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.


Butcher tables can be constructed, each requiring Stuff 75 Stuff (Metallic/Woody, 750 for SMVs), Wood 20 Wood and 2,000 ticks (33.33 secs) of work modified by the construction speed of the builder and the work to build factor and offset of the material.



Butcher tables are used to butcher fresh (not rotten) corpses into meat and leather. Colonists assigned to cooking will butcher creatures, after they have actioned all available meal cooking bills. 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 to include or exclude any species of organic pawn. 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
    Human meat Human meat 000,450 ticks (7.5 secs) Food - Raw food
    Insect meat Insect meat 000,450 ticks (7.5 secs) Food - Raw food
    Meat Meat 000,450 ticks (7.5 secs) Food - Raw food
    Twisted meat Twisted meat Content added by the Anomaly DLC 000,450 ticks (7.5 secs) Food - Raw food
  • Cleanliness[edit]

    Each butcher table is considered dirty with a Cleanliness of −15, applied to the bottom-left-most tile from the player's perspective, regardless of orientation. This reduces the average cleanliness of the room it occupies.


    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 or leather for trade or crafting, then you should make a butchering table as soon as possible.

    Optimally, butcher's tables should be placed near your kitchen area and/or cold storage, to reduce travel time. However, as they actively create filth when used, they should not be placed in the same room where you prepare meals, unless that area is large enough to not risk the average cleanliness dropping below the -2 required to chance food poisoning. You can place them in a freezer, though note that temperatures below 10 °C (50 °F), i.e. all temperatures cold enough to refrigerate or freeze foods, will inflict a work speed penalty, and prolonged exposure to low temperatures can risk hypothermia.

    Stats table

  • Butcher table Butcher table Beauty Work to Build HP Flamma­bility Market
    Bioferrite Bioferrite Content added by the Anomaly DLC 0 005,000 ticks (1.39 mins) 360 75% 98 Silver
    Gold Gold 20 001,800 ticks (30 secs) 108 40% 7,530 Silver
    Plasteel Plasteel 0 004,400 ticks (1.22 mins) 504 0% 715 Silver
    Silver Silver 6 002,000 ticks (33.33 secs) 126 40% 780 Silver
    Steel Steel 0 002,000 ticks (33.33 secs) 180 40% 174 Silver
    Uranium Uranium 0 003,800 ticks (1.06 mins) 450 0% 490 Silver
    Wood Wood 0 001,400 ticks (23.33 secs) 117 100% 119 Silver
  • Version history[edit]