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New World: Woodworking Guide

A refiining skill that will provide you with Wood and other key resources for crafting, here's all you need to know about Woodworking in Amazon's New World.

Woodworking is one of the Refining Skills in Amazon's new MMO, New World.

There's no prerequisite to getting started with this skill, just take the wood you collect you collect from Aeternum's many trees to a Woodshop in a Settlement and off you go.

Be mindful that you'll need a higher level Woodshop to refine higher quality Woods, so make sure you visit a Settlement which has leveled up its workstations.

Is Woodworking for me?

Weaponsmithing and Furnishing recipes in particular require a lot of different woods, so Woodworking becomes a refining skill of great importance.

It's a profession which has perfect synergy with the Logging gathering skill, being the primary provider of wood for refining.

Types of Wood

Different woods become available when you reach cetain Logging milestones:

  • Green Wood: Lv. 0 Logging
  • Aged Wood: Lv. 50 Logging
  • Wyrdwood: Lv. 100 Logging
  • Ironwood: Lv. 175 Logging



Wyrdwood Planks

Ironwood Planks

Where to find Sandpaper for Woodworking

You can obtain Sandpaper for refining wood in Supply Containers. This is a bit of a lottery as to how much and how often it drops, but as long as you're checking all crates while exploring you should pick up plenty.

You could also purchase it from the Trading Post, although this can quickly become a money sink. Given how easily it can be found with a little time, we wouldn't recommend this if the price seems high.

Should you find yourself in a bind, you can purchase Material Converters from your Faction Store. This one-time-use machine can be used at a Tier 3 or higher Woodshop, and is a reagent in a recipe that converts a stack of another refining material into Sandpaper.

  • Common Material Converter: Used with 20 Tier 3 Refining Materials to create 15 Sandpaper. Requires Woodworking Skill Lv. 50, Woodshop Tier 3.
  • Advanced Material Converter: Used with 20 Tier 4 Refining Materials to create 15 Fine Sandpaper. Requires Woodworking Skill Lv. 100, Woodshop Tier 4.
  • Masterwork Material Converter: Used with 20 Tier 5 Refining Materials to create 15 Obsidian Sandpaper. Requires Woodworking Skill Lv. 150, Woodshop Tier 5.


New World: Logging Guide

A gathering skill that will help you hunt down Wood and other key resources, here's all you need to know about Logging in Amazon's New World.

How to craft Glittering Ebony

The pinnacle of Woodworking resources, Glittering Ebony is a key component when crafting Legendary-quality weapons. 

This resource will take a significant amount of grinding for the resources, and comes with a caveat -- only 10 can be crafted every 24 hours. 

Apply every buff you can to increase your Luck when farming for these materials.

Ironwood Planks

Obtained through Woodworking.


○ x8 Ironwood
○ x2 Wyrdwood Planks
○ 1x Sandpaper

Requires Woodworking Skill Lv. 150 and Woodshop Tier 5.


Rare drop from Ironwood Trees.

Like all Tier 5 resources, you'll need a ton of Luck.

Craft the Starmetal Lumberjack's Charm into your Logging Axe, display a Logging Gathering Trophy in your house, and consume Roast or Boiled Cabbage dishes.

NOTE: 1,000 Luck corresponds to a 1% chance of a rare drop -- using the best trophy and consuming the best food will add 3,400 points alone.

Tier 5 resources require a 1,800 Luck threshold before they even become available to drop.


Rare drop from Ironwood Trees.

Again, follow the Luck-boosting advice listed above

Obsidian Sandpaper

You'll find this in Supply Containers in Lv. 56+ zones.

Leveling up your Woodworking Trade Skill

There's no real secret to leveling up refining trade skills -- you just need to keep refining the resources you get from Logging into the various types of wood.

Naturally, higher level refining will grant more Trade Skill XP past certain milestones, usually when the next recipe is unlocked. For example, it's better to refine Wyrdwood into Wyrdwood Planks than Green Wood into Timber, once that becomes available, even if additional resources are required for the process.

New World Leveling Guide: How to farm XP and reach max level faster

Leveling is a a big part of any MMO, and New World doesn't make it easy with long quest chains and plentiful settlement tasks. We've put together this guide to help you reach max level quickly.

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