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. 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. Any aspiring Do-It-Yourselfer will find this a very enriching experience. This increasing need for space is not only relegated to the suburbs and for city folk, people from the countryside are also experiencing these and even though they already have farms and barns, they have machineries and equipment that need to be stored as well. These equipment can be quite large and expensive, they need a place where they can be stored so that they are not only protected from the elements, but from intruders as well. If your horses are subjected to harsh elements like snow, pouring rain and the blasting sun then it is not hard to predict their early demise. And as such you can now say goodbye to all your hard work and to your money. Providing them with a shelter is the sure fire way of providing a guarantee that your horses will be protected and their health is assured. This is an essential part of any garden or barn shed and to ensure that it will work to your advantage you must build it correctly. There are many different factors that one should consider when building a shed ramp. These factors are very essential and should be considered greatly in the planning stage of the shed itself. For the base, transfer inside sand, about two inches will do. Compact the soil and make sure that it is leveled. Using a post digger, dig six holes, three on each side of your outline, about 4 inches deep. You will use this for the posts where you will attach your roof later on. Place the posts inside and pour cement to hold them in.