This page and subpages are an overall guide to crafting.
How to craft
Crafting items can be done by having the correct items in the player's inventory (or surrounding accessible inventories) and right-clicking one of the items, or in the case of custom food recipes, right-clicking the base/starter item. Any crafting recipe that an item can be used in will show up in the contextual menu. If that item can be used in multiple recipes, those recipes will also display, as long as the player has the correct items for them.
Crafting can also be done through the crafting UI, which can be opened via the hotkey B by default, or pressing the HUD icon at the top-left of the screen . Recipes in the crafting UI are separated into categories, which are navigated via the tabs. Tabs will remain hidden until recipes from that category are learned.
Crafting recipes can be learned by simply choosing the appropriate occupation or trait during character creation, reaching the required skill level, or reading recipe magazines.
Does the skill level affect crafting?
The player's skill level doesn't necessarily affect the crafting of items, however some recipes do require the player to have reached a certain level. Constructing objects in the world, however, will affect the health of various objects, specifically walls, doors, etc. The health will scale to the player's level in the appropriate skill, adding 100 health per level.
Many recipes require tools that are not be consumed in the recipe, although they may consume some of the tool's fuel.