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. Building a firewood shed is the key to this predicament and you can be sure of having dry firewood every time you need it. The location of your firewood shed is one of the most important decision you should make It should be in an area where water does not pool around the shed, yet it should be near your home so that it would be easy for you to get firewood whenever you need it. But, your roofing material should be determined based on the pitch of your roof. What you re after is a roof that does not leak, so feel free to use any material that will help you achieve this goal. Depending on your budget or creativity, you can just buy prefabricated doors and windows. If you have the skills and the time, you can choose from a wide variety of window shapes and styles. And to many of us who don t have the experience yet, it s easy to succumb to the pitfalls that have plagued many beginner DIY guys. This mistake has led to many half finished projects and frustrations. Like in any project, building a shed, even a small one, would require preparation, and the single most important aspect of preparation that is to have a plan, and the biggest mistake one can do is to not have one. Only after approval can you start building your roof trusses or at the least install your prefabricated ones. Once you have the trusses ready, you then need to mark the top part of your wall to determine the spacing where you will nail do them down. This will help ensure that everything is in line perfectly. This way, you can be assured that you will have no problems with the authorities later on. Now let s start building. It is imperative that you have all your materials prepared before the actual building process. The wood of course is your most single important material. You also need tools like hammer, saw, nails, hinges, roof tacks and shingles. If you don t have any books to help you out with your planning and learning basic carpentry, the internet is your savior. Here you can find a plethora of resources to help you in every step of the way. There are software programs to make the planning stages easier and also show you how to save on costs.