A good set of plans, whether you downloaded it for free, bought it, or created it yourself should have a complete and detailed list of all the materials you will need, including their exact measurements. The options you would want to do, have a step by step guideline, a drawing of the structure, preferably 3D, and illustration along with the step by step instructions. Always check your shed for gaps and cracks and loose boards which your child and their friends can pry open to get inside. If you have hazardous and flammable materials, store them in a locked cabinet. Never leave your shed door open even if you re working on a project or tending to your garden. All it takes is a split second for your child to rush in and play with your tools. In this economic time it s just not advisable to pay someone to build a shed for you. A storage or garden shed can be a simple do it yourself project that would require only the minimal carpentry skills plus it can also be source of pride and joy as this is a creation of your own two hands. Here is a step-by-step guide that can give you an overview on how to build a shed. 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. The design doesn t just end with the exterior of the farm. Although this is the most important to ensure that your farm shed is durable and strong enough to withstand harsh weather conditions, especially the roof, you will also design your interior, to maximize the space you have. To make this project work, and by that I mean make it serve its purpose and also make your shed look complimentary to your existing home and other structures, there are some essential factors that you need to keep in mind. First things first, if you want your lean to shed to look good and make it seem as it has been with the original plans of your home, you should design your shed to have a finish that is the same as your home. To further ensure that your shed is rock solid and will be able to provide your belonging shelter for decades to come, it is imperative that you provide it with a good foundation. To help you achieve this, you will need tools like a spade, shovel, post-hole digger and a wheel barrow. Don t forget that you will also need a good pair of goggles to protect your eyes and a set of industrial gloves to protect your hands.