Crafting is the process of making items in Starbound by combining materials together. Crafting includes a large number items, objects, weapons, armor, and consumables. Crafting is mostly done at different crafting stations, such as a foraging table. However, some items can also be made by hand, without the use of a crafting station. Several items require using a found blueprint before their recipes are unlocked.
The crafting interface consists of a list of items available to craft at the current crafting station. Players can hover over each item to view the material(s) needed to craft the item. The item is able to be crafted given that the player possesses enough of the required materials in their inventory. Players can choose the number of times the item is crafted by changing the numerical field in the crafting interface. Different items may have different crafting completion times, which can be seen as a progress bar over the icon next to the craft button.
There is a search bar above the category icons where the player can search craftable items by name or category. The player can also select the 'MATERIALS' checkbox, which will filter the list to include only schematics where all required components are in the player's inventory.
Block crafting includes any type of construction block, brick, or placeable material.Cooking is a type of crafting that also has a separate UI window from the main crafting window designed for crafting food and drink. There are different cooking windows for different stations. For example, the cooking interface for a campfire is much simpler, and involves dragging and dropping single items into the window where they are upgraded into cooked food.