- 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.
|By Hand||Items that appear in the crafting menu even when no crafting station is nearby are considered crafted "by hand".|
|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.|
|Crafts Tools, Weapons, and Armor. Also some furniture and other items. Iron and Lead Anvils are functionally identical.|
|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.|
|Crafts additional Furniture. Also crafts the Loom crafting station.|
|Crafts Silk from Cobwebs, and some Silk vanity items.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Crafts a few Food items. The Cauldron is functionally identical, though visually Halloween-themed.|
|Combines Accessory items together into new compact Accessories with combined functionality.|
|Crafts Dyes and Paints.|
|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.|
|Upgraded Iron Anvil/Lead Anvil, adding the ability to craft many Hardmode weapons, armor, and other items.|
|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.|
|The Bookcase can be crafted or found in Pre-Hardmode, but as a crafting station it is only for Hardmode Magic Weapons.|
|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.|
|Crafts Shroomite Bars.|
|Crafts a variety of end-game items from Lunar Fragments and Luminite.|
These have limited crafting use and only craft a couple of arguably non-essential items.
|Solely crafts Ale.|
|Crafts Text Statues and some building blocks.|
|Crafts items that otherwise require Water nearby.|
|Solely crafts Asphalt Blocks.|
|Solely crafts Flesh Blocks.|
The following crafting stations are used to craft themed versions of various furniture items.
A few items require standing near liquids to appear in the crafting menu.
Liquids also produce unique blocks when colliding with each other (+ = , + = , + = ).
|Crafts Bottled Water and Mud Blocks. Also crafts Waterfall Blocks and Rain Clouds when a Crystal Ball and a Sky Mill are nearby, respectively.|
|Crafts Lavafall Blocks when a Crystal Ball is nearby.|
|Crafts Bottled Honey. Also crafts Honeyfall Blocks when a Crystal Ball is nearby.|
These do not use the crafting menu but produce items in unique ways.
|The player holds a Marshmallow on a Stick near the fire to turn it into a Cooked Marshmallow.|
|Silt, Slush and Desert Fossil blocks are placed on the Extractinator, which causes it to drop coins, 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/Lead Anvil: crafted at the Work Bench from Iron Bars/Lead Bars.
- Sawmill: crafted at the Workbench, from an Iron Chain, Wood, 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/Lead Anvil from Mythril Bars/Orichalcum Bars
- Adamantite Forge/Titanium Forge: crafted at Mythril/Orichalcum Anvil from a Hellforge and Adamantite Ore/Titanium Ore.
- Ancient Manipulator: dropped by Lunatic Cultist
- Desktop 188.8.131.52:
- Desktop 1.2.3: Added 8 new crafting stations.
- Desktop 1.2: There are several new crafting stations.
- Desktop-Release: Introduced.
- Console-Release: Introduced.
- Mobile-Release: Introduced.
- 3DS-Release: Introduced.