Animal Crossing New Horizons: Where to Get Softwood and Hardwood

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In Animal Crossing New Horizons you will spend a ton of your time collecting various materials to craft recipes. These materials come from a number of sources including the island you are on, as well as the island you can visit on day trips. One material you will want to collect a lot is Softwood and Hardwood. To help you collect this material use our where to get Softwood and Hardwood guide below.

Unlock and Craft the Axe

Image showing the crafting recipe for the Flimsy Axe.

Before you can start gathering Softwood and Hardwood you first need to get the right tool for the job. The tool you are looking for is the axe. To unlock the axe you need to get the recipe from Tom Nook. This can be done by giving him two types of bugs. Once you’ve done this you can craft an axe with the following materials:

After you’ve made the axe head outside and go to the nearest tree begin chopping with the A button.

Where to Find Softwood and Hardwood in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Image showing how to get Softwood in Animal Crossing New Horizons.
Image showing how to get Hardwood in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

The Softwood and Hardwood materials are one of the central crafting items you will want to stockpile in Animal Crossing New Horizons. This material can be found through one main source:

  • Drop off trees when hit with axe. Random as to what type of wood drops.

When you encounter a Tree you wish to chop simply equip your axe and use it on the tree. When hit the tree will drop 3x types of wood. Pick up the dropped wood using Y.

Be sure to have plenty of this material available to you as it is useful in many of the crafting recipes in the game. While out and about be sure to grab this item off the ground whenever you see it.

That’s all you need to know about where to get Softwood and Hardwood in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Good luck collecting this must have material.

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