When you start Stardew Valley, you will be armed with a few basic tools and a couple of helpful tips from other villagers. The rest is up to you. To create your farm, you will need to gather resources to build new items. We're going to show you how to get wood, a common but useful resource.
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How To Farm Wood
Trees and Logs
To get any form of wood from a natural source, you will need to have an Axe. You begin the game with one already in your inventory, so all you need to do is equip it. You can get wood from the following natural sources:
- Trees - You will need to chop it down by repeatedly swinging your axe at it.
- Fallen Branches - You need to hit them once to get them to produce a few pieces of wood.
- Logs - Swing your axe directly at it.
- Large Logs - Swing your axe directly at it.
- Stumps - Swing your axe directly at it.
Large logs and large stumps cannot be cut up with a basic axe. You will need to upgrade the axe tool to be able to do so.
Once you have equipped your axe, walk up to any of the natural wood sources on your farm and press your action button to swing it. To collect pieces of wood once they drop, you need to simply walk over them. They will then be stacked in your inventory if you have space.
Buy Wood From the Carpenter
Alternatively, if you have enough money, you can head to the Carpenter's shop. The shop can be found in the North West section of Pelican Town (just above the community centre). Walk up to the till and interact with it to bring up a menu of all of the items you can buy. Press "Wood" to buy wood and it will stack in your inventory.
We will update this guide as we find more ways to get wood.
Once you have found wood in Stardew Valley, you can start to build more items for your farm. We have a few guides that can help you start to build and run your farm. We have one on how to water your crops easily and we have another one that shows you how to get Iridium (another useful resource).