Drivewayfarmer, I plan on cutting all the verticals back to 1 or 2 nodes, leaving a vertical stub no more than a few inches tall. I don't know yet if I will change the plan for the smaller vertical limbs.
Ruben, you are probably right. The main trunk and horizontal arms are about 9 inches from both walls of the shed. It looks closer in the pictures. 2 years later I am wishing I planted it a bit farther from the corner of the garden shed.
Bill, thanks for the compliment and good luck! You should definitely try growing a fig this way. I had similar thoughts for people growing this method in northern climates. It might actually be a heck of alot easier to protect the entire plant in the winter because it is already so close to the ground. Let me know if you decide to try it.
Alan, I was worried when I first planted it that the left portion of the plant would receive less light than the right portion of the plant because of the exposure of the building. As it worked out, the right side of the plant was only a bit stronger in terms of growth, but it definitely ripened figs more quickly than the left side.