Steel is also very versatile, it can be molded easily to form any shape and can be very useful for customized shed constructions. Technically, steel is the perfect material for building projects. Chemically, steel is made from iron and carbon, Iron is soft and is easily cut, carbon makes the steel hard, making it more durable and strong. 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. Having a detailed plan beforehand will save you money from buying excess materials, plus, you will be able to save your time and effort from having to run around mid-project looking for things that you need. For the base, transfer inside sand, about two inches will do. Compact the soil and make sure that it is leveled. Using a post digger, dig six holes, three on each side of your outline, about 4 inches deep. You will use this for the posts where you will attach your roof later on. Place the posts inside and pour cement to hold them in. 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. Not having a plan or a blueprint can run you up on costs and eventually lead to many construction blunders. If you live in an area where there is heavy snowfall and frequent snow storms, building a steep pitch will help remove excess snow as it can slide off easily. Excessive snow accumulation can weaken even the strongest roof structure. Aside from this, your choice of wood will also determine whether your roof will be able to stand the test of time. A detailed plan takes out the guess work while you re doing the project saving you, your money, time and effort. Also, before you even actually start to build your shed you will be able to prepare all the materials you need making it easy for you to just put them all together. Plus you can develop a good timeframe and know exactly what you have to do one after the other.