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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. If you don t have much to store, you don t really need a huge shed, the smaller the shed you create the less materials you will need, which means less cost. If you already have a foundation such as a patio, a small shed may be able to fit on it eliminating the cost for laying the foundation. If you have cut some wood, don t just throw away the bits and pieces left behind. Important Factors to Consider When Building a Shed Ramp A shed ramp is very critical to any shed that is used to store any small heavy machinery such as a lawn mower or a small tractor. A ramp will make it easier for you to bring in or take out your equipment. 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 a lot of options when it comes to this, but when it comes to large sheds it is best to use a concrete foundation. Sixth step: You should now choose your flooring. To protect your shed from moisture and ensuring that it will last a long time, it is recommended to use pressure treated wood. It is also essential that your flooring is leveled and all your corners are squared. Inspiration and motivation is what drives the human spirit to go where they have never gone before, so even if you have never built a shed, you can build one with your own two hands, but an extra pair would not hurt. Your motivation in this case is an attic bursting to its seams and a garage that can t fit in a car. Depending on what you plan to keep inside your shed, you may either need a small sized door or one where a small garden tractor can pass through. Most storage sheds though are used for keeping large tools like a wheel barrow or a grass cutter, so it is inevitable that one day it may either break off its hinges or develop a big hole because of the occasional banging and hitting of your equipment.