Terraria Crafting Guide: All Crafting Stations and Recipes

Terraria is an action and adventure game developed in a sandbox environment. The game features several crafting stations and recipes that can be used to progress along with the game. According to Terraria, crafting is defined as combining one or more materials in the game, to a completely different item, with the help of Crafting Stations along with the use of Recipes. Although crafting is a little different across various versions of Terraria, but the fundamentals are entirely the same. This guide will help the players of Terraria to with all the crafting stations along with recipes.

Now, talking about the gameplay, as it is an action-adventure game in a sandbox environment, the game is two dimensional. Still, the players find the game addictive to continue playing. You get several in-game fun like combats, crafting, mining, and recipes, which you can use while you progress the game. As we discuss this guide in favor of Crafting Stations and Recipes, we will discuss everything we know. So if you are one of those users who want to know everything about crafting and recipes, you are in the right place. Without wasting any more time, let’s get started.

Crafting Stations

Crafting Basics

You have to access the crafting menu in the game by clicking on the “inventory” key. That will bring up a pop-up menu that will show the inventory and equipment in different slots. It will, however, include other unnecessary options as well. You can see the crafting menu located in the bottom left of the screen.

On desktop computers, you can click on the inventory button using your mouse to do the same. Moreover, you will also be guided by the proximity of the nearby crafting stations as well. Now when you select an item from the list, you can see the crafting recipe appear. To navigate through this menu, use your mouse scroll wheel. You can also click on the Hammer-like icon below crafting. To select an item, just click on that and click on it again to start crafting. Whenever you craft an item, your cursor will change its icon to the crafted item. However, there are modifiers with random availability that can alter the quality. Let us now move on to understand crafting stations.

Crafting Stations

Crafting Stations allows the players to craft various items in the game. When you enter the inventory screen, you will see the crafting window in the bottom left corner of the screen. Moreover, when your player is in close proximity to any crafting station with the right ingredients, the bar on the bottom gets expanded with all the available item choices. The player should be standing within three tiles horizontally and vertically upwards along with 2 tiles vertically downwards to get this feature activated. Currently, there are 33 crafting stations available in total.

We are about to discuss all the Crafting Stations in detail and make tabular data for easy understanding.  There are a total of three types of crafting stations with two subtypes, including a Hard mode and a Pre-Hardmode.

  1. Basic: This consists of the Pre-Hardmode and Hardmode crafting stations with essential items.
  2. They are specialized: With limited craftable items, although most of them are useless.
  3. Themes Furniture: They are used to craft various furniture items in the game.

Basic Craft Station

Here we will discuss two stations, the first one being the Pre-Hard Mode and the second one, Hard Mode. Let’s begin with the first one.

Pre-Hard Mode Craft Stations

Station About
By hand When no craft stations are nearby, but you have the essential items that can be crafted by hands.
Word Bench Used to craft Wooden basic weapons and sometimes armor. It also crafts basic furniture along with building materials
Furnace and Hellforge Used to craft Bars from raw mined ores and building materials like bridges
Iron Anvil and Lead Anvil Used to craft tools, weapons, and armor. Both Iron and Lead Anvils are identical
Placed Bottle and Alchemy Table These are used to craft potions. To use them, you need a flat furniture item.
Sawmill Crafts furniture. Along with that used to craft loom station.
Loom Crafts silk from Cobwebs and some other vanity items
Table and Chair All Table and Chair crafting stations are used for crafting watches.
Work Bench and Chair Used to craft Goggles and Sunglasses
Cooking Pot and Cauldron It is used to craft a few food items. The cauldron is identical visually but themed in Halloween.
Tinkerer’s Workshop Used to combine accessory items together into new compact accessories. Basically used for combined functionality
Imbuing Station Used to craft Flasks
Dye Vat  As the name suggests, used to craft Dyes and Paints.
Demon and Crimson Altair They are used to craft some boss making items. In this mode, it is used to make the Night’s Edge. These stations spawn on their own world creation in corruption and crimson areas only.

Hard Mode Craft Stations

Station About
Mythril and Orichalcum Anvil Upgrade from Iron/Lead Anvil, and this adds the ability to craft hard mode weapons and armors.
Adamantite and Titanium Forge Upgrade from Hellforge and adds the ability to craft bars out of Late-Hard Mode ores: Adamantite Ore, Titanium Ore, and Chlorophyte.
Bookcase Used to craft Magic Weapons in Hard Mode.
Crystal Ball It is used to craft Endless Quiver and Endless Musket Pouch.
Autohammer Used to Craft Shroomite Bars
Ancient Manipulator Used to craft a variety of end-game items from Lunar-Fragments and Luminite


Here we will discuss the Specialized crafting stations that will include both the Pre-Hard Mode and Hard Mode craft stations.

Pre-Hard Mode Craft Stations

Station About
Keg Used only to craft Ale
Heavy Work Bench Used to craft Text Statues and some building blocks
Sink Used to craft items that require Water near them

Hard Mode Craft Stations

Station About
Blend-O-Matic Only crafts Asphalt Blocks
Mear Grinder Used to craft only Fresh Blocks

Themed Furniture

The following craft stations are available here under Pre-Hard Mode and Hard Mode. These are used to craft furnishing items with themes

Pre-Hard Mode Craft Stations

Station Furniture Themes
Bone Welder Bones
Glass Kin Glass
Honey Dispenser Honey
Ice Machine Ice
Living Room Living Tree
Sky Mill Sky
Solidifier Slime

Hard Mode Craft Stations

Station Furniture Themes
Steampunk Boiler Steampunk
Flesh Cloning Vat Crimson
Lihzahrd Furnace Jungle Temple

This was the complete list of Craft stations available along with their pre and post counterparts. Although there is one more kind of Craft Station and they are Liquids. We will discuss them below.


A few items require standing beside liquids to appear in the crafting menu section. After that, they produce unique blocks when colliding with each other. A list of Liquids and their crafting capabilities are discussed below.

Liquids Description
Water Used to craft Water Bottles and Mud Blocks. They also craft Waterfall blocks and Rain Clouds
Lava They are used to craft Lavafall Blocks only when the Crystal Ball is near.
Honey It is used to craft Bottled Honey and Honeyfall Blocks.

Now we hope you have got a clear understanding of all different types of Crafting stations and their Abilities. We will now proceed to discuss the recipes.


Here we discuss the recipes that will help you craft out items in the craft stations that are discussed above. Moreover, recipes include Furnishings, Weapons, Tools, and Potions.


Items Materials Required
  • Gel
  • Wood
Ice Torch
  • Torch
  • Ice Block
Blue Torch
  • Torch
  • Sapphire
Green Torch
  • Torch
  • Emerald
Orange Torch
  • Torch
  • Amber
Purple Torch
  • Torch
  • Amethyst
White Torch
  • Torch
  • Diamond
  • Torch
  • Wood
Sticky Glowstick
  • Glowstick
  • Gel
Active Stone Block
  • Stone Block
  • Wire
Inactive Stone Block
  • Stone Wall
  • Wire
  • Dynamite
  • Wire
Work Bench
  • Wood
Wood Platform
  • Wood
Boreal Wood Platform
  • Boreal Wood
Rich Mahogany Platform
  • Rich Mahogany
Glass Platform
  • Glass
Mushroom Platform
  • Glowing Mushroom
Star in a Bottle
  • Fallen Star
  • Bottle
Firefly in a Bottle
  • Firefly (Material)
  • Bottle
Lightning Bug in a Bottle
  • Lightning Bug (Material)
  • Bottle
Heart Lantern
  • Life Crystal
  • Chain
Fish Bowl
  • Goldfish (Material)
  • Bottle
Glowing Snail Cage
  • Glowing Snail (Material)
  • Terrarium
Grasshopper Cage
  • Grasshopper (Material)
  • Terrarium
Mallard Duck Cage
  • Mallard Duck (Material)
  • Terrarium
Mouse Cage
  • Mouse (Material)
  • Terrarium
Penguin Cage
  • Penguin (Material)
  • Terrarium
Julia Butterfly Jar
  • Julia Butterfly (Material)
  • Bottle
Red Admiral Butterfly Jar
  • Red Admiral Butterfly (Material)
  • Bottle
Tree Nymph Butterfly Jar
  • Tree Nymph Butterfly (Material)
  • Bottle


Items Materials Required
Sticky Bomb
  • Bomb
  • Gel


Items Materials Required
  • Snow Block
Poisoned Knife
  • Throwing Knife
  • Vile Powder
Flaming Arrow
  • Wooden Arrow
  • Torch
Frostburn Arrow
  • Wooden Arrow
  • Ice Torch
Jester’s Arrow
  • Wooden Arrow
  • Fallen Star
Poison Dart
  • Stinger
Sticky Grenade
  • Grenade
  • Gel


Items Materials Required
Mana Crystal
  • Fallen Star
Holy Water
  • Hallowed Seeds
  • Pixie Dust
  • Bottled Water
Unholy Water
  • Corrupt Seeds
  • Ebonsand Block
  • Bottled Water

These were the recipes that you can use to craft various objects in the game with the help of Craft Stations.

This guide was to help the players of Terraria to find and identify the Craft Stations as well as the recipes to craft different items. After reading our guide, the players will have a better understanding of the whole crafting process. We hope you find this guide helpful. If you have any queries or feedback, feel free to comment down below with your Name and E-mail ID. Likewise, check out our iPhone Tips and TricksPC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Tricks for more such tips and tricks. We urge you to participate in the $150 giveaway by subscribing to our YouTube Channel. Happy Gaming!

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