Ten Useful MineCraft Beginner Tricks

Mine Some Stone

3. Mine some stone (gray blocks) so you can build a furnace. This furnace can be used to create some charcoal, so you can make some torches to light the inside of your house. Ensure that your house is fully enclosed and you have a few torches inside and maybe even outside to keep enemies from spawning so close.

This video below will show you how to get some stone - skip through to 1 min 43 secs for the info.