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A bin is a specially made basket for certain stockpiles. A bin can be made from one wooden log at a carpenter's workshop or forged from one metal bar at a forge. Bins make it possible to store lots of objects into one tile of a stockpile. A stockpile without a bin will likely fill up fast, leaving any remaining items where they are to get in the way.

Stockpiles that use bins are ammo, armor, bars/blocks, cloth, coins, finished goods, gems, leather and weapons. Food stockpiles use barrels and large pots instead of bins. Other stockpiles do not use anything at all.

For information on managing bins in stockpiles, see using bins and barrels.


Due to forge reactions bug, all metal items require only one bar to be constructed.