Crafting Surface

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A crafting surface is a special type of block in The Blockheads used to craft many of the items in a blockhead's world. There are several types of crafting surfaces available, each of which having a specific function and items available to craft.

Most crafting surfaces are crafted at the workbench, which is also a crafting surface.

Many crafting surfaces have several upgraded levels, allowing the blockhead to access better or more resourceful items. To access a higher level in a crafting surface, a blockhead must collect the level item requirements and upgrade the crafting surface. Level upgrades are done in sequential order and a higher level may not be unlocked unless its previous level is unlocked.


See also: Crafting

All crafting surfaces must be in place to be used. Prior to version 1.4, they had to be placed in the open space immediately above a solid block; a back wall was not required. Starting in version 1.4, they can be placed vertically or horizontally adjacent to a solid block, other crafting surface, or on any section of back wall. Copper wire in place will serve as a crafting surface for positioning as well (a requirement for connecting electrical components).

Some crafting surfaces have a visible flame effect while fueled. These generate heat that can affect spaces near them. This effect can be used to influence a blockhead's environment bar or create a jacuzzi.

See Crafting for details on how to make things using a crafting surface.


There are three general types of crafting surfaces: normal, fueled, and electric. Normal crafting surfaces are usable at all times and only requires that the necessary components for the item being crafted are in the using blockhead's inventory. Fueled crafting surfaces also require a supply of fuel to be deposited in the crafting surface; a fueled crafting surface that has run out of fuel cannot be used. Electric crafting surfaces (other than those used to generate or manage electricity) require a connection to a source of electricity to be used.


Below is a list of the available crafting surfaces found in the game.

Armor Bench 1 Icon.png Armor Bench
Builder's Bench 1 Icon.png Builder's Bench
Campfire Icon.png Campfire
Craft Bench 1 Icon.png Craft Bench
Compost Bin Icon.png Compost Bin
Dye Bench Icon.png Dye Bench
Easel Icon.png Easel
Electric Furnace Icon.png Electric Furnace
Electric Kiln Icon.png Electric Kiln
Electric Metalwork Bench Icon.png Electric Metalwork Bench
Electric Press Icon.png Electric Press
Electric Sluice Icon.png Electric Sluice
Electric Stove Icon.png Electric Stove
Furnace 1 Icon.png Furnace
Kiln Icon.png Kiln
Metalwork Bench 1 Icon.png Metalwork Bench
Mixing Bench Icon.png Mixing Bench
Portal 1 Icon.png Portal
Press 1 Icon.png Press
Refinery Icon.png Refinery
Tailor's Bench 1 Icon.png Tailor's Bench
Tool Bench 1 Icon.png Tool Bench
Train Yard Icon.png Train Yard
Woodwork Bench Icon.png Woodwork Bench
Workbench 1 Icon.png Workbench

Three other items function similarly to crafting surfaces, but instead of crafting items they generate or store electricity.

Flywheel Icon.png Flywheel
Solar Panel Icon.png Solar Panel
Steam Generator Icon.png Steam Generator

Shops are also crafted at the workbench with the other crafting surfaces; however, they are not considered crafting surfaces.