The Wood Chest is a craftable 1-block-sized wooden storage chest that can contain 24 stacks of items since R33 in August 2016.
It is recommended to craft at least one Wood Chest as the first type of storage chests on a new game world so that the crafting recipe for the larger Stone Chest (32 slots) can be unlocked.
Wood Chests have only offered 20 storage slots in earlier versions of the game. If you are a returning player who has played the game back in Early Access, you will have to empty and pick up Wood Chests that you have once placed and place them again to then get access to 24 slots. The same goes for the larger storage chests too, these too have been granted more storage space.
Even without re-placing Wood Chests, each slot now can be filled with up to 300 stackable blocks, materials and objects (except for weapons, armor, mining cells, tools with their separate durability stats and the like), different from only up to 99 before update R46 on September 6th 2017.
How to obtainEdit
Wood Chests cannot be found on any Creativerse game-worlds, but can only be crafted by players themselves. They are different from Wood Treasure Chests that randomly spawn during the night on surface blocks in dark places.
How to unlock the crafting recipeEdit
Since March 2017, the crafting recipe for Wood Chests is now a starting crafting recipe and will already be unlocked at the start of the game in your crafting menu (to be opened by typing "Q" as the default key).
How to craftEdit
To craft one Wood Chest, you'll need:
- 2 blocks of most kinds of Wood or Logs. Just click on the blue arrows on the icon in the crafting recipe window to choose a suitable type of Log or Wood that you carry with you. The crafted chests will always look and be the exact same no matter which type of Log or Wood has been used to craft them
- 2 (blocks of) Beeswax that can be found on trees, taken from randomly spawning Wood Treasure Chests at night, or grown from Queen Bees on nearly any type of uncorrupted Wood
- 2x Vines that can be collected from Cragwood trees or Wildwood trees (that only grow in Jungle biomes) or obtained from most types of Leafies either as a loot or pet-harvest
How to useEdit
To use these and all other storage chests, you will have to place and then activate them by right-click or typing "F" (as the default key) when looking at them. These chests do not need any free space above to be opened and you won't see an opening-animation either.
After "activating" a Wood Chest, a storage window with 24 slots will be displayed on the right side and you can then put all kinds of stuff, materials, liquids, blocks, objects and items, into these slots from your inventory by dragging & dropping with your left mouse-button or by right-clicking at the according icons in your inventory/bag.
Wood Chests, even when filled, can be fully rotated in all directions now by pressing and holding R and moving the mouse while holding the left mouse button. The chosen rotation angle can then be "locked" too by simply typing "r", so that all items of the same stack will be placed facing the same direction.
Wood Chests cannot be picked up as long as anything is stored inside. They can now be rotated though, even when not having been emptied. After emptying them, you can pull Wood Chests without having any Power Cells equipped. Of course you won't be able to take such items on claims of other players (or in game worlds or in Adventures) where your permission level is set low.
How to use sorting shortkeysEdit
You can simply sort whole stacks of materials, blocks, items or substances into Wood Chests from your inventory or quick-bar by right-clicking or dragging & dropping with your left mouse-button.
If you hold a stack of stuff with your mouse-button (left click), you can drag it over the Wood Chest and then right-click to drop only one piece of the stack (also repeatedly).
You can also hold left shift + left click, then drag to move half a stack, or hold left shift + right click to move five items.
You can use the same kind of procedures to move items/stacks from storage containers into empty slots of your quickbar and your inventory/bag.
How to change settingsEdit
You can name any Wood Chest individually (this label will be shown instead of "Wood Chest" when you look at the chest) by activating/opening the chest and then clicking on the icon that looks like a square note with a pen in the top right corner. You can type up to 30 characters into the text array and confirm this with "enter"/"return".
You can also change the Permission settings for each Wood Chest by clicking on the padlock icon shown in the top right corner after activating/opening the chest. Here you can set individual authorizations to control who will be allowed to access this chest (and its contents).
Available world permission-settings: "just me", "world owner/admins", "world mods", "builders" or "everyone". On player claims the available settings are "just me", "claim admins", "claim interact only", "claim builders" and "everyone".
Since update R40 all storage containers are now set to "builders" (and "claim builders" when on claims) by default when being placed. So only players with builder rights/permission rank either on your game-world or on your claim (claim permission ranks override world permission ranks) can access your storage containers, but you can set them to "just me" if you want to.
If set to "visitor", everyone can access these chests and can even take them away. Only on player claims a special permission rank "claim interacts only" will allow players with the same permission rank to access a chest, but not to take it away.
By simply moving your mouse cursor over the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner, you can access a "Transfer History" that lists the last 5 filling and 5 removal actions with the according player names and time of their access to the Wood Chest.
Please note that Wood Chests are not identical to the randomly spawning Wood Treasure Chests. Spawning Treasure Chests are similar to Loot Bags and will vanish when they have been emptied or left alone in an area for a longer while. Different from such spawning Treasure Chests, you can actually receive and keep crafted Wood Chests, as they are furniture and "real" storage containers.
If you have placed chests of any kind on a Creativerse game-world before August 2016, you will have to empty them, pick them up (as said no Power Cell is needed to "pull" any of them) and then place them again to get access to their new larger storage space and new functions.