I felt it important to make a thread concerning these as I was hoping the fix to the interaction box on them would have also fixed this issue.
The clockwork crafting stations, while lovely, are nearly impossible to place properly. It seems even the merest whisper of the idea of another furnishing or wall being within 10ft of any part of them renders them unable to be used.
This is very frustrating as a decorator as I am unable to place them in a way that would have them appear "used" and part of my workshop.
It seems the only way for me to place them and have them be useable is if they are in the middle of a large empty space, and even then it is not guaranteed they will go green.
To boot, I cannot place any furnishings on the surfaces of the very large tables. I would love to put a second skinning podium onto the clothing station, or a pot of dye on the dye table, or heaven forbid a fish on the provisioning pipe vent.
Please look at how these stations determine "useability" and see if they cant be made a little less sensitive. Without some kind of fix to this problem, I simply cannot justify buying them as they cant be placed in my current workshop at all.