A Step by Step Guide on How to Build a Brick Shed Any home would greatly benefit from having a storage shed in their yard. It can be used to house a variety of belongings such as your tools, garden equipment, your barbecue, firewood and even your bicycle and other stuff. And if you want extreme durability and strength, a shed that will last a lifetime, then forget the traditional wooden storage shed, a brick shed is what you need. For size consideration, this will vary depending on the size of the livestock that you plan to put inside the loafing shed. Horses are herd animals and typically gather together, so you need to put into account the size of your ponies when they grow bigger. But, if you live in an area were cold weather and harsh snowstorms are frequently experienced then you might want to consider investing in a barn instead. Ease of use while most ramps are not as large as a barn, you can build a ramp that would make it easy for you to bring out or in a garden tractor or a lawn mower. You may think that having a fairly good slope and enough driving space would be enough, that isn t the case. Many of these machines have an undercarriage and can just as easily ground over the threshold of the door. Having a detailed plan beforehand will save you money from buying excess materials, plus, you will be able to save your time and effort from having to run around mid-project looking for things that you need. The design doesn t just end with the exterior of the farm. Although this is the most important to ensure that your farm shed is durable and strong enough to withstand harsh weather conditions, especially the roof, you will also design your interior, to maximize the space you have. The location of your firewood shed is one of the most important decision you should make It should be in an area where water does not pool around the shed, yet it should be near your home so that it would be easy for you to get firewood whenever you need it. You certainly wouldn t want to walk far just to get some when it s raining hard or there is heavy snowfall. And to ensure that your door will be able to handle wear and tear you have two options when building it, the ledged door and the ledged embraced door. The first thing that you need to do is to ensure that you have all the tools that you will need. The tape measure is your best friend. It is important that your door fits like a glove on its frame.