A small bedside table which makes nearby beds a little bit more comfortable. Must be placed directly adjacent to the head of the bed. Placing more than one end table near the same bed has no effect.
- 1 × 1
- pass through only
- Cover Effectiveness
- Terrain Affordance
End tables increase the comfort value when connected to any of the following:
The end table must be connected to the "pillow" end of a bed or other valid object, as shown in the picture. End tables are unable to connect through diagonals. They have no effect on a sleeping spot or slab bed (or their double variants), despite the slab bed being shown "connecting" to it.
The end table increases the comfort of the bed by 5% base. However, as the comfort bonuses apply to the bed before the bed's quality multiplier is applied, so the exact bonus the dresser applies scales with the bed's quality. It does not change with the end table's quality.
Note that the comfort stat only increases the maximum Comfort (need) a building can provide. It does not increase the rate of comfort gain. Therefore, a comfort stat past 1.0 is functionally pointless.
End tables stack with dressers, but multiple end tables do not provide an additional effect. It does not matter which way the end table is facing.
An end table and dresser combination only costs 80 wood, steel, or stone, and can provide a lasting bonus to colonist mood through the Comfortable moodlets. End tables are worthwhile to build in the early game, and can be kept for the entirety of a colony's lifespan. End tables are cheaper than a dresser for the same comfort - if you are forced between one, build an end table.
Time spent comfortable
Assuming the comfort of the bed without the dresser is 95% or below, and that the pawn reaches the comfort cap while sleeping, the end table adds 3,125 ticks (1.25 in-game hours) of the highest band of the "Comfortable" mood buff when attached to normal quality sleep furniture, as well as potentially increasing the power of the buff itself.
For example, a royal bed of normal quality has a comfort rating of 90%. Assuming the pawn does not gain comfort from any other source, the pawn will have the +8 mood for 5,625 ticks (2.25 in-game hours), followed by +6 for 5,625 ticks (2.25 in-game hours), then +4 for 5,625 ticks (2.25 in-game hours).
The end table increases the bed's comfort rating to 95% and, under the same assumptions, instead starts with an additional +10 for 3,125 ticks (1.25 in-game hours) before then also progressing through the same tiers of mood buff. Adding a dresser as well would increase the time with a +10 mood buff to 6,250 ticks (2.5 in-game hours) hours. For comparisons sake, a beer also provides a +10 mood buff and lasts 12,000 ticks (4.8 in-game hours) but is consumable and also decreases manipulation.
A legendary bedroll, masterwork bed, or good royal bed have a natural comfort above 1.0; installing an end table/dresser would not have any further impact to comfort. A masterwork bedroll has a comfort of 0.99, improving this to 1.0 would only result in an additional 625 ticks (0.25 in-game hours) of comfort bonus. Due to the rest effectiveness bonus offered by high quality beds, it is usually worth procuring them, even if a dresser and/or end table already provide the maximum comfort.
Having comfortable seating options also reduces the impact of the end table, as it allows for pawns to refill their comfort bar while eating, recreating, and for some pawns, working. A pawn that can sit on a good quality armchair while working maintains the +10 bonus for their entire workday. For other pawns, such as Growers or Animal Handlers, the extra time at the high moods buffs can remain advantageous, even if seating allows the mid-tier mood buffs to be maintained all day. The specifics value proposition for these pawns will depend heavily on a number of factors that cannot be realistically covered here.
|Material||Stuff cost||Beauty||Work to Build||HP||Flammability||Market Value|
|Wooden End table||30||3||ticks (11.67 secs)700||49||100%||39|
|Granite End table||30||3||ticks (1.71 mins)6,140||128||0%||49|
|Limestone End table||30||3||ticks (1.71 mins)6,140||116||0%||49|
|Marble End table||30||5||ticks (1.57 mins)5,640||90||0%||47|
|Sandstone End table||30||3||ticks (1.43 mins)5,140||105||0%||46|
|Slate End table||30||3||ticks (1.71 mins)6,140||98||0%||49|
|Jade End table||30||17||ticks (1.39 mins)5,000||38||0%||168|
|Golden End table||300||32||ticks (15 secs)900||45||40%||3,005|
|Plasteel End table||30||3||ticks (36.67 secs)2,200||210||0%||280|
|Silver End table||300||12||ticks (16.67 secs)1,000||53||40%||305|
|Steel End table||30||3||ticks (16.67 secs)1,000||75||40%||61|
|Uranium End table||30||1||ticks (31.67 secs)1,900||188||0%||187|