Many of these machines have an undercarriage and can just as easily ground over the threshold of the door. Six inches of space under both sides of your door opening will allow you to have an easier time to take your machinery in and out. The surface of the ramp whether it may be the surface of the wood, steel or concrete, rain and other factors may cause your ramp to become slippery thus increasing the risk of accidents. Short from selling off all your stuff the best solution to this predicament is building a shed. Yes there are ready made sheds that are available for you, but this can be quite costly and many of them are even overpriced. In this economic time it s just not advisable to pay someone to build a shed for you. But, the question is what type of lumber should you use? The answer to this question lies on your property itself. You need lumber that will compliment your home and garden, and lumber that is easily accessible to you. Other factors include your budget for the project, how elaborate your plans are, and how durable your shed you want to be. If you don t have much to store, you don t really need a huge shed, the smaller the shed you create the less materials you will need, which means less cost. 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. For those who have extra money and have always dreamt of taking the countryside to the suburbs, a quaint little farm shed inspired outdoor structure can be built in your garden for your little getaway area. You can even make it look like a small log cabin. But before you rush out to get some lumber, or any other building materials you wish to use, stop first and think. 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.