Although there are some sheds that can be bought pre fabricated, sometimes they may not provide the size and shape that you require, plus, they can be a bit pricey. Building your own shed will allow you to customize its size and the storage space inside, like shelves and cabinets for optimum storage. Consulting your local lumber dealer would give you a chance to make a wise decision as to which wood would be best suited for the climate in your area. To ensure that your shed will be durable and secure and also effective in protecting your belongings inside, try to use lumber that has been pressure treated. Also in some states if a structure is not permanent, you won t need to apply for a permit, eliminating the fees involved and the time spent in waiting for your permit. There are some disadvantages though when using a skids foundation. Because it is only made of wood and not totally locked to the ground, your shed will not be able to accommodate heavy equipment like garden tractors. A good siding will be able to protect your belongings and also effectively ward off any harsh weather. When it comes to a shed siding, there are multiple choices, each having their own pros and cons. Other aspects that can affect your decision making is the cost, ease of maintenance, its durability and availability. And to ensure that your door will be able to handle wear and tear you have two options when building it, the ledged door and the ledged embraced door. The first thing that you need to do is to ensure that you have all the tools that you will need. The tape measure is your best friend. It is important that your door fits like a glove on its frame. Make sure that your framing is secure and a solid stake is driven securely to the ground so that you have a sturdy post to attach your frame to. Don t skimp on the nails, make sure that they securely fasten and attach all parts of your wooden storage shed. Try to wiggle or shake your walls to see if they are secure and that they are no gaps.