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. To use a crafting station, the player must be standing within 3 tiles horizontally, 3 tiles vertically upwards and 2 tiles vertically downwards of any tile the crafting station occupies.

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.
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 VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
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.
SawmillSawmill Crafts additional Furniture. Also crafts the Loom crafting station.
LoomLoom Crafts Silk from Cobwebs, and some Silk vanity items.
Table 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 Chair Any Work Bench and Chair placed near to each other functions as a station for crafting Goggles and Sunglasses. Both chair and workbench need to be within crafting range but do not need to be beside each other.
Cooking PotCooking Pot
Crafts a few 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 VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Crafts Dyes and Paints.
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. The Adamantite Forge and Titanium Forge are functionally identical.
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 VersionConsole VersionMobile Version 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.

Station Description
KegKeg Solely crafts Ale.
Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work BenchDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Crafts Text Statues and some building blocks.
SinkSinkDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version Crafts items that otherwise require Water nearby.
Station Description
Blend-O-MaticBlend-O-Matic Solely crafts Asphalt Blocks.
Meat GrinderMeat Grinder Solely crafts Flesh Blocks.

Themed furniture[edit | edit source]

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

Station Furniture Theme
Bone WelderBone WelderDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Bone
Glass KilnGlass KilnDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Glass [1]
Honey DispenserHoney DispenserDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Honey
Ice MachineIce MachineDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Ice
Living LoomLiving LoomDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Living Tree
Sky MillSky MillDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Sky [2]
SolidifierSolidifier Slime [3]
Station Furniture Theme
Steampunk BoilerSteampunk BoilerDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Steampunk
Flesh Cloning VatFlesh Cloning VatDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Crimson (flesh)
Lihzahrd FurnaceLihzahrd FurnaceDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Jungle Temple
  1. The Glass Kiln also functions as a plain Furnace
  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]

Crafting Snow Clouds requires the player to be in the Snow biome (a Sky Mill is also required).

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.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

Achievement Crafty.png
Crafty • "Used every crafting station"
Use every Crafting Station at least once. Old-gen console 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
    • 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.