OK so some new builds to help with storage for crafting
ingots solid compact version of meltable items metals glass and plastic (yes they melt plastic in to holds) heavy but compact taking little space.
smelter the main source of ingots. will take any item that can be melted and with fuel over a few hours turn them into ingots its great for getting rid of old or useless metal items. Got a ton of old steel frames when you don’t have a real need for them any more? a lot of scrap copper? 4 maces when your weapon is more your style and strong and better shape? dump them in to the smelter and it makes ingots. also for storage it store ingots differently them item to be smelted and it can hold a lot of items to smelt. in pure speed is slower then scraping by hand but more effective and you don’t have to be there to do it.
pallet a simple wooden pallet meant to hold items. Can hold huge amount of one item around 1,000 to 2,000 of any ONE item but items in there can NOT be used in crafting so its more something for storage over crafting
pulley elevator a building menu item that when connected to other copies of itself can be used to transport furniture and small vehicles (thing shopping cart or that small 3x3 cart you build for storing fluids and crafting tools with a storage spot) that way with pallets you can have a underground storage room and just use a cart to transport your supply list for any crafting your doing. i can’t program but i would just say it would see whats on the elevator tile and move it up or down a level. but again. i don’t programme