Place 3 wooden planks on top and 2 sticks going verticly down. You can do this with Diamonds (Which mines 400 blocks), Iron (Which mines 200 blocks), Cobblestone(Which mines 100 blocks), Gold (which mines 30 blocks) and of course wood (which mines 50 blocks). To start you punch a few trees and convert them into wooden planks by just placing them into the crafting grid and there you go. Then you do to wooden planks one on top of the other(like the sticks are in the crafting pickaxe picture). Then you put 4 wooden planks in the 2 by 2 crafting grid to make a crafting table and then you do what the picture says!!