Here is what I came up with: Crafting Table, Chests, Furnace, Wood of some sort for a shelter, Granite for a better [and nonflammable] house later in game, Coal Blocks for warmth/fuel, Cotton Plant for clothing, and Tools/Weapons.
Today, I'd like to focus on the Furnace.
Official Recipaedia Description: A furnace is an enclosure made from fire resistant stone, in which a high temperature is maintained by burning combustible fuel. It is an important item that allows smelting, cooking and other forms of heat processing. The best fuel for the are Coal Chunks, but wood and even leaves can be used if coal is unavailable. Furnace can be left unattended while working. It also emits a small amount of light.
Crafting: To craft a furnace, you will need 8 Cobblestone Blocks. Put them into every slot of the 3x3 Crafting Table except for the middle one.
The furnace is vital for smelting items. If you want to cook your food to get full nutritional value, you need a furnace to do it! Here is a complete list of all items that can be smelted and what they produce:
|The Furnace is also used dye you clothing. Not all clothing can be dyed though. Only the Cotton Shorts, Cotton Pants, Cotton Shirt, Cotton T-Shirt, and Cotton Tank Top. You need to put your clothing article and the desired bucket of paint in the furnace, as shown below:|
|The Furnace is also needed to make paint, but I will go over all of that and the paint recipes in my next post :)|
|All of this information and more can be viewed on the Survival Craft Wiki.|