This goes the same for the foundation, making it higher from the ground and providing a slant to slide snow and water away from the shed. Most firewood sheds are built with only three sides. Only three walls are provided and the fourth side left open. This is necessary as this allows airflow which in turn allows the firewood to dry properly. 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. It s easy for anyone to assume that building a small shed will be a piece of cake, that will be an assumption that s true, but, it can easily turn into a nightmare as well. To some, a shed kit can be the best choice, especially if they don t really have good DIY building skills. But to those with experience, a shed building kit will be truly easy, all parts are pre-fabricated and it s just a matter of putting them together, but, if you plan to build a shed from scratch, then good for you. Another consideration when it comes to the location is an area where water does not pool. So choose a location on higher grounds. 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. Glass cabinets can be used to keep sharp tools away from the prying hands of a child. Keep your shed locked all the time. Close all windows and hide your keys. Always check your shed for gaps and cracks and loose boards which your child and their friends can pry open to get inside. If you have hazardous and flammable materials, store them in a locked cabinet. Most shed roof would use a 5/8 inch roof decking, normally plywood, to hold together the roof trusses. After screwing or nailing the plywood and the trusses, you can then cover it with either tar paper or asphalt shingles. Like in any other roof, any destruction like a strong gust of wind or accidentally dropping a shingle can lead to an accident.