Gather wood. Hold down the left mouse button while your cursor is over a tree trunk. This will break the tree into wooden logs. The logs will automatically enter your inventory as long as you stand close to the tree. Repeat this several times.
Open your inventory. The default key for this is E. You should see a 2 x 2 grid next to your character picture. This is your crafting area.
Drag the wood to the crafting area. Planks will appear in the results box to the right of the crafting area. Drag the planks to your inventory. You've now turned the wood into planks.
Make two wooden planks into sticks. Place one of the planks you just made on the lower row of the crafting area. Place a second plank directly above it. Now you've made a bundle of sticks, which you should drag into your inventory from the results box.
Make a crafting table. Fill the entire 2 x 2 grid with planks to make a crafting table. Drag this to your quick slot bar at the base of your screen. Close your inventory and place the table on the ground. (To place a block, select it in your quick slot bar and right-click the ground.)
Open the crafting table. Right-click the table to open an expanded crafting interface. From here you can make recipes that require a 3 x 3 grid.
Craft the wooden sword. The sword recipe only fills a single column of the 3 x 3 grid. All ingredients must be in the same column, but it does not matter which column you choose:
Use the sword. Drag the sword to a quick slot and select it to equip it. Now left-clicking will use the sword instead of your hand. This is much more effective at killing enemies or animals, but be careful. A wooden sword is still pretty weak. Skip down to the section below on better swords if you want an upgrade.
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