Hardwood is one of the most significant resources you will need to gather in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You will need it to construct a variety of items, ranging from new tools to furnishings for your house, so it should be a high priority for you to acquire. However, in order to begin gathering hardwood or any of the other kinds of wood available in this game for the Nintendo Switch, you will first need to construct a reliable axe. How To Get Hardwood In Animal Crossing?
How To Craft an Axe in Animal Crossing
Tom Nook will provide you with a do-it-yourself formula for a flimsy axe very early on in New Horizons. To make it, you will need one stone and five tree branches, although both of those things are not difficult to get by. You may rapidly find stones on your island by using a spade to smash one of the larger boulders that are strewn around, and branches will fall off of trees if you shake them.
After you have gathered the necessary supplies and put the finishing touches on your weak axe at the crafting table, you are now prepared to begin cutting some wood.
How To Chop Hardwood in Animal Crossing
Cutting down trees is the most efficient way to acquire hardwood, which has the darkest coloration of all wood types. Hardwood may be gotten from a variety of trees, including fruit-bearing trees, ordinary trees, and even palm trees. The odds of obtaining hardwood from cedar and oak trees, which are examples of hardwood trees, are somewhat greater. Bamboo plants are the only variety that retain their hardwood even after being cut down.
To get hardwood, do the following steps:
1. Equip your axe.
2. Walk up to a tree and press the A button to swing your axe.
Advice: If you want to cut down a tree, all you need to do is hit it three times with a standard axe. After that, you won’t be able to return to that tree to get any more wood. Instead, make use of a flimsy or stone axe to keep the flow of wood going and to save the trees.
3. Pick up the chopped hardwood by pressing the Y button.
Advice: You may collect a maximum of three pieces of wood every day from each tree on your island; thus, the more trees you plant, the more wood you will be able to gather.
How To Get Wood and Softwood
To get wood and softwood, follow the steps outlined in the previous paragraph. Both wood and softwood have brown bark, but softwood is much lighter in color than hardwood. This allows you to distinguish between the two.
How To Chop Wood on Other Islands
In the event that you run out of wood to chop on your own island, you have the option of traveling to an island that was selected at random in order to gather more.
The following is what you are need to do:
1. Step one is to purchase a Nook Miles Ticket. You may get one by spending 2,000 of your Nook Miles at the Nook Stop in the Resident Services building.
2. Present the boarding pass at the Dodo Airlines terminal, which can be found on the southern coast of your island.
Advice: The Dodo Airlines terminal is also the location where you may access the multiplayer capabilities of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You are able to go to the islands of other players both locally and via the internet, as well as invite other players to visit your island. If a buddy considers you to be their greatest friend, they could even let you chop down trees on their island. However, before you do so, you need be sure to ask them gently.
3. Speak with Orville who is located at the main desk.
4. From the available choices, choose “I want to fly.”
5. Pick the option to use the Nook Miles Ticket.
Due to the fact that the sort of island that you will be transported to is completely at random, there is a possibility that it may not include any trees. In the event that this occurs, you will have to go back to your starting island and start the procedure over again in order to continue your search for an island that has the trees you need.
How To Get Bamboo
Every tree, with the exception of bamboo plants, is capable of producing wood, both soft and hard. Instead, bamboo plants will generate two different types of resources, namely bamboo bits and new spring bamboo. However, bamboo is not a local plant on the island that you are on, therefore you will have to go to another island in order to locate it.
Once you’ve found bamboo plants, you should immediately bring some to your own island by either digging up the plant itself or gathering the fruit it produces (bamboo shoots). You may bring them back to your island and plant them in order to have a steady supply of bamboo resources available to you in the future.
What To Do With Wood in Animal Crossing
Wood is most often used in the construction of a wide range of furniture, and it is also an essential element in the following tools:
A Weak Digging Tool (5 hardwood)
Watering Can Made of Paper (5 softwood)
Axe for Stone (1 Flimsy Axe, 3 wood)
Axe (1 Flimsy Axe, 3 wood, 1 iron nugget)
Slingshot (5 hardwood)
Vaulting Pole (5 softwood)
Ladder (4 wood, 4 hardwood, 4 softwood)
Additionally, you have the option of selling all three varieties of wood to Timmy and Tommy at Nook’s Cranny for a total of 60 bells each type. The cost of bamboo resources is much greater; one piece of bamboo sells for 80 bells, new spring bamboo fetches 200 bells, and bamboo shoots bring 250 bells.
How do you get an axe on Animal Crossing?
You can unlock your first axe on your first day. All you have to do is head to Tom Nook in his tent while holding a few different bugs and fish. After speaking with him, you can choose from a prompt saying that you found a creature. Donate two creatures, and he’ll reward you with a DIY recipe to make a Flimsy Axe.
How do you get iron and hardwood in Animal Crossing?
Players will be tasked to obtain and donate 30 pieces of softwood, wood, hardwood and iron nuggets. While the various woods can be found by hitting trees on your island with an axe, iron nuggets are only obtained by striking large rocks, and even then iron nuggets aren’t guaranteed.
How do I get 30 iron nuggets?
You can find single iron nuggets by shooting balloons out of the sky. And if you’re working on Tom Nook’s request for 30 iron nuggets, your fellow villagers might occasionally give them to you when you chat. But the absolute best way to find iron nuggets in Animal Crossing is by mining for them.