Build a Pallet Shed The Affordable Secret to Top Quality Free Wood There s no doubt about it, money is an issue. So no matter how much you want to clean up and get your own storage shed, if you don t have the money, there s not much you can do. But, if you have the skills and the determination, having your own shed in your backyard doesn t have to remain a dream, how? If you have a great command using tools and have a free weekend or two to work on some measuring, hammering, cutting, drilling and sawing, then all you need are the proper materials, tools, building plans, and you can soon have your very own shed in your own garden made by your own two hands. The beauty of creating your own from scratch is that you will be able to customize your design and allow it to directly cater to all your storage needs. Here is a step by step guide on a brick shed with an average size of about five feet by eight feet. Step 1. Check out your location. Make sure that you have sufficient space for your storage shed, allowing extra space around it and about a couple of feet away from your fence. Steer clear of trees that may act as a hindrance to your roof, or have falling branches and fruits that can damage it. First off, you should know what your purpose for the shed is. Is it just for storage, or do you plan to make it as a garden shed as well? Prepare your plans well and determine its size, consulting first the area where you plan to build the shed. Make sure that the area is free from any underground cables, wirings, or pipes. Depending on your budget or creativity, you can just buy prefabricated doors and windows. If you have the skills and the time, you can choose from a wide variety of window shapes and styles. Wood is also a great choice in making shelves inside your shed. Racks and cabinets can also be built using leftover wood. 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.