy) | Full Guide 2023


New to Terraria and need some extra storage for items? Read this easy and beginner-friendly guide to learn how to make a Chest. We’ll also help with how to get your materials.

Chest in Terraria

Terraria is full of items that your character’s Inventory can’t hold all of them. In fact, there are over 5000+ of them, but we doubt you’ll hoard everything. A normal playthrough should consist of exploring the world and keeping the good loot. But what if you run out of space?

In this no-nonsense guide, we’ll teach how to craft your very first Chest.

Chests – Explained

Chests can hold up to 40 item stacks if you play on desktop, mobile, console, and 3DS versions. That value is halved in old-gen consoles. You can remove them using a Pickaxe or a Drill once they’re fully emptied . But be wary if you’re renovating since you can’t destroy the ground beneath.

Overall, there are 42 Chest variants in Terraria, with 27 craftable and 20 naturally occurring.

Making a Chest Easily

You can craft your first Chest even at early Pre-Hardmode. Here’s how:

Items NeededCrafting Station
• Wood (8)
• Lead Bar or Iron Bar (2)
Work Bench

Since you almost always spawn in the Forest, you can chop nearby trees. Dig down to find Lead or Iron Ores, and smelt them into Bars using a Furnace. You can make a Furnace with Any Wood type (4), Stone Block (20), and Torch (3). Lastly, you can make a Work Bench with Wood (10).

Alternatively, if you’re having a hard time getting Ores, you might be lucky to encounter Living Trees and Caves. Those places usually have Chests with good loot. Make sure to take them with you!

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