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Crafting stations

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See also: Crafting 101.

A Crafting Station allows players to craft various items. Entering the inventory screen displays the "Crafting window" in the lower-left, and when the player is standing near one or more Crafting Stations and possesses the right crafting ingredients, the bar is expanded with additional item choices.

Nearly all crafting stations are furniture. There are currently 44 crafting stations in total.

Basic[edit | edit source]

Pre-Hardmode[edit | edit source]

Station Description
By Hand Items that appear in the crafting menu even when no crafting station is nearby are considered crafted "by hand".
Work BenchWork Bench Crafts basic Furniture and building materials. Also crafts some early Wooden weapons and Armor.
FurnaceFurnace
HellforgeHellforge
Crafts Bars from 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 AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Crafts Tools, Weapons, and Armor. Also some furniture and other items. Iron and Lead Anvils are functionally identical.
Placed BottlePlaced Bottle
Alchemy TableAlchemy TableDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Crafts Potions. A Bottle, Pink Vase, Mug, or any Cup variant will function as this crafting station, as long as they are placed, which requires a flat Furniture item: a Platform, Table, Workbench, Dresser, Piano, Bookcase, or Tinkerer's Workshop. The Alchemy Table is an upgraded version that offers a 33% (1/3) chance of not consuming a particular crafting ingredient.
SinkSinkDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Crafts items that otherwise require Water nearby.
SawmillSawmill Crafts additional Furniture. Also crafts the Loom crafting station.
LoomLoom Crafts Silk from Cobwebs, and some Silk vanity items.
Table and ChairTable and ChairTable and Chair Any Table and Chair placed next to each other functions as a station solely for crafting Watches. Only the chair needs to be within crafting range.
Work Bench and ChairWork Bench and ChairWork Bench and Chair Any Work Bench and Chair placed near to each other functions as a station for crafting Goggles and Sunglasses. Both chair and work bench need to be within crafting range but do not need to be beside each other.
Cooking PotCooking Pot
CauldronCauldron
Crafts Food items. The Cauldron is functionally identical, though visually Halloween-themed.
Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop Combines Accessory items together into new compact Accessories with combined functionality.
Imbuing StationImbuing Station Crafts Flasks.
Dye VatDye VatDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Crafts Dyes and Paints.
Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work BenchDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Crafts Statues and several multiplayer, decorative, and alternative items like Trapped Chests, Cracked Dungeon Bricks, the Tall Gate, Gem Locks, and Gemstone Blocks.
Demon AltarDemon Altar
Crimson AltarCrimson Altar
Crafts some Boss-summoning items, as well as the Night's Edge Pre-Hardmode sword. 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, as well as sporadically around the border between Surface and Underground.

Hardmode[edit | edit source]

Station Description
Mythril AnvilMythril Anvil
Orichalcum AnvilOrichalcum Anvil
Upgraded Iron Anvil/Lead Anvil, adding the ability to craft many Hardmode weapons, armor, and other items.
Adamantite ForgeAdamantite Forge
Titanium ForgeTitanium Forge
Upgraded Hellforge, adding the ability to craft Bars out of late-Hardmode Ores: Adamantite Ore, Titanium Ore, and Chlorophyte Ore. Can also craft crystal blocks.
BookcaseBookcase The Bookcase can be crafted or found in Pre-Hardmode, but as a crafting station it is only for Hardmode Magic Weapons.
Crystal BallCrystal Ball Crafts Endless Quiver and Endless Musket Pouch, in addition to visual effect items like animated blocks, droppers, Living Fire Blocks. Waterfall Blocks, Lavafall Blocks, and Honeyfall Blocks require their respective liquids to also be nearby.
AutohammerAutohammer Crafts Shroomite Bars.
Ancient ManipulatorAncient ManipulatorDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions Crafts a variety of end-game items from Lunar Fragments and Luminite.

Specialized[edit | edit source]

These have limited crafting use and only craft a couple of arguably non-essential items.

Pre-Hardmode
Station Description
KegKeg Solely crafts Ale.
TeapotTeapotDesktop version Solely crafts Teacups.
Living WoodLiving Wood 3DS version Solely crafts Living Wood Walls.
Hardmode
Station Description
Blend-O-MaticBlend-O-Matic Solely crafts Asphalt Blocks.
Meat GrinderMeat Grinder Solely crafts Flesh Blocks and Lesion Blocks.

Themed furniture[edit | edit source]

The following crafting stations are used to craft themed versions of various furniture items.

Pre-Hardmode
Station Furniture Theme
Bone WelderBone WelderDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Bone
Glass KilnGlass KilnDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Glass [1]
Honey DispenserHoney DispenserDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Honey
Ice MachineIce MachineDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Ice
Living LoomLiving LoomDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Living Tree
Sky MillSky MillDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Sky [2]
SolidifierSolidifier Slime [3]
Hardmode
Station Furniture Theme
Decay ChamberDecay ChamberDesktop version Corruption (Lesion)
Flesh Cloning VatFlesh Cloning VatDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Crimson (Flesh)
Steampunk BoilerSteampunk BoilerDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Steampunk
Lihzahrd FurnaceLihzahrd FurnaceDesktop, Console, Old-gen console, and Mobile versions Jungle Temple
  1. The Glass Kiln also functions as a plain Furnace Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions
  2. The Sky Mill also crafts Rain Clouds and Snow Clouds
  3. The Solidifier also crafts Frozen and Pink Slime Blocks

Liquids[edit | edit source]

A few items require standing near liquids to appear in the crafting menu.

Liquids also produce unique blocks when colliding with each other ( Water + Lava = ObsidianObsidian, Water + Honey = Honey BlockHoney Block, Lava + Honey = Crispy Honey BlockCrispy Honey Block ).

Liquid Description
WaterWater Crafts Bottled Water and Mud Blocks. Also crafts Waterfall Blocks and Rain Clouds when a Crystal Ball and a Sky Mill are nearby, respectively.
LavaLava Crafts Lavafall Blocks when a Crystal Ball is nearby.
HoneyHoney Crafts Bottled Honey. Also crafts Honeyfall Blocks when a Crystal Ball is nearby.

Biomes[edit | edit source]

Other[edit | edit source]

These do not use the crafting menu but produce items in unique ways.

Station Description
CampfireCampfire The player holds a Marshmallow on a Stick near the fire to turn it into a Cooked Marshmallow.
ExtractinatorExtractinator Silt, Slush and Desert Fossil blocks are placed on the Extractinator, which causes it to drop coins, random ores, and gems.

Crafting station reach[edit | edit source]

  • The player can reach any crafting station within ~3 blocks to their left or right, 3 blocks below them, or the 3 blocks of their character's height. This gives a total reach of ~8 by 6 blocks centered below the player. This is shorter than the player's reach for tools or chests of ~10 by 9 centered on the player.
  • Unlike the player's item reach, crafting reach cannot be extended by items such as the Architect Gizmo Pack or Extendo Grip.
  • The crafting reach of the player isn't a whole number. If they press against a wall, they can reach a crafting station 4 blocks away, but they will never be able to reach 2 crafting stations 4 blocks away on either side. This can be easily tested by locking the player in a 2 wide space with crafting stations 4 blocks away on either side of them; they will only be able to reach 1 crafting station at any given time. Similarly, the player's item reach will extend to 5 blocks if pressed against a wall. Interestingly, the player has to be closer to the wall to extend item reach compared to crafting reach.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Crafty.png
Crafty • “Used every crafting station”
Use every Crafting Station at least once. Old-gen console version
Achievement Benched.png
Benched • “Craft your first work bench.”
Craft your first Work Bench. Desktop version

Basic progression[edit | edit source]

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.

Hardmode[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
    • Added Alchemy Table and Ancient Manipulator.
    • You can now craft items from a chest while it is open without having to place its contents in the player inventory beforehand.
    • Now shows all possible craftings when you click on the "Crafting window" icon.