Your motivation in this case is an attic bursting to its seams and a garage that can t fit in a car. When it comes to building a shed on your own, you can either start from scratch or get some help from corporate America and use pre-fabricated shed kits. Either way, you are going to need a good set of tools. Or maybe your garage doesn t have enough space for your car anymore, in any case, the solution to all these dilemma is getting yourself a shed. Even a small shed will be able to house many of your stuff if it s properly designed. It s easy for anyone to assume that building a small shed will be a piece of cake, that will be an assumption that s true, but, it can easily turn into a nightmare as well. Eight step: Your roof is now your next priority. This part of your shed is very crucial. They should be able to protect the contents of your sheds and also be able to withstand harsh weather. Your plans should be very detailed as to the rafters and beams and also the type of roofing material. You can now just put your finishing touches such as trimming the shed and painting it as well. Types of shed finishes: There are a variety of finishes that one can choose from. As the stronger the finish becomes the larger its price tag goes up. Here are some of the most common shed finishes used. Steel sheds the strongest shed finish, this type of shed finish is used in areas where there are harsh climates. Painting your shed is also another great option, just make sure that it will compliment your existing structure found around the shed. When it comes to your roof, wood is also a good option. You may either use plywood decking or wooden shingles. But, your roofing material should be determined based on the pitch of your roof. In building a wooden skid foundation, you first need to select a spot then prepare a bed of gravel which will be able to provide a flat level and stable surface to allow water to drain beneath it and keep your lumber dry. Atop this gravel you will set wood beams or timber. These beams and timber will act as the skids.