FAQ by KyoraStryker
Version: 1.1 | Updated: 10/02/2020
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Crafting is a major function of gameplay. Crafting allows you to process raw materials into useful items and furniture.
To get started with crafting, visit the Resident Services tent and navigate to the DIY Workbench in the upper right corner of the map. Agree to take part in the upcoming workshop.
Crafting consists of three general steps:
- Gather materials
- Read and learn recipes
- Construct the item
When you initially start the crafting process, you'll first learn how to create a Fishing Rod, which requires gathering 5 tree branches. Collect these items around the island if you don't already have them, then move to the workbench and press the A Button. Select the Flimsy fishing rod, then select the Craft it! button to construct your first tool. Once you've constructed the item, Tom will give you access to the DIY Recipes application on your NookPhone. Sweet!
While you're at it, now's a great time to learn the Simple DIY workbench recipe that you have in your inventory!
Now that you know how to craft items, it's time to start crafting things of use! Gather some tree branches by cleaning up the island or by shaking some trees. Use these branches to craft fishing rods, nets, and axes that can be used to gather even more materials.
Below is a list of crafting materials that are used to complete DIY projects. Note that whole items in the following section are not included in this list; this list simply refers to the raw materials that can be acquired for crafting purposes.
|Acorn||Shaking hardwood trees (certain times of the year)|
|Aquarius Fragment||Occasionally received by picking up off the beach the day after a successful wish on a star (only from January 20 - February 19)|
|Aries Fragment||Occasionally received by picking up off the beach the day after a successful wish on a star (only from March 21 - April 20)|
|Bamboo Piece||Using an axe to chop at bamboo trees|
|Bamboo Shoot||Digging up from holes near bamboo trees|
|Boot||Occasionally received from fishing|
|Cancer Fragment||Occasionally received by picking up off the beach the day after a successful wish on a star (only from June 21 - July 23)|
|Capricorn Fragment||Occasionally received by picking up off the beach the day after a successful wish on a star (only from December 22 - January 20)|
|Cherry-Blossom Petal||Using a net to catch them (floating around the island during the first week of spring)|
|Clay||Using an axe or shovel to hit rocks|
|Clump of Weeds||Picking up off the ground (grows randomly)|
|Empty Can||Occasionally received from fishing|
|Flowers (all types)||Picking up off the ground|
|Fruit (all types)||Shaking hardwood trees|
Purchasing from the store
|Gold Nugget||Using an axe or shovel to hit rocks|
|Hardwood||Using an axe to chop at a tree|
|Iron Nugget||Using an axe or shovel to hit rocks|
|Large Star Fragment||Occasionally received by picking up off the beach the day after a successful wish on a star|
|Old Tire||Occasionally received from fishing|
|Pearl||Occasionally found while diving|
|Pine Cone||Shaking cedar trees (certain times of the year)|
|Rusted Part||Recycle Bin after a visit from Gulliver|
|Softwood||Using an axe to chop at a tree|
|Star Fragment||Picking up off the beach the day after a successful wish on a star|
|Stone||Lying next to large rocks|
Using an axe or shovel to hit rocks
Occasionally fished up
Occasionally received from balloon presents
|Tree Branch||Lying on the ground near trees|
Shaking hardwood or cedar trees
|Wasp Nest||Shaking hardwood or cedar trees|
|Wood||Using an axe to chop at a tree|
|Young Spring Bamboo||Using an axe to chop at bamboo trees|
After your first new resident moves to your island, you'll be able to attend the DIY Customization workshop held by Tom in Resident Services. Completing this workshop will allow you to customize compatible items and give them a unique look and feel.
Complete this workshop in the following manner:
- Speak to Tom in Resident Services about your interest in the workshop.
- Build a Wooden Wardrobe using the recipe Tom gives you.
- Speak to Tom again, informing him you have the required item.
- Use the workbench in Resident Services to customize the item to your liking by selecting one of the colors available.
Once complete, you'll now be able to customize various DIY furniture items. To do you, you'll need customization kits that can now be purchased from Timmy.