Crates are stationary containers that can be placed on the ground. They are used to store a single type of item in great quantities.
Crates can be assembled from planks and boards.
Aged Crates can occasionally be found in underground ruins.
Crates can be changed between "Open" and "Closed" modes, by placing them in the crafting grid. This allows the player to see the contents of the stored item inside. Do note that this only works for some items in the game, and not all.
Similar to chests, a label can be added to crates, however, instead of using wooden signs, this requires parchment. Parchment can be brought from certain merchants. This is done by combining the parchment and the crate in the crafting grid.
Crates can be used as ground storage for a single type of any item. Depending on the wood that was used to craft them, it will have a different amount of storage slots available. Each slot holds one stack of items (so an aged crate can hold 1024 low-fertility dirt, for example)
|Wood Type||Storage Slots|
|Birch, Oak, Maple, Pine, Acacia, Kapok,
Bald Cypress, Larch, Redwood, Walnut