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The Building menu can be accessed from the main menu by pressing thekey. This allows your dwarves to build anything listed within the menu, provided you have access to the proper materials. This list also contains several sub-menus which expand to show further building options.
Any item within this list, once built, can then be interacted with using the:Set Building Tasks/Prefs key. All buildings can be disassembled into their original parts and removed using the key while within the menu. You can also use :View Items in Buildings to look at the items currently stored within an individual building as well as which items were used to construct that particular building.
The exception to this rule are items located under the Constructions article.:Walls/Stairs/Floors sub-menu. These items are considered onstructions, and as such, have no interactions available. These items are removed using the :Designations- :Remove Construction key. For more detail on how buildings and constructions interact, please see the
 List of buildings
|Workshops • Furnaces|
|Rooms|| Barracks • Bedroom • Dining room • Dormitory|
Jail • Meeting hall • Hospital • Office • Sculpture garden • Tomb • Zoo
|Furniture||Animal trap • Anvil • Armor stand • Bed • Bin • Bucket • Cabinet • Cage • Coffin • Container • Restraint • Seat • Statue • Table • Weapon rack|
|Access||Door • Floodgate • Bars • Grate • Floor hatch • Bridge • Road • Window|
|Constructions||Fortification • Floor • Stairs • Ramp • Wall|
|Machine & Trap parts|| Axle • Gear assembly • Millstone • Roller • Screw pump • Water wheel • Windmill • Lever|
Pressure plate • Trap • Support
|Other Buildings||Archery target • Kennel • Shop • Siege engine • Trade depot • Wagon • Well|
|Related Articles||Design strategies • Bedroom design • Cave-in • Computing • Furniture industry|