A downloadable game for Windows

Welcome to Woodwork Simulator, a new proof-of-concept demo from The Irregular Corporation.

Here at The Irregular Corporation, we’re always playing around with interesting and fun simulation ideas and we’re excited to share what we’ve been up to.

Woodwork Simulator is a free, open demo that showcases an initial set of hand tools and the ability to shape and build whatever you like. Saw yourself off a chunk of wood and chisel it into a masterpiece!

Woodwork Simulator gives you the tools to work with wood in remarkably realistic ways. Using a range of hand tools, you’ll be able to saw with accurate precision, chisel to the depth you desire, drill without restraint, plane wood to a smooth finish, or carve intricate designs on the lathe.

We offer 4 modes in the demo; a free build option to make whatever you please and 3x challenge modes to get you comfortable using the tools by recreating furniture to an existing template.

Being a prototype tech demo, please be aware that you may encounter bugs or other performance issues and the game does not represent final release quality.


  • Explore your creativity in free-build mode where the only limit is your imagination
  • Apply your woodworking prowess in our three challenge modes, building furniture items from existing templates
  • Saw, drill, chisel, plane, lathe, sand and glue with incredible precision
  • Add the finishing touches to your creations by applying wood oil and a range of paint colours


One of our aims in putting this demo into your hands early is to hear about what you like and what you don’t. 

Click the link below to find our feedback form where you can let us know your thoughts. 


Fancy sharing your creations with the world? Then use #woodworksim - we can't wait to see all of the awesome designs you make.

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Wish this could be a full release? Click the Steam link above to show your support and Wishlist the game.


An overview of all of the controls can be found within the game’s menu. Similarly, on-screen prompts will guide you on how to use the tools.

For those curious ahead of time…

Movement and camera:

W, S, A, D                          Move forwards, backwards, left and right           
Mouse MovementLook around (left, right, up, down)

When using the tools:

Middle-mouse (hold)Pan camera                                                                               
Right-mouse  (hold)Rotate camera
Mouse scroll wheelZoom in and out
W, S, A, DRotate/tilt tool
SpaceReset a tool back to its starting rotation

Player actions:

Mouse Left-Click       Primary Action
Mouse Right-ClickSecondary Action
FCreate template (from any held piece of wood)
RX-ray mode, preview template inside wood
QQuick move, hold to drag wood around
CScreenshot (saved to ‘My Pictures’)
Left-ShiftFreehand, hold to disable tool assistance


Is this a free demo?

Yep, the demo is free to download. We’ve been having a great time playing around with the tools and are really looking forward to seeing what the Itch.io community can do.

  • I’ve just built the oak equivalent of the Mona Lisa, can I show off my own creation?

Incredible! Press the ‘C’ key during gameplay to take a snap of your designs (the image will be saved in your default MY PICTURES folder), or grab the camera that's in the workshop and snap that perfect pic.

Be sure to tag us in any posts and use #woodworksim – we’d love to see what people are making.

  • I love it! When will it become a full game?

Great question. We think this idea has legs and are considering ways we could expand it out into a full experience. Part of our desire to get this into people’s hands early is to find out how viable the core mechanics are and how much appetite there would be for a full game. If this is right up your alley, let us know!

You can even Wishlist the game on Steam already to register your interest.

  • Can I reach out with thoughts and suggestions for where this could go in the future?

Yes, absolutely. We’d love to hear feedback. You can follow this link to a short survey where we’re collecting ideas and thoughts from players.

  • What's the best way to discuss the game with others or report issues?

Please join us on Discord and head to the Woodwork section to chat with other players, or reach out to us directly.

  • What else is The Irregular Corporation up to? What other games do you have?

We are always working on a range of titles, both for PC and console. Here are the best ways to keep in touch.


OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or higher

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Athlon X4 740 (or equivalent)

Memory: 4 GB RAM

Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 (2048 MB) or Radeon R9 285 (2048 MB)

Integrated GPUs may work but are not supported.

DirectX: Version 9.0c

Storage: 1 GB available space

Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Updated 28 days ago
PublisherThe Irregular Corporation
AuthorThe Irregular Corporation
Made withUnity
Tags3D, build, Creative, simulator, woodwork
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksSteam, Community, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook
Mentionsitch.io Recommends: Essays, demos, and g...

Install instructions

  • Download the zipped game folder 
  • Unzip this file to your desired location
  • Once unzipped, run "WWS.exe"
  • Note, if prompted, you may need to grant permission to Windows in order to run the game


woodwork-simulator-prototype-windows.zip 369 MB
Version 0.0.6 33 days ago


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This game is really fun I just spent like 2 hours makeing my first table <3
I would love to see some improvement on the glue stuff like it's pretty hard to navigate while in this "attachment mode".  As somebody said already more tools would be great maybe some kind of customers ordering custom stuff. 

Things to add - Power tools like table saws to make the game not as slow for no reason, reset camera button, redo button, and unlimited undos

Hello, I am trying to download the carpentry game prototype I would love to play it because I have been trying to download it for two days and it does not leave me I do not know why but when I get the .rar to download I try to go to the desk and it does not let me, It is more I try to open from Google and it eliminates me alone, help please take several hours and days trying this, thanks

Was really excited to try this in VR, and then realized that wasn't a tag...

So, the idea is cool, but there are much work to do. As an example, i tried to create a barett sniper rifle, and i can't finish it, because the saw is turning only in 2 axis. And different sizes for dril would be useful too. Good luck with the game, Irregular corp.

You gotta hold Shift to have precise manual control over the angle.

Thx a lot

Turned out way better than I thought it would, pretty satisfying to put the thing together.

It's me again, i did a minecraft grass block but i can't measure it so whatever,i think you can do so much in this game and i will keep it, very good work with the game

you know, i like games without THE GODDAMN WINZIP, i don't have it


....windows opens .zip files without the need of any additional software since windows xp.... it's literally the most simple thing ever.

In case you can't figure out I recommend getting 7-zip, it's free and works great.

winrar is also very simple and free ,yes the trial says it ends but you can just close the window that says that, you can use it infinite times :)

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No reason why not to use 7zip instead, it's actually free and open source, plus it's objectively better.

It takes care of anything winrar does and then some.

Well im too lazy to change it now but thank you


I mean... it takes literally around 3 minutes to download and install (it's a very small download), but ok :P

Winrar works anyway.


it works great -.-


Oof be quiet XxLuceroxX

Files confuse me and i was paranoid about accidently deleting one and having to spend another hour redownloading them or something xD

I was about to make another comment saying I hecked up but jeez

I downloaded it and got a zipped folder. So I went to unzip it and its a bunch of files and such,none say which is used to play the game, tried to unzip them and it wouldnt put them where i said to unzip

WWS.exe is used to play the game

hi i liked this very mucho and did an uwu

iam new hi

This is so funny.

Finally someone has done it, I've been wanting a game like this for years, now I can finally build without borders, it's fun to build his real projects but also to create new ones.

This game has potential to keep up the good work.

haven't played but friend has and he says it great


The game is very cool, fun and satisfying maybe i am not so good at it but here, i played a little and did a table 


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I'm as bad at virtual woodworking as I am in real life

Very good I hope you add more it was a bit finicky but very fun

I built the world's most beautiful birdhouse, all thanks to you! 

This was great fun to play! I mean my birdhouse turned out pretty awful but the process was hilarious haha! I struggled to rotate objects I picked up which  made it more difficult though. And some random background music would be good too. Keep  it up as this is really fun!  


i loved the game! wondering if there are any future updates to the game!


why is it not downloading HELP ME!


That kinda happend to me it wouldnt let me press install but i waited like 2 or 1 day(s) and it worked

hyper bien J'adore !!

i have not played it yet

good game my like your game

Very great game with wonderful concept! I had to give up before I got very far with the birdhouse because the saw was too buggy. The line would turn blue and follow the edge of a template, but only halfway through the length. It would randomly change directions and cut into the wrong things. 

Downloaded to screw with the lathe. Was not disappointed.


I gave the game another go and decided to build a table. Things went well except that there's still some paranormal activity going on in the workshop :)

Can't wait for the future updates to see what are you guys gonna bring to us

now i can be a wood artist


Very relaxing game its very fun too to make you own wood things

Keep up the good work!

How you do that? 

Please tell


As a professional woodworker and totally not someone who just randomly glues wood together and calls it art, I can say this is a fun and accurate simulated representation of the joys of working with wood!

Keep up the wood work, devs.

Part 2!

It took me a little time to get the controls, but I like how this game handles. Some parts need polish - no pun intended - but it's definitely a good foundation for what's to come and impressive for a prototype.

Ikea Simulator 2019

YOOOOOO ive been an avid woodturner for years and I really wanted to make a game just like this, dang you beat me to it.

Im yet to thy it out, but it looks awesome

I love it, as a kid I always wanted to work with wood like "This Old Yankee Workshop" well NOW I can!  thanks!




Wow very awesome!

Woodworking has never been the same... Larry can't let it go...

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