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? This means that steel can also be used for farm sheds or loafing sheds. And when housing livestock, you can be sure that the structure will take a beating. Put a child in a yard along with a mysterious shed, and you can do the math. All parents would do all that they can to keep their child safe and away from accidents, that s why, we childproof our home, keep debris out of our yards, remind them to be careful when playing and tell them to stay away from strangers. To ensure that your shed will be durable and secure and also effective in protecting your belongings inside, try to use lumber that has been pressure treated. If this is not available to you, you should consider using weather proofing stain if you chose natural wood. Another option would be sealing, staining or coating natural wood with polyurethane. 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. So no matter how much you want to clean up and get your own storage shed, if you don t have the money, there s not much you can do. But, if you have the skills and the determination, having your own shed in your backyard doesn t have to remain a dream, how? By recycling old wooden pallets. Some would immediately think that pallets, being the way they are, would just be an eyesore, but not if you have a good set of plans. You have to consider the size of your farm shed depending on what you plan to store inside. The materials you re going to use will also be dependent on the weather in your area and how much you can afford. You should also be able to first determine your resources so that you wont have a hard time knowing where to get the materials you will need.