A good set of plans, whether you downloaded it for free, bought it, or created it yourself should have a complete and detailed list of all the materials you will need, including their exact measurements. The options you would want to do, have a step by step guideline, a drawing of the structure, preferably 3D, and illustration along with the step by step instructions. With any structure, the roof is the most critical part, it should be able to withstand a heavy load, protect against the sun, rain and winds, and equally important, look good as well. If your shed looks like an eyesore, then maybe the convenience it brings is not worth it, especially if your neighbors and guests complain about it. It s easy to understand why most homeowners would want to have a storage shed. In this economic times, not many of us have the money to either get a builder make a shed for us or get pre-fabricated shed kits to have our own storage sheds. Affordability will always be an issue and wewill always ask about ways where we can cut costs. For example, with a wooden shed, the lumber you choose can make a tremendous difference. Dried and cured wood is the best as they don t tend to split when it s dry season. Green wood is still moist and can be easily split when dry. But more importantly, learning to build a storage shed from scratch will not only give you a useful and beautiful shed, but it will also provide you with an opportunity to discover and learn simple carpentry with an easy yet fulfilling project. Six inches of space under both sides of your door opening will allow you to have an easier time to take your machinery in and out. The surface of the ramp whether it may be the surface of the wood, steel or concrete, rain and other factors may cause your ramp to become slippery thus increasing the risk of accidents. There are many advantages as to why a skid foundation, considered temporary, is chosen by many homeowners. You too can benefit greatly by having a skid foundation. For one, a skid foundation generally using wood is easier and faster to build as compared to a permanent concrete foundation. In building a wooden skid foundation, you first need to select a spot then prepare a bed of gravel which will be able to provide a flat level and stable surface to allow water to drain beneath it and keep your lumber dry.