How to Craft a Workbench
Once you have your basic tools, the next thing you need is a Valheim workbench. This will unlock many new crafting options and creates an area for you to build on. Equip the hammer, and then go to the ‘crafting’ tab to find the recipe for the workbench. It requires 10 wood.
After you place the bench, you will see a large, white circle surrounding it. This is your building area. If you want to build somewhere else, either place a second workbench or simply dismantle it and place it again.