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The Workshop

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In This War Of Mine, The Workshop is your location for building and assembling things. You begin with a Simple Workshop and can upgrade it to an Improved Workshop. Further upgrades are possible.
IMPORTANT NOTE: this information is based on the press release of This War Of Mine. It might be incomplete and could be changed in the official release.

Description[edit | edit source]

Enables the manufacture of more sophisticated items and appliances, allowing us more ways of getting food or meds and trading goods. We can upgrade it even further to make electrical improvements.

There is a bug where cancelling the upgrade process would remove the workshop completely.

Simple Workshop Builds[edit | edit source]

Household Items[edit | edit source]

Item Description How Long Items Used
Bed Offers a decent sleep without back pain, no matter if it's night or day. 1.0 hr 6 Components
8 Wood
Chair It's better to sit on a chair than on the floor. We should built it to make this place more like home. It will make us feel better in these tough times. 0.5 hr 3 Components
3 Wood
Simple Heater Allows us to heat the shelter, so that we don't get ill. We can prepare fuel for it using wood, books or various components. 1.0 hr 18 Components
6 Wood
Radio It would be great to be able to listen to current news, and weather forecasts. We could be better prepared to deal with hardships if we knew about them in advance. When there's nothing on the news, we can listen to music to brighten up our mood. Edit: The radio has to be reset manually, to get the current news each day. This way you will know of the current situation such as increased amount of plundering, upcoming shortages, changes in weather etc. 1.0 hr 7 Components
2 Electric Parts

Workshops[edit | edit source]

Item Description How Long Items Used
Crude Stove It's as simple as they get: just burn some fuel made of wood, books or components, and use some water to cook a meal more nutritious than raw food. 1.0 hr 10 Components
5 Wood
Moonshine Still With a bit of patience, some water and sugar we can make a foul tasting but strong alcohol. We could then barter it for things we need. Just don't expect too much 1.0 hr 14 Components
6 Wood
5 Parts
Metal Workshop Allows us to make tools, such as shovels for clearing rubble, crowbars for breaking doors and knives for self-defense. Later we could use it to build more advanced tools or even repair firearms. 1.0 hr 10 Components
5 Wood
Rainwater Collector A simple contraption collecting and filtering the rainwater necessary for cooking and making alcohol. It might be wise to build a couple of them. edit: For usage of the collector filters have to be created. It is one filter for four 'pieces' of water. During winter it is not working, as the water is frozen and cannot be filtered. Instead there is the possibility to collect ice in front of the building. You can turn it into water by using Stove 1.0 hr 15 Components
5 Wood
3 Parts

Consumables[edit | edit source]

Item Description How Long Items Used
Filter Homemade single use filter to purify rainwater or distill alcohol. 0.5 hr 3 Components
Fuel Everything that we can burn in our heater in order to warm up our place or in our stove to cook food. We can make it from Wood, Books, or Components. 0.3 hr 4 Components
or 1 Wood
or 1 Books

Improvement[edit | edit source]

Item Description How Long Items Used
Improved Workshop Enables to manufacture of more sophisticated items and appliances, allowing us more ways of getting food or meds and trading goods. We can upgrade it even further to make electrical improvements. 1.0 hr Workshop
14 Components
7 Wood
5 Parts

Improved Workshop Builds[edit | edit source]

Household Items[edit | edit source]

Item Description How Long Items Used
Armchair An armchair is a comfortable piece of furniture. If you sit in it with a good book, you can almost forget about the war. 1.0 hr 5 Components
5 Wood
Board Up We can board up the holes and windows in the building for more protection against looters. 1.0 hr 2 Components
10 Wood
Guitar Having something to occupy our time is important. Guitar can brighten up our mood, especially if the person playing it knows what they are doing. 5.0 hr 5Components
10 Wood
2 Parts
Broken guitar

Workshops[edit | edit source]

Item Description How Long Items Used
Herbal Garden Using Fertilizer we can grow some Herbs here and use them to make Medications or cheap cigarettes. We can improve it to grow Vegetables. 1.0 hr 30 Components
30 Wood
2 Parts
Herbal Workshop A table with some simple equipment, where we can make Herbal Meds, Bandages, and poor quality roll-up cigarettes. We can upgrade it to make real Meds and good quality cigarettes. 1.0 hr 14 Components
6 Wood
2 Parts
Trap For Small Animals The only small animals left seem to be rats... Still, meat is a rare commodity during war. We just have to put in some bait and wait. Edit: A maximum of two traps can be built. 1.0 hr 10 Components
5 Wood
10 Parts

Improvement[edit | edit source]

Item Description How Long Items Used
Advanced Workshop This advanced workshop allows us to make useful electrical appliances, such as heat lamps for gardens and mixers for herbal workshops or for metal workshops. 1.0 hr Improved Workshop
30 Components
15 Wood
5 Parts
5 Electric Parts

Advanced Workshop Builds[edit | edit source]

Household Items[edit | edit source]

Item Description How Long Items Used
Reinforced Door Once we board-up holes and windows in the shelter, we may think of reinforcing our door and using a simple alarm system. 1.0 hr 30 Components
15 Wood
2 Parts
4 Electric Parts

Workshops[edit | edit source]

Item Description How Long Items Used
Alcohol Distiller Distills Moonshine into pure, High Quality Alcohol, component of Meds and Bandages and even better bartering item. 1.0 hr 20 Components
10 Wood
10 Parts
1 Thermoregulator

Other[edit | edit source]

Item Description How Long Items Used
Heat Lamp We can use this lamp to grow plants indoors. 1.0 hr 4 Electric Parts
Mixer We can use it to mix gunpowder or medicine ingredients. 1.0 hr 4 Electric Parts
Thermoregulator We can use it to maintain optimum temperature of the heater and save wood. 1.0 hr 4 Electric Parts