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Sons of the Forest Building and Crafting Guide

Learn all the recipes!

Sons of the Forest relies a lot on crafting. Crafting recipes are revealed as players find materials and blueprints, making the recipes kind of tricky to learn. To craft, you must combine items in your inventory to make tools and weapons. To build, you have 2 options: you can add the blueprints or free-build. We created this guide to show you all the crafting recipes in Sons of the Forest.

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All crafting recipes in Sons of the Forest

Torch

  • 1x Stick
  • 1x Cloth
    • A torch that can be ignited with the provided lighter.

Stone Arrow

  • 4x Small Stone
  • 2x Stick
  • 2x Feather
    • Ammunition for bows.

Repair Tool

  • 1x Stick
  • 1x Rope
  • 1x Stone
    • A tool repairing player constructions.

Molotov

  • 1x Vodka Bottle
  • 1x Cloth
    • Throwable fire projectile.

Leaf Armor

  • 10x Leaves
  • 1x Cloth
    • Low protection defensive armor.

Hide Armor

  • 2x Hide
  • 1x Cloth
    • Medium protection defensive armor.

Bone Armor

  • 4x Bone
  • 1x Rope
  • 1x Duct Tape
    • Medium protection defensive armor.

Tech Armor

  • 1x Tech Mesh
  • 1x Wire
  • 1x Circuit Board
  • 1x Duct Tape
  • 1x Batteries
    • High-protection defensive armor.

Health Mix

  • 1x Yarrow
  • 1x Aloe Vera
    • Consumable that restores low amounts of health.

Health Mix+

  • 1x Aloe Vera
  • 1x Horsetail
  • 1x Fireweed
    • Consumable that restores high amounts of health.

Crafted Spear

  • 2x Stick
  • 1x Utility Knife
  • 1x Duct Tape
    • A long-range weapon that can be thrown.

Crafted Club

  • 1x Stick
  • 1x Rope
  • 1x Skull
    • Close-range blunt weapon.

Crafted Bow

  • 2x Stick
  • 1x Rope
  • 1x Duct Tape
    • Ranged weapon using stone arrows as ammunition.

Canned Food

  • 1x Unopened Canned Food
  • 1x Can Opener
    • Good food source.

Cat Food

  • 1x Unopened Cat Food
  • 1x Can Opener
    • Not the most appetizing food source.

Chainsaw

  • 1x Chainsaw
  • 1x Battery
    • Fresh batteries in your Chainsaw

Flashlight

  • 1x Flashlight
  • 1x Battery
    • Fresh batteries in your flashlight.

Time Bomb

  • 1x C4 Brick
  • 1x Watch
  • 1x Wire
  • 1x Duct Tape
  • 5x Coins
  • 1x Circuit Board
    • High explosive device.

How to craft in Sons of the Forest

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To start crafting in Sons of the Forest, you will need to:

  • Press I to open the inventory.
  • Select the objects you want to craft by pressing right-click.
  • Press right-click on the gear icon.

Not all the used items will be used up; when you sharpen weapons with the utility knife, the item will return to your inventory.

Related: All Sons of the Forest Weapons (and how to get them)

All Building recipes in Sons of the Forest

Tent

  • 1x Tarp
  • 2x Sticks

Basic Fire

  • Break 1x Stick and Light on fire.

Reinforced Fire

  • Basic Fire with Rocks around.

Standing Fire

  • Multiple Sticks wrapped in Cloth.

Skull Lamp

  • 1x Stick
  • 1x Cloth
  • 1x Skull.

Fire Wood

  • Chop wood logs with an axe.

Stick Structures

  • Place a Stick into the ground and add a skull.

Reinforced Stick Structure

  • Normal Stick Structure with rocks around.

Fence

  • Two vertical and horizontal sticks next to each other.

Floor

  • Place logs on the ground in a square and add more logs inside.

Door

  • Make a Wall leaving space in the middle for logs to be placed vertically.

Window

  • Remove logs in the Wall to create a window.

Single Step

  • Build a Floor and a plank beside it.

Stairs and Ramps

  • Place two logs vertically into the ground, place two more logs in a slanting position, and use planks to make Steps.

Basic Electricity

  • Place a solar panel onto the ramp, connect the cable to an overhead beam, and hang a light bulb at the end.

Small Animal Trap

  • 14x Stick

Hunting Shelter

  • 5x Logs
  • 6x Sticks
  • 7x Rocks

Small Log Cabin

  • 75x Wooden Logs

Tree Shelter 1

  • 70x Wooden Logs
  • 1x Rope

Tree Shelter 2

  • 96x Wooden Logs

Tree Platform 1

  • 7x Wooden Logs
  • 1x Rope

Tree Platform 2

  • 35x Wooden Logs
  • 1x Rope

Lean To

  • 53x Logs

Lookout Tower

  • 60x Logs
  • 1x Rope

Bone Maker Traps

  • 2x Sticks
  • 3x Rocks
  • 3x Leaves
  • 1x Rope
  • 1x Vodka Bottle

Fly Swatter Trap

  • 10x Sticks
  • 3x Rocks
  • 1x Rope

Spring Trap

  • 1x Turtle Shell
  • 7x Sticks
  • 2x Cables

Standing Planter

  • 18x Sticks

Wall Planter

  • 16x Sticks

Rain Catcher

  • x12 Sticks
  • x1 Turtle Shell

Stone Fireplace

  • x42 Stones

Bird House

  • 18x Sticks

Scarecrow

  • 14x Sticks
  • 4x Duct Tape

Rain Collector

  • 16x Sticks
  • 1x Turtle Shell

Rock Path

  • Place rocks on the ground.

Stick Path

  • Place sticks on the ground.

Shelf

  • 2x Wooden Logs

Wall Shelf

  • 2x Sticks
  • 1x Wooden Logs

Head Trophy Mount

  • 1x Stick

Drying Rack

  • 13x Sticks

Arrow Storage

  • x7 Sticks
  • x1 Plank

Armor Rack

  • 20x Sticks
  • 1x Duct Tape

Log storage

  • 8x Sticks

Large log storage

  • 40x Sticks

Bone Storage

  • 7x Sticks

Firewood Storage

  • 20x Sticks

Explosives Holder

  • 10x Sticks
  • x1 Rock
  • x1 Rope

Weapon rack

  • 9x Sticks
  • 1x Plank

Wall Weapon rack

  • 5x Sticks
  • 1x Plank

Stick Storage

  • 6x Sticks

Rock Storage

  • 7x Sticks

Stone Storage

  • x12 Sticks

Bench

  • 2x Wooden Logs

Table

  • 3x Wooden Logs

Wall Torch

  • 1x Cloth
  • 1x Stick

Ceiling Skull Lamp

  • 1x Skull
  • 1x Rope

Bone Chair

  • 15x Bones
  • 1x Skull

Bone Chandelier

  • 19x Bones
  • 9x Skulls

Stick Chair

  • 14x Sticks

Stick Bed

  • 14x Sticks

Basic Log Sled

  • 33x Sticks

Advanced Log Sled

  • 60x Sticks
  • 3x Planks
  • 2x Skulls
  • 2x Cloths
  • 3x Rope

Solafite Upgrader

  • 11x Sticks
  • 4x Batteries
  • 7x Rocks
  • 3x Wires
  • 3x Turtle Shells

Crucirorm

  • 1x Plank
  • 2x Wires
  • 9x Lightbulbs

Related: How to plant seeds in Sons of the Forest

How to build in Sons of the Forest

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Building in Sons of the Forest has two modes available, one close to the same as the previous game and one more freeform. The first one is simpler and more straightforward. All you need to do is open the Guide Book by pressing B and holding X to change modes. After you have selected the desired building piece, you can rotate it with Q and R, cancel with R, or place it with a left click. Some buildings may appear that logs would need to be cut in half, but it isn't needed.

How to free build in Sons of the Forest

The second mode available in Sons of the Forest allows players to build without blueprints. The building is done by placing items from your hands in the correct place; a diagram will appear on the ground. On the Guide Book, by pressing B, you will have a step-by-step guide for all the recipes available in the game.

An example of this form of building:

  • Place one log on the ground.
  • Place a second log at the end of the first one at a 90-degree angle.
  • Repeat until you have an empty square.
  • Cut logs in half length-wise to obtain wooden planks.
  • Place the wooden planks in the empty space.

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