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This article is about an older version of DF.

Glass furnaces are used to make raw glass (a gem), blocks, and furniture items. All furniture made at a glass furnace can also be made out of either metal, stone, or wood instead, with the exception of windows, which can only otherwise be made from gems. Glass furnaces can make craft goods and vials (which are used to hold extracts). 3 clear glass vials are needed to build an alchemist's laboratory. Raw glass is often a component needed to make artifacts.

Glass furnaces can make green glass, clear glass, and crystal glass goods. Green glass goods require only sand, clear glass requires sand and pearlash, and crystal glass requires rough rock crystals and pearlash. Raw rock crystals are a type of gem that can be found throughout the mountain.

Glass furnaces are also needed to issue the "collect sand" order. This requires an empty bag and an Item Hauler. Collection of sand and making of glass items is usually more efficient if you make a Glass furnace and set it to collect sand, and then have another (ideally a magma glass furnace) churn out glass items, as the "Collect Sand" task will keep the furnace occupied and unavailable for other tasks until the sand collection is completed. A good glass furnace will become rapidly cluttered with empty bags, so it may be beneficial to occasionally swap which shop makes glass and which shop gathers sand.

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