You might be familiar with Golden Lumber as an item from the original Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. If you happened to use this material on your farm, villagers would knock on your door every day and tell you that displaying it on your lawn is rude and offensive.
In the Story of Seasons remake, Golden Lumber is no longer offensive to the townsfolk. So you can use Golden Lumber as a fence with no repercussions, once it’s unlocked from Gotts’ store.
|Where to Get||Gotts’ Workshop, Mayor Thomas|
|Sell Price (Huang)||48,000-57,000 G|
Location 1: Gotts’ Workshop
The main place you can get Golden Lumber is from Gotts.
He will offer this lumber once you place a stack of 999 Lumber in your cabinet. Then you can buy Golden Lumber from him under the “Materials” tab in his shop for 100,000 G apiece.
Location 2: The Mayor’s Request
Another way to get Golden Lumber for a smaller cost is by completing the Mayor’s annual quest!
Every year on Winter 2nd, Mayor Thomas will visit the farmhouse to ask for your help. He will ask you to obtain any one of the following items for him before 7:00 PM:
- AEPFE Apple
- Black Grass
- Golden Egg
- Green Pepper
- Matsutake Mushroom
- White Grass
The item is chosen completely at random, so there’s no possible way to know which one you’ll need to get for him.
Just in case you don’t have the item on hand and it’s difficult to obtain within the day, you can just reload the save from the night before and the item will reset.
Once you’ve successfully delivered the item to the Mayor before 8:00 PM, he will award you with a single piece of Golden Lumber.
Failing to deliver his request will result in -10 Friendship Points with the Mayor.
Golden Lumber Uses
Golden Lumber can be placed directly into the ground to create a fence that will never decay or become damaged.
Fences are mainly used in this game to contain farm animals within a certain area, or to control the spread of Wild Grass.
Selling Golden Lumber
If you can’t find any use for your Golden Lumber, you can just sell it to Huang! You can start selling items to Huang once you become friends with him at 4 friendship notes.
To sell Golden Lumber to Huang, stand in front of his counter while holding the item. Don’t interact directly with his sprite, as it will register as a gift instead.
Huang will then offer you a price, which you can actually reject for a chance at getting him to bid higher.
The price range for Golden Lumber is anywhere between 48,000 G and 57,000 G.
If Huang offers you 51,000 G for the item, for example, you can turn him down and try again to get a higher price.
Keep in mind that his bids will never go lower or higher than this defined range, so 57,000 G is the maximum price you can get for selling Golden Lumber.