How to Get Wood in Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley Wood Farming

 “A sturdy, yet flexible plant material with a wide variety of uses.”

Wood is one of the basic resources in Stardew Valley, although it may seem like an abundant resource that you can find in the game, you may need a lot later.

You can find trees all over the map and most of these can be cut down to provide you with Wood and other resources.

Wood is required from time and time again since it is needed when you must craft certain items as well as improve your farm.

Where to Get Wood?

You can farm wood at your farm as well as in other areas on the map, making it quite an easy resource to obtain as you continue progressing through the game.

How to Get wood?

Wood is obtained by cutting trees with an Axe, which takes a couple of swings before the tree falls and drops it along with other resources.

While chopping down trees is one thing, you may find out that later they become scarce, and will need to plant seeds if you want an unlimited supply.

Let’s see more about the process of getting enough wood in Stardew Valley below in detail. 

1) Chop Down Trees at Your Farm

The main and earliest way to obtain wood is by cutting down trees on your farm and there will be a lot of them when you start.

Eventually, these will run out which later requires that you plant some using seeds that you have obtained when they fall.

Until you start planting trees, the current ones that are around on your farm should be good enough to get you started.

2) Plant Trees on Your Farm

Planting Trees on Farm in Stardew valley

When trees start to become scarce, this means that it is time for you to start planting the seeds that you have gotten.

Each night there is a 20 percent chance that the tree will grow to the next stage and once they are fully grown, you can chop them down for wood and more resources.

You can also use Tree Fertilizer to speed up the growth of trees but waiting for a few days should not take any toll.

3) Chop Down Trees Outside The Farm

Chopping Down Trees Outside The Farm in Stardew Valley

You can also chop down any trees outside your property such as in the forest, quarries, railroads, bus stops, and in the backwoods near the mines.

After you cut down the tree, make sure you break the tree stump as well, so that the new trees can grow again. 

The best way for you to cut trees easily is to upgrade your Axe so that it is not difficult for you to cut it and you can even save your energy.

Other Ways To Get Wood

  • Purchase from Carpenter’s Shop
  • Given as a gift from Robin
  • Opening Fishing Treasure Chests
  • Collecting from Woodskip Fish Pond
  • Using Hardwood in Wood Chipper
  • Recycling Chipped Driftwood

Wood Uses in Stardew Valley

Wood is mainly used for crafting items that you will need to progress in the game as well as crafting most of the items you need for your farm.

Additionally, when you want to upgrade certain parts of your farm or construct buildings, you will need a large sum of Wood to get this done.

The following are items that can be crafted using Wood:

  • Gate
  • Wood Fence
  • Wood Sign
  • Mayonnaise Machine
  • Bee House
  • Preserve Jar
  • Cheese Press
  • Loom
  • Keg
  • Tapper
  • Cork Bobber
  • Wood Floor
  • Straw Floor
  • Rustic Plank Floor
  • Weathered Floor
  • Wood Path
  • Flute Block
  • Torch
  • Campfire
  • Wooden Brazier
  • Barrel Brazier
  • Wood Lamp-post
  • Crab Pot
  • Chest
  • Scarecrow
  • Deluxe Scarecrow
  • Seed Maker
  • Charcoal Kiln
  • Recycling Machine
  • Cask
  • Tub o’ Flowers
  • Tea Sapling
  • Cookout Kit

Building & Upgrading Using Wood

The following are the uses of wood when it comes to building and upgrading certain parts of your farm:

  • House Upgrade 1
  • Barn
  • Big Barn 
  • Deluxe Barn
  • Coop
  • Big Coop
  • Deluxe Coop
  • Mill
  • Shed
  • Big Shed
  • Plank Cabin
  • Log Cabin
  • Shipping Bin

Wood Sell Price

Should you ever have too much wood and decide to get rid of it, you can always place them in the Shipping Bin to get a little extra Gold the next day.

There is no difference between the price when it comes to selling Wood at either Robin or through the Shipping Bin as they both provide you with 2 Gold each.

Wood ID

Certain items can be obtained beforehand when you play the game and this includes Wood, which has a Spawn Items command.

To get this item using the Spawn Items command you will need the Wood ID in Stardew Valley, which is 388.


Your farm starts quite small and later you may want to add buildings or upgrade current ones, which will cost a lot of Wood farming to be done.

It is best to keep a good space on your farm for you to plant a lot of trees, which will provide you with a good supply of Wood.

Saving wood that you have is a good idea for later when there are several things that you need to craft later on.

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