How to Get Hardwood in Stardew Valley
Hardwood is a resource in Stardew Valley that can be used for crafting items. While you can get by the game without much Hardwood, if you want to craft specific recipes, you will need plenty of Hardwood. For instance, if you want to fully upgrade your farmhouse, you’ll need 150 Hardwood. To have the Stable built for you, you’ll need to have 100 Hardwood.
Where to Get Hardwood
The best place to get Hardwood is to shake or chop down a Mahogany tree and if you are at least level 1 in Foraging, you’ll have a chance to get a seed from that Mahogany tree. If you get a see from that tree, plant it on your farm and use it to gain more trees since full-grown trees have a chance of dropping seeds near them.
If you have a Copper Axe or better, you can chop all of the large tree stumps. They drop 2 Hardwood and have a chance to drop Mahogany tree seeds. Plants these seeds and use the tree to get more seeds. Once you get a Steel Axe or better, you can go to the Secret Woods, just southwest of your farm, and chop the fallen log to get in there. In the Secret Woods, 6 large tree trunks spawn daily and can be used to farm up 12 Hardwood each day.
Other sources of Hardwood would include breaking boxes or barrels in the mine. The Travelling Merchant sometimes sells Hardwood, but don’t expect it to be at an affordable price.
The following are recipes where Hardwood is needed to craft them.
|Carved Brazier||Hardwood x10, Coal x1|
|Cask||Hardwood x1, Wood x20|
|Cheese Press||Hardwood x10, Wood x45, Stone x45, Copper Bar x1|
|Cork Bobber||Hardwood x5, Wood x10, Slime x10|
|Hardwood Fence||Hardwood x1|
|Heavy Tapper||Hardwood x30, Radioactive Bar x1|
|Hopper||Hardwood x10, Iridium Bar x1, Radioactive Bar x1|
|Mini-Obelisk||Hardwood x30, Solar Essence x 20, Gold Bar x3|
|Oil Maker||Hardwood x20, Slime x50, Gold Bar x1|
|Ostrich Incubator||Hardwood x50, Bone Fragment x50, Cinder Shard x20|
|Rain Totem||Hardwood x1, Truffle Oil x1, Pine Tar x5|
|Stump Brazier||Hardwood x5, Coal x1|
|Warp Totem: Beach||Hardwood x1, Coral x2, Fiber x10|
|Warp Totem: Desert||Hardwood x2, Coconut x1, Iridium Ore x4|
|Warp Totem: Farm||Hardwood x1, Honey x1, Fiber x20|
|Warp Totem: Island||Hardwood x5, Dragon Tooth x1, Ginger x1|
|Warp Totem: Mountains||Hardwood x1, Iron Bar x1, Stone x25|
|Worm Bin||Hardwood x25, Gold Bar x1, Iron Bar x1, Fiber x50|