The wood of course is your most single important material. You also need tools like hammer, saw, nails, hinges, roof tacks and shingles. Based on your plans, measure your wood and cut them to size. If you re using a concrete foundation, prepare your cement. With any structure, you always build starting from the bottom. In the former you shelled out your hard earned money and in the latter you spent a lot of energy and time. So if your firewood gets wet or becomes filled with moisture, all your money and your efforts will just go down the drain. A wet firewood will not burn properly as we all know, and if you live in an area where rain and snowfall is frequent, it can be virtually impossible to keep your wood dry. 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. One way to do this is to provide a loafing shed for your farm. Basically, a loafing shed is a barn with three sides that is situated in a pasture. And because horses are typically strong and big, you can be sure that it will be subjected to great abuse. Drive around your town, renovations and demolitions are a good source for reclaimed materials. They can either be used as land fillers for foundation or for roofing materials. You can even go to your local junkyard and ask if they have aluminum or metal which you can get for free or buy at a minimal price. When choosing lumber to use for building your door, you can either use a rough cut or a finish cut. But what is important is that the lumber is already completely dry; if not, there can be shrinkage in the future when the wood loses its moisture. Usually, lumber that is 1 inch thick is used. After doing your measurements, you can now use your saw to cut your boards. Build a Steel Shed and Other Types of Storage Structures As the country has experienced a boom in its population and as our needs have increased, many of us has decided that the most practical solution in providing more space for our homestead is to create outdoor storage space. Aside from the outdoor kitchen and dining areas, outdoor storage structures or sheds has also increased in popularities.