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Minecraft Storage Drawers Mod

Last modified on Sep 2, 2022 in Mods

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Whether you are playing vanilla or modded Minecraft, you may eventually become overrun with the amount of items you have. The more chests that you create, the more disorganized that you may become, desiring a new method to organize your items. Introducing Storage Drawers, a mod that aims to remove the troublesome organization of your items. With visual feedback and many wood types, this mod will sort your items while looking aesthetically pleasing. Installing mods can be tedious if you are unfamiliar with the process, so we have created this Apex Hosting guide to ease you through the process.


Storage Drawers is a mod developed by Texelsaur with over 100 million downloads at the time of writing. This mod is available from version 1.7 up to 1.16 at the time of writing, allowing for storage solutions across a variety of modpacks. The Storage Drawers mod creates a highly functional, compact, and aesthetically-friendly storation solution in order to maintain your items effectively.

Downloading Storage Drawers

  1. Navigate to the Storage Drawers CurseForge page.
  2. Press Files at the top, then search for the desired version.
  3. Press the download button to the right of the file to begin downloading.
    Storage Drawers Download
  4. Save the .jar file in a safe location, as it will be needed shortly.
  5. If you are downloading a version between 1.8 and 1.12, ensure you download Chameleon as well.


Client Installation

  1. Download the Forge modloader installer that matches your mod version.
  2. Run the .jar file that is downloaded.
  3. Click Install Client, make sure the file path is correct, then press Ok to install.
    Storage Drawers Forge
  4. Open the Minecraft Launcher, then navigate to Installations at the top.
  5. Locate your installed Forge profile, then press the folder button to the far-right.
    Storage Drawers Folder
  6. Once the file browser opens, locate or create the mods folder, then enter it.
  7. Copy and paste your mod .jar file into this folder.
    Storage Drawers Client
  8. Return to the Minecraft Launcher, select your Forge profile, then press Play

This will launch the game, which will load up the mod on your own computer.

Server Installation

  1. Navigate to your Apex Server Panel, then stop the server.
  2. Scroll down to the JAR File section, then change the server version to match your mod.
    Storage Drawers Jar
  3. Choose whether or not to generate a new world, but don’t restart the server yet.
  4. Navigate to the FTP File Access on the left-hand side, then log in.
  5. Enter or create the mods folder. Once inside, press Upload in the top-left.
  6. Drag + drop the mod .jar file from earlier to the right-hand side.
    Storage Drawers Upload
  7. Once at 100% uploaded, return to the main panel page and start the server.

The server should now start up with the Storage Drawers mod installed and available to access in both survival and creative gamemodes!

Getting Started

Now that you have the mod installed, you can begin working with the new blocks that the mod adds.

In-Game Controls

The storage drawers are similar to item frames, meaning there is no menu to open like a chest. Instead, everything is managed through the following controls:

Right-Click – Insert full stack in hand into the drawer.
Double-Right-Click – Insert all compatible stacks in inventory into the drawer.
Left-Click– Remove a single item from the drawer.
Shift+Left-Click – Remove a full stack from the drawer.
Shift+Right-Click with an empty hand – Open a UI to see the exact item counts and manage upgrades.

New Blocks and Items

Full Drawers
Storage Drawers Thin

The first blocks are full drawers, which can store either 1, 2, or 4 types of items at once.

Half Drawers
Storage Drawers Thick

Half drawers are similar, however they are only half the size, similar to a vertical slab.


Compacting Drawers
Storage Drawers Compress

These helpful drawers auto-convert items, changing coal into coal blocks and more. You can then remove the items in its original or converted form.


Drawer Controller
Storage Drawers Control

This special block can search for any connected drawers within 12 blocks, then connect them into one large storage area. This allows you to auto-deposit items to their correct drawers by right-clicking the controller, using hoppers, or even other modded items.


Drawer Controller Slave
Storage Drawers Control

This is an extension of the controller, allowing you to have more connection points using hoppers, pipes, or other item-transport mods.


Storage Drawers Upgrade

This mod also allows the use of upgrades, which can dramatically adjust the way this mod works. Whether you add a redstone signal upgrade, increase the storage, or even turn it into an infinite vending machine, upgrades can achieve all of this and more.



With that, you should now know how to install Storage Drawers, as well as some knowledge of how the blocks work. This mod can be a lifesaver when you are working with a large amount of items, especially stone or dirt. Whether you use the mod to have a compact, aesthetically-pleasing storage method or plan to connect it to item transportation mods, all of this is possible with the use of Storage Drawers. Gear up, store your items, and get ready to set off on an adventure with the Storage Drawers mod!

Common Issues

My server isn’t starting up after adding the mod:
Oftentimes, the main reason for this is caused by an issue with the installation. Make sure that your server is running the same Forge version as your mods. Otherwise, make sure no other mods from different versions are present, as this can cause a crash.

My existing world isn’t working with the mod:
If you want to use an existing world with these mods, ensure that the mods are compatible with the same version as the world. Worlds are not forwards-compatible, meaning a 1.16 world with the 1.12 mods version can cause issues.

The items aren’t working on the server:
Oftentimes, this is happening because the mods are not installed on the server correctly or the server was not restarted after adding the mods. Ensure that the server is running Forge and that the mods .jar files are uploaded directly into the mods folder. If it is uploaded anywhere else, it will not work.

I get an error when joining the server:
This can occur if the mods are installed on the server, but not your own game. Make sure that you installed Forge on your own computer as well, as all players will need the mods installed on their own client in order to join and play.

Helpful Links

Storage Drawers CurseForge
Chameleon CurseForge

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