Elder Scrolls Online: Crafting

This article is about the profession. For the skill, see Woodworking (skill).

ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Woodworking.png Woodworking I
Keen Eye: Wood I ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Keen Eye.png
Lumberjack Hireling I ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Lumberjack Hireling.png
Wood Extraction I ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Wood Extraction.png
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Woodworking.png Woodworking II
Carpentry I ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Carpentry.png
Keen Eye: Wood II ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Keen Eye.png
Resin Expertise I ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Resin Expertise.png
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Woodworking.png Woodworking III
Lumberjack Hireling II ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Lumberjack Hireling.png
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Woodworking.png Woodworking IV
Carpentry II ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Carpentry.png
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Woodworking.png Woodworking V
Wood Extraction II ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Wood Extraction.png
Resin Expertise II ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Resin Expertise.png
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Woodworking.png Woodworking VI
Carpentry III ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Carpentry.png
Keen Eye: Wood III ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Keen Eye.png
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Woodworking.png Woodworking VII
Lumberjack Hireling III ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Lumberjack Hireling.png
Wood Extraction III ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Wood Extraction.png
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Woodworking.png Woodworking VIII
Resin Expertise III ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Resin Expertise.png
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Woodworking.png Woodworking IX
Carpentry IV ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Carpentry.png
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Woodworking.png Woodworking X

Woodworking is a crafting profession in Elder Scrolls Online. It allows you to create staves, shields and bows using wood materials at the woodworking stations. The list of ingredients (logs, sanded wood and resins) used in Woodworking can be found here.

In addition to staves, shields and bows, the Woodworking skill allows you to craft furnishings for your home.


The Woodworking skill line is granted the first time you activate a woodworking station. You can increase your skill by crafting or deconstructing staves, shields and bows, researching traits, and by completing Woodworker Writs or Master Writs. In addition, you can earn free levels in the skill line by reading Skill Books, which may be found randomly on bookshelves anywhere. The skill books which increase Woodworking are:

Carpenter DialogueEdit

You can learn about this profession by asking some of the carpenters, Can you tell me about woodworking? They reply, "Certainly! Woodworkers shape wood into all manner of useful tools, but bows, staves, and shields are our specialty. This work requires fine lumber and a sturdy work table. We also seek out style books and rare ingredients for more advanced work."

Can you tell me about the process?: "Sure. While shaping the wood, we can choose a special trait to focus on. It takes research to discover these techniques, but it's well worth the effort. Increasing the weight or tuning the angle can draw out different advantages in the final product."

Is there more to it?: "Well, the piece can be improved even more through the use of resins—special elements that enhance the value and quality of your work. The improvement process is delicate, so be sure you've got enough tempers and a steady hand. Good luck!"

Skill PerksEdit

Woodworking has an associated skill line that is revealed through use of the Woodworking profession. Known abilities are listed below. Notes

  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50 Champion Points160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 12000, Max Health 16000, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1000. The actual numbers you see in the game may depend on a variety of factors, including skill line rank, your equipped weapons and armor, other skills, enchantments, etc. As such, they should only be used as a comparative reference.

Passive AbilitiesEdit

Passive abilities are active all the time, and affect the outcome of Woodworking related abilities.

Name Line Rank Skill Rank Description
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Woodworking Skill.png Woodworking 1 1 free Allows the use of Sanded Maple wood.
5 2 Allows the use of Sanded Oak wood.
10 3 Allows the use of Sanded Beech wood.
15 4 Allows the use of Sanded Hickory wood.
20 5 Allows the use of Sanded Yew wood.
25 6 Allows the use of Sanded Birch wood.
30 7 Allows the use of Sanded Ash wood.
35 8 Allows the use of Sanded Mahogany wood.
40 9 Allows the use of Sanded Nightwood.
50 10 Allows the use of Sanded Ruby Ash.
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Keen Eye.png Keen Eye: Wood 2 1 Wood in the world will be easier to see when you are 20 meters or closer.
9 2 Wood in the world will be easier to see when you are 30 meters or closer.
30 3 Wood in the world will be easier to see when you are 40 meters or closer.
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Lumberjack Hireling.png Lumberjack Hireling 3 1 A lumberjack hireling will send you wood and possibly other items every day.
12 2 A lumberjack hireling will send you more wood and possibly better items every day.
32 3 A Lumberjack hireling will search for resources for you. A new delivery from your hireling can be claimed the next time you log in or change zones, provided it has been no less than twelve hours since the last bundle.
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Wood Extraction.png Wood Extraction 4 1 Improves the chances of extracting Woodworking ingredients and allows the refining of more powerful resins from raw materials.
22 2 Greatly improves the chances of extracting Woodworking ingredients and allows the refining of more powerful resins from raw materials.
32 3 Maximizes the chances of extracting Woodworking ingredients and allows the refining of the most powerful resins from raw materials.
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Carpentry.png Carpentry 8 1 Reduces research times by 5% and allows the research of two items at once.
18 2 Reduces research times by 10% and allows the research of two items at once.
28 3 Reduces research times by 20% and allows the research of three items at once.
45 4 Reduces research times by 25%, limits research time to 30 days, and allows the research of three items at once.
ON-icon-skill-Woodworking-Resin Expertise.png Resin Expertise 10 1 Increases the chances of improving items with resins.
25 2 Greatly increases the chances of improving items with resins.
40 3 More than doubles the chances to improve items with resins.

Skill PointsEdit

The table below shows the amount of skill points required in order to max out the Woodworking skill line.

Order Progression Skill points required
1 Woodworking 9
2 Keen Eye: Wood 3
3 Lumberjack Hireling 3
4 Wood Extraction 3
5 Carpentry 4
6 Resin Expertise 3
Totals: All 25

Woodworking StationsEdit

Woodworking stations can be found in towns, usually next to other crafting stations. At a woodworking station, you can refine raw materials, craft new items, deconstruct existing items to retrieve material components, improve the quality of an item by using resins, or research a trait by destroying an existing item. At a crafting station, your inventory is virtually merged with your bank, so you can use items from your inventory or your bank for any operation, but the materials from the inventory are used first.


You can refine raw resources in batches of 10, obtaining 7 - 10 materials suitable for crafting. The materials refine into the following:

Raw Material Refined Into Used To Make... Levels
Rough Maple Sanded Maple 00Maple Bow, Maple Staves, Maple Shield 1 - 14
Rough Oak Sanded Oak 01Oak Bow, Oak Staves, Oak Shield 16 - 24
Rough Beech Sanded Beech 02Beech Bow, Beech Staves, Beech Shield 26 - 34
Rough Hickory Sanded Hickory 03Hickory Bow, Hickory Staves, Hickory Shield 36 - 44
Rough Yew Sanded Yew 04Yew Bow, Yew Staves, Yew Shield 46 - 50
Rough Birch Sanded Birch 05Birch Bow, Birch Staves, Birch Shield Champion Points10 - 30
Rough Ash Sanded Ash 06Ash Bow, Ash Staves, Ash Shield Champion Points40 - 60
Rough Mahogany Sanded Mahogany 07Mahogany Bow, Mahogany Staves, Mahogany Shield Champion Points70 - 80
Rough Nightwood Sanded Nightwood 08Nightwood Bow, Nightwood Staves, Nightwood Shield Champion Points90 - 140
Rough Ruby Ash Sanded Ruby Ash 09Ruby Ash Bow, Ruby Ash Staves, Ruby Ash Shield Champion Points150 - 160


  • Sometimes when you create a Birch item it may have the Yew texture; this also happens in Blacksmithing — when creating a Ebony item it may have the Dwarven texture. ?


There are a number of achievements associated with Woodworking.

Achievement Points Description Reward
ON-icon-achievement-Master Woodworker.png Master Woodworker 50 Attain a Woodworking rank of 50. Woodworker YellowWoodworker Yellow
Woodworker's Sign (page) (000050005,000 Gold)
ON-icon-sanded wood-Sanded Oak.png Legendary Woodworker 50 Improve Woodworking items to all available Qualities. Mastic YellowMastic Yellow
ON-icon-achievement-Heartwood Harvester.png Heartwood Harvester 5 Harvest your first unit of Heartwood.
ON-icon-achievement-Expert Heartwood Harvester.png Expert Heartwood Harvester 10 Harvest 25 units of Heartwood.
ON-icon-achievement-Master Heartwood Harvester.png Master Heartwood Harvester 15 Harvest 100 units of Heartwood.
ON-icon-achievement-Novice Woodworking Furnisher.png Novice Woodworking Furnisher 10 Learn your first Woodworking Blueprint.
ON-icon-achievement-Expert Woodworking Furnisher.png Expert Woodworking Furnisher 15 Learn 50 Woodworking Blueprints.
ON-icon-achievement-Master Woodworking Furnisher.png Master Woodworking Furnisher 50 Learn 200 Woodworking Blueprints.