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Carpentry Vol. 2

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Carpentry Vol. 2
Carpentry Vol. 2
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Total pages
260 pages
Item ID

The Carpentry Vol. 2, titled and previously known as Carpentry for Intermediates is a skill book that increases the experience gains for the player's carpentry skill for levels 3-4.


By reading the book, the player will receive a 5x multiplier to the carpentry XP gains, as long as they are level 3-4. It is not possible to read the book after that level and gain anything out of it.

To read the book:

  1. Right-click the skill book and click "Read".
  2. Wait for the progress bar to finish. Without traits, each page will take 5 seconds of real-time to read, or 2 minutes of in-game time.
  3. Check the character's skills page to verify a boost to the appropriate skill is obtained. (There will be sequential arrows running from the skill name to the skill boxes, and hovering over the skill box that is currently being worked on will show the multiplier that is being given.)

Note: If at any point the player is interrupted during reading, they do not lose the pages they have read; they will continue where they left off. Therefore, other matters can be attended to, such as killing a zombie or tending to a garden, before returning to the book. The total number of pages read so far will show up in the book's tooltip when hovered over. Depending on the situation, it may be best to spend a few hours a day (usually at night) over several days working through a skill book rather than attempting to read one straight through in one sitting (boredom, hunger, thirst, and unhappiness will all accrue while reading).

Note: If the character says, "I don't get it" or other similar lines above their head, they are reading a book too complicated for their level. No progress will be made or multiplier applied, when reading a book too complicated. Make sure they are reading the book that corresponds to the level they are currently working on (Vol. 1 = Level 1 and 2, Vol. 2 = Level 3 and 4, Vol. 3 = Level 5 and 6, Vol. 4 = Level 7 and 8, Vol. 5 = Level 9 and 10). Books cannot be read early.

The book can also used as a fuel, providing 15 minutes of burn time per book.


The distribution for this item can be found in the following table(s):

BookCarpentry2 distribution Show / Hide
Effective chance calculations are based off of default loot settings, and median zombie density. The higher the density of zombies in an area, the higher the effective chance of an item spawning. Chance is also influenced by the lucky and unlucky traits.
Building/Room Container Effective chance
all shelves 3.98%
bedroom crate 10.78%
bookstore crate 19.27%
bookstore shelves 19.27%
classroom counter 3.98%
classroom metal_shelves 3.98%
classroom shelves 3.98%
closet crate 10.78%
garagestorage crate 10.78%
kitchen crate 10.78%
library shelves 15.1%
livingroom crate 10.78%
livingroom shelves 3.98%
office shelves 3.98%
pawnshop crate 19.27%
pawnshop shelves 19.27%
pawnshopoffice shelves 19.27%
poststorage crate 10.78%
poststorage metal_shelves 10.78%
schoolstorage metal_shelves 3.98%
storageunit crate 10.78%
toolstore counter 19.27%
toolstore shelves 19.27%
Type Container Effective chance
Carpenter Trunk 19.27%
Postal Trunk 10.78%


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Source: ProjectZomboid\media\scripts\items_literature.txt

Retrieved: Build 41.78.16
item BookCarpentry2
	    DisplayCategory = SkillBook,
		NumberOfPages	=	260,
		Weight	=	0.8,
		Type	=	Literature,
		DisplayName = Carpentry Vol. 2,
		Icon	=	Book8,
        SkillTrained = Carpentry,
        LvlSkillTrained = 3,
        NumLevelsTrained = 2,
        StaticModel = Book,
        WorldStaticModel = BookBrown_Ground,

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