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 Bench.pngWork Bench Crafts basic Furniture and building materials. Also crafts some early Wooden weapons and Armor.
Furnace.pngFurnace
Hellforge.pngHellforge
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 Anvil.pngIron Anvil
Lead Anvil.pngLead Anvil
Crafts Tools, Weapons, and Armor. Also some furniture and other items. Iron and Lead Anvils are functionally identical.
Bottle (crafting station).pngPlaced Bottle
Alchemy Table.pngAlchemy TableDesktop VersionConsole 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.
Sawmill.pngSawmill Crafts additional Furniture. Also crafts the Loom crafting station.
Loom.pngLoom Crafts Silk from Cobwebs, and some Silk vanity items.
Table and Chair.pngTable and Chair Any Table and Chair placed next to each other functions as a station solely for crafting Watches.
Work Bench and Chair.pngWork Bench and Chair Any Work Bench and Chair placed next to each other functions as a station for crafting Goggles and Sunglasses.
Cooking Pot.pngCooking Pot
Cauldron.pngCauldron
Crafts a few Food items. The Cauldron is functionally identical, though visually Halloween-themed.
Tinkerer's Workshop.pngTinkerer's Workshop Combines Accessory items together into new compact Accessories with combined functionality.
Imbuing Station.pngImbuing Station Crafts Flasks.
Dye Vat.pngDye VatDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Crafts Dyes and Paints.
Demon Altar.pngDemon Altar
Crimson Altar.pngCrimson 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 Anvil.pngMythril Anvil
Orichalcum Anvil.pngOrichalcum Anvil
Upgraded Iron Anvil/Lead Anvil, adding the ability to craft many Hardmode weapons, armor, and other items.
Adamantite Forge.pngAdamantite Forge
Titanium Forge.pngTitanium 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.
Bookcase.pngBookcase The Bookcase can be crafted or found in Pre-Hardmode, but as a crafting station it is only for Hardmode Magic Weapons.
Crystal Ball.pngCrystal 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.
Autohammer.pngAutohammer Crafts Shroomite Bars.
Ancient Manipulator.pngAncient ManipulatorDesktop VersionConsole 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.

Pre-Hardmode
Station Description
Keg.pngKeg Solely crafts Ale.
Heavy Work Bench.pngHeavy Work BenchDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Crafts Text Statues and some building blocks.
Metal Sink.pngSinkDesktop VersionConsole Version Crafts items that otherwise require Water nearby.
Hardmode
Station Description
Blend-O-Matic.pngBlend-O-Matic Solely crafts Asphalt Blocks.
Meat Grinder.pngMeat Grinder Solely crafts Flesh 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 Welder.pngBone WelderDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Bone
Glass Kiln.pngGlass KilnDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Glass [1]
Honey Dispenser.pngHoney DispenserDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Honey
Ice Machine.pngIce MachineDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Ice
Living Loom.pngLiving LoomDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Living Tree
Sky Mill.pngSky MillDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Sky [2]
Solidifier.pngSolidifier Slime [3]
Hardmode
Station Furniture Theme
Steampunk Boiler.pngSteampunk BoilerDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Steampunk
Flesh Cloning Vat.pngFlesh Cloning VatDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version Crimson (flesh)
Lihzahrd Furnace.pngLihzahrd 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 in order to appear in the crafting menu.

Liquids also produce unique blocks when colliding with each other ( Water.png + Lava.png = Obsidian.pngObsidian, Water.png + Honey.png = Honey Block.pngHoney Block, Lava.png + Honey.png = Crispy Honey Block.pngCrispy Honey Block ).

Liquid Description
Water.pngWater Crafts Bottled Water and Mud Blocks. Also crafts Waterfall Blocks and Rain Clouds when a Crystal Ball and a Sky Mill are nearby, respectively.
Lava.pngLava Crafts Lavafall Blocks when a Crystal Ball is nearby.
Honey.pngHoney 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
Campfire.pngCampfire The player holds a Marshmallow on a Stick near the fire to turn it into a Cooked Marshmallow.
Extractinator.pngExtractinator 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 versionMobile 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.
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