There are some resources in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that you will need more often than others. This is usually because you need to craft items time and time again using the same resources. If you have ever tried to craft tools in New Horizons, you likely have been required to have hardwood.
To be able to build your tools and furniture in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you are going to need to take some time to collect different materials or resources.
One of the materials you will need for these endeavours is different types of wood, which includes hardwood. It can be a bit tricky to find the various types at first, which is why we're going to show you how to get Hardwood in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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Getting hardwood in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
To get hardwood, you will first need an axe. If you want to get materials but preserve the tree, you can use a flimsy axe. If you want to take the tree down at the same time, then you can use any other type of axe at your disposal. hardwood can be gained from any type of tree on your island, even fruit trees.
Equip your axe to start and walk up to your chosen tree. When standing near the tree, press "A" to swing the axe. If it collides with the tree, a piece of material should pop out. Keep swinging the axe until the materials stop appearing or until the tree comes down.
You can tell which material is hardwood as it will be the darkest material that falls from the tree. If you're not sure about this, then you can always walk up to the material, and your character should have a thought bubble appear above their head. This will identify what the material is.
What is hardwood used for?
Hardwood is a type of material that you can get from chopping at a tree. It's used in a lot of recipes for tools and furniture. The chances of finding this material will vary daily, so when you do find some, we advise storing it even if you don't need it at that moment.
There are many materials and resources for you to collect in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you're looking for more materials, we have a guide on how to get iron nuggets and a guide that shows you how to get a golden shovel.
For more articles like this, take a look at our Animal Crossing New Horizons and Guides page.