How to build a solid foundation for your shed without renting expensive equipment. I saved myself around $1000 dollars doing the work myself on nights and weekends over 3 weeks. It was a lot of physical labor but I'm really happy with how it turned out!

After waiting about 8 years for this to move up on the list of larger projects we've saved up for, I decided to custom order the shed for two reasons:
1) I didn't want to spend a month or so building it myself and
2) this way it would be guaranteed to meet my wife's requirement that it "looked pretty" and matched our house

The dormer was an extra option we requested and is my favorite part, bringing the total cost delivered to about $3500.

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48 Responses

  1. Wow man you did an awesome job! love the time laps with the daughter I like the interaction. Great video you captured this process really well dude!

    1. I built a shed with these plans from Ryan [ Details Here?> *WoodBlueprints. Com* ] . The instructions were clear and easy to implement. Even a novice can be able to build fast using this plan. I’m happy I bought the plan. It also saved me much cost.

    2. I built a shed with these plans from Ryan [ Details Here?> *WoodBlueprints. Com* ] . The instructions were clear and easy to implement. Even a novice can be able to build fast using this plan. I’m happy I bought the plan. It also saved me much cost.

  2. Your wife is a lucky woman to have such an articulate and functional husband who clearly knows how to get things done and involves the daughter! Huzzah, Great job on a nice vid.

    1. hulagan808 you’re hilarious! My truck is a 2001 with a bed that is so rusty that only the rhino liner is holding it together along the wheel wells. It’s the 4.7L v8 and runs fine. You can scoff all you want but when it comes down to it I saved far more than $500 when you add in the retaining wall probably more like $1200. Yes I worked my but off but there’s nothing that makes you feel more alive than physical labor like that. I hope your comment was more an attempt at being funny than wishing me ill will because I can almost guarantee that mentality comes right back at you brother.

  3. Really great video. Nice, nice work. And I loved seeing your daughter working with you – made me think about how I used to be with my dad, and realize just how much that made me who I am today. Thanks for that.

    1. Katrina Ferguson. This takes me back to the early 80’s when I used to have a little helper. She was my third hand, and understood what was needed, she would have the next tool ready without being told. When my wife helped she would always ask “why” or she would need the answer to a totally unrelated topic, and the job slowed right down, my little girl and I flew. She’s a big girl now, but I miss those days.

    2. Vintage Wood Workshop. Hold it tight to you and savour every second my friend, it’s over too quickly. Blink and it’s gone. It’s a treasure money can not buy.

    1. How much does a concrete pad cost? I think your solution is not only cheaper but the pad would be easier to remove if somebody wanted to take out the shed in the future.

    2. Not certain about the points made but ,if anyone else trying to find out wood storage shed plans 10×12 try Sovallo Shed Guide Fixer (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some great things about it and my mate got cool success with it.

  4. There are cheaper/easier ways of doing it. I did 6×12 blocks, pea gravel and 12’x4″ treated 4×4’s. Took me about 3 hrs to stack and level the blocks. it came to less than $90 and I paid a crane to come set it for me, which was $300. Subbed

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