Gold Wood is a relatively rare wood type that is located in the Swamp, along with Zombie Wood. Players tend to harvest this wood abundantly, as it is one of the most profitable woods in the game. It is worth $8 Money more than Lava Wood per unit. However, due to the time-consuming travel to get to the Swamp, most players harvest Lava Wood more instead of Gold Wood. Gold Wood was added on August 28, 2015.
The tree does not have any leaves, so it is commonly assumed that it is a dead tree. It grows fairly tall, with branches spreading narrower and narrower. For fully-grown trees, there might be little tiny branches. As they are too small to be processed by sawmills using default settings, players wanting to make these tiny branches into planks must do so using sawmills configured to produce planks with small cross-sections. On most Halloween events, this tree is commonly mistaken for Spook Wood or Sinister Wood.
It is noted that trees spawning within the Swamp have a large fluctuation, making trees larger among others. Also, this tree can commonly be found growing through the inner walls of the swamp.
To harvest the wood, the player should equip a Silver Axe or better to chop it. It is recommended to use a Fair Sawmill, as its input hole is large enough for small branches to be milled, however, its base requires a Sawmax 01 or better, as the Fair Sawmill is usually not big enough.
The Rock Bridge is the most recommended method to get to its spawning location, the Swamp. A thorough guide will be introduced here. For this method, however, one will need to bring Dynamite along with them. The Safari Mountain Passage can also be used to enter to Swamp and drop off the wood, but a more efficient method is through using long planks to make bridges to the Swamp. Other methods that can be used is to either long-plank up the mountain in the main biome or to use the door bridge glitch.