To further ensure that your shed is rock solid and will be able to provide your belonging shelter for decades to come, it is imperative that you provide it with a good foundation. To help you achieve this, you will need tools like a spade, shovel, post-hole digger and a wheel barrow. Don t forget that you will also need a good pair of goggles to protect your eyes and a set of industrial gloves to protect your hands. Here is a step-by-step guide that can give you an overview on how to build a shed. First step: Determine first how much storage space you need. Look at the stuff you need to move from your garage and determine which can be put on shelves and racks and which would require floor space. From there you will be able to have an estimate. Another way to ensure that you won t have any difficulties in building your lean to shed is to guarantee that the foundation where you plan to build your shed is level and the walls of your shed is even to the wall of the main structure. You will have fewer problems attaching your walls later on if you are able to make sure that everything is leveled. Also, if you are able to divert potential water flow away from the footing and try to elevate the area where you plan to build your shed to ensure that water won t settle around or beneath it. By doing so, you are not only preventing moisture but also you are making sure that the ground will always stay leveled avoiding your shed from tilting to one side. Build a Shed Door That Will Not Fall Down The shed door rarely gets as much attention as would the roof and the foundation get, most of the time people would just purchase a pre fabricated door, measure it and install it and think that the job is done. But since the shed door is the single part of the shed that gets the most action, it s highly likely that it would be the first one to give in. 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.