Crafting consists of the following professions: Arcana, Armoring, Cooking, Engineering, Furnishing, Jewelcrafting, and Weaponsmithing.
These crafts take a mixture of raw and refined resources to create items. In addition to this they require the proper crafting station to craft. For example you will need to use a Tier 2 Workshop to craft the Wooden Sword with Weaponsmithing.
There are 5 crafting stations: Arcane Repository, Forge, Kitchen, Outfitting Station, and the Workshop.
Each station plays a different role in crafting and has to be upgraded to craft the higher level items. It is up to the company that owns the town to start the upgrade process and then it is up to the players to help in upgrading through town quests at the town project board.
The companies that control the town also control the crafting taxes for these stations. Make sure to keep an eye on this when crafting to make sure you are not over spending gold just to craft gear.
A Tier 1 station can craft basic flint tools. (Campfire)
A Tier 2 stations can craft up to recipe level 49.
A Tier 3 stations can craft up to recipe level 99.
A Tier 4 stations can craft up to recipe level 149.
A Tier 5 stations can craft up to recipe level 200.