Butcher table

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Butcher table

Butcher table

A heavy table for butchering dead creatures into pieces of raw meat.

Base Stats

20 kg
Path Cost


3 × 1
pass through only
Cover Effectiveness
Terrain Affordance
Tool cabinet


Work To Make
2,000 ticks (33.33 secs)
Stuff Tags
Metallic, Woody
Resources to make
Stuff 75 + Wood 20
Deconstruct yield
Stuff 37 - 38 + Wood 10
Destroy yield
Stuff 18 - 19 + Wood 5

A butcher table is a production bench for butchering non-rotten creatures into raw meat and leather.


Constructing a butcher table requires Stuff 75 Stuff (Metallic/Woody), Wood 20 Wood and 2,000 ticks (33.33 secs) of work.



Butcher tables are used to butcher fresh (not rotten) corpses into meat and leather. Colonists assigned to cooking will butcher creatures, after they have finished all regular cooking tasks. Butchering requires 450 ticks (7.5 secs) of work, modified by the butchery speed of the cook and up to two nearby tool cabinets.

The yield of butchering depends on the following factors:

  • The base yields of the animal
  • The butchery efficiency of the cook
  • The maturity stage of the animal.[Detail needed]
  • A 66% multiplier for damaged corpses i.e. any animal not tamed and then cleanly slaughtered. [Fact Check]
  • A percentage multiplier for lost body parts.

Using a butcher table gives no penalty towards butcher yield, while the butcher spot only gives 70% yield. When a creature is butchered, it will create blood, which is considered filth.[Fact Check Needed]

The Butcher Creature bill defaults to include all animals and exclude humanoids, but can be configured. The bill configuration can also restrict ingredients by hit points by adjusting the minimum and maximum sliders.

Butchering a human will inflict a −6 mood penalty to colonists on the map, and a stacking −6 penalty to the butcher. Colonists with the cannibal, bloodlust, or psychopath traits, or colonists following a suitable ideoligionContent added by the Ideology DLC, are immune to both moodlets.


Butcher tables and butcher spots can be used to create kibble. Compared to the butcher spot, the butcher table offers more kibble from the same ingredients.

  • Name Materials Work to Make Required Research Type
    50× Kibble Kibble 1 Nutrition (non-vegan) + 1 Nutrition (vegan/hay) 000,450 ticks (7.5 secs) Food - Meal
  • Cleanliness[edit]

    Butcher tables are considered dirty with a Cleanliness of −15, applied on the bottom-left-most tile. This reduces the average cleanliness of a room.


    Butcher tables are cheap, require no research, and offer a substantial boost to your butchering yield. If you are in any way reliant on meat for food, then you should make a butchering table ASAP.

    As they are dirty and actively create filth, butcher tables should be placed outside of your kitchen, unless the kitchen is large enough to not risk the average cleanliness dropping below the -2 required to chance food poisoning. Optimally, it should be placed near your kitchen, just not in the same room. You can place it in the freezer, though note that temperatures below 10 °C (50 °F), i.e. all temperatures that refrigerate or freeze foods, will inflict a work speed penalty.

    Material table

  • Material Stuff cost Beauty Work to Build HP Flamma­bility Market Value
    Wooden Butcher table 75 Wood 0 001,400 ticks (23.33 secs) 117 100% 00,119,00 Silver
    Golden Butcher table 750 Gold 20 001,800 ticks (30 secs) 108 40% 07,530,00 Silver
    Plasteel Butcher table 75 Plasteel 0 004,400 ticks (1.22 mins) 504 0% 00,715,00 Silver
    Silver Butcher table 750 Silver 6 002,000 ticks (33.33 secs) 126 40% 00,780,00 Silver
    Steel Butcher table 75 Steel 0 002,000 ticks (33.33 secs) 180 40% 00,174,00 Silver
    Uranium Butcher table 75 Uranium 0 003,800 ticks (1.06 mins) 450 0% 00,490,00 Silver
  • Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.

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