How to make a sawmill in Terraria

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Sawmills are useful to have on hand in Terraria for some advanced woodworking projects. Fortunately, putting the ingredients together isn’t too difficult, especially when you need everything the sawmill produces, but making one from scratch is a bit of a laborious process. Here’s how to make a sawmill in Terraria, from having absolutely nothing.

Make the necessary tools

To craft a sawmill, you must first craft a few other tools: a workbench, an anvil, and an oven. If you already have one, you can skip to the next section, if not, read on.

All you need to do to craft one is collect 10 wood from all the trees nearby, then open your crafting menu and select a work bench.

Then you will need an oven. To make one, you need 20 stone blocks, four woods, and three torches (which can be made of wood and gel if you don’t have one on hand). Bring all the ingredients to a workbench and you can craft an oven.

Finally, you will need an anvil. To craft one, you will need five iron bars or five lead bars. Whichever one you choose, you will need to collect a total of 15 ores (three for each bar) and then use the oven to turn them into bars. Bring your five bars to the workbench and you can craft an anvil.

Build the sawmill

Once you’ve set up your workbench, anvil, and oven, you’re about to build a sawmill. Crafting a sawmill on a workbench requires 10 lumber, two iron or lead bars, and a chain. You can turn an iron bar into an anvil chain, so you will need three bars in total. Once you have all of that, craft the chain to your anvil and take all the ingredients to your workbench where you can craft a sawmill.

Ingredients needed to build a sawmill

To make a sawmill only

  • 10 wood
  • 2 iron or lead bars
  • 1 chain

To craft a sawmill and all the necessary tools / ingredients

  • 24 wood
  • 20 stone
  • 3 torches
  • 24 iron ore or lead (to be transformed into 8 bars)

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