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.



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 Table(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Crafts potions, Vile/Vicious Powder, and Purple(Old-gen console and 3DS versions) and White Threads. 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/shelf, Table, Work Bench, Dresser, Piano, Bookcase, or Tinkerer's Workshop. The Alchemy Table is an upgraded version that offers a 1/3 (33.33%) chance of not consuming any particular crafting ingredient.
SinkSink(Desktop, 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. Both chair and table need to be within crafting range but do not need to be beside each other.
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
Crafts food items. The Cauldron is functionally identical, though visually Halloween-themed.
Tinkerer's WorkshopTinkerer's Workshop Combines accessories together into new accessories with combined functionality.
Imbuing StationImbuing Station Crafts flasks.
Dye VatDye Vat(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Crafts dyes and paints.
Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench(Desktop, 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. 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.


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 the Hardmode ores, Adamantite Ore, Titanium Ore, and Chlorophyte Ore. Can also craft crystal blocks.
BookcaseBookcase The Bookcase can be crafted or found 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 Manipulator(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 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.

Station Description
KegKeg Solely crafts Ale.
TeapotTeapot(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Solely crafts Teacups.
Living WoodLiving Wood Nintendo 3DS version Solely crafts Living Wood Walls.
Station Description
Blend-O-MaticBlend-O-Matic Solely crafts Asphalt Blocks.
Meat GrinderMeat Grinder Solely crafts Flesh Blocks and Lesion Blocks.

Themed furniture

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

Station Furniture Theme
Bone WelderBone Welder(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Bone
Glass KilnGlass Kiln(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Glass [1]
Honey DispenserHoney Dispenser(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Honey
Ice MachineIce Machine(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Ice
Living LoomLiving Loom(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Living Tree
Sky MillSky Mill(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Sky [2]
SolidifierSolidifier Slime [3]
Station Furniture Theme
Decay ChamberDecay Chamber(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Corruption (Lesion)
Flesh Cloning VatFlesh Cloning Vat(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Crimson (Flesh)
Steampunk BoilerSteampunk Boiler(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) Steampunk
Lihzahrd FurnaceLihzahrd Furnace(Desktop, 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 Slime Blocks (as well as their Frozen and Pink variants), (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) Hardened Sand Blocks and Sandstone Blocks


A few items require standing near liquids to appear in the crafting menu. Standing next to any Sink type works if the required liquid is water. Shimmer is a liquid but is not needed for any crafting menu recipes.

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, Water / Lava / Honey + Shimmer = Aetherium BlockAetherium Block(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).)

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 and Flymeal. Also crafts Honeyfall Blocks when a Crystal Ball is nearby.


Moon phases

Luminite Bricks transform into different blocks when thrown into Shimmer based on the current Moon phase.

Moon phase Description
Full MoonFull Moon Transforms Luminite Brick into Heavenforge Brick.
Waning GibbousWaning Gibbous Transforms Luminite Brick into Lunar Rust Brick.
Third QuarterThird Quarter Transforms Luminite Brick into Astra Brick.
Waning CrescentWaning Crescent Transforms Luminite Brick into Dark Celestial Brick.
New MoonNew Moon Transforms Luminite Brick into Mercury Brick.
Waxing CrescentWaxing Crescent Transforms Luminite Brick into Star Royale Brick.
First QuarterFirst Quarter Transforms Luminite Brick into Cryocore Brick.
Waxing GibbousWaxing Gibbous Transforms Luminite Brick into Cosmic Ember Brick.


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 or Desert Fossil(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) blocks are placed on the Extractinator, which causes it to drop coins, random pre-Hardmode ores, gems, and more.
Chlorophyte ExtractinatorChlorophyte Extractinator(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) A post-mechanical bosses upgrade to the Extractinator. It can produce Hardmode ores when converting Silt, Slush, or Desert Fossils and convert certain materials into other materials.
ShimmerShimmer Transmutation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) The player can drop various items into an adequately deep pool of Shimmer to transmute them into other items or turn them back into their crafting components.
ToiletToilets((Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) only) Sitting on a toilet for some time with any of the Well Fed buff is active will remove the buff and produce Poo.

Crafting station reach

  • The player can reach any crafting station within ~4 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 9 by 6 blocks centered on the player's feet. This is shorter than the player's reach for tools or chests of 11 by 9 centered on the player.
    • The Artisan Loaf(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) can permanently increase the range that the player can access crafting stations by 4 tiles in all directions.
  • 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 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, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Collector Collector
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Heavy Metal • Obtain an anvil made from iron or lead.
Obtain your first Iron or Lead Anvil. (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Category: Collector Collector

Basic progression

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.



  • Desktop
    • Added Alchemy Table and Ancient Manipulator.
    • Items can now be crafted from a chest while it is open without having to place its contents in the player inventory beforehand.
    • Now shows all possible craftings when the player clicks on the "Crafting window" icon.