Item Frame

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Item Frame
  • Item Frame item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Placeable✔️ (2 wide × 2 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
TooltipRight click to place item on item frame
RarityRarity level: 0
Research1 required
  • Internal Item ID: 3270 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • Internal Tile ID: 395
Item Frames attached to various surfaces.

The Item Frame is a furniture item that can be placed on a 2×2 area of background wall, placed on or hung from blocks, or placed on top of platforms. Once an Item Frame is placed, pressing the Open / Activate key on it while holding any item places and displays that item in the Item Frame. Hitting the Item Frame with a pickaxe or drill, or pressing Open / Activate again will retrieve the item.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Item FrameItem Frame(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)SawmillSawmill


  • The Item Frame can also be used to place a weapon, similar to the Weapon Rack.
  • Unlike the Weapon Rack, objects in an Item Frame always have the same orientation regardless of the direction used to place the Item Frame.
  • Item Frames can be painted. Only the frame itself can be painted, however, not the item inside.
  • Favorited items cannot be placed on Item Frames. The player must unfavorite the item first in order to display it on an Item Frame.
  • Some items may interact unexpectedly with Item Frames:
    • Gel is always displayed as Gel blue, regardless of its color when placed. Hovering over the Item Frame shows an unobtainable gray-colored Gel: Gel. If retrieved, said Gel will be blue.
    • The Shark Fin is always displayed as Shark Fin, regardless of its color when placed. Hovering over the Item Frame shows an unobtainable white-colored Shark Fin. If retrieved, it will drop with the default color.
    • The Shellphone displays as Shellphone, regardless of its state when placed. However, hovering over the Item Frame shows its actual state and, if the Shellphone is retrieved, it will drop in that state.
    • The Rubblemaker only displays the shovel itself, omitting the bar seen in the inventory: Rubblemaker (Small) Rubblemaker (Medium) Rubblemaker (Large).


Normal, Shadow-Painted, and Echo-Coated item frames respectively. Note that the Shadow-Painted item frames are also on Shadow-Painted walls, but are not completely invisible.
  • The Item Frame can be hidden by using Echo Coating, making it seem as if the item is hanging freely on the wall.
    • The Item Frame can also be concealed with Shadow Paint in combination with Shadow-painted background walls.


  • Desktop
    • Fixed a duplication bug involving Item Frames. (still works in multiplayer)
    • Fixed a bug where the player cannot remove an item from the Item Frame if a favorite item was selected.