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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
Description Crafting Station
Crafting Station N/A
Materials Wood x10

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 Craftable Items

Craftable Weapons

Craftable Weapons
Item Name Crafting Station Type Materials Needed
Antler Pickaxe ImageAntler Pickaxe Workbench (Lv. 1) Hard Antler x1
Wood x10
Crude Bow ImageCrude Bow Workbench (Lv. 1) Leather Scraps x8
Wood x10
Crude Bow ImageCrude Bow Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Crude Bow ImageCrude Bow Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Finewood Bow ImageFinewood Bow Workbench (Lv. 1) Core Wood x10
Deer Hide x2
Fine Wood x10
Finewood Bow ImageFinewood Bow Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Finewood Bow ImageFinewood Bow Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Flint Axe ImageFlint Axe Workbench (Lv. 1) Flint x6
Wood x4
Flint Axe ImageFlint Axe Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Flint Axe ImageFlint Axe Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Flint Knife ImageFlint Knife Workbench (Lv. 1) Flint x4
Leather Scraps x2
Wood x2
Flint Knife ImageFlint Knife Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Flint Knife ImageFlint Knife Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Flint Spear ImageFlint Spear Workbench (Lv. 1) Flint x10
Leather Scraps x2
Wood x5
Flint Spear ImageFlint Spear Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Flint Spear ImageFlint Spear Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Stone Axe ImageStone Axe Workbench (Lv. 1) Stone x4
Wood x5
Wood Arrow ImageWood Arrow Workbench (Lv. 1) Wood x8
Wood Shield ImageWood Shield Workbench (Lv. 1) Leather Scraps x4
Resin x4
Wood x10
Wood Shield ImageWood Shield Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Wood Shield ImageWood Shield Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Wood Tower Shield ImageWood Tower Shield Workbench (Lv. 1) Leather Scraps x6
Wood x10
Wood Tower Shield ImageWood Tower Shield Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Wood Tower Shield ImageWood Tower Shield Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Abyssal Harpoon ImageAbyssal Harpoon Workbench (Lv. 2) Chitin x30
Fine Wood x8
Leather Scraps x3
Abyssal Razor ImageAbyssal Razor Workbench (Lv. 2) Chitin x20
Fine Wood x4
Leather Scraps x2
Abyssal Razor ImageAbyssal Razor Workbench (Lv. 2) Cannot be crafted.
Abyssal Razor ImageAbyssal Razor Workbench (Lv. 2) Cannot be crafted.
Fire Arrow ImageFire Arrow Workbench (Lv. 2) Feathers x2
Resin x8
Wood x8
Flinthead Arrow ImageFlinthead Arrow Workbench (Lv. 2) Feathers x2
Flint x2
Wood x8
Stagbreaker ImageStagbreaker Workbench (Lv. 2) Core Wood x20
Leather Scraps x2
Deer Trophy x5
Stagbreaker ImageStagbreaker Workbench (Lv. 2) Cannot be crafted.
Stagbreaker ImageStagbreaker Workbench (Lv. 2) Cannot be crafted.
Obsidian Arrow ImageObsidian Arrow Workbench (Lv. 3) Feathers x2
Obsidian x4
Wood x8
Poison Arrow ImagePoison Arrow Workbench (Lv. 3) Feathers x2
Obsidian x4
Ooze x2
Wood x8
Frost Arrow ImageFrost Arrow Workbench (Lv. 4) Feathers x2
Freeze Gland x1
Obsidian x4
Wood x8
Needle Arrow ImageNeedle Arrow Workbench (Lv. 4) Feathers x2
Needle x4

Craftable Armors

Craftable Armors
Item Name Crafting Station Type Materials Needed
Rag Pants ImageRag Pants Workbench (Lv. 1) Leather Scraps x5
Rag Tunic ImageRag Tunic Workbench (Lv. 1) Leather Scraps x5
Deer Hide Cape ImageDeer Hide Cape Workbench (Lv. 2) Bone Fragments x5
Deer Hide x4
Leather Helmet ImageLeather Helmet Workbench (Lv. 2) Deer Hide x6
Leather Pants ImageLeather Pants Workbench (Lv. 2) Deer Hide x6
Leather Tunic ImageLeather Tunic Workbench (Lv. 2) Deer Hide x6
Linen Cape ImageLinen Cape Workbench (Lv. 2) Linen Thread x2
Silver x1
Lox Cape ImageLox Cape Workbench (Lv. 2) Lox Pelt x6
Silver x2
Wolf Fur Cape ImageWolf Fur Cape Workbench (Lv. 2) Silver x4
Wolf Pelt x6
Wolf Trophy x1
Troll Hide Cape ImageTroll Hide Cape Workbench (Lv. 3) Bone Fragments x10
Troll Hide x10
Troll Leather Helmet ImageTroll Leather Helmet Workbench (Lv. 3) Bone Fragments x3
Troll Hide x5
Troll Leather Pants ImageTroll Leather Pants Workbench (Lv. 3) Troll Hide x5
Troll Leather Tunic ImageTroll Leather Tunic Workbench (Lv. 3) Troll Hide x5

Craftable Tools

Craftable Tools
Item Name Crafting Station Type Materials Needed
Tankard ImageTankard Workbench (Lv. -) Resin x2
Club ImageClub Workbench (Lv. 1) Wood x6
Hammer ImageHammer Workbench (Lv. 1) Stone x2
Wood x3
Hammer ImageHammer Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Hammer ImageHammer Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Hoe ImageHoe Workbench (Lv. 1) Stone x2
Wood x5
Hoe ImageHoe Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Hoe ImageHoe Workbench (Lv. 1) Cannot be crafted.
Ooze Bomb ImageOoze Bomb Workbench (Lv. 1) Leather Scraps x5
Ooze x10
Resin x3

Construct Buildings

Buildings List
Building Name Required Crafting Station Materials Needed
Chopping Block Workbench Flint x10
Wood x10
Tanning Rack Workbench Deer Hide x5
Flint x15
Leather Scraps x20
Wood x10
Adze Workbench Bronze x3
Fine Wood x10
Stonecutter Workbench Iron x2
Stone x4
Wood x10
Forge Workbench Coal x4
Copper x6
Stone x4
Wood x10
Forge Bellows Workbench Deer Hide x5
Wood x5
Chain x4
Anvils Workbench Bronze x2
Wood x5
Grinding Wheel Workbench Sharpening Stone x1
Wood x25
Smith's Anvil Workbench Iron x20
Wood x5
Forge Cooler Workbench Copper x10
Fine Wood x25
Forge Toolrack Workbench Iron x15
Wood x5
Smelter Workbench Stone x20
Surtling Core x5
Charcoal Kiln Workbench Stone x20
Surtling Core x5
Beehive Workbench Queen Bee x1
Wood x10
Portal Workbench Fine Wood x20
Greydwarf Eye x10
Surtling Core x2
Cart Workbench Bronze Nails x10
Wood x20
Longship Workbench Ancient Bark x40
Deer Hide x10
Fine Wood x40
Iron Nails x100
Raft Workbench Leather Scraps x6
Resin x6
Karve Workbench Bronze Nails x80
Deer Hide x10
Fine Wood x30
Resin x20

Recipe List: How to Craft All Items

Workbench Upgrades

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.

How to Get Workbench Level 5

Workbench Level 5

Workbench Level 5 is required to upgrade certain tools and armor. This level can be attained by building all 4 Workbench upgrades listed below:

Chopping Block

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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 Block Workbench Flint x10
Wood x10

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 Rack Workbench Deer Hide x5
Flint x15
Leather Scraps x20
Wood x10

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
Adze Workbench Bronze x3
Fine Wood x10

Tool Shelf

Tool Shelf

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 Shelf Forge Fine Wood x10
Iron x4
Obsidian x4

Valheim Related Guides

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List of Buildings (Structures)

List of Buildings (Structures)

Adze Anvils Artisan Table
Beehive Blast Furnace Bonfire
Campfire Cart Cauldron
Charcoal Kiln Chopping Block Cooking Station
Fermenter Forge Forge Bellows
Forge Cooler Forge Toolrack Grinding Wheel
Hearth Karve Longship
Portal Raft Smelter
Smith's Anvil Spinning Wheel Stone Pile
Stonecutter Tanning Rack Tool Shelf
Ward Windmill Wood Stack
Workbench

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    • Soap most likely originated from when people cooked food on a spit and the fat dripped on to the white ash in the fire and when combined with water it made a lather. Adding soap could introduce hygiene factors into the game. They could introduce it similar to how the hunger works, like, the better your hygiene, the more health/stamina you can gain. Making soap could consist of cooking meat over the spit, the fat mixing with ash and then mixing it with water could give you soap.

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