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Information accurate as of: build devblog 184

The Research Table is used to create Blueprints by using Scrap and the item to make the blueprint of, which means one has to find the desired item first.

Research tables can be found in Monuments as well as crafted for your base.


List may be incomplete

  • Airfield: In the tower building, in a separate room on the main floor.
  • Industrial Train Yard: There is not one in trainyard.
  • Power Plant: On the second floor of a big central building next to the inner water reservoir, right next to a Recycler.
  • Satellite Dish Array: Inside the socket of the more intact of the two standing dishes, soft wall needs to be broken.
  • Abandoned Supermarket
  • Outpost inside the metal fence adjacent to the recycler
  • Military Tunnel near the cave entry.
  • Launch Site inside the Cobalt Offices


A Research Table can be crafted in 60 seconds, requiring a Work Bench Level 1 and:


create a Blueprint, put one of the desired item in the upper slot - more than one items doesn't work. The required amount of scrap display after which is put in the lower slot - using less scrap will not work. If those criteria are met the "Research" button will turn clickable and after clicking it, both slots will be blocked during the process. Once it's completed, the blueprint will appear in the upper slot.

Researching takes 10 seconds and uses only the required amount of scrap and leaves the rest in the lower slot. The durability of the item does not play a role, except it must not be broken, then the researching won't work.

After researching an item, it will be replaced with the blueprint and cannot be retrieved after being used to research.

A list of researchable items is shown below. (Needs completion!)


Item Required Scrap
Stone Barricade icon Stone Barricade 20
Sandbag Barricade icon Sandbag Barricade 20
Concrete Barricade icon Concrete Barricade 20
Wooden Barricade icon Wooden Barricade 20
Wood Shutters icon Wood Shutters 20
Metal horizontal embrasure icon Metal horizontal embrasure 20
Metal Vertical embrasure icon Metal Vertical embrasure 20
Small Water Catcher icon Small Water Catcher 20
Garage Door icon Garage Door 75
Barbed Wooden Barricade icon Barbed Wooden Barricade 75
Large Water Catcher icon Large Water Catcher 75
Floor Grill icon Floor Grill 75
Chainlink Fence Gate icon Chainlink Fence Gate 125
Chainlink Fence icon Chainlink Fence 125
Netting icon Netting 125
Prison Cell Gate icon Prison Cell Gate 125
Prison Cell Wall icon Prison Cell Wall 125
Metal Window Bars icon Metal Window Bars 125
Reinforced Glass Window icon Reinforced Glass Window 50
Reinforced Window Bars icon Reinforced Window Bars 125
High External Wooden Gate icon High External Wooden Gate 125
High External Wooden Wall icon High External Wooden Wall 125
Metal Barricade icon Metal Barricade 125
Wooden Ladder icon Wooden Ladder 125
Ladder Hatch icon Ladder Hatch 125
Sheet Metal Double Door icon Sheet Metal Double Door 125
Armored Door icon Armored Door 500
Armored Double Door icon Armored Double Door 500
High External Stone Gate icon High External Stone Gate 500
High External Stone Wall icon High External Stone Wall 500
Mining Quarry icon Mining Quarry 500


Item Required Scrap
Water Barrel icon Water Barrel 20
Mail Box icon Mail Box 20
Spinning wheel icon Spinning wheel 20
Small Planter Box icon Small Planter Box 20
Large Planter Box icon Large Planter Box 20
Rug icon Rug 20
Rug Bear Skin icon Rug Bear Skin 20
Table icon Table 20
Chair icon Chair 20
Tuna Can Lamp icon Tuna Can Lamp 20
Ceiling Light icon Ceiling Light 20
Fridge icon Fridge 20
Reactive Target icon Reactive Target 20
Large Wooden Sign icon Large Wooden Sign 75
Huge Wooden Sign icon Huge Wooden Sign 75
Salvaged Shelves icon Salvaged Shelves 75
Bed icon Bed 75
Drop Box icon Drop Box 75
Locker icon Locker 75
Search Light icon Search Light 125
Small Oil Refinery icon Small Oil Refinery 125
Large Furnace icon Large Furnace 125


Item Required Scrap
Explosives icon Explosives 500


Item Required Scrap
Beenie Hat icon Beenie Hat 20
Improvised Balaclava icon Improvised Balaclava 20
Leather Gloves icon Leather Gloves 20
Shorts icon Shorts 20
T-Shirt icon T-Shirt 20
Jacket icon Jacket 20
Miners Hat icon Miners Hat 20
Bucket Helmet icon Bucket Helmet 75
Riot Helmet icon Riot Helmet 75
Coffee Can Helmet icon Coffee Can Helmet 75
Tank Top icon Tank Top 75
Longsleeve T-Shirt icon Longsleeve T-Shirt 20
Shirt icon Shirt 75
Hoodie icon Hoodie 75
Snow Jacket - Red icon Snow Jacket - Red 20
Pants icon Pants 75
Boots icon Boots 75
Road Sign Jacket icon Road Sign Jacket 75
Road Sign Kilt icon Road Sign Kilt 75
Hazmat Suit icon-0
Hazmat Suit
Heavy Plate Helmet icon Heavy Plate Helmet 125
Heavy Plate Jacket icon Heavy Plate Jacket 125
Heavy Plate Pants icon Heavy Plate Pants 125
Metal Facemask icon Metal Facemask 500
Metal Chest Plate icon Metal Chest Plate 500


Item Required Scrap
Water Bucket icon Water Bucket 20
Chainsaw icon Chainsaw 125
Hatchet icon Hatchet 75
Salvaged Hammer icon Salvaged Hammer 75
Survey Charge icon Survey Charge 75
Salvaged Icepick icon Salvaged Icepick 125
Salvaged Axe icon Salvaged Axe 125
Satchel Charge icon Satchel Charge 125
Timed Explosive Charge icon Timed Explosive Charge 500
Flare icon Flare 20


Item Required Scrap
Medical Syringe icon Medical Syringe 75
Large Medkit icon Large Medkit



Item Required Scrap
Salvaged Sword icon Salvaged Sword 20
Mace icon Mace 75
Salvaged Cleaver icon Salvaged Cleaver 75
Longsword icon Longsword 75
Beancan Grenade icon Beancan Grenade 75
F1 Grenade icon F1 Grenade 75
Revolver icon Revolver 75
Waterpipe Shotgun icon Waterpipe Shotgun 75
Python Revolver icon Python Revolver 125
Double Barrel Shotgun icon Double Barrel Shotgun 125
Pump Shotgun icon Pump Shotgun 125
Semi-Automatic Pistol icon
Semi-Automatic Pistol
Semi-Automatic Rifle icon Semi-Automatic Rifle 125
Custom SMG icon Custom SMG 125
Thompson icon Thompson 125
MP5A4 icon MP5A4 125
Flame Thrower icon Flame Thrower 125
Assault Rifle icon Assault Rifle 500
Bolt Action Rifle icon Bolt Action Rifle 500
Rocket Launcher icon Rocket Launcher 500
Silencer icon Silencer 75
Weapon Flashlight icon Weapon Flashlight 75
Simple Handmade Sight icon Simple Handmade Sight 75
Weapon Lasersight icon Weapon Lasersight 125
Muzzle Brake icon Muzzle Brake 125
Muzzle Boost icon Muzzle Boost 125
Holosight icon Holosight 125
4x Zoom Scope icon 4x Zoom Scope 125


Item Required Scrap
High Velocity Arrow icon High Velocity Arrow 0
12 Gauge Buckshot icon 12 Gauge Buckshot 75
12 Gauge Slug icon 12 Gauge Slug 75
Pistol Bullet icon Pistol Bullet 75
HV Pistol Ammo icon HV Pistol Ammo 125
Incendiary Pistol Bullet icon Incendiary Pistol Bullet 125
5.56 Rifle Ammo icon 5.56 Rifle Ammo 125
HV 5.56 Rifle Ammo icon HV 5.56 Rifle Ammo 125
Incendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo icon Incendiary 5.56 Rifle Ammo 125
Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo icon Explosive 5.56 Rifle Ammo 125
Rocket icon Rocket 125
High Velocity Rocket icon High Velocity Rocket 125
Incendiary Rocket icon Incendiary Rocket 125


Item Required Scrap
Wooden Floor Spikes icon Wooden Floor Spikes 20
Snap Trap icon Snap Trap 75
Flame Turret icon Flame Turret 75
Land Mine icon Land Mine 125
Shotgun Trap icon Shotgun Trap 125
Auto Turret icon Auto Turret 125


Item Required Scrap
Empty Propane Tank icon Empty Propane Tank 75
Metal Blade icon Metal Blade 75
Road Signs icon Road Signs 75
Sewing Kit icon Sewing Kit 125
Metal Spring icon Metal Spring 125
Gears icon Gears 75
Metal Pipe icon Metal Pipe 125


  • Researching will continue if you close the table's interface during the process. Items can be stored in the slots of the research table.
  • The sound that plays when researching an item can be heard by anyone nearby.
  • Research tables were originally implemented for Blueprint System. The table was then removed from crafting and re-introduced in devblog 158 with the introduction of Scrap with a different purpose. However, as of devblog 180, the Research Table is once again used for blueprints.

12 Gauge Buckshot12 Gauge Slug5.56 Rifle AmmoExplosive 5.56 Rifle AmmoHandmade ShellHigh Velocity ArrowHigh Velocity RocketHV 5.56 Rifle AmmoHV Pistol AmmoIncendiary 5.56 Rifle AmmoIncendiary Pistol BulletIncendiary RocketPistol BulletRocketSmoke RocketWooden Arrow
Bandana MaskBaseball CapBeenie HatBone ArmorBone HelmetBoonie HatBootsBucket HelmetBurlap HeadwrapBurlap ShirtBurlap ShoesBurlap TrousersCandle HatCoffee Can HelmetHazmat BootsHazmat GlovesHazmat HelmetHazmat JacketHazmat PantsHazmat SuitHide BootsHide HalterneckHide PantsHide PonchoHide SkirtHide VestHoodieImprovised BalaclavaJacketLeather GlovesLongsleeve T-ShirtMetal Chest PlateMetal FacemaskMiners HatPantsRiot HelmetRoad Sign JacketRoad Sign KiltSanta HatShirtShortsSnow Jacket - RedTank TopT-ShirtWolf HeaddressWood Armor PantsWood Chestplate
BleachDuct TapeEmpty Propane TankGearsGlueMetal BladeMetal PipeMetal SpringRifle BodyRoad SignsRopeSemi Automatic BodySewing KitSheet MetalSMG BodySticksTarpTech Trash
Armored DoorArmored Double DoorBarbed Wooden BarricadeBuilding PlanChainlink FenceChainlink Fence GateCode LockConcrete BarricadeFloor GrillHigh External Stone GateHigh External Stone WallHigh External Wooden GateHigh External Wooden WallLadder HatchLarge Water CatcherLockMetal BarricadeMetal horizontal embrasureMetal Vertical embrasureMetal Window BarsMining QuarryPrison Cell GatePrison Cell WallPump JackReinforced Window BarsSandbag BarricadeSheet Metal DoorSheet Metal Double DoorShop FrontSmall Water CatcherStone BarricadeTool CupboardWind TurbineWood Double DoorWood ShuttersWooden BarricadeWooden DoorWooden LadderWooden Window Bars
AppleBear MeatBear Meat CookedBlack RaspberriesBlueberriesBurned ChickenBurned Human MeatBurned PorkBurned Wolf MeatBurnt Bear MeatCactus FleshCan of BeansCan of TunaCandy CaneChocolate BarCooked ChickenCooked FishCooked Human MeatCooked PorkCooked Wolf MeatCornCorn SeedGranola BarHemp SeedMinnowsMushroomPorkPumpkinPumpkin SeedRaw Chicken BreastRaw FishRaw Human MeatRaw Wolf MeatRotten AppleSmall TroutSmall Water BottleSpoiled ChickenSpoiled Human MeatSpoiled Wolf MeatWater Jug
BedBota BagCamp FireCeiling LightDouble Sign PostFurnaceHuge Wooden SignJack O Lantern AngryJack O Lantern HappyLandscape Picture FrameLanternLarge Banner HangingLarge Banner on poleLarge FurnaceLarge Wood BoxLarge Wooden SignOne Sided Town Sign PostPaper MapPookie BearPortrait Picture FrameReactive TargetRepair BenchResearch TableSalvaged ShelvesSingle Sign PostSleeping BagSmall Oil RefinerySmall StashSmall StockingSmall Wooden SignSUPER StockingSurvival Fish TrapTuna Can LampTall Picture FrameTwo Sided Hanging SignTwo Sided Ornate Hanging SignTwo Sided Town Sign PostWater BarrelWater PurifierWood Storage BoxWooden SignXL Picture FrameXXL Picture Frame
Anti-Radiation PillsBandageBloodLarge MedkitMedical Syringe
Acoustic GuitarBlueprintDoor KeyLarge PresentMedium PresentNoteSmall Present
Animal FatBattery - SmallBone FragmentsCCTV CameraCharcoalClothCoalCrude OilEmpty Can Of BeansEmpty Tuna CanExplosivesGun PowderHigh Quality MetalHigh Quality Metal OreHuman SkullLeatherLow Grade FuelMetal FragmentsMetal OrePaperResearch PaperSalt WaterStonesSulfurSulfur OreTargeting ComputerWaterWolf SkullWood
CameraFlareHammerHatchetPick AxeRockSalvaged AxeSalvaged HammerSalvaged IcepickSatchel ChargeStone HatchetStone Pick AxeSupply SignalSurvey ChargeTimed Explosive ChargeTorchWater Bucket
Auto TurretLand MineShotgun TrapSnap TrapWooden Floor Spikes
4x Zoom ScopeAssault RifleBeancan GrenadeBolt Action RifleBone ClubBone KnifeCrossbowCustom SMGDouble Barrel ShotgunEoka PistolF1 GrenadeFlame ThrowerHolosightHunting BowLongswordLR-300 Assault RifleM249MaceMacheteMP5A4Muzzle BoostMuzzle BrakePump ShotgunRevolverRocket LauncherSalvaged CleaverSalvaged SwordSemi-Automatic PistolSemi-Automatic RifleSilencerStone SpearThompsonWaterpipe ShotgunWeapon FlashlightWeapon LasersightWooden Spear
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