The Sawmill building converts Logs to Timber which has a variety of uses. Logs are produced by Forests and need to be delivered to a Sawmill in order to be converted into Timber .
Timber is a versatile resource that is required for Token production, Improving Efficiency and completing challenges. Timber can be delivered to: Toolworks, Coal Mines, Iron Ore Mines, Factories and the Ruined Church.
The base unit of the Sawmill consumes 3 Logs and produces 2 Timber every Game tick. Three of the extensions that can be added to the sawmill increase the capacity of the Log to Timber process. The fourth one, the Steam Sawmill provides a large production bonus however, it requires an additional resource of coal to work. Last, but not least, the Toyshop extension adds a new process to the sawmill that converts Logs into Money Tokens . With all extensions added to a single sawmill, the building will consume roughly 9.13 Logs and 1 Coal while producing 8.43 Timber and 2 Money Tokens every tick.
Distance bonus - if the closest forest (not necessarily the one you are carrying the logs from) is more than 50 squares away (direct line distance), the sawmill will produce bonus Wood Token for each 50 squares of distance.
Some of the buildings can be connected to the electrical network from Era 5 onward, which will increase their production. The amount of electrification production bonus (if applicable) is shown in the brackets at each extension.
The base production process for the sawmill is shown below:
|Sawmill||3||2 + (1 )||1||1||50||2x1|
|1||2 + (2 )||1||1x1||-|
|Steam sawmill||50||1 3||5||1||2x1||2|
|Drying storage|| 70
|4||3 + (2 )||5||1x3||2||-|