- See also: Crafting 101.
A Crafting Station allows players to craft various items. Entering the inventory screen displays the crafting menu in the lower-left, and when the player is standing near one of more Crafting Stations and possesses the right crafting ingredients, the bar is expanded with additional item choices. Nearly all crafting stations are furniture.
|By Hand||Items that appear in the crafting menu even when no crafting station is nearby are considered crafted "by hand".|
|Work Bench||The basic station for crafting Furniture and building materials. Also crafts some early Wooden weapons and Armor.|
|Furnace||The basic station for crafting Bars out of raw mined Ore, as well as some building materials, like Bricks. Also crafts Glass and some Glass items. The Hellforge is an upgraded version that adds the ability to craft Hellstone Bars.|
|Iron Anvil||The basic station for crafting most Tools, Weapons, and Armor. Also crafts some furniture and other items. Iron and Lead Anvils are functionally identical.|
|Alchemy Station||The basic station for crafting Potions. Any Table, Workbench, Dresser, Piano, or Bookcase can function as an Alchemy Station if a Bottle is placed on it.|
|Sawmill||Crafts additional Furniture items. Also crafts the Loom crafting station.|
|Loom||Crafts Silk from Cobwebs, and some Silk vanity items.|
|Chair + Table||Any Table and Chair placed next to each other functions as a station solely for crafting Watches.|
|Tinkerer's Workshop||Combines pairs of Accessory items together into new compact Accessories with combined functionality.|
|Imbuing Station||Crafts Flasks.|
|Dye Vat||Crafts Dyes and Paints.|
|Demon Altar||Crafts some Boss-summoning items, as well as the Night's Edge weapon. The Demon and Crimson Altars are functionally identical. These stations are unique in that they are not placed by the player, but instead generate on world creation in Corruption/Crimson areas respectively.|
|Mythril Anvil||Upgraded Iron Anvil/Lead Anvil, adding the ability to craft many Hardmode weapons, armor, and other items.|
|Adamantite Forge||Upgraded Hellforge, adding the ability to craft Bars out of late-Hardmode Ores: Adamantite Ore, Titanium Ore, and Chlorophyte Ore. The Adamantite Forge and Titanium Forge are functionally identical.|
|Autohammer||Crafts Shroomite Bars.|
|Bookcase||The Bookcase is available before Hardmode, but as a crafting station it is only for Hardmode Magic Weapons.|
These have limited crafting use and only craft a couple of arguably non-essential items.
|Cooking Pot||Crafts a few Food items. The Cauldron is functionally identical, though visually Halloween-themed.|
|Blend-O-Matic||Used solely to craft Asphalt Blocks.|
|Keg||Used solely to craft Ale.|
|Heavy Work Bench||Crafts Text Statues, along with a couple of building blocks.|
|Chair + Work Bench||Any Chair placed next to any Work Bench functions as a station for crafting Goggles and Sunglasses.|
|Meat Grinder||Used solely to craft Flesh Blocks.|
|Crystal Ball||Hardmode only. Crafts a few animated block types. Waterfall Blocks and Lavafall Blocks require their respective liquids to also be nearby.|
The following crafting stations are used to craft themed versions of various furniture items.
|Flesh Cloning Vat||Crimson (flesh)|
|Glass Kiln||Glass. Also functions as a plain Furnace.|
|Lihzahrd Furnace||Lihzahrd Temple|
|Living Loom||Living Tree|
|Sky Mill||Floating Island|
|Solidifier||Slime. Also crafts Frozen Slime Blocks, special frictionless blocks.|
A few items require standing near liquids in order to appear in the crafting menu:
|Water||Crafts Bottled Water and Mud Blocks. Also crafts Crafts Waterfall Blocks when a Crystal Ball is nearby.|
|Lava||Crafts Lavafall Blocks when a Crystal Ball is nearby.|
|Honey||Crafts Bottled Honey.|
These do not use the crafting menu, but produce items in unique ways.
|Campfire||The player holds a Marshmallow on a Stick near the fire to turn it into a Cooked Marshmallow.|
|Extractinator||Silt and Slush blocks are placed on the Extractinator, which causes it to drop random ores and gems.|
This list shows the general order a new player will likely need to follow in obtaining the basic crafting stations. This list only covers stations for essential tools and game advancement. Others can be obtained in more varying orders.
- Work Bench: crafted by hand from Wood.
- Wooden Table, Wooden Chair: crafted at the Work Bench from Wood.
- Furnace: crafted at the Work Bench, from Wood, Stone, and Torches.
- Iron Anvil: crafted at the Furnace from Iron Bars.
- Sawmill: crafted at the Workbench, from an Iron Chain and Iron Bars.
- Loom: crafted at the Sawmill.
- Hellforge: found in The Underworld, generated with the world inside Ruined Houses.
- Mythril Anvil/Orichalcum Anvil: crafted at the Iron Anvil from Mythril Bars/Orichalcum Bars
- Adamantite Forge/Titanium Forge: crafted at Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil from a Hellforge and Adamantite Ore/Titanium Ore.
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