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Wood furnace

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Wood furnace

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Job Requirement

Wood burner

Materials Labors
Materials Used
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A wood furnace is a specialized form of furnace designed to burn fresh wood. Unlike the other non-magma furnaces, a wood furnace does not require fuel to operate.


Any dwarf with the wood burner labor enabled can burn a single log in order to produce either ash or charcoal. While it's hardly efficient, charcoal serves as the most ubiquitous form of fuel available to run a metal industry on. Ash sees use in multiple industries, such as glazing earthenware items, advanced glassmaking, crop fertilization, and soap production.


Wood furnaces can be built from any fire-safe material. The overall value of the wood furnace building helps determine the strength of the good thought dwarves receive when admiring it. This value is determined by both the value of the material used in its construction, as well as the quality of the builder's efforts.[Verify]

Minimalist start[edit]

For players trying to maximize the value of their embark points, you may wish to avoid bringing finished battle axes or picks, choosing instead to bring metal ore, an anvil and fuel with you, so you can forge them yourself. Including a wood furnace can be extremely useful here, allowing you to turn logs into fuel much more cheaply than bringing coke, but you will need to bring a fire-safe stone for the furnaces and the Metalsmith's forge."

"Wood furnace" in other Languages Books-aj.svg aj ashton 01.svg
Dwarven: lolum sarvesh
Elvish: ave lethari
Goblin: dôr usmza
Human: pado nganiz
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Clothier · Dyer · Leather · Loom
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