The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Woodworking


Only Adults can complete the woodworking hobby, to begin this hobby you need to buy the woodworking bench from the promotions r us store and place it in one of your sims houses or you can use the benches at the community center once you have completed the Multi Story Renovations Quest.

I cannot find it in my home store to place it? You need to look in your inventory under the hobby and career items section

I cannot place the woodworking bench, it says its locked/ limited item, what do I do? You will have this problem if you try and place it from the new items tab, look in your inventory instead to be able to place the woodworking bench in one of your sims houses.

You can buy as many as you want so you can have as many adult sims as you want completing this hobby at once

Once placed tap on it and select one of the options:

  • Quick Practice- 5 hours
  • Carve Magnum Opus- 12 hours 30 minutes

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head, you may get a woodworking collectible straight away or have to play the mini game if your sim made a doll:


The doll will run to the pipes on the machinery to the left of the screen- your sim will rush to a window. You need to get the doll to the window your sim is at, if it is going the wrong way you can tap on it to change the dolls direction (you will only get this minigame if you complete the hobby at the community center, if you do it at home you don’t need to chase the dolls!)

Every time you complete one of the options above your woodworking hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once you reach 100% you will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the woodworking collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage for each option:

This may change in future updates

NOTE: if you are completing a woodworking time limited hobby event the percentage increases quicker during these events than the normal amounts shown in the table below

 LEVEL 5 hours 12 hours 30 minutes
1-2 13% 40%
2-3 6% 20%
3-4 3% 12%
4-5 3% 12%
5-6 1% 4%

For example if you did the 12 hour 30 minute option, you would need to do this 5 times or the 5 hour option 17 times to reach level 3 from level 2.

The table below shows you for each level what woodworking collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 What’s a Hammer? Board with Bent Nail, Pine Oakio and Lil’ Ole Smokey are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Apprentice 2-Bit Wooden Hammer is now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Experienced SimCity Turbine Replica and Sammy Splinters  are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Skilled Weird Ornaments and Fine Sculpture are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Expert Rumple Steelskin and Will Wright Replica are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Master Craftsmen Wooden Dragon and Ragtime Runaway are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby (and they can do the shortest option to try and find the collectibles quicker!)

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed woodworking collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

The rewards for completing this collection are a dog kennel, foosball table and 3LP:

  • The first time you complete the collection you receive a free premium dog kennel (which can be found in the pet section of buy mode)
  • The second time you receive a free foosball table (which can be found in living room section of buy mode)
  • From the third time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 3LP

Time Limited Hobby Events– the woodworking hobby appears often in these events, to complete these you have to complete the woodworking hobby a certain amount of times during the time limit to unlock all of the prizes, you can find a list of time limited hobby events here. If you want to complete these time limited hobby events then have one sim get to level six in this hobby before the next event starts so you only have to do the shortest option when the event begins!


Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here


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