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 get tools and weapons. To build, you have 2 options: you can add their blueprints or free-build. We created this guide to show you all the crafting recipes in sons of the Forest.

Complete Crafting and Building Guide for Sons of the Forest

All crafting recipes in Sons of the Forest


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

Stone Arrow

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

Repair Tool

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


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

Leaf Armor

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

Hide Armor

  • 2x Hide and 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, and 1x Batteries
    • High-protection defensive armor.

Health Mix

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

Health Mix+

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

Crafted Spear

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

Crafted Club

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

Crafted Bow

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

Canned Food

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

Cat Food

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


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


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

Time Bomb

  • 1x C4 Brick, 1x Watch, 1x Wire, 1x Duct Tape, 5x Coins, and 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.

All Building recipes in Sons of the Forest


  • 1x Tarp and 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, and 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.


  • Two vertical and horizontal sticks next to each other.


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


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


  • 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, and 7x Rocks

Small Log Cabin

  • 75x Wooden Logs

Tree Shelter 1

  • 70x Wooden Logs and 1x Rope

Tree Shelter 2

  • 96x Wooden Logs

Tree Platform 1

  • 7x Wooden Logs and 1x Rope

Tree Platform 2

  • 35x Wooden Logs and 1x Rope

Lean To

  • 53x Logs

Lookout Tower

  • 60x Logs and 1x Rope

Bone Maker Traps

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

Fly Swatter Trap

  • 10x Sticks, 3x Rocks, and 1x Rope

Spring Trap

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

Standing Planter

  • 18x Sticks

Wall Planter

  • 16x Sticks

Bird House

  • 18x Sticks


  • 14x Sticks and 4x Duct Tape

Rain Collector

  • 16x Sticks and a Turtle Shell

Rock Path

  • Place rocks on the ground.

Stick Path

  • Place sticks on the ground.


  • 2x Wooden Logs

Wall Shelf

  • 2x Sticks and 1x Wooden Logs

Drying Rack

  • 13x Sticks

Armor Rack

  • 20x Sticks and 1x Duct Tape

Log storage

  • 8x Sticks

Bone Storage

  • 7x Sticks

Stick Storage

  • 6x Sticks

Rock Storage

  • 7x Sticks


  • 2x Wooden Logs


  • 3x Wooden Logs

Wall Torch

  • 1x Cloth and 1x Stick

Ceiling Skull Lamp

  • 1x Skull and 1x Rope

Bone Chair

  • 15x Bones and 1x Skull

Bone Chandelier

  • 19x Bones and 9x Skulls

Stick Chair

  • 14x Sticks

Stick Bed

  • 14x Sticks

Basic Log Sled

  • 33x Sticks

Advanced Log Sled

  • 48x Sticks
  • 3x Planks
  • 2x Skulls
  • 2x Cloths
  • 3x Rope

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 realistic. 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 takes a realistic and freeform, allowing 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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