Stardew Valley: How To Get Hardwood

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Stardew Valley. The player is using their copper axe to break a large tree stump on their left.

Hardwood is one of the materials that you need to constantly collect in Stardew Valley. It's a material that is used in a lot of aspects of farm life as it's used to create useful tools and items. Also, you can use it to upgrade your home. It can be a bit hard to come by at first, which is why we're going to show you how to get hardwood.

Read More: Stardew Valley: How To Get Clay


How To Get Hardwood

There are a few different ways that you can get Hardwood but the easiest ways are to upgrade your tools to be able to destroy different things:

  • Upgrade to the Copper Axe and chop up large tree stumps.
  • Upgrade to the Steel Axe and chop up large logs.
  • Chop down Mahogany Trees.
  • Chop up Mahogany Tree stumps.
  • You may find Hardwood in some chests in the Mines.
Stardew Valley. A dense area of trees, stumps and grass.

While you are managing your farm in Stardew Valley, you should take a look at some of our other guides in our walkthrough hub.

What Items Need Hardwood?

Hardwood can be used to craft items for your farm, build new farm buildings and upgrade your existing farmhouse.


Farmhouse Upgrade

  • The second Farmhouse upgrade (it adds new rooms that allow you to have children)

Farm Buildings

  • Stable

Crafting Items

  • Hardwood Fence
  • Hopper
  • Cask
  • Ostrich Incubator
  • Heavy Tapper
  • Mini Obelisk
  • Stump Brazier
  • Carved Brazier
  • Warp Totems
  • Rain Totem
  • Worm Bin
  • Cork Bobber
  • Cheese Press
  • Oil Maker

You can also use hardwood to fulfil delivery requests for Robin or you can use our villager gift guide to see which villagers like it.

Hardwood is not the only useful resource in Stardew Valley. We have a guide that shows you how to farm wood and another that shows you how to get iridium. If you're happy with the number of resources you have, you should take a look at our guide on how to build a Silo.