Typically a door brace would need three pieces of lumber, one goes across the top side of the door, one on the bottom side and one longer piece to go across diagonally the length of the door making a Z-shape. Nail or glue them all together. Now you can measure the hinges on your door jamb and to your shed door. Also, if you are able to divert potential water flow away from the footing and try to elevate the area where you plan to build your shed to ensure that water won t settle around or beneath it. By doing so, you are not only preventing moisture but also you are making sure that the ground will always stay leveled avoiding your shed from tilting to one side. 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. 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. Have a talk with your child; explain to them the dangers that may happen if they play with your tools and equipment. Remind them that these are not toys and to never play with them. It is imperative that you follow these guidelines. Children are naturally curious and you should never take for granted that even though you already warned them that they would not still go to the shed and touch your things. After clearing up the soil, dig inside your outline with a depth of about eight inches. 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.