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Step into your backyard palace.

For the discerning homeowner, our new Coventry range of wooden home studios offer a joyous blend of craftsmanship, style, and rich English Garden tradition. Handmade from premium western red cedar, this wooden design features stunning leaded glass French doors and tilted windows, elegantly cambered eaves, traditional brass hardware, and exquisite trim and detail all around. An idea for your net backyard home studio.

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  • Our traditional Coventry backyard studio offers a joyous blend of craftsmanship and style to enhance any backyard space. Learn more on pricing and everything you need to know about your Coventry backyard studio.

  • Coventry backyard studio


- Characterized by a square hip roof.
- Square shaped studio design.
- Western red cedar studio design.
- The ideal building for your summer studio.

Popular options:
  • French doors
  • Taller Windows
  • Solid Wall Panels
  • Solid Wall Windows
  • Upgraded glass:
    Dual Pane / Frosted / Standard

Floor plans

Below are a few sample floorplans that articulate the popular options associated with the Coventry studio. For more ideas and photos, please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Coventry backyard studio Floor Plan 1
Popular Coventry door & window configurations
  • Coventry backyard studio Floor Plan 2
Coventry floor framing plan

Try this Floor Plannerto design your own custom traditional Coventry 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 Coventry studio sizes

Coventry studios have sizes ranging from 100 sq.ft to 196 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size, please contact us.


Level of Difficulty:

Though the Coventry backyard studio building requires some carpentry skills, it’s a great DIY construction project. Our studio kits include 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 Coventry being assembled.

  • Coventry backyard studio foundation preparations

    Coventry foundation preparations

  • Coventry backyard studio Wall framing

    Wall framing install

  • Coventry backyard studio roof frame

    Coventry roof frame

  • Coventry backyard studio Enhanced Siding upgrade

    Enhanced Siding upgrade install

  • Finished Coventry backyard studio

    Finished Coventry backyard studio (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

The Coventry style is manageable to assemble with a couple of extra set of hands, however, if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Hiring a contractor Coventry backyard studio
Contractor building a Coventry studio

details & specs

Coventry Backyard Studio Dimensions

8' 8' - 3 1/16" 11' - 3 1/2" 5" 7' - 5" 3' - 11 1/2"
10' 10' - 1 5/8" 12' - 5" 5" 7' - 5" 4' - 7"
12' 12' - 1/2" 13' - 1" 5" 7' - 5" 5' - 3"
14' 13' - 11 3/16" 13' - 7" 5" 7' - 5" 5' - 9"
16' 15' - 8 15/16" 15' - 4" 7" 7' - 6" 7' - 3"
18' 17' - 8 15/16" 17' - 8 3/4" 7" 8' - 11 1/2" 8' - 2 1/4"
20' 19' - 8 15/16" 18' - 8" 7" 8' - 11 1/2" 9' - 1 1/2"

Our measurements (i.e. Nominal & Actual Building Size) are taken from the outside face of the upright columns. In the figure above it is represented in measurement “A”, it is portrayed in “plan” view in the “Floor Framing” section further down on this page.

Wall Assembly

Coventry wall assembly example

All our studio styles feature built-up columns comprised of upright posts sandwiched by wall sides on either side. The Coventry studio adds another element with the wall jamb that allows windows to be secured in the wall cavities. Below the windows are recessed cedar panels that form the solid knee wall, and above the window is a cascading system of pickets backed with glazing creating a transom around the top perimeter of the building’s walls.

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

Roof Assembly

The Coventry backyard studio roof increases in complexity as the size increases, below is the roof framing for the Coventry. For smaller sizes, the size and number of components incorporated in the roof structure are reduced.

Coventry roof frame

Floor Framing

Summerwood’s Coventry studio floors are built with pressure treat framing. However, most Coventry structures are assembled on existing floor platforms, like patio floors, so you can choose to omit the floor section altogether.

Floor framing for a Coventry building


The Coventry style is well suited for a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad foundation or pier footings are also possibilities.

Visit Foundations page for detail.

Framed studio floor sections


Like all Summerwood studios, the Coventry is a fantastic display of premium materials coming together for any of your backyard needs.

item material dimension notes
joists presure treated 2x4 - 2x6 framed triangular sections
skirt cedar 1x4 - 1x6 covers pt material
floor boards cedar 2x6 nailed to cleats to form panels
floor splines cedar 2x2 floor members separating panels
floor center cedar 2x8 center floor component
item material dimension notes
uprights cedar 2x4 - 2x6 centre of supporting column
wall sides cedar 2x6 - 2x8 fastend to either side of upright
wall jambs cedar 2x4 - 2x6 fastend to wall sides
rails cedar 2x3 - 2x4 N/A
wall panels cedar 2x4 & 1x6 N/A
pickets cedar 2x2 N/A
item material dimension notes
rafters cedar 2x8 - 2x12 roof framing members
compression ring cedar 2x8 - 2x12 center framing for cupola
roof boards cedar 1x6 roof substructure
shingles cedar n/a outter skin of the roof
cap & bead cedar n/a trim along roof ridges
item material dimension notes
rafters cedar 2x4 - 2x6 roof framing members
hub cedar 4x4 center framing for cupola
roof boards cedar 1x6 roof substructure
shingles cedar n/a outter skin of the roof
cap & bead cedar n/a trim along roof ridges
cone cedar 2x8 top trim element for the peak

Mix & Match

Like all summerwood styles if you wish to customize your building further you have the option to combine design elements/ building features from one studio to another.


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

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

Note that pricing below is for the base kit only. Doors, windows, and other options are à la cart so that you can customize to your hearts content.

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

All prices in $USD
Small Coventry
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-assembled
8ft.x8ft. $26,595

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

All prices in $USD
Medium Coventry
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-assembled
9ft.x9ft. $30,495
10ft.x10ft. $32,695

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

All prices in $USD
Large Coventry
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-assembled
9ft.x12ft. $33,395
10ft.x12ft. $34,895

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

All prices in $USD
Medium Coventry
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-assembled
10ft.x14ft. $39,395
12ft.x12ft. $39,395
10ft.x16ft. $41,695
12ft.x14ft. $43,695
12ft.x16ft. $46,895
14ft.x14ft. $47,895
14ft.x16ft. $52,495
15ft.x15ft. $54,295
16ft.x16ft. $60,695
15ft.x18ft. $63,595
16ft.x18ft. $67,295
18ft.x18ft. $74,395

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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