Basic Items

Wooden PlanksWood Used as a building material or for many crafting recipes.
SticksWooden Planks Used as a handle for tools and weapons, as well as torches, arrows, signs, letters and fences.
TorchesStick+Coal Used for light.
Crafting TableWooden Planks Allows you to build more complicated recipes.
FurnaceCobblestone Used for smelting and baking.
ChestWooden Planks Provides storage for items.