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Pool Cabanas


A flexible 5-sided pool cabana that fits in to virtually any space by the pool.

The best solution for challenging spaces and discerning tastes is the 5-sided Catalina pool house. It nestles beautifully in awkward corners. Practical and attractive, the Catalina's design lets you put the door wherever it works best for you - poolside or elsewhere. Its open roof soars, bringing that spacious outdoor feeling inside. Some customers like to add a bar window, transforming their Catalina into a home cantina by the swimming pool or elsewhere. Make it your own in the Custom Design Center or check out our favorites first!

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  • For challenging poolside spaces, the Catalina pool cabana is the best solution, due to its customizable 5 sided building design and soaring roof. Learn more on pricing and Catalina pool cabanas in the style tabs.

  • Catalina pool cabana


- Characterized by an open 5-sided roof design.
- Efficient use of awkward spaces.
- Perfect for a home cantina.

Popular options:
  • French doors
  • Arch windows
  • Sliding double doors
  • Bar windows
  • Cedar shingles
  • Storm shutters
  • Antique Flowerboxes
  • Extra overhang

Floor plans

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

  • Catalina pool cabana Floor Plan 1
  • Catalina pool cabana Floor Plan 2
Catalina cabana floor Dimensions

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 pool cabana sizes

The Catalina is available in sizes ranging from 43 sq.ft. to 350 sq.ft.ft

If you cannot find your size please contact us.


Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Catalina pool cabanas 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 Catalina pool cabana

    Levelling the site for your Catalina cabana

  • wall frame installation for Catalina pool cabana

    Complete wall frame installation for a Catalina building

  • Roof installation for Catalina pool cabana

    Roof installation for a Catalina

  • Catalina pool cabana roof & wall frame

    Catalina pool cabana roof & wall frame

  • Finished Catalina pool cabana

    Finished Catalina pool cabana (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

Our Catalina pool cabanas are relatively easy to assemble. However, if you feel that you may want some assistance, be sure to check out our hire a contractor page.

Hiring a contractor Catalina pool cabana
Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a Catalina Pool Cabana

    This Catalina pool house includes a luxurious barside window and two single french doors. It’s part functional storage, part luxurious entertaining space!

    Visit our 3D Tours to see more Summerwood Styles.

  • Catalina cabana video tour

details & specs

Catalina Pool Cabana Dimensions

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* Illustration is not drawn to scale. Dimensions are approximate.
7' 43 7' - 0" 3' - 6" 4' - 11 3/8" 7' - 5 1/8" 9' - 2 1/2"
8' 56 8' - 0" 4' - 0" 5' - 7 7/8" 8' - 5 13/16" 9' - 6"
9' 71 9' - 0" 4' - 6" 6' - 4 3/8" 9' - 6 9/16" 9' - 9 1/2"
10' 88 10' - 0" 5' - 0" 7' - 1" 10' - 7 1/4" 10' - 1"
11' 106 11' - 0" 5' - 6" 7' - 9 5/16" 11' - 8" 10' - 4 1/2"
12' 126 12' - 0" 6' - 0" 8' - 5 13/16" 12' - 8 3/4" 10' - 8"
14' 172 14' - 0" 7' - 0" 9' - 10 13/16" 14' - 10 3/16" 11' - 3"
16' 224 16' - 0" 8' - 0" 11' - 3 3/4" 16' - 11 5/8" 11' - 10"
18' 283 18' - 0" 9' - 0" 12' - 8 3/4" 19' - 1 1/8" 12' - 5"
20' 350 20' - 0" 10' - 0" 14' - 1 11/16" 21' - 2 9/16" 13'
6' - 10 1/2" 6" 7:12


Use the diagram and corresponding table to get a sense for the size of your Summerwood building.

Most dimensions are approximate:

  • building depth and length are measured from the outside of the floor and wall framing (siding, sheathing, and trim aren't included)

    • →  for true exterior dimensions, add the thickness of your chosen siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim

    • →  for true interior dimensions, subtract the thickness of the wall framing (EG: 3 ½" for 2x4 walls)

  • building height is measured here from the underside of the bottom wall plate to the top of the ridge; it doesn't include the floor (if applicable), foundation, or roof finish, since these vary depending on your building's size

    • →  for your building's exact height from grade, talk to one of our design specialists

  • wall height is measured from the underside of the bottom plate to the top of the double top plate

Wall Plan

Catalina pool cabana 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 cabana building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

Common with Catalina pool cabanas 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.

Hips are more complicated to frame, sheath, and finish, but are typically simpler to trim and eliminate the vertical wall component of a gable roof style, known as “gable ends”.

Additional consideration should be given to ventilation. Due to its geometry and the lack of gable ends, roof vents must be placed on the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Catalina pool cabana Roof Framing Plan
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 pool cabana Overhang Detail
Catalina cabana overhang detail


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

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Catalina pool cabana Foundation
Catalina building foundation


Like all summerwood designs, the Catalina cabana 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.

Catalina pool cabana Enhanced Siding Package
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.

  • Catalina pool cabana dimensions
  • Catalina pool cabana dimensions
  • Catalina pool cabana dimensions
Interior cedar siding choices for a Catalina pool cabana

Roof Dormer

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

Catalina pool cabana Roof Dormer
Catalina pool cabana Roof Dormer
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”)).!

Catalina pool cabana Extra Overhang
Catalina pool cabana Extra Overhang
Extra overhang drawing detail & Catalina with an extra overhang


Once your Catalina pool cabana 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 cabana in any season and remain comfortable by implementing insulation in the floor, walls, and/or roof.

Catalina pool cabana Insulation
Insulation for a Catalina building


The inside of our Catalina pool cabana are deliberately left exposed to accommodate various electrical applications.

Catalina pool cabana Electrical
Electrical configuration option


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

Catalina pool cabana Plumbing
Plumbing for a Catalina shed


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.

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.


All prices in $USD
Small Catalina
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
7ft. $6,795 $7,695
8ft. $7,595 $8,295
9ft. $8,295 $9,795
10ft. $9,495 $10,595
11ft. $10,395 $12,095
12ft. $11,995 $13,795
13ft. $13,995 $16,395
14ft. $14,995 $17,995
15ft. $16,995 $20,195
16ft. $18,895 $22,295
18ft. $23,295 $26,695
20ft. $27,795 $31,695

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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