If you have a great command using tools and have a free weekend or two to work on some measuring, hammering, cutting, drilling and sawing, then all you need are the proper materials, tools, building plans, and you can soon have your very own shed in your own garden made by your own two hands. The beauty of creating your own from scratch is that you will be able to customize your design and allow it to directly cater to all your storage needs. We can save lots of money if we do the job ourselves. Contractors mean a lot of money. Yes they can do the job well and you can be assured that you will have a shed that would last a long time, and with a few extra bucks they would also make your shed extremely beautiful. But so can you. Don t be afraid to get your hands dirty, even with minimal carpentry skills, you too can build a strong, sturdy and aesthetically pleasing shed in your garden. This though would be more costly and to be honest, not too many homeowners are able to work with cement. But you can be rest assured that this, in the long run, would give you less problems and worries. It is essential though that if you decide to use a concrete slab foundation, you should know that cement soaks up water and can potentially add moisture inside your shed. Sixth step: You should now choose your flooring. To protect your shed from moisture and ensuring that it will last a long time, it is recommended to use pressure treated wood. It is also essential that your flooring is leveled and all your corners are squared. Seventh step: You will now be able to build your walls. Inspiration and motivation is what drives the human spirit to go where they have never gone before, so even if you have never built a shed, you can build one with your own two hands, but an extra pair would not hurt. Your motivation in this case is an attic bursting to its seams and a garage that can t fit in a car. In the former you shelled out your hard earned money and in the latter you spent a lot of energy and time. So if your firewood gets wet or becomes filled with moisture, all your money and your efforts will just go down the drain. A wet firewood will not burn properly as we all know, and if you live in an area where rain and snowfall is frequent, it can be virtually impossible to keep your wood dry.