The plans are only a start, in my opinion. I built my shed
the same way Bay Area Dave did - PT 2x6, 4x6 PT timbers as
the skeds. No concrete - not needed. The walls were 2x4 with
plywood sheathing. VERY stable, very solid. The only other
thing I did, was to dig a deep area and layered it with
stone and drainage pipe, as where I built it was wet and
water would run down underneath it and stay there if I
didn't figure out a way to handle it. Your plans will
Plans help you to work through some of the details of things
like roofs, etc. But walls and foundations, are always
the same. It is up to you, depending on your situation what
you need to do. In most municipalities, you can build a
free standing building of less then 120sqft without a permit.
Some places you might need one. Also you got to respect
your setbacks, otherwise a nasty neighbor might yell
to the permits dept. I can recall in the town I was in, a
person running for the council had a old shed, that wasn't
legal, in her backyard. Someone complained when she announced
her candidacy. All she needed to do was to get it permitted.
Wasn't a big deal. Don't sweat it. If you every sell your
house, you will have to disclose the fact you never got
a permit, if you needed one, otherwise, it was a legit
Have fun. This is good training ground for learning things. I
know I had fun.