This is your first tool,to dig, chop down trees or kill animals. You could also make other wooden tools such as axe, shovel or sword, but there’s not much sense since you want to move on to make stone tools and better as soon as possible.
You can break down crafting table to bring it along, by whacking it with the pickaxe. Or you can make a new one when needed.
Quickly find a suitable place to build your first home. Start by digging an underground home which might looks like a hobbit hole. An ideal home would be the side of a hill or cliff face. Don’t go too far from the site where you first spawned; if you die you can come back to that location, and be able to find your house again!
Take a minute or two to find an ideal spot; while you’re on the way, look out for the following:
Coal veins: coal is a black mineral that you might find exposed on a rock face. Use your pickaxe to get it.
Sand: if you dig up a few blocks of sand, you will be able to use it to make glass windows.
Sheep: if you see three or more sheep, you can kill them to get the 3 blocks of Wool for making a bed.
Wood: make sure you have several extra pieces of wood that you are not converted into planks.
Build a home
With your pickaxe, begin digging a new home. The doorway should be 2 blocks high and 1 block wide, looking into a larger space inside.
Making a start on home
Don’t do too much at first: as soon as you have a bit of space inside, you can start by doing some crafting such as table.