How To Make a Chest In Terraria

If you’re a new player to the game and are wondering how to store all your weapons than you’re probably wondering how to make a chest on Terraria. Yes, the chest gives you the ability to store different weapons and items you come across while playing. Before we get into the specifics on how to build a chest you should be aware that there are 40 different chests in Terraria and they all function in a similar way and require very similar resources to build.

The only thing that is different in the recipe for each chest is what the chest needs to be made of. For example, if it’s made of wood then you will need wood to build it, if it’s a meteorite chest then it would require 89 pieces of meteorite. Make sense? Great! Let’s keep moving on then!

Resources Needed To Make a Chest

For this example, we are going to act as if we are building a wood chest. So the resources to make the wood chest on Terraria are:

  • 8 Wood
  • 2 Iron/Lead Bars
  • Workbench

If we were wanting to build a Granite Chest, then we would need:

  • 8 Smooth Granite Block
  • 2 Any Iron Bar
  • Workbench

I hope that is starting to make sense to you now about crafting the different chests. Keep in mind, not every chest is going to be this similar recipe, but this will cover most of them. In the meantime, we will try to create a page that shows all the crafting recipes to the 40 or so different chests, at least the ones that need to be crafted!

How to make a chest in terraria
How To Make a Chest In Terraria

To create iron/lead bars you will need to obtain iron or lead ore by finding it in a natural cave or by digging down into the ground. You should not have to dig very deep to find some of this natural resource. Also keep in mind that if you are basically starting from scratch that you will have to melt your iron or lead oar by using the Furnace. If you don’t already have a furnace crafted you will have to find stone, torches and wood to make it. You can learn how to make a furnace in Terraria here.

YouTube Video Walkthrough on How To Make a Chest

One last point to make here is that no matter what item you are crafting, you need to stand next to your workbench while you look for the necessary icon you want to craft otherwise you may run into some problems. You should now have all the knowledge on how to make a chest in Terraria. If you are still confused or have questions about what you need to acquire or what you need to do, please contact us and we’ll try to help. Have fun gaming!