v50 Steam/Premium information for editors
  • v50 information can now be added to pages in the main namespace. v0.47 information can still be found in the DF2014 namespace. See here for more details on the new versioning policy.
  • Use this page to report any issues related to the migration.
This notice may be cached—the current version can be found here.


From Dwarf Fortress Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article is about an older version of DF.

Furnace is an umbrella term for different workshops that are used to heat materials, and that often produce only intermediary--products, items that are then used to create something else for the final product.

Every furnace must be built from fire-safe materials and designed by a building designer. Jobs at a furnace generally require fuel or, in the case of magma furnaces, the heat from magma - if the latter, they do not use up any magma but merely must be placed over it. Magma furnaces must be placed with one of their edge tiles above magma with depth of 4 or more; this can be accomplished by digging a channel for the magma, or hanging it directly over an open magma source.

All furnaces are constructed using the Furnaces submenu (via b, e ).

See main articles for a full discussion, esp of magma versions.

Wood furnace[edit]


Magma smelter[edit]

  • Shortcut: b, e, l

Magma versions use charcoal or coke for pig iron and steel production only. If the magma source fails, they cannot be used with fuel.

Glass furnace[edit]

  • Glass objects are final products

Magma glass furnace[edit]

  • Shortcut: b, e, a

Magma glass furnaces use only magma as heat source and require no additional fuel. They produce the same objects as a regular Glass Furnace.


  • Feeds into: pearlash for higher quality glass production
  • Plaster powder is a final product used by healthcare professionals.
  • Ceramic/clay (earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain) items are final products.

Magma kiln[edit]

  • Shortcut: b, e, n

Functions just like a regular kiln, but uses magma instead of fuel.

Related articles

Animal trapAnvilArmor standBedBinBoxBucketCabinetCageCoffinRestraintSeatStatueTableWeapon rack

Machine & Trap parts
Other Buildings

Related Articles