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Workbenches allow Sims to craft items which they may be able to sell or use.

The Sims: Livin' Large[edit | edit source]

The Sims: Livin' Large introduced the KraftMatic Woodworking Table, which could be used to make gnomes. This workbench reappeared in The Sims: Makin' Magic, where it was accompanied by the Craft-A-Gargoyle workbench. Both of these items build a Sim's Mechanical skill.

The Sims 2[edit | edit source]

Workbenches were reintroduced in The Sims 2 in Open for Business and FreeTime, where they build badge skill as a Sim creates objects while using them. They allow a Sim to either make a single item, which is usually left on the bench after being finished, or many items, which will be placed in the Sim's inventory. When a Sim starts to craft items on a workbench, a dialog will appear with a default name and description, as well as an "Accept" and "Cancel" button. The player is able to edit the name, and may be able to edit the description. Items made on workbenches can be marked for sale a Sim-owned business. When they are, their "wholesale price" is considered to be the price they can be sold for after being finished, not the amount paid to make them. If a workbench is in a Sim-owned business, a employee can be assigned to make items on it; these items will appear in the owner's inventory.

The Sims 2: Open for Business[edit | edit source]

"That Smells Great!" Floral Workstation[edit | edit source]

The "That Smells Great!" Floral Workstation from 'Craftin' It' Industries
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So you say you want to arrange some flowers. Well, let's take a look at you, hotshot. You can paint a masterpiece. You're a piano virtuoso. You think that means anything in the realm of flowers? Oh no, easel-jockey. Flower arranging is a learned skill that dates back for hundred of years in thousands of cultures. Step up, rookie - can you master the petals of success, or will you buckle under the thorns of defeat?
Game The Sims 2: Open for Business
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §1,000
Object type(s) Craft
Money
Size 2x2

Associated skill: Creativity

Associated Badge: Flower Arranging

Cost: §1000

  • No Badge: Bouquet of Daisies (Decorative Item)
  • Bronze Badge: Wildflower Bouquet, Tulip Bouquet (Decorative items)
  • Silver Badge: Rose Bouquet, Mixed Flower Bouquet (Decorative items)
  • Gold Badge: Snapdragon Bouquet (Raises motives when successfully made)

Success or failure in flower arranging depends most on the aspiration of the Sim doing the flower arranging. A Sim in platinum almost never creates "Evil" snapdragons, while a Sim in deep red aspiration can create them up to a third of the time.

If FreeTime is installed, crafting at this workbench builds enthusiasm for the Arts and Crafts hobby.

"Non-Deadly" Robot Crafting Station[edit | edit source]

The "Non-Deadly" Robot Crafting Station
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So you say you want to build a robot. Well, good for you! Fortunately, none of the robots you can make here are the "Oh no! The Robot has gone crazy! Please help! My doom is assured!" type. In fact, all the robots you can make with the "Non-Deadly" station are guaranteed to be helpful around the house or business. Caveat-style Warning: Robots can go crazy. Non-Doom assured lifestyle not insured in any way.
Game The Sims 2: Open for Business
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §2,000
Object type(s) Crafting
Money
Hobby enthusiasm
Size 3x2

Associated skill: Mechanical, Creativity

Associated Badge: Robotics

Cost: §2000

  • No Badge: Toy Robot (Raises Fun)
  • Bronze Badge: Cleanbot (cleans messes on the floor); Hydrobot (puts out fires; waters flowers)
  • Silver Badge: Sentrybot (zaps intruders); Munchiebot (fetches food)
  • Gold Badge: Create a Servo (robotic Sim)

Sims with lower Mechanical skill are more likely to create robots that start out non-functional. These can be repaired (place them on the floor to see the option) to restore their full value and make them operational.

Robots made by the crafting station are controlled by an invisible NPC named NPC - Robot, except for Servos, which are fully playable Sims with character data.

If FreeTime is installed, crafting at this workbench builds enthusiasm for the Tinkering hobby.

Crazy Fun Toybench[edit | edit source]

The Crazy Fun Toybench from 'Craftin' It!' Industries
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So you say you want to make a toy. Well, buddy, you'll need one of these if you even want to try - and trust us, making toys ain't easy. The Crazy Fun toybench comes with a nigh infinite supply of raw materials, both safe and unsafe. Worry not, we have fired the employee that included the unsafe materials. Unfortunately, here at 'Craftin' It', we can't afford a recall of our products. Can you imagine how much of a mess that would be? Just don't use the unsafe stuff, okay? PLEASE.
Game The Sims 2: Open for Business
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §1,500
Object type(s) Craft
Money
Size 2x2

Associated skill: Creativity

Associated Badge: Toy Making

Cost: §1500

  • No Badge: Sir Bricks-A-Lot
  • Bronze Badge: Little Heroes Fire Truck and Clown-in-a-Box
  • Silver Badge: Brinks Kite and Twirl, Spin, and Wobble!
  • Gold badge: Wet 'n' Wild Water Wiggler

Failed toymaking attempts may end up creating "evil" versions of the Clown-in-a-Box, Brinks' Kite, and Water Wiggler.

If FreeTime is installed, crafting at this workbench builds enthusiasm for the Arts and Crafts hobby.

The Sims 2: FreeTime[edit | edit source]

Upright Pottery Wheel[edit | edit source]

Upright Pottery Wheel by QuicKraft
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The Upright Pottery wheel by QuicKraft allows you to throw while standing up. This relieves the back strain that many potters feel allowing you to spend even more time crafting! The responsive foot pedal gives you great speed control and the wheel is perfectly aligned for accuracy. So let your imagination spin out of control with the Upright Pottery Wheel!
Game The Sims 2: FreeTime
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §1,000
Object type(s) Craft
Money
Size 1x1

Associated Skill: Creativity

Associated Badge: Pottery

Cost: §1000

  • No Badge: Plates
  • Bronze Badge: Vases and Tea Sets (raises the environment motive better in the kitchen)
  • Silver Badge: Pitchers and Pots (raises the environment motive up to two rooms away)
  • Gold badge: Amphora (best sculpture for raising the environment motive in the whole area)

Crafting at this workbench builds enthusiasm for the Arts and Crafts hobby.

Mechanical Stitching Machine[edit | edit source]

Mechanical Stitching Machine by Antique Artifacts
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Who needs all those fancy buttons, knobs, and digital readouts? It's time to get back to basics with the Mechanical Stitching Machine from Antique Artifacts. Sew like your mother used to sew and let your friends know "Yeah, I made that and I didn't even need electricity."
Game The Sims 2: FreeTime
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §1,250
Object type(s) Craft
Money
Size 2x1

Associated Skill: Creativity

Associated Badge: Sewing

Cost: §1250

  • No Badge: Pot Holders
  • Bronze Badge: Teddy Bears and Curtains
  • Silver Badge: Quilts and 'an outfit', i.e. any one-piece outfit that can be bought, including custom content, but excluding Outerwear.
  • Gold badge: Nifty Custom Outfit

Unlike other workbenches, Sims sit while using the Mechanical Stitching Machine, and will be unable to use it unless a chair is placed in front of it. Also, the Mechanical Stitching Machine always places its products in the Sim's inventory, even if the Sim is only making a single item.

Crafting at this workbench builds enthusiasm for the Arts and Crafts hobby.

The Sims 3[edit | edit source]

Workbenches returned in The Sims 3 with the Ambitions expansion pack. It is used to 'invent' objects, while also improving a Sim's Handiness and Inventing skills.

The Sims 3: Ambitions[edit | edit source]

Pedestrian Sculpting Station[edit | edit source]

Pedestrian Sculpting Station
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It may look like the inside of a crate, but this behemoth is taking the art world by storm. With an easy swivel base and a durable plywood frame, the station takes care of everything so you can concentrate on being a sculpting savant.
Game The Sims 3: Ambitions
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §660
Object type(s) Skill
Motives
Craft
Size 2x2


Skills improved by using the object: Sculpting.

Scraptronic™ Workbench[edit | edit source]

Scraptronic™ Workbench
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They don't build workbenches like they used to but Scraptronic's patented automatic scrap refill system makes this inventor's workbench almost as good as Grandpa's old garage table. A broad and sturdy table provides plenty of room for creations of any size and the tackboard will hold all your tools, greasers, nuts and bolts.
Game The Sims 3: Ambitions
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §1250
Object type(s) Skill
Craft
Size 3x2


Skills improved by using the object: Handiness, Inventing.

The Sims 3: Generations[edit | edit source]

Catalyst Chemistry Lab Station[edit | edit source]

Catalyst Chemistry Lab Station
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Chemistry is the scientific art of mixing one substance with another to transform those substances into something miraculous! With the Catalyst Chemistry Lab Station, aspiring chemists of all ages can stir solutions and manufacture matter of all types. Craft potions that will induce happiness, increase stinkiness, and even turn a total klutz into a mechanical genius... for a few hours at least. Be sure to wear protective eyewear and keep the fire extinguisher handy!
Game The Sims 3: Generations
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §1000
Object type(s) Skill
Craft
Size 2x2

Skills improved by using the object: Logic

The Sims 3: Supernatural[edit | edit source]

Aleister's Alchemy Station[edit | edit source]

Aleister's Alchemy Station
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Finally, the powers of the universe can be yours for a price that won't have you wishing you could turn lead into gold! Aleister's Alchemy Station is user-friendly, safe-ish, and fully featured. Right out of the box you'll be brewing elixirs that'll make conventional science want to go to take a little lie down somewhere. Let AI put the power in YOUR hands with Aleister's Alchemy Station.
Game The Sims 3: Supernatural
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §850
Object type(s) Skill
Size 2x3
Main article: Alchemy station


Skills improved by using the object: Alchemy

The Sims 3 Store[edit | edit source]

The Titanic Toy Machine[edit | edit source]

The Titanic Toy Machine
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The Titanic Toy Machine was designed and built by a group of vagabond gnomes. They have since disappeared without a trace and no one knows exactly how the machine works, so thank heaven for clearly labeled buttons. Regardless, if you are looking for amazing toys for all ages, then fire it up and watch the magic happen. Just don't be surprised if those gnomes threw in a few kinks.
Game The Sims 3 Store
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §1900
Object type(s) Skill
Size 4x2

The Titanic Toy Machine can be bought in The Sims 3 Store for 545 SimPoints. It is included in the Gold Version of Midnight Hollow where it can be found in the Golden Ticket Toy Shop.

The Sims 4[edit | edit source]

Base game[edit | edit source]

Woodworking Table[edit | edit source]

Woodworking Table
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Game The Sims 4
Buyability Build mode
Price in game §1800
Object type(s) Skill
Size 2x1

The Sims 4 reintroduces the woodworking table which can be used to create wooden furniture and sculptures. With Outdoor Retreat, Sims can craft more objects like planter boxes, mirrors, wall shelfs or wall hangings. Sims can learn about the woodworking schematic from the large wooden camping mascot sculpture located in Granite Falls and afterwards they can make smaller versions of it at the woodworking table.

Skills improved by using the object: Handiness

The Sims 4: Seasons[edit | edit source]

"Violets are Blue" Flower Arranging Table[edit | edit source]

"Violets are Blue" Flower Arranging Table
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This table is perfect for making your red roses and blue violets fancier by arranging them with ornate and obsessive detail. Friends will weep from laughter, cry with sorrow, or grin obnoxiously when you make arrangements from the Violets and Blue Flower Arranging Table.
Game The Sims 4: Seasons
Buyability Build mode
Price in game §250
Object type(s) Skill
Size 2x1

The Sims 4: Seasons reintroduces the flower arranging table. Sims can craft various types of flower arrangements. Using flowers from the Sims' inventory will reduce the cost and ultimately lower it to §0 if all flowers required for the arrangement are available.

Skills improved by using the object: Flower arranging

The Sims 4: Discover University[edit | edit source]

Dr. F's Official Robotics Workstation[edit | edit source]

Dr. F's Official Robotics Workstation
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Built from parts designed for construction jobs, this Robotics Workstation is to be used to build and dismanstle projects big and small. No job is trivial for this station!

The station is fully self-contained, and can run on batteries (feature to be implemented soon!). It uses knobs and thingamabobs for precise control. We guarantee its efficacy and reliability, and has been tested in labs for the use of creating small projects and projects with complex motions. Every robotics project built here is in accordance to existing safety standards, we guarantee it!

Game The Sims 4: Discover University
Buyability Buy Mode
Price in game §1,100
Object type(s) Skill
Size 3x2

The Sims 4: Discover University reintroduces the robotics workstation. Sims can craft robotic constructions such as Chatterboxes, RC Quadcopters, Utili-Bots, Cybernetics, and Servos.

Skills improved by using the object: Robotics

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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