But what is important is that the lumber is already completely dry; if not, there can be shrinkage in the future when the wood loses its moisture. Usually, lumber that is 1 inch thick is used. After doing your measurements, you can now use your saw to cut your boards. After cutting, lay down all your boards, put them together and make your final measurement. 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. But it s also likely that we would forget to tell them to stay away from our shed. These equipment can be quite large and expensive, they need a place where they can be stored so that they are not only protected from the elements, but from intruders as well. This s where the farm shed comes in. Typically larger than the usual storage or garden shed, the farm shed is a viable solution for farmers who are in dire need of extra space. If you are going to use wood, make sure that you use pressure treated lumber. Another way to decrease the amount of water soaked up by your cement slab foundation is to use concrete piers. This is utilized underneath the grade and the supports that the sheds rests on, keeping your construction away from the floor and providing a durable support for the cement footing. Whether it be for your garden tools or some of the stuff that has been lying round your home for ages, a lean to shed is one of the most effective, and affordable ways of keeping them and protecting them as well. A lean to shed, unlike the typical storage shed is a structure that is built beside your existing home or other structures, like your garage. Don t skimp on the nails, make sure that they securely fasten and attach all parts of your wooden storage shed. Try to wiggle or shake your walls to see if they are secure and that they are no gaps. Any weak points should be strengthened. Your roof should only be built after ensuring that the framing is strong.