|This article is about the current version of DF.|
An office (called a study in some game-menus) is a room required by certain nobles and administrators. Some higher-ranking nobles require a "throne room", but this is the same thing, just fancier. These can simply be designated from a throne or chair using , and do not (necessarily) have to be a separate enclosed space separated from other areas by walls and a door.
Note that if you assign an office to a dwarf, sometimes he will eat a meal in his office and complain about the lack of tables. To avoid this thought, put a table next to the chair in said office.
Reducing Office Space
A "meager office" can consist of a 1-tile-diameter area designated from a single chair as a study/office, and assigned to a particular dwarf. You will probably first encounter this need in the bookkeeper. Assigning one of the chairs in the dining room for him is perfectly acceptable.
If you put a table next to the office chair and assign it to be a dining room, both rooms will be used like they are supposed to. However, overlapping rooms drop considerably in value rating, making it harder to meet demands by higher-ranking nobles. While this can be countered with high-value furniture (artifacts are very helpful), actual individual areas, designated separately from other areas (whether or not separated by walls) are the easier way to meet demands.
|Workshops • Furnaces|
|Furniture||Altar • Animal trap • Armor stand • Bed • Box • Bucket|
Cabinet • Cage • Coffin • Display case • Pedestal
Restraint • Seat • Slab • Statue • Table • Weapon rack
|Tools||Bookcase • Hive • Nest box|
|Access||Bars • Bridge • Door • Floodgate • Grate|
Hatch • Road • Window
|Constructions||Floor • Fortification • Ramp • Stairs • Wall|
|Machine and trap parts||Axle • Gear assembly • Lever • Millstone|
Pressure plate • Roller • Screw pump
Support • Trap • Water wheel • Windmill
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Trade depot • Wagon • Well
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