Firewood can be chopped at wood chopping blocks found in many cities, settlements, farms and camps throughout Skyrim, and can also be found lying about. Firewood can either be sold directly to merchants for 2 or turned in to mill workers and innkeepers, who accept them for 5 a piece. Firewood is also used to upgrade some weapons at grindstones (e.g. common bows). In the first add-on, Dawnguard, firewood is used to craft arrows, bolts and the crossbow.
Every time the firewood chopping animation is activated, two pieces of firewood are produced.
Rarely, firewood can be found and picked up like normal loot in Dragonborn and Dawnguard. There are twenty-two of them in Highpoint Tower, for example, and some can be found in the ruins in the Volkihar Dungeons.
Followers can be commanded to chop firewood and carry it. They can carry firewood beyond their maximum weight capacity if the Dragonborn continues to instruct them to chop the firewood.
Locations to turn in firewood
- If the firewood is pickpocketed off of somebody while they are holding it, it will not disappear from their arms.