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Item ID forge
Group Forging/Molds
Category Furniture
Type Workplace
Tool Type [[Category:]]
Found in
Obtained through
Breaks into
Gear Slot
Used to place
Cooking Ingredient [[Category:]]
Meltable No
Scrappable No
Dismantleable No
Lockable [[Category:]]
Storage Slots
Smell on Belt
Smell strength on Belt
Smell in Bag
Smell strength in Bag
Hardness 3.5
Structural Integrity
Max Load 65
Mass 13
Appropriate Tool
Entity Damage
Block Damage
Attack Speed
Crit Ratio
Inventory Slots
Max Stack 64
Added Effects
Effects Chance
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on Health
Effect on Stamina
Effect on Wellness
Effect on Gassiness
Other Effects
Used by [[Category:]]
Unlocked through Forge Ahead
Repaired using
Used to craft
Used Gun Parts
Upgrades Into
Used to upgrade
Used Parts
Unlocked through
Used to cook
Cookware Used
Ingredients Used
Unlocked Through
Used in
Ingredients Used
Scraps into
ScrapIron.pngScrap Iron [[Category:]]
ScrapBrass.pngScrap Brass [[Category:]]
ScrapLead.pngScrap Lead [[Category:]]
ScrapTungsten.pngScrap Tungsten [[Category:]]
Used to forge
Weight (lbs)
Forge Weight (oz)
Material [[Category:]]
Combustible [[Category:]]
Burning Time
Crop produced
Seed used
Growth stages
Time to grow
Used to grow
Obtained through
Creative Menu Yes
Cooking [[Category:]]
Crafting Yes
Dismantling [[Category:]]
Farming [[Category:]]
Forging [[Category:]]
Looting [[Category:]]
Mining [[Category:]]
Scavenging [[Category:]]
Scrapping [[Category:]]
Upgrading [[Category:]]


A Forge is used to melt ore or melt scrap metal and metal based items to produce metal bars. The metal is then used in a mold to cast a variety of useful items. This includes amongst other items, Bullet Casings, Bullet Tips and Gun Parts. These can then be crafted into ammunition and weapons. It is fairly easy to craft a Forge and the items required are reasonably easy to obtain.


To be able to craft a Forge the player must first unlock its crafting recipe by reading the following Recipe Book.

RecipeBook.png Forge Ahead

Forging Operations[edit]

A Forge is very easy to operate, but will need a few items before it can be used. It will require a Mold, a source of metal and a source of Combustible fuel. Once these items have been acquired a Forge can be used cast various items.

  • A Forge can be used by approaching it and placing the crosshair over it, this will give the option to open the Forge by pressing the E key. Doing this will open the forging grid and give control over the Forge.
  • Place the selected Mold into the Mold Slot, this will now allow the correct type of metal to be inserted.
  • The weight and type of metal required is determined by the Mold used and depends on the item the Mold will cast. Once enough metal of the correct type is available it can be placed into the Metal slot of the Forge.
  • Finally a source of Combustible fuel will need to be added to the Forge and is placed into one of the three available Fuel slots.
  • The Forge will ignite and the casting process will begin. It is advisable to add the fuel source last so that none is wasted while adding the Mold and sources of metal. this will also allow more precise control over the amount of Combustible fuel used.


Required Items[edit]

Before the player can craft a Forge they will need the following items.

RockSmall.png 8x Small Stone
ShortMetalPipe.png 1x Short Iron Pipe

Crafting Recipe[edit]

The player can craft a Forge by placing the required items into the crafting grid in the positions as shown below.


RockSmall1 RockSmall1 RockSmall1
Grid layout Arrow (small).png
ShortMetalPipe1 RockSmall1 RockSmall1 RockSmall1

Crafting time: 0:30


Many items found in 7 Days to Die are Combustible and can be used as a source of fuel for a Forge. Each different item will burn for a different amount of time, the list below serves a guide to the Combustible items the player can burn and how long each one will burn for.

Name Burn Time 00m:00s
AmmunitionNationBook.png Ammunition Nation Book 0:20
AnimalHide.png Animal Hide 0:16
FirstAidBandage.png Bandages 0:01
Bandana.png Bandana 0:16
ClubBarbed.png Barbed Club 0:16
TallGrassDiagonal.png Blades of Tall Grass 0:01
BoardedWindows.png Boarded Windows 2:24
Book.png Book 0:20
Candle.png Candle 0:04
Clawhammer.png Claw Hammer 0:04
ClothShoes.png Cloth Boots 0:01
ClothJacket.png Cloth Chest Armor 0:03
Cloth.png Cloth Fragment 0:01
ClothGloves.png Cloth Gloves 0:01
ClothHat.png Cloth Head Armor 0:01
ClothPants.png Cloth Leg Armor 0:02
CoalOre.png Coal Ore 6:40
CoalTorch.png Coal Torch 0:12
CobblestoneFrame.png Cobblestone Frame 0:06
Crossbow.png Crossbow 1:06
CrossbowBolt.png Crossbow Bolt 0:08
DenimJacket.png Denim Jacket 0:02
DenimPants.png Denim Pants 0:02
TheEnforcerMagazine.png Enforcer Magazine 0:20
Feather.png Feather 0:01
Fireaxe.png Fireaxe 0:24
ForgeAhead.png Forge Ahead 0:20
Hoe.png Gardening Hoe 0:24
GasMask.png Gas Mask 0:16
HayBale.png Hay Bale 0:04
HomeMaintenance1.png Home Maintenance 0:20
HomeMaintenance2.png Home Maintenance II 0:20
HuntingKnifeBook.png Hunting Knife Book 0:20
HuntingRifle.png Hunting Rifle 0:32
HuntingRifleStock.png Hunting Rifle Stock 0:32
IronBoots.png Iron Boots 0:04
IronChestArmor.png Iron Chest Armor 0:16
Schematic.png Iron Chest Armor Schematic 0:01
IronGloves.png Iron Gloves 0:16
Schematic.png Iron Gloves Schematic 0:01
IronHelmet.png Iron Helmet 0:16
Schematic.png Iron Helmet Schematic 0:01
IronLegArmor.png Iron Leg Armor 0:16
Schematic.png Iron Leg Armor Schematic 0:01
ClubIron.png Iron Reinforced Club 0:16
KevlarHelmet.png Kevlar Helmet 0:16
Ladder.png Ladder 0:32
Leather.png Leather 0:16
LeatherBoots.png Leather Boots 0:36
LeatherJacket.png Leather Chest Armor 1:36
LeatherGloves.png Leather Gloves 0:16
LeatherHat.png Leather Hat 0:48
LeatherPants.png Leather Leg Armor 2:24
LeatherTanning.png Leather Tanning 0:20
Coal.png Lump of Coal 0:40
MacDyvers.png MacDyvers Book 0:20
Mattress.png Mattress 0:12
Chair01.png Old Chair 0:32
ThinPlanksOld.png Old Plywood 0:24
OldWood.png Old Wood 0:48
Pickaxe.png Pickaxe 0:24
PistolBook.png Pistol Book 0:20
Plaid Shirt.png Plaid Shirt 0:02
PlantFiberPants.png Plant Fiber Pants 0:02
ThinPlanks.png Plywood 0:24
ReloadingWeeklyBook.png Reloading Weekly Book 0:20
StairsSmallRichwood.png Richwood Stairs 0:48
Schematic.png SMG Schematic 0:01
SantaHat.png Santa Hat 0:16
PumpShotgun pump.png Shotgun Pump 0:16
Shotgun stock.png Shotgun Stock 0:24
Shovel.png Shovel 0:24
Bandage.png Simple Bandage 0:01
Sledgehammer.png Sledgehammer 0:24
ClubSpiked.png Spiked Club 0:16
Stick.png Stick 0:04
StoneAxe.png Stone Axe 0:34
SwatHelmet.png Swat Helmet 0:16
TankTop.png Tank Top 0:02
Torch.png Torch 0:12
UrbanCombatBook.png Urban Combat Book 0:20
WoodFrame.png Wood Frame 2:08
TrunkPine.png Wood Log 3:12
TrunkPineTip.png Wood Log Spike 2:08
WoodPlank.png Wood Plank 0:12
Planks.png Wood Planks 0:42
WoodRampFrame.png Wood Ramp Frame 2:08
OldChair.png Wooden Chair 1:00
ClubWood.png Wooden Club 0:24
Wooden Hatch.png Wooden Hatch
StairsSmallOldwood.png Wooden Stairs 0:48


  • The video below shows the creation of several Molds and the use of a Forge to cast an Iron Ingot.


An empty Forge
A Forge being used to cast an Iron Ingot