"Here for work? Get an axe and bring me all the wood you can chop."

Chop Wood is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This is a radiant quest in which the Dragonborn can earn GoldIcon for selling firewood. A woodcutter's axe must be in the inventory in order to cut wood at a chopping block.


  1. Find a woodcutter's axe
  2. Chop wood at a block
  3. Sell the wood to a buyer


Each chop produces two firewood at no true cost to the Dragonborn, other than the need to have a woodcutter's axe in their inventory. Each wood chop produces two pieces of wood, worth 5 GoldIcon, and weighs 5 WeightIcon each.


The following people will purchase any firewood in the Dragonborn's inventory at once for the base asking price.

Quest giver Location Hold
Aeri Anga's Mill The Pale
Ganna Uriel Steamscorch Mine Eastmarch
Gilfre Mixwater Mill Eastmarch
Grosta Heartwood Mill The Rift
Hert Half-Moon Mill Falkreath Hold
Hjorunn Solitude Sawmill Haafingar
Hod Riverwood Whiterun
Horgeir Dragon Bridge Haafingar
Hroggar Morthal Hjaalmarch
Hulda The Bannered Mare Whiterun
Jorgen Morthal Hjaalmarch
Temba Wide-Arm Ivarstead The Rift


Followers can use the woodchopping block to help gather wood, for seamless chopping. Nearby followers can also hold chopped wood, lessening the chances of becoming over-encumbered.


  • This quest counts toward the favors for citizens required to become Thane in Holds.
  • General good merchants purchase firewood for less GoldIcon than millers, but the Speech skill increases if this method is selected.
  • This quest has no quest stages or objectives.


Hard Worker (Achievement)
Hard Worker
Chop wood, mine ore, and cook food
Points 10 Gamer points
Bronze trophy

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