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. Don t be afraid to get your hands dirty, even with minimal carpentry skills, you too can build a strong, sturdy and aesthetically pleasing shed in your garden. Scour for materials that can be recycled. Old wooden crates can still be used for flooring and for walls. Fallen trees can be cut and used for rafters and as foundation, maybe even a door. Unplug your power tools or remove their batteries. Glass cabinets can be used to keep sharp tools away from the prying hands of a child. Keep your shed locked all the time. Close all windows and hide your keys. Always check your shed for gaps and cracks and loose boards which your child and their friends can pry open to get inside. Prepare your plans well and determine its size, consulting first the area where you plan to build the shed. Make sure that the area is free from any underground cables, wirings, or pipes. This will ensure that the shed will not act as a hindrance if there are repairs to be done. Once your plans have finished, make an estimate of the materials and the tools you will need. Because it is only made of wood and not totally locked to the ground, your shed will not be able to accommodate heavy equipment like garden tractors. Your shed can only be built with a limited size and also they tend to be susceptible to moisture which in turn will shorten their life. The advantages though far outweigh the disadvantages mentioned. Technically, steel is the perfect material for building projects. Chemically, steel is made from iron and carbon, Iron is soft and is easily cut, carbon makes the steel hard, making it more durable and strong. Different combinations of the two elements allow manufacturers to make different types of steel, and this allows them to make structures for a steel shed.