The Elder Scrolls Online How To Obtain Woodwork Materials

The main, and to some extent the easiest, way to obtain wood is to simply extract them from a source (in a same manner as you do with ore nodes and fibrous plants) – doing so, you will get from 3 to 4 pieces of rough wood every time. It is the simplest, yet at the same time the most time-consuming process – to be able to make even the lowest items from Woodworking, you will need from several to over a dozen pieces of sanded wood, meaning that if you want to create a single item, you will have to find and extract rough wood from at least a few sources. Collecting wood in this manner is profitable only during the early, lower levels, when you have little to none access to items, which can be used in the deconstruction process.

A lot more efficient method is the mentioned deconstruction. After going through several levels of experience (when the enemies start to drop items made from Beech or Hickory), you will start to collect a simply absurd number of items. Most of them, obviously, will be way weaker than the ones you will have equipped at the time, so you will have to get rid of them, one way or the other.

It is worth doing so in the process of deconstruction, as you will earn insane amounts of experience corresponding to Woodworking skill tree (which will be further explained later on). By destroying an item, you have a chance to get from 1 to 3 pieces of sanded wood (according to the quality of the item), as well as a Resin, a component needed in order to craft an item in a certain style, or a material required to make an item with a given Trait.

The sole process of deconstruction is fairly simple – to get a desired sanded wood, you must destroy an item made from that certain material. If you want to get Sanded Ash, you have to destroy items made from Sanded Ash, and so on. If you want to get a specific material required to make an item with a certain Trait (for instance, a Sapphire, required in order to make an item enhancing the effects of Mundus Stones), you will have to destroy an item with that Trait.

Below you will find a table representing the places (for all 3 fractions), in which you can find specific rough wood:

Rough Wood Aldmeri Dominion Daggerfall Covenant Ebonheart Pact
Rough Maple Khenarthi’s Roost and Auridon Stros M’Kai, Betnikhand Glenumbra Bleakrock Isle, BalFoyen and Stonefalls
Rough Oak




Rough Beech Grahtwood, Greenshadeand Malabal Tor Stormhaven, Rivenspire and Alik’rDesert Deshaan, Shadowfenand Eastmarch
Rough Hickory Greenshade andMalabal Tor Rivenspire and Alik’rDesert Shadowfen, Eastmarch and The Rift
Rough Yew Reaper’s March, Coldharbour andCyrodiil Bangkorai, Coldharbour andCyrodiil The Rift, Coldharbourand Cyrodil
Rough Birch Cyrodiil, Stonefalls andDeshaan Cyrodiil, Auridon andGrahtwood Cyrodil andGlenumbra
Rough Ash Shadowfen, East Marchand The Rift Greenshade, MalabalTor and Reaper’sMarch Rivenspire, Alik’rDesert and Bangkorai
Rough Mahogany Glenumbra and Stormhaven Stonefalls and Deshaan Aurodon andGrahtwood
Rough Nigthwood Rivenspire, Alik’r Desertand Bangkorai Shadowfen, Eastmarchand The Rift Greenshade, MalabalTor and Reaper’sMarch

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