How to Move and Place Furniture in Project Zomboid

One thing that can help both avid base decorators and survivalists is understanding how to use the pick up and move mechanics.

How To Pick up?

1. Pick up the furniture using the button on the top left hand side of your screen.

2. Take and move the furniture to your base.

3. Place the furniture by press the “TAB” key to change to the “Place” Mode. Press”R” to cycle through objects.

4. Press “R” to change the direction of the furniture

Can’t Pick up?

You will need certain tools as well as the required skill level in order to pick up some furniture!

WHY Move Furniture?(Some Tips That You Should Know)

If, for example, you find yourself scrambling into a building while being chased by a horde of zombies, picking up and placing furniture by the entrance can buy you some much needed time. Additionally, it can help to make things more manageable and allow you to thin their numbers gradually, rather than having them charge all at once.

Another useful tip is to use dumpsters as barricades outside of gates that you’re basing at, as they have high health pools and take zombies awhile to break through. Additionally, zombies won’t destroy furniture items unless they are aggroed, so placing them outside of windows will keep them intact for much longer.

Finally, moving items has another prevalent use when it comes to furnishing your base. Not only can you move water dispenser with 250 units of clean water at the cost of just 5 kilograms of weight, but you can also move things like ovens, sofas, beds, and more. So if you want to decorate your base to look like the best apocalypse safe house you’ve ever seen, keep this in mind!


Can I move fridges in Project Zomboid?

You need Electricity 3 and a screwdriver to pick up a fridge.

Why I Can’t Place Furniture/Bed/Couch/Fridge?

Sometimes when you try to pick up some furniture, it will drop into more than one part, but you can fix this by having both parts in your inventory! Or you can place some of the parts on the ground, and then place the furniture again.


Picking up and placing furniture can be a great way to help you survive in Project Zomboid. Not only can you use it to barricade yourself in, but you can also use it to furnish your base and make it look nice. So get out there and start moving some furniture!