Exploring Robin’s Shop: Essential Items for Your Farm

Hello, friends! In this article, we will discuss the various items available for purchase at Robin’s Shop, including the workbench, wood chipper, and refrigerator. We will also look at the prices of wood and stone and how they change over time.

Wood and Stone: The Essentials for Your Farm

  • Wood: In the first year, wood costs 10 gold, but from the second year, the price increases to 50 gold, five times the initial cost. The price remains at 50 gold afterward. Since wood is heavily used in the game, buying it can be a good option when you don’t have enough time to chop it.
    • Tip: At the end of the first year, it’s a good idea to store some wood based on your needs.
  • Stone: In the first year, stone costs 20 gold, but from the second year, the price jumps to 100 gold, also five times the initial cost. If you don’t have enough stone when building a coop or barn, you can consider buying it. There’s no need to store it at the end of the year since it’s easy to obtain with bombs later in the game.

Calendar: Keep Track of Villager Birthdays and Festivals

  • The calendar can be hung on the wall to see the birthdays and festivals of the current month.
    • Early game: The 2,000 gold price can be a bit expensive. You can check the calendar for free at Pierre’s shop entrance instead.
    • Mid-game: If you really need it, you can buy one, but it’s not very necessary.
    • Late game: When you have enough money, you can buy the Furniture Catalogue, which allows you to get a calendar for free.
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Furniture Catalogue: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Décor

  • The Furniture Catalogue costs 200,000 gold and can be purchased after upgrading your farmhouse once.
    • It offers an unlimited supply of many types of furniture for free, making it essential for late-game decorating. However, it can be quite expensive in the early game.
    • Most of the items sold at Robin’s Shop, such as windows, TVs, fireplaces, and other furniture, can be obtained for free from the Furniture Catalogue, so there’s no need to buy them.
    • Some special furniture items are not included in the catalogue and must be collected separately.
    • Seasonal plants are not available for free and aren’t necessary to buy in the early game. If needed, they can be purchased at the winter night market, which offers a wide variety of styles.
    • Seasonal plants change appearance based on the current season, with different colors for spring, summer, autumn, and winter. They complement the trees on your farm.

Workbench: A Practical and Convenient Addition to Your Farm

  • The workbench costs 2,000 gold and is incredibly useful. If you have the money, it’s recommended to buy one, as a single workbench is enough.
    • It displays a crafting interface for crafting items and can show advanced crafting information when the appropriate setting is enabled.
    • The workbench allows you to use materials from the eight surrounding chests, as well as those in your inventory.
    • Material consumption priority is: inventory, then lower chests, then left chests on the same level, and then in the reverse order they were placed in the chest.
    • With a workbench, you don’t have to search through chests for materials, making storage and crafting more efficient.
    • Two chests can store most common materials, and placing up to seven chests around the workbench is more than enough.
    • You can sort items by category, but it’s not necessary. Simply throw all materials into the storage chests.
    • If a chest is full, use a second one for the same category of items.
    • The downside is that the crafting interface doesn’t show recipes you haven’t obtained yet. It would be nice if it displayed them like cooking recipes.
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Wood Chipper: A Situational Tool

  • Available for 1,000 gold after receiving a letter from Robin in winter.
  • The description states it breaks hardwood into wood, but it also has a small chance of producing maple syrup, oak resin, and pine tar.
  • Driftwood can also be processed into wood, with a processing time of 3 hours.
  • The wood chipper is not very useful since hardwood is scarce early in the game, and wood can be purchased directly. No one would want to turn a rare resource into a purchasable one.
  • However, if the wood chipper could convert all hardwood into tree resin using pseudo-randomness, it might be worth using in the late game when hardwood is abundant. Trading 300 hardwood for 300 oak resin in winter could be worthwhile.

Mini Fridge: Convenient Storage for Cooking Ingredients

  • Costs 3,000 gold, offering 36 slots of storage with the same function as the kitchen refrigerator.
  • Cooking ingredients stored in the fridge can be used directly in the kitchen.
  • The recipe interface shows the storage quantity for all ingredients.
  • It’s recommended to buy a few mini fridges to store fish, vegetables, and seasonings for cooking, making it easier to organize and reducing the storage pressure on other chests.
  • Gus’s special quest also rewards a fridge, but it’s not necessary to complete the quest since fridges can be purchased directly.

Telephone: Useful for Specific Purposes

  • The telephone can check store hours and inventory, but it’s not very necessary. After playing for a while, you’ll remember store hours and won’t need to visit them frequently.
  • After completing the 150 void spirits kill goal, you can use the phone to recover items from Marlon.
  • There are also many phone call events. For triggering these events, it’s better to buy a telephone. Having multiple phones won’t increase the chance of triggering events; all phones ring simultaneously.
  • Calling Gus with the phone can efficiently trigger the name code exploit.
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Luxury Red Double Bed and Special Recipes

  • Costs 6,000 gold, but it’s just a special bed design without any special effects. Requires completing Robin’s quest to collect 80 hardwood. It’s a collectible item for those who enjoy completing collections.
  • It’s not required for a 100% completion, so the special quest can be skipped if desired.

There are 18 total recipes available, including 8 torches, 8 flooring options, and 2 lampposts. Keep in mind that they won’t all be for sale initially. You must purchase earlier recipes for the later ones to appear.

  • When you have enough money, you can buy all recipes at once.
  • Some random furniture items are also for sale but can be obtained directly from the Furniture Catalogue, so they can be ignored.

Take advantage of these additional items and tips to further optimize your Stardew Valley gameplay. With efficient storage, crafting, and cooking systems in place, you can focus on enjoying your farm life and all the adventures that await!

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