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This is a guide on building and upgrading the Workbench in Valheim! Read more to find out what materials you need to build it, how to upgrade it, and what it costs to upgrade the workshop, as well as how to repair tools using the workbench.

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How to Build the Workbench

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The workbench is the main early game crafting station of Valheim. You can build it for the first time by crafting a hammer through righthand side of your Tab menu. Once you have the Hammer equipped, right click and select the Workbench under the crafting menu.

A blueprint of the workbench will appear, and simply left click at the location you want it to be in. You can rotate with the mousewheel.

Workbench ImageWorkbench
Description Crafting Station
Crafting Station N/A
Materials Wood x10

How to Get Required Materials

Item Name How to Get Spawn Code
Obtained by chopping trees or from picking up branches on the ground. Wood

How to Use the Workbench

The workbench enables you to do the following:

Craft Weapons, Armor, and Tools

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You can craft more advanced weapons, armor, and tools using the workbench.

Upgrade Gear

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You can upgrade gear by selecting the Upgrade tab in the right menu when interacting with the workbench. It increases an items stats per upgrade for a small resource cost.

Build Structures Around It

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You can build structures around Workbenches. It will allow you to build shelter and then a bed for a respawn area, or fortifications against raids.
List of Buildings (Structures)

Repair Tools and Gear

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You can repair your gear by interacting with the workbench then pressing the glowing hammer icon in the lefthand side of the right menu. This costs nothing and will fully replenish your item's durability.

You can only repair items built in the workbench.

How to Repair your Tools, Gear, and Buildings

All Workbench Craftable Item Recipes

Craftable Weapon Recipes

Craftable Weapons

Level 1

Item Name Stats Materials Needed
Antler Pickaxe ImageAntler Pickaxe ・Pierce: 18
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 50
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Hard Antler x1
Wood x10
Club ImageClub ・Blunt: 12
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 25
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Wood x6
Crude Bow ImageCrude Bow ・Pierce: 22
・Block Power: 5
・Parry Force: 0
・Parry Bonus: 1.5x
・Knockback: 0
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Leather Scraps x8
Wood x10
Finewood Bow ImageFinewood Bow ・Pierce: 32
・Block Power: 5
・Parry Force: 0
・Parry Bonus: 1.5x
・Knockback: 5
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Core Wood x10
Deer Hide x2
Fine Wood x10
Flint Axe ImageFlint Axe ・Slash: 20
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 50
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Flint x6
Wood x4
Flint Knife ImageFlint Knife ・Slash: 6
・Pierce: 6
・Block Power: 5
・Parry Force: 10
・Parry Bonus: 4x
・Knockback: 10
・Backstab: 10x
Flint x4
Leather Scraps x2
Wood x2
Flint Spear ImageFlint Spear ・Pierce: 20
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 0
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 20
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Flint x10
Leather Scraps x2
Wood x5
Stone Axe ImageStone Axe ・Slash: 15
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 50
・Backstab: 3x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Stone x4
Wood x5
Wood Arrow ImageWood Arrow ・Pierce: 22
・Knockback: 10
Wood x8
Wood Shield ImageWood Shield
・Block Power: 20
・Parry Force: 20
・Parry Bonus: 1.5x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Leather Scraps x4
Resin x4
Wood x10
Wood Tower Shield ImageWood Tower Shield
・Block Power: 35
・Movement Bonus: -20%
Leather Scraps x6
Wood x10

Level 2

Item Name Stats Materials Needed
Abyssal Harpoon ImageAbyssal Harpoon ・Pierce: 10
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 0
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 20
・Backstab: 1x
・Movement Bonus: -5%
Chitin x30
Fine Wood x8
Leather Scraps x3
Abyssal Razor ImageAbyssal Razor ・Slash: 12
・Pierce: 12
・Block Power: 10
・Parry Force: 10
・Parry Bonus: 4x
・Knockback: 10
・Backstab: 10x
Chitin x20
Fine Wood x4
Leather Scraps x2
Fire Arrow ImageFire Arrow ・Pierce: 11
・Fire: 22
・Knockback: 10
Feathers x2
Resin x8
Wood x8
Flinthead Arrow ImageFlinthead Arrow ・Pierce: 27
・Knockback: 10
Feathers x2
Flint x2
Wood x8
Stagbreaker ImageStagbreaker ・Blunt: 20
・Pierce: 5
・Block Power: 15
・Parry Force: 50
・Parry Bonus: 2x
・Knockback: 150
・Backstab: 2x
・Movement Bonus: -20%
Core Wood x20
Leather Scraps x2
Deer Trophy x5

Level 3

Item Name Stats Materials Needed
Obsidian Arrow ImageObsidian Arrow ・Pierce: 52
・Knockback: 10
Feathers x2
Obsidian x4
Wood x8
Poison Arrow ImagePoison Arrow ・Pierce: 26
・Poison: 52
・Knockback: 10
Feathers x2
Obsidian x4
Ooze x2
Wood x8

Level 4

Item Name Stats Materials Needed
Frost Arrow ImageFrost Arrow ・Pierce: 26
・Frost: 52
・Knockback: 10
Feathers x2
Freeze Gland x1
Obsidian x4
Wood x8
Needle Arrow ImageNeedle Arrow ・Pierce: 62
・Knockback: 15
Feathers x2
Needle x4

Craftable Armor Recipes

Craftable Armors

Level 1

Item Name Armor Materials Needed
Rag Pants ImageRag Pants Level 1: 1 Leather Scraps x5
Rag Tunic ImageRag Tunic Level 1: 1 Leather Scraps x5

Level 2

Item Name Armor Materials Needed
Deer Hide Cape ImageDeer Hide Cape Level 1: 1 Bone Fragments x5
Deer Hide x4
Leather Helmet ImageLeather Helmet Level 1: 2 Deer Hide x6
Leather Pants ImageLeather Pants Level 1: 2 Deer Hide x6
Leather Tunic ImageLeather Tunic Level 1: 2 Deer Hide x6
Linen Cape ImageLinen Cape Level 1: 1 Linen Thread x2
Silver x1
Lox Cape ImageLox Cape Level 1: 1 Lox Pelt x6
Silver x2
Wolf Fur Cape ImageWolf Fur Cape Level 1: 1 Silver x4
Wolf Pelt x6
Wolf Trophy x1

Level 3

Item Name Armor Materials Needed
Troll Hide Cape ImageTroll Hide Cape Level 1: 1 Bone Fragments x10
Troll Hide x10
Troll Leather Helmet ImageTroll Leather Helmet Level 1: 6 Bone Fragments x3
Troll Hide x5
Troll Leather Pants ImageTroll Leather Pants Level 1: 6 Troll Hide x5
Troll Leather Tunic ImageTroll Leather Tunic Level 1: 6 Troll Hide x5

Craftable Tool Recipes

Craftable Tools
Item Name Stats Materials Needed
Tankard ImageTankard
・Block Power: 4
・Parry Force: 5
・Parry Bonus: 1.5x
・Knockback: 30
・Backstab: 4x
Resin x2
Hammer ImageHammer Stone x2
Wood x3
Hoe ImageHoe Stone x2
Wood x5
Ooze Bomb ImageOoze Bomb ・Blunt: 5
・Block Power: 4
・Parry Force: 0
・Parry Bonus: 1.5x
・Knockback: 40
・Backstab: 3x
Leather Scraps x5
Ooze x10
Resin x3

Construct Building Recipes

Buildings List
Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
Chopping BlockChopping Block Workbench Flint x10
Wood x10
Tanning RackTanning Rack Workbench Deer Hide x5
Flint x15
Leather Scraps x20
Wood x10
AdzeAdze Workbench Bronze x3
Fine Wood x10
StonecutterStonecutter Workbench Iron x2
Stone x4
Wood x10
ForgeForge Workbench Coal x4
Copper x6
Stone x4
Wood x10
Forge BellowsForge Bellows Workbench Deer Hide x5
Wood x5
Chain x4
AnvilsAnvils Workbench Bronze x2
Wood x5
Grinding WheelGrinding Wheel Workbench Sharpening Stone x1
Wood x25
SmithSmith's Anvil Workbench Iron x20
Wood x5
Forge CoolerForge Cooler Workbench Copper x10
Fine Wood x25
Forge ToolrackForge Toolrack Workbench Iron x15
Wood x5
SmelterSmelter Workbench Stone x20
Surtling Core x5
Charcoal KilnCharcoal Kiln Workbench Stone x20
Surtling Core x5
BeehiveBeehive Workbench Queen Bee x1
Wood x10
PortalPortal Workbench Fine Wood x20
Greydwarf Eye x10
Surtling Core x2
CartCart Workbench Bronze Nails x10
Wood x20
LongshipLongship Workbench Ancient Bark x40
Deer Hide x10
Fine Wood x40
Iron Nails x100
RaftRaft Workbench Leather Scraps x6
Resin x6
KarveKarve Workbench Bronze Nails x80
Deer Hide x10
Fine Wood x30
Resin x20
Wood Floor 2x2Wood Floor 2x2 Workbench Wood x2
Wood Floor 1x1Wood Floor 1x1 Workbench Wood x1
Wood WallWood Wall Workbench Wood x2
Wood Wall HalfWood Wall Half Workbench Wood x1
Wood DoorWood Door Workbench Wood x4
Wood GateWood Gate Workbench Wood x12
Wood StairWood Stair Workbench Wood x2
Wood LadderWood Ladder Workbench Wood x2
Thatch Roof 45°Thatch Roof 45° Workbench Wood x2
Wood Wall 26°Wood Wall 26° Workbench Wood x2
Thatch Roof i-corner 26°Thatch Roof i-corner 26° Workbench Wood x2
Thatch Roof o-corner 26°Thatch Roof o-corner 26° Workbench Wood x2
Thatch Roof Ridge 26°Thatch Roof Ridge 26° Workbench Wood x2
Thatch Roof 26°Thatch Roof 26° Workbench Wood x2
Wood Roof Cross 45°Wood Roof Cross 45° Workbench Wood x2
Wood Wall 45°Wood Wall 45° Workbench Wood x2
Thatch Roof i-corner 45°Thatch Roof i-corner 45° Workbench Wood x2
Thatch Roof o-corner 45°Thatch Roof o-corner 45° Workbench Wood x2
Thatch Roof Ridge 45°Thatch Roof Ridge 45° Workbench Wood x2
Wood Roof Cross 26°Wood Roof Cross 26° Workbench Wood x2
Wood Pole 1mWood Pole 1m Workbench Wood x1
Wood Pole 2mWood Pole 2m Workbench Wood x2
Wood Beam 1mWood Beam 1m Workbench Wood x1
Wood Beam 2mWood Beam 2m Workbench Wood x2
Wood Beam 26°Wood Beam 26° Workbench Wood x2
Wood Beam 45°Wood Beam 45° Workbench Wood x2
Wood Dragon AdornmentWood Dragon Adornment Workbench Fine Wood x10
Sharp StakesSharp Stakes Workbench Core Wood x4
Wood x6
StakewallStakewall Workbench Wood x4
Roundpole FenceRoundpole Fence Workbench Wood x1
Log Pole 4mLog Pole 4m Workbench Core Wood x2
Log Pole 2mLog Pole 2m Workbench Core Wood x1
Log Beam 2mLog Beam 2m Workbench Core Wood x1
Log Beam 4mLog Beam 4m Workbench Core Wood x2
BedBed Workbench Wood x8
Dragon BedDragon Bed Workbench Deer Hide x7
Feathers x10
Fine Wood x40
Iron Nails x15
Wolf Pelt x4
ChestChest Workbench Cannot be crafted.
Reinforced ChestReinforced Chest Workbench Fine Wood x10
Iron x2
Personal ChestPersonal Chest Workbench Fine Wood x10
Iron x8
StoolStool Workbench Fine Wood x4
ChairChair Workbench Fine Wood x4
BenchBench Workbench Fine Wood x6
Raven ThroneRaven Throne Workbench Fine Wood x20
Iron Nails x10
Lox RugLox Rug Workbench Lox Pelt x4
SignSign Workbench Coal x1
Wood x2
Item Stand (Horizontal)Item Stand (Horizontal) Workbench Bronze Nails x1
Fine Wood x4
Item Stand (Vertical)Item Stand (Vertical) Workbench Bronze Nails x1
Fine Wood x4
Standing Wood TorchStanding Wood Torch Workbench Resin x2
Wood x2
TableTable Workbench Fine Wood x6
Wolf RugWolf Rug Workbench Wolf Pelt x4
Deer RugDeer Rug Workbench Deer Hide x4
Black BannerBlack Banner Workbench Coal x4
Fine Wood x2
Leather Scraps x6
Blue BannerBlue Banner Workbench Fine Wood x2
Leather Scraps x6
Blueberries x4
White and Red Striped BannerWhite and Red Striped Banner Workbench Fine Wood x2
Leather Scraps x6
Raspberries x4
Red BannerRed Banner Workbench Bloodbag x1
Fine Wood x2
Leather Scraps x6
Green BannerGreen Banner Workbench Fine Wood x2
Guck x1
Leather Scraps x6
Yuleklapp (Yellow)Yuleklapp (Yellow) Workbench Bone Fragments x1
Fine Wood x2
Yuleklapp (Green)Yuleklapp (Green) Workbench Dandelion x1
Fine Wood x3
Yuleklapp (Red)Yuleklapp (Red) Workbench Fine Wood x4
Raspberries x1
Jack-o-turnipJack-o-turnip Workbench Resin x2
Turnip x4
MaypoleMaypole Workbench Dandelion x4
Thistle x4
Wood x10
Yule TreeYule Tree Workbench Fir Cone x1
Wood x10

Recipe List: How to Craft All Items

How to Level Up and Upgrade the Workbench

Workbench Level 5
You can upgrade the workbench level by placing certain objects in its vicinity. It allows you to build even more items. Each item in its vicinity will increase the workbench level by one, and you can tell if an item affects the workbench by checking if glowing lights appear linking it to the workbench when your reticule is on it. Workbench Level 5 is required to upgrade certain tools and armor. This level can be attained by building all 4 Workbench upgrades listed below:

Level 2 (Chopping Block)

Valheim Upgrade Workbench Chopping Block

You can building a chopping block with the hammer once you gather enough Flint. Gather Flint by the shorelines and in shallow water.

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
Chopping BlockChopping Block Workbench Flint x10
Wood x10

Level 3 (Tanning Rack)

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You can build a tanning rack once you get your first Deer Hide. Kill a deer, which is best done with a bow, to unlock this blueprint.

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
Tanning RackTanning Rack Workbench Deer Hide x5
Flint x15
Leather Scraps x20
Wood x10

Level 4 (Adze)

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An Adze will be unlocked once you obtain Fine Wood. Chop a birch tree with a Bronze Axe to obtain fine wood. You need to build it near a forge as well.

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
AdzeAdze Workbench Bronze x3
Fine Wood x10

Level 5 (Tool Shelf)

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The Toold Shelf will be unlocked once you have obtained Iron and Obsidian in the Swamp and Mountain biomes respectively.

Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
Tool ShelfTool Shelf Forge Fine Wood x10
Iron x4
Obsidian x4

Can You Upgrade the Workbench to Level 6?

Not at the Moment

At the moment of writing this, there is no known way to increase your workbench level to 6, with 5 being the max. There can be a way to upgrade it in a future update, so comeback soon for any updates!

Valheim Related Guides

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List of Buildings (Structures)

List of Buildings (Structures)

Misc

Campfire Bonfire Hearth
Wood Stack Stone Pile Portal
Ward Cart Longship
Raft Karve

Crafting

Cooking Station Cauldron Workbench
Chopping Block Tanning Rack Adze
Tool Shelf Stonecutter Artisan Table
Forge Forge Bellows Anvils
Grinding Wheel Smith's Anvil Forge Cooler
Forge Toolrack Smelter Blast Furnace
Charcoal Kiln Windmill Spinning Wheel
Beehive Fermenter

Building

Wood Floor 2x2 Wood Floor 1x1 Wood Wall
Wood Wall Half Wood Door Wood Gate
Wood Stair Wood Ladder Thatch Roof 45°
Wood Wall 26° Thatch Roof i-corner 26° Thatch Roof o-corner 26°
Thatch Roof Ridge 26° Thatch Roof 26° Wood Roof Cross 45°
Wood Wall 45° Thatch Roof i-corner 45° Thatch Roof o-corner 45°
Thatch Roof Ridge 45° Wood Roof Cross 26° Wood Pole 1m
Wood Pole 2m Wood Beam 1m Wood Beam 2m
Wood Beam 26° Wood Beam 45° Wood Iron Pole
Wood Iron Beam Wood Dragon Adornment Stone Wall 4x2
Stone Wall 2x1 Stone Wall 1x1 Sharp Stakes
Stakewall Roundpole Fence Log Pole 4m
Log Pole 2m Log Beam 2m Log Beam 4m
Stone Pillar Stone Arch Stone Floor 2x2
Iron Gate Stone Stair

Furniture

Bed Dragon Bed Chest
Reinforced Chest Personal Chest Stool
Chair Bench Raven Throne
Lox Rug Sign Item Stand (Horizontal)
Item Stand (Vertical) Hanging Brazier Standing Green-Burning Iron Torch
Standing Wood Torch Standing Iron Torch Sconce
Table Wolf Rug Deer Rug
Black Banner Blue Banner White and Red Striped Banner
Red Banner Green Banner Yuleklapp (Yellow)
Yuleklapp (Green) Yuleklapp (Red) Jack-o-turnip
Maypole Yule Tree

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