And when housing livestock, you can be sure that the structure will take a beating. While steel may seem to be difficult to work with as compared to wood, there are now may steel shed kits available that are virtually easy to erect and put together. Steel is also very versatile, it can be molded easily to form any shape and can be very useful for customized shed constructions. But you can be rest assured that this, in the long run, would give you less problems and worries. It is essential though that if you decide to use a concrete slab foundation, you should know that cement soaks up water and can potentially add moisture inside your shed. One way to combat this is to use a top flooring to prevent the moisture from seeping inside. 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. It s easy for anyone to assume that building a small shed will be a piece of cake, that will be an assumption that s true, but, it can easily turn into a nightmare as well. To some, a shed kit can be the best choice, especially if they don t really have good DIY building skills. But to those with experience, a shed building kit will be truly easy, all parts are pre-fabricated and it s just a matter of putting them together, but, if you plan to build a shed from scratch, then good for you. But so can you. 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. 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.