Furnishing is the Crafting skill focused on creating Furniture and Storage Chests by using resources and materials obtained from skills in the Gathering and Refining lines. A higher level in Furnishing will allow players to create a wider array of furniture and storage chests, as well as Trophies which are special objects that can be placed in player housing, granting various benefits to the player such as providing bonuses when using other Trade Skills or improving combat capabilities against certain enemy types.
Furnishing is performed at a Workshop which can often be found in Settlements. Workshops have a Tier level which can be increased by taking on Town Projects. Note that each craftable item has a tier level requirement in order to craft. This tier level corresponds to the Workshop's tier level. If your settlement's Workshop level does not meet the requirement, you will need to either raise it or find another settlement with a Workshop of a higher tier. Crafting furniture, storage chests and trophies requires the player to be of the appropriate Furnishing level as well. Leveling up in Furnishing is a straightforward process. Players simply need to continuously craft Furnishing items to raise their level in the skill. Collecting resources, however, is more involved and can prove more difficult.
Furnishing Relies skills
Furnishing is a skill that relies heavily on the following skills for resources and materials and as such, they are strongly recommended companion skills:
Note that materials for any Crafting skill can be obtained from other players as well by trading, so players can still be successful in Furnishing even if they invest in other skills, but this requires playing the game's economy system.
The Furnishing crafting process begins by interacting with a Workshop, a crafting station found in Settlements. Within the crafting UI, you can see all your learned recipes on the left panel for all Crafting skills associated with the crafting station. Selecting a recipe displays the item and its required materials in the middle panel while displaying a preview of the potential result on the right.
Displayed in the left panel are all available crafting recipes. Items displayed in White indicate that you meet all the requirements to craft the item. Items displayed in Red indicate that you do not meet one or more of the crafting requirements (Resources, Skill Level, etc.). The small icon to the right of each item displays the crafting skill used and the numerical value represents the minimum level required in the skill in order to craft the item.
The materials panel in the middle displays the required materials in order to craft the item. Most crafted items require one type of Primary material and at least one or more types of Secondary materials.
Unlike with most Crafting disciplines, Furnishing recipes do not use Primary or Secondary materials from specific tiers but instead have specific, set material requirements.
When crafting items, it is important to note that the crafting station will draw from your pool of resources in both your Inventory as well as any Storage Sheds you possess within the Settlement so it is not necessary to clog up your inventory with crafting materials if you have a storage shed in the current settlement. Note that Storage Sheds are not shared between Settlements. Items you have in storage in Windsward cannot be used for crafting in First Light, for example. However, you can transfer items between storage sheds from the storage menu.
Special Resources and Azoth
Special Resources and Azoth cannot be used in the Furnishing trade skill.
The Results Panel displays information regarding the resulting item. It displays your chance to craft additional items with one crafting session. This chance can be raised by improving your Furnishing skill as well as consuming crafting buff foods.
The bottom half of the Results Panel displays a slider indicating how many of the items you wish to craft with the current settings and is useful for mass crafting sessions. This section also lists the requirements which show up in Green if you meet them and in Red if you do not. At the very bottom, the Tax for the current crafting session is displayed. This tax will vary depending on what the Settlement's Governor has set for crafting in this territory. Also displayed is the amount of Skill XP gained from the crafting session. When ready, click the Craft button to create your item.
New World Furnishing Leveling Tips
Leveling up Furnishing in New World allows for crafting of more types of Furniture, larger Storage Chests and better, more potent Trophies, as well as improving your crafting efficiency and increasing your yield.
As a general rule, sticking to lower tier items is the recommended method for quickly leveling up a Crafting Skill. This is due to the cost of crafting items increasing exponentially as you move up in tiers, with some higher level recipes costing up to double the amount of resources to craft. Another reason to craft lower tier items for leveling is the ease of gathering resources and the relative low market cost should you choose to purchase them instead.
Unlike other Crafting skills, Furnishing requires significantly more experience (almost six times the normal total XP requirement) to level up. This is compounded by the fact that a lot of recipes that give the best XP per craft also require Refining Materials such as Solvent and Crossweave, which can only be obtained from Supply Chests. Fortunately, assuming you will not be going out of your way to gather the Refining Materials or buying them from the Trading Post, there are resource-efficient options at least up to level 100, such as the Rusty Iron Lantern, Warm Iron Chandelier - Bright, Warm Iron Lantern - Bright and Warm Iron Sconce - Bright which are relatively easy to gather materials for. We will try to provide alternatives for when you have a large stock of certain hard-to-farm materials.
The following table details the experience required to reach certain levels in Furnishing, as well as a general count for the amount of Crafted Items required to reach these thresholds. For simplicity's sake, the table only shows tier milestone levels instead of every single Furnishing level.
Leveling in Furnishing will require a Workshop, Smelter and Woodworking Station at Tier II or higher if crafting higher tier items. You will also need Mining at level 20 in order to gather Oil which is required in the recommended recipes.
Level 0 - 50
Of the four options for crafting, three of them use the exact same materials and in the same amounts. Remember to salvage your items after crafting to regain some of the materials used and cut down on gathering time. All four options provide 150 XP per craft.
Iron Ore can be found in great concentrations around Monarch's Bluffs and Everfall. Green Wood can be found pretty much anywhere and there are usually an abundance of Young Trees and Bushes right outside settlements, allowing you to easily store your collected materials. Fibers can be gathered from the Hemp plant and a good spot to get them is in and around the river that stretches across the west of Windsward, along the border to Monarch's Bluffs. There are also farmsteads just next to the border that are also a good source of Hemp and other materials. Oil is the only material here that requires some skill leveling. Oil can be harvested from Seeping Stones starting at Mining Level 20. It is also recommended to have Mining at 45 when farming for Oil as the Seeping Stones can be tracked then. Seeping Stones are most abundant in the marshes of Weaver's Fen. The nodes are interspersed between monster spawns so it may not be very conducive to quick farming. Other good spots are the northwest pocket of First Light and the marshes north of Cutlass Keys.
Level 50 - 100
For this leveling bracket, you can still make decent headway crafting the same four items above but you will start feeling the diminishing returns and it will soon seem like you are spending too much time gathering for too little payoff. Unfortunately, all recipes from here on out will require some Refining Materials so make it a point to collect chests as much as possible and check out your Trading Post to see how much they're selling for.
Update: The Patch 1.0.2 Update has fixed an issue which unintentionally reduced the amount and variety of items you can get from Chests and Containers out in the world. This includes Refining Materials such as Solvent and Sandpaper which are used extensively in Furnishing, making it a lot easier to gather large quantities of them and in turn, making it easier to level Furnishing.
For alternatives, there is a very good avenue that opens up at Level 55 in the form of the Tree Stump Side Table which grants a whopping 1,128 XP per craft. However, leveling efficiently from this hinges on a couple of factors. Firstly, the recipe is not unlocked naturally and is found as a random drop blueprint from chests. Otherwise, you can check your Trading Post for any on sale. Note that the blueprint name does not match the item name. The blueprint is called Schematic: Stump Stool. Secondly, the recipe requires the Weak Solvent and Coarse Sandpaper Refining Materials which as mentioned above can only be acquired through Supply Chests out in the world. If you can gather enough of the materials or purchase them for cheap on the Trading Post, this is the most efficient way for you to level up in Furnishing, all the way to 150, perhaps even to 200.
For Aged Wood, you will need to have the Logging skill at level 50 in order to cut down Mature Trees. A good spot for Mature Trees is just outside the Brightwood settlement, which has acres upon acres of these thick, older trees.
Of course, a combination of all three is viable wherever your materials allow. Hang on to your Stains if you are looking to craft furniture for your home or for selling as these are used in practically every recipe, especially the highly valuable Trophies.
Level 150 - 200
For the final stretch of leveling, it's tough to beat Mahogany Stain in leveling efficiency. However, this requires Pure Solvent which can only be found in endgame zones in Elite Chests.
Just as with the previous tier of Solvent, you can convert unwanted Refining Materials into Pure Solvent at a ratio of 20 to 15. This requires level 150 in any Refining Skill and Faction Tokens to purchase Masterwork Material Converters.
Making Money from Furnishing
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