Crafting is essential to survival. All tools, weapons and most buiding materials are made through crafting.
This page covers the general crafting process, not specific crafting recipes. All available recipes can be found in the recipaedia, through the in-game help. You can search for any individual item and its recipe on this wiki by using the SEARCH bar at the top of every page.
Description (From Recipaedia)
Crafting is a process of making more complicated items out of simpler ones, using a crafting table or the crafting area.
To craft, you need to place ingredients in the crafting slots in a pattern specific to the item being crafted. All crafting recipes are available in RECIPAEDIA.
There are two sizes of crafting areas: 2x2 and 3x3. The smaller area is always available and can be accessed by pressing the crafting button. To craft more complicated items on a 3x3 area you need to make a crafting table, place it somewhere in the world and click on it.
You open the personal crafting area by touching the crafting button on the screen. This is the button with the four squares. See the GUI page for more information. You open the crafting table by tapping on it when you are close enough. The crafting window is similar for both. See the pictures below.
The crafting window has two major spaces in it. The left side is the crafting section. The crafting grid is on the top and is either 2x2 or 3x3. The ouput box is under that. The right side of the window shows your inventory. Drag the materials you need from your inventory onto the specified spaces in the crafting grid.
Be aware that when you are using either crafting area, the game IS NOT PAUSED. You can still be attacked while crafting, so make sure you are in a safe place BEFORE crafting.
The process for crafting is the same for either crafting area size. Most of the items you need will have to be made on the crafting table, in the 3x3 area.
- Find the item you wish to craft in the recipaedia.
- Look at the materials needed and the pattern they have to be in. You must have all the materials in your inventory.
- Exit the recipaedia and return to gameplay.
- Open the crafting table or the handcrafting grid and place the specified materials in the pattern shown in the recipaedia.
- When the pattern is correct, your item will appear at the bottom of the crafting window. Drag the item into your inventory to accept it. You can rearrange all the materials at will before you remove the finished product.
- Close the crafting window by tapping the crafting button on the left of the screen. If you close the window before removing the finished product, all materials will stay in the crafting table or the personal crafting grid.
If your inventory is full, you can even use the 4 slots in the personal crafting area as additional storage. However, you will NOT be able to craft anything here untill you remove the stored items from the crafting slots.
Below is an example of the 2x2 crafting table, being used to make a Crafting Table:
Here is the list of things you can handcraft:
Planks, Sticks, Torch, Campfire, Crafting Table, Match, Whistle, Jack O' Lantern, Pumpkin Seeds, Tall Grass Seeds, all Flower Seeds, all Saplings, Dough, Wooden Tip Arrow, Diamond Tip Arrow, Fire Arrow, Iron Bolt, Diamond Tip Iron Bolt, Explosive Bolt, Musket Ball, Buckshot, Buckshot Ball, Shorts, Socks, Leather Sandals, Leather Boots, Electric Wire, Stone Bricks, Brick Wall
Using the Crafting Table, you have a 3x3 crafting area and can make more complex tools, items, etc. All crafted items may be made through the crafting table.
Again, all crafting recipes you need are in the Recipaedia.
Crafting is also used to made multi-state furnitures. Put two or more furnitures in the crafting area in the desired order to make a multi-state furniture. You can also made multi-state connected furniture, furniture buttons and furniture switches. Check Furniture and Advanced Furniture pages for more details.