Most firewood shed are not really that big, they are easy to make and don t require as much cost as most typical storage sheds. With just a couple of lumber and nails, you can be assured that you will have dry and effective firewood ready to build a roaring fire for a comfortable warmth. Always remember that in starting any project, having plans is the best way to ensure that you will have a worry-free time when you re in the actual process of building the shed. But if you really want to protect your shed and make it last, a concrete slab used as a foundation would be more ideal. This though would be more costly and to be honest, not too many homeowners are able to work with cement. But you can be rest assured that this, in the long run, would give you less problems and worries. Whether you decide to buy or build one this is by far your best option. If you do decide to build it yourself, then kudos to you, building a garden shed is one of the simplest task in rudimentary carpentry. If you have a great command using tools and have a free weekend or two to work on some measuring, hammering, cutting, drilling and sawing, then all you need are the proper materials, tools, building plans, and you can soon have your very own shed in your own garden made by your own two hands. But for other parts of the shed, you wouldn t need steel that are as strong, for example, for the structure or frame, you will need stronger steel, especially the rafters for roof support, but for the walls and the roof itself, sheet metal would suffice, or even corrugated steel sheets. Aside from the reputation steel has of good strength, steel is also highly desired as a building material because it requires minimal maintenance and there is virtually no infestation of bugs like termites or even carpenter bees. A lean to shed, unlike the typical storage shed is a structure that is built beside your existing home or other structures, like your garage. Instead of having to build a whole new structure with four walls, you will already use one side of the wall of your present structure as the fourth side and just have to build three walls to complete your shed. These differences are based on their use, finish and design. Their sizes also vary. Types of sheds: Tool shed as its name suggests, the tool shed is where a respectable DIY handyman stores his hardware. This also may serve as his shop. A tool shed would typically have shelves, benches, hanging areas, cabinets and storage chests.