Terraria furniture represents a massive group of game items. Aside from your usual objects such as chairs, tables, doors, and lights, the furniture category also includes Autohammers, Womannequins, and other random thingies.
Unfortunately, most of these objects don’t have real value aside from decoration. If you wish to play a quick game, you’ll probably don’t need more than 15 furniture pieces, at best. In this article, I will talk about all these items, focusing on the most important ones from each category.
Terraria furniture basics
Aside from weapons, tools, armor, accessories, and basic materials, everything else in Terraria is classified as furniture. Even the bars, which are the main ingredient for various recipes, are considered one of these objects. We can further classify furniture based on its use:
- Crafting stations
- Light sources
Some of these items are further classified into sets. By using the same pieces, you can design your interior according to a particular theme (Honey, Skyware, Solar, Bone, etc.).
The majority of furniture in the game is made with crafting stations. For example, you need a Furnace to smelt bars, Sawmill to create Beds, Dressers, Pianos, and other décor pieces, and Work Bench for just about everything else. You can also buy these objects from NPCs or get them from various places in the world. Golden Furniture drops from Pirates.
Most of these objects can be placed on regular, flat surfaces and removed with any pickaxe. Objects like Vases and Mugs have to be placed on other furniture, while some of these items can only hang from the walls or ceilings.
Analyzing every group of Terraria furniture
Crafting stations are some of the most essential objects in the game. Not only do you use them to create other furniture, but they are crucial for weapons and armor, allowing players to progress through the game.
At the very start of the game, you will create a Work Bench. It allows you to make other basic items for homes. After that, you’ll need a Furnace and a Pre-Hardmode Anvil for bars and basic equipment. As the game progresses, you’ll upgrade your Furnace and Anvil and will also need Tinkerer’s Workshop for high-tier accessories.
Some of these stations are nice but are not crucial for your progress. For example, Cooking Pots are necessary for making food that provides stat boosts, and Alchemy Table allows you to make potions.
At the end of the game, you’ll need an Ancient Manipulator to create the strongest weapons, armor, and ingredients in the game.
Although not as important as crafting stations, light sources serve a few critical functions. They are crucial at the start of the game when you don’t have any other way of illuminating your path. You can use Torches and Tiki Torches on the surface and in mine shafts to have better vision in often-visited areas.
Light sources are vital for finishing your homes. According to the Terraria rules, you need at least one source of light within a closed room so that it’s considered a house. In other words, without these items, you won’t have access to the merchants.
Lastly, these objects also affect luck. By placing specific Torches in appropriate biomes, you can slightly increase the stat. Fireplace is probably the best item from this group, providing slight life regeneration on top of illumination.
Storage compartments are pretty straightforward in terms of their functionality. Each one of these provides storage space for 40 items, split into 4 rows and 10 columns. However, there is a slight difference between the objects, how they work, and how they’re placed.
For example, you can only place Piggy Bank on flat furniture, while Safe can only be placed on Blocks. Aside from being a storage compartment, Dresser also works as a flat surface for things such as Piggy Banks.
Void Vault is probably the most advanced item in this category. You can put it in your inventory, and it automatically picks up stuff from the ground when your main inventory slots are filled. You can also open it at any time. In that sense, Void Vault practically increases your main inventory by extra 40 spaces.
This category consists of 66 different items. Each one of the functional objects has a specific purpose. Most of them serve as “quality of life” improvements (Grandfather Clock shows time, Enchanted Sundial makes time pass faster). However, there are also a few of them that you can’t finish the game without.
The most important piece of furniture from this group is Door. It allows the creation of homes thus attracting NPCs. Although not a necessity, Platforms will make your life much easier in the early game. You can use Bed as a new spawning point, while Pylons allow fast travel on the map.
Some of these furniture pieces can provide temporary buffs to different classes. Sharpening Station increases melee armor penetration for 10 minutes. Bewitching Table allows the summoning of an extra minion for the same period of time, while Ammo Box gives a 20% chance not to use ammo. Slice of Cake provides a nice 2-minute buff to increase movement and mining speed by 20%.
Functional items also give temporary bonuses while your character is in the vicinity. Campfire and Heart Lantern increase your health regen, while Star in a Bottle increases your mana restoration. On the other hand, Garden Gnomes increase your luck, Bast Statue affects defense, and Sunflower boosts movement speed.
Although the name indicates that this type of furniture has a purely aesthetic function, a few of them are actually vital for your progress.
The best examples of this are bars and gems, which serve as materials for just about everything in the game. Without bars, you can’t make armor, weapons, and tools. Although not as important as bars, we use gems for certain weapons and lots of decorative items.
Decorative furniture also serves as comfort items. Chairs, Benches, and Sofas are crucial for attracting NPCs to your home. The sub-category also includes certain flat surface items, such as tables, which are another requirement for NPCs.
While some of these objects have a tangible purpose in the game, most of them are utilized purely for interior design. Unlike other groups of furniture, decorative pieces become more popular at the end of the game when you start tinkering with your base.
When talking about Terraria furniture, we also have to mention sets. Most of these items are classified into groups based on the source material.
You can make generic furniture sets with plain Wood, and this is more than enough for a structure to serve as a home for NPCs. However, if you wish to give your décor a bit of pizzazz, you’ll go with something like the Martian, Crystal, or Stardust set.
Generally, furniture sets consist of items such as Chairs, Chests, Clocks, Doors, Lamps, Beds, Sofas, Toilets, etc. You can make them from just about any non-ore material, including Mushroom, Sandstone, Marble, Bone, Flesh, Vortex Brick, etc.
Golden furniture is a unique category as you can only get it from Pirates during an event. On the other hand, you can’t craft Obsidian and Dungeon pieces. Instead, you can only acquire them from Lava level and Dungeon. These two sets also feature vases.