Valheim: How To Make Spinning Wheel And Windmill

Find out how to build all the high-tier crafting structures in Valheim.

Once you level up in Valheim, you will need to use the highest tier crafting structures like Spinning Wheel, Windmill and Blast furnace. But if you have doubts about their functionality, or how to unlock them, maybe even if you are not able to build them, then we will look at all the questions you might have regarding all of it.

How To Get Spinning Wheel and Windmill in Valheim?

Before you can craft a Spinning Wheel and Windmill, the main Crafting station you need to build first an Artisan Table. This will unlock all the highest-tier crafting structures for you.

How to Build an Artisan Table?

Spinning Wheel Windmill in Valheim
Build artisan table using dragon tear, to unlock Spinning Wheel, Windmill, and Blast Furnace.

To build Artisan Table you need 2 Dragon Tears and 10 Wood. Dragon tears can be collected by summoning and beating the forth forsaken boss Moder in the Mountain biome. To summon Moder you need three Dragon eggs and place them on the offering bowls at the Mountain altar. Once you have made an Artisan Table, you will be able to build Spinning Wheel, Windmill, and Blast furnace.

Spinning Wheel

After building the Artisans Table, you can place a Spinning Wheel in Valheim. The Spinning Wheel is an essential component to make higher-tier gears and weapons. Spinning Wheel makes Linen Threads from Flax. Linen Threads are the main ingredients in making Padded Armor Set and Black Metal weapons.


The Windmill is another structure that will help in making more food options in Valheim. The Windmill will produce Barley flour from Barley. Barley can be found in the Plains biome, guarded by Fulings in their Fuling Camps. With Barley flour, you will be able to make Bread, Blood pudding, Fish wraps, and Lox meat pie in a Cauldron.

Blast Furnace

A Blast Furnace is a higher-tier smelter, used to make Black Metal Ingots and Flametal ingots. These Black Metal Bars(Ingots) are used to craft all Black metal weapons like Blackmetal Axe and Blackmetal Shields. You need a level 4 Forge to unlock all the craftable items. To know more about this read our article on Blast Furnace. Flametal bars are yet to be implemented in the game and are expected to play a crucial role in the final version of the Valheim.

Can’t Build Windmill and Spinning Wheel After Building Artisan Table?

After Artisan Table, you need to unlock Iron Nails to build both Spinning Wheel and Windmill. Many players are able to build both Artisans Table and Blast Furnace. But the key part in the recipe of both Spinning Wheel and Windmill is Iron Nails. You can unlock Iron Nails from Iron bars at the Forge. Iron Nails will you unlocked for you if you have already crafted a Longship or any other craftable objects that need Iron Nails.

That’s everything you need to know about how to build Spinning Wheel, Windmill, and Blast Furnace. While you’re here, get more hidden secrets in our Valheim Wiki Guide. Also, check out more tips & tricks that will help you level up your gameplay in our Valheim guides.