Updated Jul 25, 2016 3:35 am

Workshops are the foundation for Crafting in Fallout 4. Once you control a workshop, you gain control of the settlement it is located in. They allow you to transfer items, or to create Structures, Furniture, Decorations, Power, Defense, Resources, Stores and Crafting. These will be explained on this page.

Unlocking a Workshop: Typically a workshop in a settlement is inactive for you to use until you have secured the right to use it, either through force by eliminating all the residents or creatures, by earning the right through peaceful alliance, or through quests. Allied settlements (those that were already populated before your arrival) may revoke your workshop access if your in game actions have displeased them.

Workshop Information


Structures are the basic building blocks of your Settlements. They allow the player to creating housing, shelter, fences etc. There are 5 categories: Wood, Metal, Doors, Fences and Miscellaneous.


Furniture is your basic indoor amenities for your Structures. There are 6 categories: Beds, Chairs, Containers, Shelves, Tables and Miscellaneous.


Decorations are what you use to pretty up the place and make it look more aesthetic. There are 3 categories: Floor Coverings, Wall Decorations and Miscellaneous.


Power is what you use to add electricity to your Settlements. There are 4 categories: Generators, Connectors & Switches, Lights and Miscellaneous.


Defense is what you use to protect your Settlements. There are 3 categories: Guard Posts, Turrets and Traps.


Resources are what you create to keep your Settlements fed and healthy. There are 3 categories: Water, Food and Miscellaneous.


Stores are what you build to bring merchants and vendors to your Settlements. There are 6 categories: Trader, Armor, Weapons, Food and Drink, Clinic and Clothing.


Crafting is what you use to make better Weapons, Armor, Food and Aid. There are 6 categories: Armor Workbench, Chemistry Station, Cooking Station, Cooking Stove, Power Armor Station and Weapons Workbench.

Vault-Tec Workshop adds a new bunch of structures that allows players to build their own Vault.

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