What do I really know about building a shed? That it takes a lot of planning and a lot of time. That's why I decided to hire someone else to do all the leg work.

My wife and I hired Sheds by Zach which we found on Facebook and he's very good at what he does.

When it comes to building your own shed, there's a lot of planning involved and it takes some time getting everything organized for the big build day.

99.1 WFMK logo
Get our free mobile app

Last weekend my wife and I got all the ground work done for our new shed to be built on November 6. That's when Sheds by Zack will come to our house and build our 12 by 12 wooden shed so that we can use it for more storage.

What's best for the foundation of your new wooden shed? A concrete slab or a compressed gravel area foundation will work the best for any type of shed.

We have half concrete and the rest is compressed gravel. My wife and I put down lime stone as a base for the shed which also includes four 12 foot 4 by 4 ground contacts.

Believe me when I tell you that my wife and I have done our homework as we get closer to the date of our new shed being built.

I found this great website at solidbuildwood.com that covers all the questions and answers about wooden shed kits.

They cover everything from needing a permit to build a shed, how strong they are during bad storms, what kind of foundation you'll need and even roof bearing capacity of these sheds.

They even have a section from this article on how to treat and care for your wooden garden shed. You can either prime and paint your shed or you can just simply add your own wood sealant to protect it from the elements.

Anything and everything you need to know about building your own wooden shed right here at solidbuildwood.com.

KEEP READING: Scroll to see what the big headlines were the year you were born

More From 99.1 WFMK