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. If you re using a concrete foundation, prepare your cement. With any structure, you always build starting from the bottom. Start with your floor deck moving on into your walls, windows, doors then your roof. 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. And for a dark wood finish, you can choose walnut or mahogany. Consulting your local lumber dealer would give you a chance to make a wise decision as to which wood would be best suited for the climate in your area. 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. For one, a skid foundation generally using wood is easier and faster to build as compared to a permanent concrete foundation. 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. And with this option, you have many choices. For enhanced resistance in rotting and bug infestation, you may use red cedar. The downside to this is that it can be a bit costly to some. A less pricey alternative is the white cedar. Another popular choice for wooden siding is the rough sawn pine. It is commonly used for a siding with a board and batten design. They have been the first choice for many homes, garages, buildings, and different other structures designed for strength and for durability. So if steel is good enough for a skyscraper, then what more for a shed? Steel as a building material is not as expensive as one would think. Considering that they offer less maintenance needs, they pay for themselves in the long run.