Although some of these pallets may not have the highest of quality wood, if your design and plans are good enough, you can still be sure that your pallet shed will be durable and strong. Other sources for free or cheap wood pallets are from your neighbors, or if you drive around you may find them from homes where they have done some remodeling work. 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. Don t worry about the old look of recycled materials, a can of paint and a headful of creativity can make any shed look stunningly beautiful and brand new. Determine the size of the shed you will need. If you don t have much to store, you don t really need a huge shed, the smaller the shed you create the less materials you will need, which means less cost. Second step: Prepare your plans or a blueprint for the shed. This is very crucial as this will serve as your guide and instructions which will save you time and effort as you build your shed. The internet can provide you with free plans or you can create your own by consulting different books. Third step: Visit your local planning and zoning commission to learn if a permit is required. There are many advantages as to why a skid foundation, considered temporary, is chosen by many homeowners. You too can benefit greatly by having a skid foundation. 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. Place the posts inside and pour cement to hold them in. Step 4. You can now pour in your cement for your foundation; it should be about six inches deep and make sure to level it. Leave to completely dry. When completely dry, lay out your bricks. Lay the bricks around the base and when you are finished on all four sides, lay down some mortar and place the next layer.