Main article: Homestead (Hearthfire)
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"You may decide the Small House is not enough - perhaps you need more room for a growing family? The next step is to add a Main Hall, which will turn your cottage into an imposing manor house: two floors, including space for two small bedrooms, a back room and a large dining area."
The Beginner's Guide to Homesteading[src]

The Main Hall Is the second stage of home construction in The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire and is only available after the Small House is complete. The Main Hall must be constructed before any additional wings can be added.

Expansion[edit | edit source]

The Main Hall, mid construction.

Every Main Hall can be expanded with a Cellar as soon as the entire construction of the hall itself is done with, adding the Cellar is optional but it is also considered to be the final part of the Main Hall. When the Hall is done (with or without Cellar) additional wings can be constructed at the Drafting Table that connect to the Main Hall. A maximum of three wings can be added, and each wing has three possible choices. This allows for twenty seven possible combinations on each Homestead, however the choice for each wing once construction is started is permanent. If you have all three homesteads Lakeview Manor, Windstad Manor and Heljarchen Hall, you can have every kind of wing once. There are three choices for every wing as is listed below.

East Wing[edit | edit source]

West Wing[edit | edit source]

North Wing[edit | edit source]

Structure[edit | edit source]

The main hall consists of ten components that are spilt into seven stages of construction.

Stage Section Sawn Log Quarried Stone Nails Clay Iron Fittings Lock Hinge
Stage 1 Main Hall, Door 1 - 2 - 1 1 2
Stage 2 Main Hall, Foundation 4 30 - - - - -
Stage 3 Main Hall, Floor - 6 - - - - -
Main Hall, Wall Framing 16 - 20 - - - -
Stage 4 Main Hall, 1st Level Walls 4 - 16 8 - - -
Main Hall, 2nd Floor Supports 6 - 10 - - - -
Stage 5 Main Hall, Roof Framing 10 - - - - - -
Main Hall, 2nd Level Walls 4 - 12 8 - - -
Stage 6 Main Hall, Roof 2 - 25 - - - -
Stage 7 Main Hall, Cellar (optional) 8 50 - - - - -
Total 55 86 85 16 1 1 2

For a full overview of the Cellar, its furnishings, bugs, etc. see Cellar

Downstairs Furnishings[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of all furnishings that can be added to the Main Hall. Furnishings can be built manually at the indoor Carpenter's Workbench or added over a period time if done via a Steward. The cost of asking a steward to furnish entire  Main Hall is 3,500 Gold. The total base cost of buying all the materials and crafting the furnishings oneself is a fraction of the cost, albeit more time consuming.

All furnishings are fixed in position and cannot be removed once they are built. The name of the furnishing option does not always accurately describe what will be added, as in some cases additional containers and accessories may be added, along with the main piece of furniture.

These furnishings can be built from the Carpenter's Workbench located on the ground floor in the Main Hall. The first "Square Table" will appear automatically (beneath the west staircase) if "Remodel House into Entryway" is selected at the Drafting Table after building the "Square Table and Chairs" inside the small house.

Containers[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Iron Fittings Iron Ingot Hinge Lock
Barrel 1 1 - 1 - -
Chest (2) 2 2 2 - 4 2
Tall Wardrobe 2 4 1 - 1 -
Wardrobe, Small 1 2 1 - - -
Total 6 9 4 1 5 2

Furniture[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Iron Ingot Hinge Glass
Chair 1 1 - - -
Dining Table and Chairs 3 5 - - -
Display Case 1 2 - 1 1
Display Case on Low Table 2 4 - 1 1
Square Table (2) 1 2 - - -
Washbasin on Stand 1 1 1 - -
Total 9 15 1 2 2

Weapon Racks[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Quarried Stone
Armor Mannequin 1 1 1

Shelves[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails
Corner Shelf (2) 1 3
Tall Shelf 2 4
Wall Shelves (2) 1 1
Wall Shelves (2) 2 2
Total 6 10

Magical Workstations[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Glass Quicksilver Ingot Iron Ingot Refined Moonstone Filled Grand Soul Gem Gold Ingot
Alchemy Lab 1 2 1 1 1 - - -
Arcane Enchanter 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 1
Total 2 3 2 1 2 1 1 1

Illumination[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Iron Ingot Iron Fittings Quarried Stone
Chandelier, Large - 2 2 -
Fireplace 1 - - 4
Total 1 2 2 4

Taxidermy[edit | edit source]

Item Leather Strips Deer Hide Large Antlers Goat Hide Horker Tusk Mudcrab Chitin Slaughterfish Scales
Mounted Elk Head 1 1 1 - - - -
Mounted Goat Head 1 - - 1 - - -
Mounted Horker Head 1 - - - 2 - -
Mounted Mudcrab 1 - - - - 2 -
Mounted Slaughterfish 1 - - - - - 4
Total 5 1 1 1 2 2 4

Full Totals (Downstairs Furnishings)[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Iron Fittings Iron Ingot Hinge Glass Gold Ingot Quicksilver Ingot Refined Moonstone Leather Strips Deer Hide Grand Soul Gem Large Antlers Horker Tusk Slaughterfish Scales Mudcrab Chitin Quarried Stone Goat Hide Lock
Total Containers 6 9 4 1 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
Total Furniture 9 15 - 1 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total Weapon Racks 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - -
Total Shelves 6 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total Magical Workstations 2 3 - 2 - 2 1 1 1 - - 1 - - - - - - -
Total Illumination 1 - 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 - -
Total Taxidermy - - - - - - - - - 5 1 - 1 2 4 2 - 1 -
Full Totals 25 38 6 6 7 4 1 1 1 5 1 1 1 2 4 2 5 1 2

Special Totals[edit | edit source]

These are the total amount of Septims and totals are needed in order to get the crafted and bought Housebuilding Items.

Item Septims Iron Ingot Corundum Ingot
Glass 20 Gold - -
Hinge - 3.5 -
Iron Fittings - 6 -
Lock - 2 2
Nails - 3.8 -
Full Totals 20 Gold 15.3 2

Upstairs Furnishings[edit | edit source]

These furnishings can be built from the Carpenter's Workbench located on the second floor of the Main Hall. The Double Bed, Tall Shelf with Display Case, and three Wall Shelves will each appear automatically if "Remodel House into Entryway" is selected at the Drafting Table after building the furnishings with those same names inside the small house.

Containers[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Iron Fittings Hinge Glass
Cupboard (2) 2 4 1 - -
Display Case and Small Wardrobe 2 4 1 1 1
Dresser 1 3 1 - -
End Table (2) 2 4 - - -
Tall Wardrobe (2) 2 4 1 1 -
Total 9 19 4 2 1

Furniture[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Leather Strips Straw Hinge Glass
Chair 1 1 - - - -
Display Case on Low Table 2 4 - - 1 1
Double Bed 2 2 4 2 - -
Single Bed (2) 1 1 2 1 - -
Total 6 8 6 3 1 1

Weapon Racks[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Iron Fittings
Weapon Plaque 1 1

Shelves[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Hinge Glass
Display Case and Shelf 2 4 1 1
Tall Bookshelf 2 4 - -
Tall Shelf 2 4 - -
Tall Shelf with Display Case 2 4 1 1
Wall Shelves (3) 1 1 - -
Wall Shelves (2) 2 2 - -
Total 11 19 2 2

Illumination[edit | edit source]

Item Iron Ingot Iron Fittings Goat Horns
Chandelier, Small (2) 2 2 6

Taxidermy[edit | edit source]

Item Leather Strips Deer Hide Large Antlers Sabre Cat Tooth Sabre Cat Snow Pelt Wolf Pelt
Mounted Elk Head 1 1 1 - - -
Mounted Snowy Sabre Cat Head 1 - - 2 1 -
Mounted Wolf Head (2) 1 - - - - 1
Total 3 1 1 2 1 1

Full Totals (Upstairs Furnishings)[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Iron Fittings Straw Hinge Glass Leather Strips Deer Hide Large Antlers Wolf Pelt Sabre Cat Tooth Sabre Cat Snow Pelt Goat Horns Iron Ingots
Total Containers 9 19 4 - 2 1 - - - - - - - -
Total Furniture 6 8 - 3 1 1 6 - - - - - - -
Total Weapon Racks 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Total Shelves 11 19 - - 2 2 - - - - - - - -
Total Illumination - - 2 - - - - - - - - - 6 2
Total Taxidermy - - - - - - 3 1 1 1 2 1 - -
Full Totals 27 46 7 3 5 4 9 1 1 1 2 1 6 2

Special Totals[edit | edit source]

These are the total amount of Septims and totals are needed in other to get the crafted and bought Housebuilding Items.

Item Septims Iron Ingot
Glass 20 Gold -
Straw 3 Gold -
Hinge - 2.5
Iron Fittings - 7
Nails - 4.6
Full Totals 23 Gold 14.1

Back Room Furnishings[edit | edit source]

These furnishings can be built from the Carpenter's Workbench located in the back room on the ground floor.

Containers[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Iron Fittings Iron Ingot Hinge Glass Lock Steel Ingot
Barrel 1 1 - 1 - - - -
Cupboard 2 4 1 - - - - -
Desk † 1 2 1 - - - - -
Display Case and Small Wardrobe 2 4 1 - 1 1 - -
Safe - - - - 1 - 1 3
Wardrobe, Small 1 2 1 - - - - -
Total 7 13 4 1 2 1 1 3

Adds the Fork and Knife weapons

Furniture[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails
Round Table and Chairs 2 4
Square Table and Chairs 2 4
Total 4 8

Weapon Racks[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Iron Fittings
Weapon Plaque 1 1
  • Holds a shield and two weapons.

Shelves[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails
Tall Shelf 2 4
Wall Shelves (2) 1 1
Total 3 5

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Iron Ingot Leather Strips Large Antlers Slaughterfish Scales
Blacksmith's Anvil 1 4 - - -
Mounted Elk Antlers - - 1 1 -
Mounted Slaughterfish - - 1 - 4
Total 1 4 2 1 4

Full Totals (Back Room Furnishings)[edit | edit source]

Item Sawn Log Nails Iron Fittings Iron Ingots Hinge Glass Leather Strips Large Antlers Slaughterfish Scales Steel Ingot Lock
Total Containers 7 13 4 1 2 1 - - - 3 1
Total Furniture 4 8 - - - - - - - - -
Total Weapon Racks 1 - 1 - - - - - - - -
Total Shelves 3 5 - - - - - - - - -
Total Miscellaneous 1 - - 4 - - 2 1 4 - -
Full Totals 16 26 5 5 2 1 2 1 4 3 1

Special Totals[edit | edit source]

These are the total amount of Septims and totals are needed in other to get the crafted and bought Housebuilding Items.

Item Septims Iron Ingot Corundum Ingot
Glass 5 Gold - -
Hinge - 1 -
Iron Fittings - 5 -
Lock - 1 1
Nails - 2.6 -
Full Totals 5 Gold 9.6 1

Grand Full Totals[edit | edit source]

Part 1[edit | edit source]

Sawn Log Nails Iron Fittings Iron Ingot Hinge Glass Steel Ingot Gold Ingot Quicksilver Ingot Refined Moonstone Clay
Structure 55 85 1 - 2 - - - - - 16
Full Totals Downstairs Furnishings 25 38 6 6 7 4 - 1 1 1 -
Full Totals Upstairs Furnishings 27 46 7 2 5 4 - - - - -
Full Totals Back Room Furnishings 16 26 5 5 2 1 3 - - - -
Grand Full Totals 123 195 19 13 16 9 3 1 1 1 16

Part 2[edit | edit source]

Leather Strips Deer Hide Grand Soul Gem Large Antlers Horker Tusk Slaughterfish Scales Mudcrab Chitin Quarried Stone Goat Hide Goat Horns Wolf Pelt Sabre Cat Tooth Sabre Cat Snow Pelt Lock Straw
Structure - - - - - - - 86 - - - - - 1 -
Full Totals Downstairs Furnishings 5 1 1 1 2 4 2 5 1 - - - - 2 -
Full Totals Upstairs Furnishings 9 1 - 1 - - - - - 6 1 2 1 - 3
Full Totals Back Room Furnishings 2 - - 1 - 4 - - - - - - - 1 -
Grand Full Totals 16 2 1 3 2 8 2 91 1 6 1 2 1 4 3

Special Totals[edit | edit source]

These are the total amount of Septims and totals are needed in other to get the crafted Housebuilding Items and the purely bought ones.

Item Septims Iron Ingot Corundum Ingot
Glass 45 Gold - -
Straw 3 Gold - -
Hinge - 8 -
Iron Fittings - 19 -
Lock - 4 4
Nails - 19.5 -
Full Totals 48 Gold 50.5 4

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • The menu at a carpenter's workbench may indicate the option to build an item, such as the Oven, that has already been installed.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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