How to Build a Storage Shed: step 1 Building The Storage Shed Foundation

storage shed foundation plans

Storage shed foundation plans


The most common storage shed foundation are the wooden skid and the concrete slab.
I built this storage shed on a skid foundation, it’s easier and cheaper to construct, and it allows you to move the storage shed if you need to.
How to build a storage shed
Material for the foundation.

2- 4x4x8 treated pine for the skids.

2 2x4x8 treated pine for bands.

7 2x4x93″ treated pine for floor joist.

2 3/4″ plywood 4×8 for floor decking.

I measured 7- 2×4 to 93″ for floor joist and 2- 2x4x8 for bands.

I cut 7 -2×4 to 93″ for floor joist and 2- 2x4x8′ for bands

Position your joist approximately 16″ apart.
Nail through the bands and in to the end of the joist.

Position your sk of compactible gravel. check for level using a 4 foot level and 8 ft long 2×4. rake until it is fairly level. Tamp the gravel using a hand tamper, check for level, add or remove gravel until the surface is level.

Tonail the joists to skids.

Level the floor, lift the frame where it’s low, add treated 2×4 or whatever you need to get it leveled.

Measure diagonally across the floor to square it. Shift the frame until both sides measure the same both ways.

Lay your plywood and nail it.

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