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A flexible 5 sided studio designed for corners and pools.

Practical and stylish, the 5-sided Catalina backyard studio makes efficient use of awkward spaces. The possibilities are practically endless. The roof’s open, 5-sided design provides a generous feeling of space. And with 5 sides, place the doors and windows anywhere you want. This bright and airy home studio works equally well as a home office, backyard yoga studio, or a tranquil spot to collect your thoughts. Add a service window, and turn your Catalina into a cantina. Browse our favourites to see more Catalina looks.

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  • The Catalina backyard studio is known for its magnificent 5 sided design, giving any backyard office an endless feeling of space. Learn more about pricing and your Catalina backyard studio in these style tabs.

  • Catalina backyard studio


- Characterized by a spacious gable roofline.
- Efficient use of awkward spaces.
- Ideal for an outdoor home studio.

Popular options:
  • French doors
  • Arch windows
  • Sliding double doors
  • Extra overhang
  • Cedar shingles
  • Interior cedar ceiling
  • Large bifold windows

Floor plans

Below are a few sample Catalina studio floorplans to get you started.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Floor Plan 1
  • Floor Plan 2
Catalina floor plans configurations

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own Catalina space and share as you like.
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

Available Catalina backyard studio sizes

Catalina studio have sizes ranging from 56 sq.ft to 350 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size please contact us.


Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Catalina backyard studio includes easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the process.

Below is a series of photos showing one of our Catalina buildings being assembled.

  • Levelling the site for your Palmerston studio

  • Complete wall frame installation for a Catalina building

  • Roof installation for a Catalina

  • Catalina studio roof & wall frame

  • Finished Catalina backyard studio

Hiring a contractor

Our Catalina studio design buildings are relatively easy to assemble however if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a Catalina Building

    The product featured is a Catalina in a poolside setting with the following options: Opening windows, standard single door, a screen kit.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see all the Summerwood Styles

  • Catalina studio video tour

details & specs


Catalina Home Studio Dimensions

A1/A2 B1/B2 C D
7' 43 7' - 0" 3' - 6" 4' - 11 3/8" 7' - 5 1/8"
8' 56 8' - 0" 4' - 0" 5' - 7 7/8" 8' - 5 13/16"
9' 71 9' - 0" 4' - 6" 6' - 4 3/8" 9' - 6 9/16"
10' 88 10' - 0" 5' - 0" 7' - 1" 10' - 7 1/4"
11' 106 11' - 0" 5' - 6" 7' - 9 5/16" 11' - 8"
12' 126 12' - 0" 6' - 0" 8' - 5 13/16" 12' - 8 3/4"
14' 172 14' - 0" 7' - 0" 9' - 10 13/16" 14' - 10 3/16"
16' 224 16' - 0" 8' - 0" 11' - 3 3/4" 16' - 11 5/8"
18' 283 18' - 0" 9' - 0" 12' - 8 3/4" 19' - 1 1/8"
20' 350 20' - 0" 10' - 0" 14' - 1 11/16" 21' - 2 9/16"

Our measurements are taken from the outside of the floor & wall framing, therefore, they don't include the siding, and/or sheathing.

For true interior measurements, subtract the thickness of the wall framing; 3 ½” for 2x4 walls, and 5 ½” for 2x6 walls. Note: 2 x 4 is actually 1 ½” x 3 ½” and 2 x 6 is actually 1 ½” x 5 ½” due to the properties of "finished” lumber.

Wall Plan

Wall plan drawing for a Catalina building

For true exterior dimensions, add the siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim pieces. The Canexel siding is 3/8" thick, the cedar siding is 3/4" thick and the log siding is 1 1/2" thick. The wall sheathing varies from 7/16” to 3/4”. The corner trim is 3/4".

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of your Catalina studio building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

Common with Catalina backyard studios is a 5-sided hip roof, which typically features a low/moderate slope, with all sides sloping from the center toward the walls of the structure.

Gable roofs are much easier to frame, sheath, and finish, giving the vertical wall component of a gable roof its style, known as “gable ends”.

Ventilation is easy to install. Due to its geometry and access to gable ends, roof vents can be placed on the gable ends rather than the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Roof framing drawing for a Catalina building

Overhang Detail

Soffits are the cedar trim pieces that are attached to the underside of the rafter ends.
Fascia is typically the cedar 1x4 that’s used to cover the rafter tips and provide a nice straight level line for the bottom of your roof.

Catalina studio overhang detail


The Catalina studio is well suited for a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad is also ideal for poolside applications.

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Catalina building foundation


Like all summerwood designs, the Catalina studio is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any your outdoor needs. Our materials are chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental friendliness. Construction is engineered for garages and cabins, but ideally suited for storage sheds and pool cabanas as well.

item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x4 - 2x8 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
material upgrades
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within floor cavities
pine flooring white pine 1x6 tongue & groove
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2x4 - 2x6 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2x4 - 2x6 16" on center
siding cedar channel 1x8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
canexel siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
cedar wall framing cedar 2x8 - 2x6 studs & plates
esu1a osb + typar n/a wall sheathing & building wrap
wall insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within wall cavities
item material dimension notes
ceiling spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
ridge board spruce 2x4 - 2x10 n/a
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1x6 - 1x8 n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2x6 - 2x12 n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1x6 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1x4 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia

Popular upgrades

Enhanced Siding Package

If you are thinking of adding insulation, consider adding one of our "enhanced siding packages". It's a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker) that provides a moisture barrier to your structure.

Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Catalina style allows for a wide array of interior finishes. Our cedar siding or framing interior upgrade can be incorporated on the walls and/or ceiling, providing a warm rustic feel.

Interior cedar siding choices for a Catalina home studio

Roof Dormer

Below is a drawing for a dormer trim on a Catalina studio. Dormers may vary in sizes and material, but the construction procedure remains the same.

Roof dormer detail & Catalina building with a dormer

Extra Overhang

The Catalina style roof features a standard 6” overhang where the roof meets the walls. The overhang is trimmed out with a soffit and fascia board. Extra overhang is offered in increments of 6” (i.e +6 (12”), +12 (18”)).!

Extra overhang drawing detail & Catalina with an extra overhang


Once your Catalina backyard studio building is complete, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood Catalina.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information


Enjoy your Summerwood Catalina studio in any season and remain comfortable by implementing insulation in the floor, walls, and/or roof.

Insulation material for a Catalina building


The inside of our Catalina home studio are deliberately left exposed to accommodate various electrical applications.

Electrical configuration example


Often the Catalina style is required to accommodate change rooms, bathroom or bar sinks.

Plumbing for a Catalina studio



Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the Catalina sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.


SM Catalina
Home Studios (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Catalina
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
7ft. $4,595 $3,446 $5,295 $3,971
8ft. $5,095 $3,821 $5,695 $4,271

MD Catalina
Home Studios ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Catalina
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
9ft. $5,595 $4,196 $6,795 $5,096
10ft. $6,395 $4,796 $7,295 $5,471

LG Catalina
Home Studios (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Catalina
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
11ft. $6,995 $5,246 $8,395 $6,296
12ft. $8,195 $6,146 $9,595 $7,196

XLG Catalina
Home Studios ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Catalina
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
13ft. $9,495 $7,121 $11,395 $8,546
14ft. $10,395 $7,796 $12,595 $9,446
16ft. $12,995 $9,746 $15,595 $11,696
18ft. $16,195 $12,146 $18,695 $14,021
20ft. $19,395 $14,546 $22,295 $16,721

Custom Designs

Summerwood will take your custom design and make it your own. If you have something different in mind, talk to one of our designers about bringing it to life.


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