Craigslist Has Cheap Sheds!
Craigslist has a lot of building materials listed on their site and can be a great place to find lumber that you would need when you are planning on building your own shed. Check your local Craigslist classified ads to see if anyone has used building materials that they are selling, they will usually mark down the price substantially and you will be able to get the materials at a fraction of the price. Check surrounding areas of where you live, especially if they are more rural areas, these places will typically have more people that will list these types of items.
What Home Improvement Stores Have To Offer
Check out different lumber yards for materials that have been discounted because they are either damaged or they cannot sell them in the condition that they are in. I have found that almost every major building supply store has these types of items, due to the fact that they have to ship the items in order to get them to the store and chances are that some of them will get damaged in the process. I have gotten bags of concrete that were normally $4 apiece for a dollar because the bag was ripped and they would not be able to sell it in the condition it was in.
Another thing to remember about these types of stores is that sometimes they will have building materials that they have not sold in a while or have discontinued items laying around that they will markdown in order to sell. By sifting through these materials you can save as much as 90% on the cost of premium types of wood. You will have to ask a sales associate if they have any of these types of materials in stock, which usually they will.
These are just a couple of helpful tips that you can use to your advantage in order to cut some of the cost that is associated with building your own cheap sheds. Try to come up with your own ideas and see if you can save even more money.