This article gives tips about training the Construction skill.
Construction is arguably the most expensive skill in RuneScape, since the supplies needed to train Construction can be very expensive. You can train Construction whenever you want, but to make training quick and efficient, it is best to have a lot of spare money to buy a large number of planks.
As ironmen cannot use the Grand Exchange, they will need to chop down a large number of trees. Teak and mahogany logs can be obtained from Managing Miscellania, though it is somewhat slow and you may want to chop down teak/mahogany trees at the same time.
This section will show the time and number of materials needed to reach level 99 Construction training using the most efficient methods possible.
It is recommended to bring weight-reducing gear so you will not deplete run energy as fast when going to and from your house.
Before you can even start Construction, you will need to visit an Estate agent (you can find them in Varrock, Falador, East Ardougne and Seers' Village) and pay a one-time fee of 1,000 coins to purchase a house. The house will have two rooms; a Parlour and a Garden; apart from the exit portal in the garden, there is nothing pre-built for you.
Experience and cost per construction materialEdit
|Item||XP Given||GE Log Cost||Sawmill Fee||Total Cost||Cost/XP||GE Plank Cost||Cost/XP|
|and||29||46 + 11||100||157||5.41||313 + 11||11.17|
- Slightly different experience, cost, and cost / experience point is given for different metal nails.
- The cost of any extra transportation methods to get to the Sawmill are not included.
This chart shows the experience given per object when each object is used. The cost per experience point is based on Grand Exchange prices. The cost of "free" components (i.e., the components that can be made with effort only) shows the price one could sell those items for, if you had not used them on Construction.
|Item||Experience given||NPC Cost||Cost/XP||GE Cost||Cost/XP|
|20||10 or 17||0.5 or 0.85||93||4.65|
- You can turn clay into soft clay by adding water to it. This can be done in a player-owned house using a garden or kitchen water source.
- You can turn limestone into limestone bricks using a chisel on it.
It is recommended to keep all planks in your bank when training to save inventory space. Your butler will retrieve a full inventory when asked.
Once a player reaches level 30, they may begin to turn Long and Curved bones in to Barlak for both construction experience and some coins. He can be found inside the city of Dorgesh-Kaan, which isn't accessible until the player has completed Death to the Dorgeshuun. Note that they are only obtainable from monsters capable of dropping big bones, and even then, the special bones themselves are rare, with long bones having a drop rate of 1/400 and curved bones at a rate of 1/5000.
Players can press 1 to quickly select the option to remove furniture when prompted with the confirmation window.
When powertraining, it is advised to use Phials in the Rimmington General Store. You can bring a full stack of noted planks and use them on Phials, who will convert them into the actual item for 5 coins per note. This is somewhat fast, but not as fast as a demon butler. It does save the player a lot on butler costs however. When you finish training, you can always change your house back to the location it was in.
At level 20 Construction, you can build Bedrooms. You will need 2 Bedrooms in your house in order to hire a servant from the Servants' Guild in East Ardougne. It is recommended to grab either the Butler or Demon butler, as they can fetch items from the bank very quickly; all other servants below the human butler will be too slow. Butlers will request a payment after 7 services completed (not all services will count). If you currently have a servant and want to change, you will need to fire your current servant and return to the Servants' Guild to hire a new one.
A trick to train with minimal mouse movements is to play in resizable mode and zoom all the way in. Widen the game a bit so that there is some space between the chat box and the right hand side control panel. Position the Hotspot you want to train at at the bottom of the screen. Then position the mouse over the hotspot and slightly higher than the report button. If done right, the build and remove options should be in the same spot as the right click.
Level 1-33 – Crude wooden chairsEdit
Crude wooden chairs require 2 wooden planks and 2 nails each, costing up to 233,190 coins if materials are bought from the Grand Exchange. (It is recommended you buy bronze nails from the sawmill and not from other players as they are significantly cheaper.) Cutting the logs yourself and making them into planks at the sawmill will cost about 63,000 coins. Building a crude wooden chair grants 58 Construction experience. Don't forget to build a workbench at level 17, which will increase your experience per hour by allowing you to build furniture into flatpacks in your inventory instead of requiring them to be placed and removed.
- Experience needed: 18,247
- Chairs to goal: 315
- needed: 630
- needed: 630 minimum, (You'll need ~3000/~2000/~1200 nails when using Bronze / Iron / Steel Nails respectively)
- Time: 1 hour.
- Cost (steel nails): -233,190
- Cost (iron nails): -229,190
- Cost (bronze nails): -230,190
- You can start building wooden bookcases at level 4 at the cost of 4 wooden planks and 4 nails which will allow you to use a full inventory of planks faster for a loss of only 1 xp per bookcase compared to chairs.
- Depending on the type of nails used, more will be needed to compensate for bending. It is recommended to bring 2,400 bronze/iron nails or 1,200 steel nails as you will bend a lot in first several levels.
Level 33-52/69/74 – Oak lardersEdit
Oak larders require 8 oak planks each, costing around 8,498,864 coins if materials are bought from the Grand Exchange, and grant 480 Construction experience each. If you cut the logs by yourself and turn them into planks, it will cost around 4,000,000 coins. It is still recommended to buy oak planks off the Grand Exchange, as it will take an extremely long time to make the planks yourself. A demon butler is recommended when training with larders.
- Experience needed: 1,078,031
- Larders to goal: 2,246
- needed: 17,968
- Experience per hour: 225,000 to 335,000
- Time: 5 to 7 hours.
- Cost: -8,498,864
Level 52-99 – Mahogany tablesEdit
Another option is to train building Mahogany tables, which require 6 mahogany planks each. Building a mahogany table gives 840 experience each. While relatively faster compared to oak planks, it is significantly more expensive. The most common strategy is to use a demon butler, and to build 2 tables in the time the demon butler takes to fetch planks from the bank, giving about 450,000 xp/hr.
- Experience needed: 12,910,771
- Tables to goal: 15,369
- Mahogany planks needed: 92,214
- Experience per hour: 450,000 - 550,000
- Time: 23.4 to 28.7 hours
- Cost: -204,069,582
Level 69-74 – Carved teak magic wardrobesEdit
A faster and cheaper alternative option to building Oak larders is to build Carved teak magic wardrobes instead, which require 6 teak planks each. Building carved teak magic wardrobes give 540 experience each, which is slightly faster than the 480 experience given by oak larders. As with mahogany tables, the most common strategy is to use a demon butler.
- Experience needed: 428,227
- Wardrobes to goal: 794
- needed: 4,764
- Experience per hour: 300,000 - 350,000
- Time: 1.2 to 1.5 hours
- Cost: -5,059,368
Level 74-99 – Oak dungeon doorsEdit
Another option is to train using Oak dungeon doors, which require 10 oak planks each, costing around 94,112,810 coins if materials are bought from the Grand Exchange. If you cut the logs by yourself and turn them into planks, it will cost around 50,000,000 coins. Like the previous methods, it is still better off buying them off other players to save time. Building an oak door grants 600 Construction experience. A normal butler is recommended when training with dungeon doors, as a demon butler is too fast. With a Demon butler perfect ticks yields 490k xp/hr, however, expect to get around 450k xp/hr with full attention.
- Experience needed: 11,938,153
- Doors to goal: 19,897
- needed: 198,970
- Experience per hour: 400,000 - 490,000
- Time: 43.4 to 59.7 hours
- Cost: -94,112,810