Containers are an alternative storage system to stockpiles. Each container, regardless of type, can hold up to 10 items[note 1] , but only take up 1 tile of space.
All containers require 3 wood to make, and are crafted on a Carpentry bench and Wood detailer. If you have containers enabled on certain stockpiles, you may order some from the Production Menu and townsfolk will place the container on the stockpile without destroying the stockpile itself.
Raw Materials Barrel
Raw Food Barrel
Prepared Food Barrel
The Tool Chest is the place to store tools such as poison bottles.
This chest isn't decorative at all, it's used for storing decorations.
This chest is used for storing ITEs for safe keeping.
The Weapon Cabinet is used for storing all weapons, be they choppy, clubby, shooty or stabby.
The Armor Cabinet is used, unsurprisingly, for storing armor.