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Not all storage sheds are created equal, with many different types of sheds that you can create; each of them has their own strength and weaknesses which serves different purposes. 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. Steel as a building material is not as expensive as one would think. Considering that they offer less maintenance needs, they pay for themselves in the long run. Think about it, steel buildings and homes have been used to house human beings, so wouldn t it be sensible that it too would be safe not only in storing your belongings, but even animals? But, aside from selling the things that you can part with, you can just build a storage shed for those mementos or tools you can t really part with. Primarily, if you don t have the carpentry skills, even the basic ones, you can still build your own storage shed and save a lot of money. You can do this by using by using storage shed kits and pre-fabricated storage shed parts. 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. After clearing up the soil, dig inside your outline with a depth of about eight inches. 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.