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Main Hall

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Seren Morgan-Roberts

A guide on how to fully build and furnish the Main Hall of your Homestead in the Hearthfire DLC.

The Main Hall is the largest part of the house and therefore takes the most materials to build and furnish.

How to Build a Main Hall

To have access to building a Main Hall, you’ll first have to build a Small House, which is the first step in the construction of your homestead. The Main Hall is the central hub to your home and once it’s built you can build the north, east and west wing, as well as convert the small house you built into an entry hall.

Below, you’ll find the materials needed to build the exterior of the home. You’ll need a fair bit of stuff, so head over to our guide on how to get building materials for more information.

Stage Materials required
Door x1 sawn log, x2 nails,x1 iron fittings, x1 lock, x2 hinges
Foundation x4 sawn log, x30 quarried stone
Floor x6 quarried stone
Wall Framing x16 sawn log, x20 nails
1st Level Walls x4 sawn log, x16 nail, x8 clay
2nd Floor Supports x6 sawn log, x10 nail
Roof Framing x10 sawn log
2nd Level Walls x4 sawn log, x12 nails, x8 clay
Roof x2 sawn log, x25 nail
Cellar x8 sawn log, x50 quarried stone
Total x55 sawn log, x86 quarried stone, x85 nail, x16 clay, x1 iron fitting, x1 lock, x2 hinge

You can build the Main Hall after building the small house.

Total Materials Required to Furnish Main Hall

There are four workbenches in the main hall room, one downstairs near the main entrance into the hall, one upstairs, one in the backroom and then one in the cellar. For the purpose of keeping the tables manageable and readable, we’ve split all the main hall furnishings into the three sections with total material requirement for each workbench. Then, we’ve given the cellar it’s own page, since it has a lot of furniture and decor!

Remember, you can pay your steward to furnish your house if you don’t want to decorate yourself. It costs 3,500 gold to decorate the Main Hall, which is a bit pricier and will also take a long time to finish. The cellar isn’t included in this cost and cannot be decorated by your steward.

Ground Floor Furnishings

Below you’ll find the different categories of furnishings available at the workbench to the left of the main hall entrance. Some of the furnishings from the ground floor workbench will appear on the upper floor.

Containers

Item Materials required
Barrel x1 sawn log, x1 nail, x1 iron ingot
Chest x1 sawn log, x1 nail, x1 iron fittings, x2 hinge, x1 lock
Chest x1 sawn log, x1 nail, x1 iron fittings, x2 hinge, x1 lock
Tall Wardrobe x2 sawn log, x4 nail, x1 iron fittngs, x2 hinge
Small Wardrobe x1 sawn log, x2 nail, x1 iron fittings

Furniture

Item Materials required
Chair x1 sawn log, x1 nail
Dining Table and Chairs x3 sawn log, x5 nail
Display Case x1 sawn log, x2 nail, x1 hinge, x1 glass
Display Case on Low Table x2 sawn log, x4 nail, x1 hinge, x1 glass
Square Table x1 sawn log, x2 nail
Square Table x1 sawn log, x2 nail
Washbasin on stand x1 sawn log, x1 nail, x1 iron ingot

The dining table in the middle of the main hall is quite the centrepiece.

Weapon Racks

Item Materials required
Armor Mannequin x1 sawn log, x1 nail, x1 iron ingot

Shelves

Item Materials required
Corner Shelf x1 sawn log, x3 nail
Corner Shelf x1 sawn log, x3 nail
Tall Shelf x2 sawn log, x4 nail
Wall Shelves (2) x1 sawn log, x1 nail
Wall Shelves (4) x2 sawn log, x2 nail

Miscellaneous

Item Materials required
Alchemy Lab x1 sawn log, x2 nail, x1 glass, x1 quicksilver ingot, x1 iron ingot.
Arcane Enchanter x1 sawn log, x1 nail, x1 glass, x1 refined moonstone, x1 iron ingot, x1 grand soul gem (filled), gold ingot
Large Chandelier x2 iron ingot, x2 iron fittings
Fireplace x1 sawn log, x4 quarried stone
Mounted Elk Head x1 leather strips, x1 deer hide, x1 large antlers
Mounted Goat Head x1 leather strips, x1 goat hide
Mounted Horker Head x1 leather strips, x2 horker tusk
Mounted Mudcrab x1 leather strips, x2 mudcrab chitin
Mounted Slaughterfish x1 leather strips, x4 slaughterfish scales

Some items crafted from the ground floor drafting table can be found upstairs.

Total Materials Required to Furnish Ground Floor Main Hall

Material Type Total Amount
Sawn Log 27
Quarried Stone 5
Nails 43
Iron Ingots 6
Iron Fittings 6
Hinges 7
Glass 4
Leather Strips 5
Lock 2
Horker Tusks 2
Goat Hide 1
Large Antlers 1
Quicksilver Ingot 1
Refined Moonstone 1
Gold Ingot 1
Grand Soul Gem 1
Slaughterfish Scales 4

Upstairs Furnishings

The upstairs serves as an open plan bedroom, with a large double bed and some children’s beds too.

Containers

Item Materials required
Cupboard x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails, x1 Iron Fittings
Cupboard x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails, x1 Iron Fittings
Display Case and Small Wardrobe x1 Iron Fittings, x4 Nails, x2 Sawn Log, x1 Hinge, x1 Glass
Dresser x1 Sawn Log, x3 Nails, x1 Iron Fittings
End Tables (2) x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails
Tall Wardrobe x1 Iron Fittings, x4 Nails, x2 Sawn Log, x1 Hinge
Tall Wardrobe x1 Iron Fittings, x4 Nails, x2 Sawn Log, x1 Hinge
Long chest x1 Sawn Log, x1 Nails, x1 Iron Fittings, x2 Hinge, x1 Lock

Furniture

Item Materials required
Chair x1 Sawn Log, x1 Nails
Display Case on Low Table x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails, x1 Hinge, x1 Glass
Double Bed x2 Sawn Log, x2 Nails, x4 Leather Strips, x2 Straw
Single Bed x1 Sawn Log, x1 Nails, x2 Leather Strips, x1 Straw
Single Bed x1 Sawn Log, x1 Nails, x2 Leather Strips, x1 Straw

You can furnish the upstairs part of the main hall with bedroom furniture.

Weapon Racks

Item Materials required
Weapon Plaque x1 Sawn Log, x1 Iron Fittings

Shelves

Item Materials required
Display Case and Shelf x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails, x1 Hinge, x1 Glass
Tall Bookshelf x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails
Tall Shelf x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails
Tall Shelf with Display Case x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails, x1 Glass, x1 Hinge
Wall Shelves (3) x1 Sawn Log, x1 Nails
Wall Shelves (4) x2 Sawn Log, x2 Nails

Miscellaneous

Item Materials required
Small Chandelier x1 Iron Ingot, x3 Goat Horns, x1 Iron Fittings
Small Chandelier x1 Iron Ingot, x3 Goat Horns, x1 Iron Fittings
Mounted Elk Head x1 Deer Hide, x1 Large Antlers, x1 Leather Strips
Mounted Snowy Sabre Cat Head x1 Leather Strips, x1 Sabre Cat Snow Pelt, x2 Sabre Cat Tooth
Mounted Wolf Head x1 Leather Strips, x1 Wolf Pelt
Mounted Wolf Head x1Leather Strips, x1 Wolf Pelt

Total Material Requirements to Furnish Upstairs Room

Material Type Total Amount
Nails 56
Sabre Cat Snow Pelt 1
Sabre Cat Teeth 2
Sawn Logs 33
Straw 4
Wolf Pelt 2
Deer Hide 1
Glass 4
Goat Horns 6
Hinges 8
Iron Fittings 10
Iron Ingot 2
Large Antlers 1
Leather Strips 12
Lock 1

Back Room Furnishings

As well as the main living area, there is a back room which attaches to the north wing that you could also decorate should you choose to.

Containers

Item Total Amount
Barrels x1 Sawn Log, x1 Nails, x1 Iron Ingot
Cupboard x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails, x1 Iron Fittings
Desk x1 Iron Fittings, x2 Nails, x1 Sawn Log
Display Case and Small Wardrobe x1 Iron Fittings, x4 Nails, x2 Sawn Log, x1 Hinge, x1 Glass
Safe x1 Lock, x1 Hinge, x3 Steel Ingot
Wardrobe, Small x1 Iron Fittings, x2 Nails, x1 Sawn Log

Furniture

Item Total Amount
Round Table and Chairs x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails
Square Table and Chairs x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails

In the backroom you’ll find more informal dining areas and storage.

Weapon Racks

Item Total Amount
Weapon Plaque x1 Sawn Log, x1 Iron Fittings

Shelves

Item Total Amount
Tall Shelf x2 Sawn Log, x4 Nails
Wall Shelves (2) x1 Sawn Log, x1 Nails

Miscellaneous

Item Total Amount
Blacksmith Anvil x4 Iron Ingot, x1 Sawn Log
Mounted Elk Antlers x1 Large Antlers, x1 Leather Strips
Mounted Slaughterfish x1 Leather Strips, x4 Slaughterfish Scales

One of the most useful things you can craft in your home is the anvil. Then, you won’t have to go outside to forge things!

Total Materials Required to Furnish Back Room

Material Type Total Amount
Large Antlers 1
Leather Strips 2
Lock 1
Nails 26
Sawn Logs 16
Glass 1
Hinges 2
Iron Fittings 5
Iron Ingots 5
Slaughterfish Scales 4
Steel Ingots 3

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 November 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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