"A chest made of wood is a good to store excess items that you can't or don't want to carry. It will hold up to 16 stacks of items."

Texture: Chest
Tool: Axeempty
Block ID: 45
Transparency: No
Blocks fluids: Yes
Luminosity 0
Fuel value 5
Stackable No
Flammable Yes
Edible No
Digging method Hacking
Digging resilience 5
Explosion resilience 5
Attack power 1
Explosion power 0

Chests were added in the Alpha 1.1 update. Using them is the most popular way of storing items. They have a unique user interface, wich has 16 item slots. That's the same amount of slots that the players inventory has, if we don't count the 2x2 crafting grid, which can also store items. It is made of 8 wooden planks in a 3x3 crafting grid.

Note: Placing two chests next to each other does not create a large chest.

Mining Times
Hand: 5 secs
Wooden Axe: 1.66 secs
Stone Axe: 1 sec
Iron Axe: 0.71 secs


Crefting a chest out of 8 planks

Survivalcraft 2011-12-17 09-54-57

The chests 16 item slots