If you want to get iron bars in Stardew Valley, you will need to get iron ore; but getting this ore will require you to delve deep inside the mines.
How to get iron in Stardew Valley
To get iron bars in Stardew Valley, you will first need to get iron ore, which, as we previously stated, can be obtained from deep inside the mines.
However, the mines in Stardew Valley have many levels, so to simply head into the mines won't be enough; you instead will need to head to a specific level to make the most out of your journey.
That said, the levels we recommend exploring are anywhere from level 41 to 79, as among these mine levels, you will find iron ore in great abundance. As a side note, before you head into the mines, there's a colorful NPC that you can meet inside called the Dwarf; along with this, make sure to bring a pickaxe to mine the iron ore.
When you find some iron ore, hit it with the pickaxe, and you will get around three ores; if you have the Miner profession, you can increase this amount. Also, if you don't feel like mining the ore, you can find it as loot with the following below while inside the mines.
- Metal Heads
- Stone Golems
- Dust Sprites
- Iron Slimes
- Barrels and Crates
You can also get iron ore from panning, inside fishing chests, and ice pip fish ponds when the population reaches three.
How to make iron bars in Stardew Valley
To make Iron bars, you will need to take iron ore and place it inside a furnace; in order to unlock the recipe for the furnace, you will need to collect at least one copper ore.
After this, you will need to trigger a cutscene with Clint by leaving your house from 6 am to 11 am.
Clint will give you the recipe to make a furnace; you can use this recipe to make a furnace with 25 stone and 20 copper. When you get the furnace crafted, you can then use it to make iron bars in Stardew Valley with five iron ore and one coal.