Minecraft Chest

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Introduction: Minecraft Chest

About: Backyard builder who enjoys building things and constructing props from my favorite video games and movies, making furniture, and trying out new ideas. Mostly with as much recycled materials as I can possibly …

This is a scale replica of a chest from minecraft. The one from the game is 14X14X14 pixels in size so i made mine to scale at 14"X14"X14" (1pixel=1inch). Even the wall thickness is 1" wide. I used a sheet of 1/2" sanded pine and doubled up each piece and glued them together to get the 1" thick walls. After that i just glued and screwed it together, ran it through a table saw to make the lid, sanded, painted it, attached front latch with screws from the inside, added hinges and finished. Makes a neat ottoman, footstool, extra chair, storage, step stool, or whatever you can think of.

top and bottom 14"X14"
front and back 14"X12"
sides 12"12"
latch 2"X4"

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44 Comments

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Warlord14
Warlord14

1 year ago on Introduction

this looks really fun but I would like a bit more to work with. Thumbs up!

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ManoleyGaming
ManoleyGaming

7 years ago

Just so you know if you're not a minecraft nerd, blocks are 16x16x16 not 14x14x14, just in case you want to make this use the measurements with 16 not 14, also look at a reference picture( best found in google images by searching papercraft chest.

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nielshenriksen
nielshenriksen

Reply 3 years ago

The chest in MC is not a full block size

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nerdtoob
nerdtoob

7 years ago on Introduction

It has been said that a minecraft block is 1m in real life so to get one to scale you'de have to do some math.
1m=39.3700787in
39.3700787 / 16 = 2.46062991875
rounded up every pixel in minecraft is 2.5 inches so 2.5 * 14 = 35in.
Thats only if you want it to American scale if you want it to Authentic scale it would be
1m=100cm
100 / 16 = 6.25 cm (each pixel)
6.25 * 14 = 87.5cm

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markhoffberg
markhoffberg

Reply 5 years ago

Dude, impressive math. Authentic does matter in some cases and with some kids :)

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markhoffberg
markhoffberg

Reply 5 years ago

Dude, impressive math. Authentic does matter in some cases and with some kids :)

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nerdtoob
nerdtoob

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

I'm just saying for authenticity if anyone wants to make it to exact scale

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GeoffreyD2
GeoffreyD2

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

you people don't get it. Leave your math at home. You don't need it

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jdh2550
jdh2550

5 years ago

Thanks for posting this - I'm making one as an XMas present. A couple of minor corrections and some additional info for other makers:

1) The chest is actually 16x16x16 pixels. If you look at the graphic you posted you can see that the "light brown" part of the top is 14x14 as you state. However there's a 1 pixel border of "dark brown" around it. So that makes the total size 16x16. This doesn't detract from your build - it just changes the scale slightly (1 pixel is now 7/8").

2) Your build shows the joint between lid and base as 2 pixels wide (each component has a 1 pixel border). Whereas in the graphic it's just 1 pixel wide. I don't know if that 1 pixel border is on the lid or the base (you can't tell from the provided graphic and I don't have access to an open chest). *However* I think your build is better - so I'll be giving both lid and base the border.

3) (And this is what lead me to discover the slight differences) the ratio of lid to base is 5 to 11 if the brown border is on the base, or 6 to 10 if the border is on the lid. I think I'll be going with the 5 to 11 ratio - because that makes the base larger (and the base represents the main volume of the chest). So, we need to cut the sides, the front and the left at 3.75" (that's 5/16 * 12) from the top (on the front and the left make sure the cut line is parallel to the long edge).

Hope all that made sense. Thanks again for the inspiration to make one of these (I decided to make my son a "minecraft themed" gift - and this is what I chose). BTW, I'm making mine from two layers of 1/2" MDF.

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RobertK86
RobertK86

5 years ago

This "Instructable" doesn't explain anything!

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Chaseg1
Chaseg1

6 years ago on Introduction

Actually each pixel is worth 2.63 inches Sooo...your caulculations are wrong....Your chest is to small.

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GeoffreyD2
GeoffreyD2

Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

um your actually wrong there smart guy. It's still at scale. He could make each grid box whatever size he felt like. As long as he used 14 x 14 grid boxes. Don't you hate when you pat yourself on the back cause you believe your smarter than everyone else but in reality your mouth speaks faster than your mind

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BadZombie
BadZombie

6 years ago on Introduction

cool I will be building this for my room along with the weighted portal cube.

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alice.barlow
alice.barlow

6 years ago on Introduction

I haven't been able to find this chest - is it still available on the website, or anywhere else?

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jjordan25
jjordan25

6 years ago on Introduction

here in the uk you can purchase a similar item here

http://perceptivekitchenfittings.co.uk/handmade-furniture-minecraft-inspired-c-101511_101546.html

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dan3008
dan3008

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

I got one and painted it up for my brother for going to uni lol

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coolbeanz9989
coolbeanz9989

7 years ago

Could you be more specific on your directions? I need a little bit more detail on how to make it :)