So, if two or more persons are building the shed, you can simultenously build the foundation and the shed itself. 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. This goes the same for the foundation, making it higher from the ground and providing a slant to slide snow and water away from the shed. Most firewood sheds are built with only three sides. Only three walls are provided and the fourth side left open. This is necessary as this allows airflow which in turn allows the firewood to dry properly. Cost Cutting Tips When You Build a Shed Its not uncommon to hear a homeowner complain about the mess they have in their attic and in their garage, sometimes iteven overflows to their very own living area. It seems that even though you have a big home, space is lacking. It s easy to understand why most homeowners would want to have a storage shed. It is imperative that you have all your materials prepared before the actual building process. The wood of course is your most single important material. You also need tools like hammer, saw, nails, hinges, roof tacks and shingles. Based on your plans, measure your wood and cut them to size. If you re using a concrete foundation, prepare your cement. After cutting, lay down all your boards, put them together and make your final measurement. You should now cut the lumber you will use for your braces. Typically a door brace would need three pieces of lumber, one goes across the top side of the door, one on the bottom side and one longer piece to go across diagonally the length of the door making a Z-shape. Like in any project, building a shed, even a small one, would require preparation, and the single most important aspect of preparation that is to have a plan, and the biggest mistake one can do is to not have one. Not having a plan or a blueprint can run you up on costs and eventually lead to many construction blunders.