And to many of us who don t have the experience yet, it s easy to succumb to the pitfalls that have plagued many beginner DIY guys. This mistake has led to many half finished projects and frustrations. 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. You may not have realized it at first, but as you accumulate things, you soon would have filled out house with outdated and useless objects and even your garage becomes a no man zone. Many of these things are not used or have used only once, so you will then realize that you either have to sell them, or just create a storage space for them, preferably, not inside your home. If you already have a foundation such as a patio, a small shed may be able to fit on it eliminating the cost for laying the foundation. If you have cut some wood, don t just throw away the bits and pieces left behind. You can use this for trimmings and maybe even for shelves and window sidings. Drive around your town, renovations and demolitions are a good source for reclaimed materials. Your shed can only be built with a limited size and also they tend to be susceptible to moisture which in turn will shorten their life. The advantages though far outweigh the disadvantages mentioned. Not many of us really uses heavy machineries. As a matter of fact, storage sheds are mostly used as workshops, garden tool storage and for housing other small belongings. Also a tin siding advisable for areas frequented by rain or snow as they rust easily. If you want a more durable shed siding, then wood would also be a good option. And with this option, you have many choices. For enhanced resistance in rotting and bug infestation, you may use red cedar. The downside to this is that it can be a bit costly to some. Instead of having to build a whole new structure with four walls, you will already use one side of the wall of your present structure as the fourth side and just have to build three walls to complete your shed. This will cost less and save you some time when constructing it. 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.