Dwarf Fortress has such a wide variety of building materials that learning how and where to acquire them can often be overwhelming. While there are some resources that can be obtained simply through exploration, others can only be acquired by crafting or crafting. A perfect example of an item that you will need when creating various objects is blocks. This is what you will have to do to make them.
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How to get blocks in Dwarf Fortress
You can make blocks in the game through a carpenter’s workshop, a stonemason’s workshop, a glass furnace, a kiln or a forge. The first option will allow you to craft wooden blocks, while the second will give you a chance to craft rock blocks.
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Additionally, Glass Furnaces allow you to make Glass Blocks, while Furnaces and Forges produce Ceramic and Metal Blocks respectively when used.
To make wooden blocks, you will need to use a piece of wood that you can easily put together by cutting one of the stumps on the surface. On the other hand, rock blocks require any rock material, such as limestone, in order to be crafted.
If you want to make glass blocks, you will need to use sand to create them. Next, you will need to collect and use Clay to produce pottery blocks. Finally, you will be able to generate metal blocks simply by using any metal bar you can craft through a Smelter.
You will then be able to use these blocks in the creation of various structures such as bridges, stairs, ramps, and floors. Blocks are also a necessary component in the construction of wells, which are incredibly important machines as they provide a source of clean water for your fortress.