What are the essential crafting recipes in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta?

Being dropped into a Minecraft world for the first time can be an overwhelming experience, especially when you don't know how to craft the essential tools to survive. We compiled some of the recipes you need to know to get off to a good start in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta.

How to craft in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

The first thing you craft will probably be some wood planks, which can be accomplished without using a crafting table:

  1. Click the raw wood in your inventory.
  2. Click within the crafting field to place the raw wood.

    Click the raw wood in your inventory. Click within the crafting field to place the raw wood.

  3. Click the wood planks to craft them. You can click to create more wood planks until the raw wood runs out.
  4. Click an inventory spot to place the wood planks in your inventory.

    Click the wood planks to craft them. Click an inventory spot.

The next thing you'll probably craft is a crafting table, which allows you to craft more intricate recipes:

  1. Click the wood planks in your inventory.
  2. Right-click all four squares in your crafting field.

    Click the wood planks in your inventory. Right-click all four squares in your crafting field.

  3. Click the crafting table to craft it.
  4. Click an inventory spot to place the crafting table in your inventory.

    Click the crafting table to craft it. Click an inventory spot.

Now that you have a crafting table, you can craft more intricate recipes. In this example, we'll craft a pickaxe using the crafting table that you've place on the ground:

  1. Click the sticks in your inventory.
  2. Right-click the appropriate spots in your crafting field.

    Click the sticks in your inventory. Right-click the appropriate spots in the crafting field.

  3. Click an inventory spot to place the sticks back in your inventory.
  4. Click the wood planks in your inventory.

    Click an inventory spot. Click the wood planks in your inventory.

  5. Right-click the appropriate spots in your crafting field.
  6. Click an inventory spot to place the wood planks back in your inventory.

    Right-click the appropriate spots in your crafting field. Click an inventory spot.

  7. Click the wooden pickaxe to craft it.
  8. Click an inventory spot to place the wooden pickaxe in your inventory.

    Click the wooden pickaxe to craft it. Click an inventory spot.

By now you have an idea of how to craft items in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta. You can apply the crafting methods above to all of the recipes listed below.

How to craft utility tools in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

Name Resource(s) used: Used primarily for: Stackable?
Wood planks Wood planks Raw wood Crafting table, Chest, Sticks Up to 64
Crafting table Crafting table Wood planks Crafting No
Sticks Sticks Wood planks Torches, Tools Up to 64
Torches Torches Coal, Sticks Light Up to 64
Furnace Furnace Cobblestone Cooking, Smelting No
Chest Chest Wood planks Storage No
Bed Bed Wood planks, Wool Sleeping No
Bucket Bucket Iron ingot Collecting water and lava No
Shears Shears Iron ingot Collecting wool No
Fishing rod Fishing Rod Sticks, String Fishing No
Flint Flint Iron ingot, Flint Fire No
Boat Boat Wood planks, Shovel Sailing No
Door Door Wood planks or Iron ingots Protection Up to 64

How to craft mining tools in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

All of the following tools can be crafted with either wood planks, cobblestone, iron, gold, or diamond.

Name Resource(s) used: Used primarily for: Stackable?
Shovel Shovel Sticks, Wood planks (etc.) Digging dirt No
Axe Axe Sticks, Wood planks (etc.) Chopping trees No
Pickaxe Pickaxe Sticks, Wood planks (etc.) Mining stone No
Hoe Hoe Sticks, Wood planks (etc.) Farming No

How to craft weapons in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

Swords can be crafted from wood planks, cobblestone, iron, gold, or diamond. Bows and arrows can only be crafted using the materials listed below.

Name Resource(s) used: Used primarily for: Stackable?
Sword Sword Stick, Wood planks (etc.) Slashing No
Bow Bow Sticks, String Shooting No
Arrows Arrows Stick, Feather, Flint Ammo Up to 64

How to craft armor in Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

All armor can be crafted using either leather, iron, gold, or diamond.

Name Resource(s) used: Used primarily for: Stackable?
Helmet Helmet Iron ingots (etc.) Protection No
Chestplate Chestplate Iron ingots (etc.) Protection No
Leggings Leggings Iron ingots (etc.) Protection No
Boots Boots Iron ingots (etc.) Protection No