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Beams / Columns
  • Wooden Beam.png Marble Column.png Boreal Beam.png Rich Mahogany Beam.png Granite Column.png Sandstone Column.png Mushroom Beam.png

    Wooden Beam (placed).png Marble Column (placed).png Boreal Beam (placed).png Rich Mahogany Beam (placed).png

    Granite Column (placed).png Sandstone Column (placed).png Mushroom Beam (placed).png

Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Placeable✔️ (1 wide × 1 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research50 required
  • Internal Tile ID: 124, 561, 574 - 578
"Beam" redirects here. For the foreground block crafted from Adamantite, see Adamantite Beam.
"Column" redirects here. For the foreground block crafted from Palladium, see Palladium Column.

Beams or columns are background furniture items that provide support for torches and can be used as decoration. They form continuous vertical pillars when stacked. They are found naturally in Underground Cabins, and can be crafted.

Beams and columns can be stacked from the ground, and exist in the background, providing support for suspended torches that will not inhibit character movement. In this way, beams and columns provide a function similar to trees (which also exist in the background and allow the player to suspend high torches), but which the player can construct where they like. Where background walls exist, beams and columns can also be placed in "midair", without support from below.

Despite their appearance as background walls, beams and columns instead share a layer with other furniture items (like tables, torches, statues, Switches, timers, etc.), thus the two cannot share the same tile space. They can also prevent a door from opening.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Boreal BeamBoreal Beam
Internal Item ID: 4717
Granite ColumnGranite Column
Internal Item ID: 4719
Marble ColumnMarble Column
Internal Item ID: 4554
Mushroom BeamMushroom Beam
Internal Item ID: 4721
Rich Mahogany BeamRich Mahogany Beam
Internal Item ID: 4718
Sandstone ColumnSandstone Column
Internal Item ID: 4720
Wooden BeamWooden Beam
Internal Item ID: 480
total: 7 row(s)


  • Despite their names, the Adamantite Beam and Palladium Column do not count as beams. Instead, they are types of blocks.
  • Prior to 1.2, Wooden Beams presented the only method of placing suspended Torches without foreground blocks for them to attach to. As Torches can be placed directly on background walls in 1.2, Wooden Beams are far less functional within houses. They can still be helpful in other places where background walls are not present.


  • Desktop Added Boreal Beam, Granite Column, Marble Column, Mushroom Beam, Rich Mahogany Beam, and Sandstone Column.
  • Desktop 1.2: Stack limit of Wooden Beams increased from 250 to 999.