Don t forget to leave an opening for your door and windows. Step 5. Leave a gap of about three to four inches for ventilation for the frame of the roof. Connect your lumber from one side of the post to the other. Make a six inch overhang for each lumber. Level your frame. If you want a slanting roof, make one side about three to four inches higher. But first things first, you would most definitely need to have a good detailed set of plans available for you. If you don t know how to make one, another affordable and cheap way to get a hold of them is by downloading them from the internet. There are plans that are available for free while some may cost you but not that much. The first aspect is always the most obvious. We can save lots of money if we do the job ourselves. Contractors mean a lot of money. Yes they can do the job well and you can be assured that you will have a shed that would last a long time, and with a few extra bucks they would also make your shed extremely beautiful. The problem is, most sheds contain dangerous items that are sharp, pointy, and poisonous or maybe even explosive. Or they may even try to imitate you and try to get the grass cutter and play with it. Whatever reason the child has, these dangerous items should be safely kept away from them. To avoid these accidents from happening, there are some ways that you can do to make your storage shed safer to a child and keep away whatever potential hazard that may occur. So it is advisable to have a sizeable shed door where you can easily bring in or take out your equipment. And to ensure that your door will be able to handle wear and tear you have two options when building it, the ledged door and the ledged embraced door. The first thing that you need to do is to ensure that you have all the tools that you will need. The location of your firewood shed is one of the most important decision you should make It should be in an area where water does not pool around the shed, yet it should be near your home so that it would be easy for you to get firewood whenever you need it. You certainly wouldn t want to walk far just to get some when it s raining hard or there is heavy snowfall.