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Basic Information
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Group Resources
Category Intermediate Resource
Loot Container
Gear Slot
Covering Attribute
Block Properties
Hit Points
Storage Slots
Horizontal Support
Light Opacity
Upgrades to
Breaks to
Weapon/Tool Properties
Entity Damage 5
Power Attack Entity Damage
Block Damage 0.1
Power Attack Block Damage
Effective Range
Explosion Range Entities
Explosion Range Blocks
Attacks per Minute
Rounds per Minute
Reload Time
Ammo Type
Magazine Size
Stamina Usage
Power Attack Stamina Usage
Damage Multiplier: Earth 0
Damage Multiplier: Metal 0
Damage Multiplier: Stone 0
Damage Multiplier: Wood 0.1
Butcher Tool
Butcher Damage Multiplier
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Vehicle Properties
Vehicle Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Protection Properties
Cold Resist
Heat Resist
Armor Rating
Elemental Protection
Effect Protection
Mobility Reduction
Stamina Regen Reduction
Noise Increase
Consumption Effects
Effect on Fullness
Effect on Hydration
Effect on max Stamina
Effect on Stamina regen
Effect on Health
Effect on Max Health
Cure Percentage
Buff Effect
Buff Duration
Dysentery Chance (%)
Characteristic Properties
Durability (Min Quality)
Durability (Max Quality)
Degradation per Use
Mod Type
Compatible Mods
Repaired Using
Electrical Power Required
Base Price
Max Stack 1000
Scrapping/Forging Properties
Scraps into
Meltable Yes
Material Iron
Burn Time
Farming Properties
Crop produced
Seed used
Time to grow
Obtainable Through


Nails are a resource used in the crafting of many different items, they can also be used as a type of ammunition, usable only by the Nailgun. They are consumed when using the nailgun as an offensive weapon (by left-clicking); upgrading/repairing a block (by right-clicking) will not consume any Nails.

When used as ammunition from a Nailgun, the amount of damage done is based in part on the quality of the Nailgun used.

Nails can be cast in a Forge, and found in various locations (most commonly found in Garage Storage). Nails can be scrapped or smelted in a Forge to produce Iron.


Nails can be scrapped into Iron, 2 Nails are required to make 1 Iron.


Required Items[]

ScrapIron.png 1* Iron At a
00′ 01"
ClaySoil.png 1* Clay Soil
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Used to craft[]


The following recipes require Nails: (NOTE: Times are based on a level one skill and the material that an object is crafted from, which is only reliable for food at the moment, so is rather difficult to calculate, this table is auto-generated):

Item Required Materials Workstation Implement Time Book Skill
Bellows.png Advanced Bellows Woodresource.png Wood *6, Leather.png Leather *20, ShortMetalPipe.png Short Iron Pipe *2, DuctTape.png Duct Tape *5, Nails.png Nails *5 - - 00′ 53.5" Schematic -
MineCookingPot.png Cooking Pot Mine ForgedIron.png Forged Iron *1, GunPowder.png Gun Powder *5, Nails.png Nails *1, DuctTape.png Duct Tape *1 Workbench - 00′ 17" - Demolitions Expert
MineHubcap.png Hub Cap Land Mine ForgedIron.png Forged Iron *1, GunPowder.png Gun Powder *8, Nail.png Nails *1, DuctTape.png Duct Tape *1 Workbench - 00′ 20" - Demolitions Expert
LeatherCouchCorner.png Leather Couch Leather.png Leather *5, Nails.png Nails *10, Woodresource.png Wood *10 - - 00′ 22.5" - -
CntNightstandClosed.png Night Stand Woodresource.png Wood *20, Nails.png Nails *10 - - 00′ 15" - -
Chair01.png Old Chair Nails.png Nails *10, Woodresource.png Wood *10 - - 00′ 12.5" - -
SectionalCorner.png Old Couch Cloth.png Cloth Fragment *5, Nails.png Nails *10, Woodresource.png Wood *10 - - 00′ 17.5" - -
Storagebox.png Storage Box Nails.png Nails *10, Woodresource.png Wood *12 - - 00′ 13" - -
AmmoBox.png Storage Generic Nails.png Nails *10, Woodresource.png Wood *20 - - 00′ 15" - -
WoodTable.png Wood Table Nails.png Nails *10, Woodresource.png Wood *10 Workbench - 00′ 12.5" - -
OldChair.png Wooden Chair Woodresource.png Wood *10, Nails.png Nails *10 - - 00′ 12.5" - -
PlayerSignWood1x1.png Wooden Sign Nails.png Nails *4, Woodresource.png Wood *10
Nails.png Nails *10, Woodresource.png Wood *30
Nails.png Nails *20, Woodresource.png Wood *100
00′ 6.5"
00′ 17.5"
00′ 45"
Storagebox.png Wooden Storage Nails.png Nails *10, Woodresource.png Wood *12 - - 00′ 13" - -

Common Crafting Junk

Cloth.pngCloth Fragment, DuctTape.pngDuct Tape, ElectricParts.pngElectrical Parts, Leather.pngLeather, MechanicalParts.pngMechanical Parts, Nails.pngNails, Paper.pngPaper, YuccaFibers.pngPlant Fibers, ScrapPlastics.pngScrap Polymers, ShortMetalPipe.pngShort Iron Pipe, RockSmall.pngSmall Stone, Woodresource.pngWood