Minecraft How To

How To Make A Trapped Chest In Minecraft (And Blow Players Up)

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to make a trapped chest in Minecraft step-by-step. We'll even show you how to booby trap it and blow another player up in our how-to video.

Minecraft trapped chests are used to store items and produce Redstone power when opened.

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's Yes
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's Yes
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's Yes
PlayStation Edition PlayStation 3 & 4 Yes

Items Needed To Make A Trapped Chest

Steps To Make A Trapped Chest

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

First, let's open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the grid in the image below.

Open the crafting table

2. Add Chest & Tripwire Hook

In the crafting menu, add the chest and tripwire hook into the grid.

Just remember, you must add each item to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. The 2nd row should contain 1 tripwire hook in the 1st box and 1 chest in the 2nd box. This is essentially all there is to the Minecraft trapped chest recipe.

Add Chest & Tripwire Hook

Now that you've added the items to the grid in the correct order (as shown above), you'll notice a trapped chest appear in the box on the right.

3. Move The Trapped Chest To Your Inventory

Move the trapped chest to your inventory so you can begin to use it.

Move The Trapped Chest To Your Inventory

You now have yourself a trapped chest! You can use your Minecraft trapped chest to store items and even as a booby trap for unlucky players!

How to make a trapped chest in minecraft

Minecraft Trapped Chest Command

You can also use a Give Command to make a trapped chest in Minecraft. The trapped chest command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the trapped chest command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below for your specific version.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher

/give @p trapped_chest 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p trapped_chest 1 0

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