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Carpenter's workshop


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A carpenter's workshop is a Tier 1 workshop used by a carpenter to make most types of furniture, with the exception of statues. The workshop can also make wooden blocks or items like buckets, crutches, shields, and training weapons. Beds can only be made at a carpenter's workshop.

The carpenter's workshop can be built from any building material, and must be built by a dwarf with the Carpentry labor enabled.


Carpenter's Workshop

Common Uses[edit]

An elf's least favorite place.

Adventure Mode[edit]

Carpenter's workshops can be constructed from the build menu with bw, the center tile of the workshop will be placed at the cursor with Enter, then sw which requires one log to be available in the camp.v0.43.01 Any items under any tiles of the workshop will disappear, although any logs there will somehow still be available for building tasks, but not for crafting. Existing carpenter's workshops in fortresses can also be used.

To then use the workshop, press x while standing anywhere within its 3x3 space and select Carpentry from the create menu. Each item consumes one log which must be either in your hands or lying on the ground in the same tile as you. A sharp item such as a sharp stone or stone axe is required, likewise in-hand or on the ground. Items in containers will not work, so either remove or drop them. The following items can be made this way:

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Beds
  • Chests (placed by dropping via the drop menu)
  • Cabinets
  • Doors
  • Barrels
  • Buckets
  • Caskets
  • Hatch covers
  • Grates
  • Bins
  • Stepladders (used by pressing (h) when dropped)
  • Bookcases
  • Splints
  • Crutches
  • Shields
  • Bucklers
  • Training axes
  • Training short swords
  • Training spears

Of these items, chests are the only furniture that cannot be placed using the build menu and thus have the benefit of avoiding the one hour work timer when usually placing furniture. You can instead place them at your feet by dropping via the drop menu. Note that while crafting is instantaneous, placing it from within the build menu will consume one hour of working. Unfortunately, splints are not usable in adventure mode.


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