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. If this is not available to you, you should consider using weather proofing stain if you chose natural wood. Another option would be sealing, staining or coating natural wood with polyurethane. Also, you need to check with your local planning and zoning commission about your plans and the dimensions of your brick shed. Step 2. Be sure to clean the area where you plan to build your brick shed. Clear it of any debris, roots, rocks and weeds. Also make sure that there are no pipes, cables, wires running underneath. 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. If you don t have any of these tools, you can either borrow them for yourself as this is an integral part of the building process. Like any building project, it is important that you are able to make correct measurements. Failure to do so would mean a rickety structure that would surely fall down with the slightest gust of wind. 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. Steel is also very versatile, it can be molded easily to form any shape and can be very useful for customized shed constructions. Technically, steel is the perfect material for building projects. Chemically, steel is made from iron and carbon, Iron is soft and is easily cut, carbon makes the steel hard, making it more durable and strong.