A stick is an extremely useful (and easily crafted) item used in many crafting recipes. It cannot be placed or used. The main purpose of the stick is to make tools, but it can be used to make other items as well, such as a fence or a sign. Sticks are very valuable, as they are used to craft most tools, weapons, utilities, etc. To craft, place 2 Wooden Planks over in a 2x2 or 3x3 grid.
Sticks are used primarily as the handles for tools, torches, and weapons. They can also be used as the shaft of arrows, the post for signs, or the ties of rails. Sticks are the only building material required to craft a fence or ladder.