Crafting in Minecraft
Crafting is one of the most important parts of the game in Minecraft; you won't get far without it!
Crafting is a simple matter of arranging components in the right pattern so that they make a product.
You start off with a 2x2 crafting area in your inventory screen:
One of the first things you'll want to do is create a crafting table, that provides a 3x3 crafting area. First, collect some wood by punching a tree. Then open your inventory screen and place one piece of wood in the crafting area. You will see that you can turn it into 3 planks.
Do this, then place four wooden planks in your crafting area:
This is the recipe for making a Crafting Table. Place the Crafting Table in your toolbar, then close your inventory screen. Select the Crafting Table using the appropriate shortcut key (1&endash;9) and right-click to place it on the floor. Now right-click to open the crafting table interface:
The 3x3 crafting area at the top is sufficient for any recipe in Minecraft.
Throughout this website, crafting recipes are shown inline or in popups using this image:
Any recipe that will fit in a 2x2 area can be made on either a Crafting Table or in the normal Inventory screen, it doesn't matter.
Some foods are crafted, some are cooked in a furnace. Read all about it here.
Enchanting turns your crafted items into something even better! When you're ready, read about it here.
Not booze &emdash; magic potions!