This shed serves as storage for all the items that are needed to maintain a beautiful garden. A garden shed would need good storage areas such as shelves, cabinets and chests for storing chemicals and fertilizers as well as a safe area for storing sharp garden tools. For some, a shed ramp is also necessary if you decide to store a large grass mower. When you build a shed roof, like any other roof, you should consider the load that your roof will be taking. For example, if you know that the winter in your area comes with a heavy snow downfall then you should put extra braces. Your roof should last a long time and should not cause you any problems. Drive around your town, renovations and demolitions are a good source for reclaimed materials. They can either be used as land fillers for foundation or for roofing materials. You can even go to your local junkyard and ask if they have aluminum or metal which you can get for free or buy at a minimal price. Another factor that should gain much attention is the roof of your lean to shed. As much as possible, make certain that in your design plans, the roof is mono pitched. By doing this, you will be ensuring that any rain water or snow fall will slip away from the main structure your shed is attached to. While some do have the skills to create their own shed, many of them have the tendency to forget to ensure that their shed is secure and durable. Time and again, having a detailed plan has proven that it is the best way to have a problem-free building project. A detailed plan takes out the guess work while you re doing the project saving you, your money, time and effort. But before anything else, to avoid excessive time consumption and errors, it s essential that you have a plan first. Keep in mind what you need to do and follow your plan to the T. This will help you save ob costs and on your time and effort as well. If you don t have any books to help you out with your planning and learning basic carpentry, the internet is your savior.