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. Other factors include your budget for the project, how elaborate your plans are, and how durable your shed you want to be. The most popular wood choices are, light woods like ash, maple, poplar, birch and most commonly pine. For a reddish finish, you have a choice between cherry, cedar, red oak and mahogany. Slope of the ramp when choosing the location of your shed, you should put into consideration the space where your ramp will be placed. The length of your ramp is dependent on the slope that you have chosen. Choosing the slope of your ramp is very critical as this will be the determinant on the ease of use and its safety. With the right plan and design, a wooden loafing shed can be very durable. You have to make sure though that your roof is weather tested and is capable of enduring heavy weather conditions. Even if you already have a barn, a loafing shed is still a good investment as this can be placed in the pasture where your horses graze. Choose one that has more advantages than disadvantages. You can do this by taking into consideration your budget, the aesthetics of your home, its practicality, the durability it can provide and the amount of time that you can spent in maintenance. Take the time to weigh your options, plan ahead so you can be sure that when you invest your time, money and effort, you get more in return. If you need a permit, make sure that you will be able to comply with all the requirements so that you won t have any problems right at the middle of building your project. Fourth step: Choose the location where you plan to build your shed. It should flow nicely with the other structures in your property and should be easily accessible More importantly it should be on a flat surface.