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A flexible 5-sided shed designed for corners and pools.

The perfect corner garden shed, the 5-sided Catalina may be the ideal garden shed solution when nothing else seems to work. The roof's open, 5-sided design creates a feeling of soaring space. With 5 walls to work with, you can place the door anywhere, to make it work for you. Add French doors to the front, or hide your door around the back...your choice! Add a bar window and turn your Catalina garden shed into a cantina for stylish entertaining. Available in small, medium and large sizes and shed plans.

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  • Our Catalina sheds and their 5 sided wall design makes any garden corner space both functional and attractive. View more on pricing and Catalina sheds in these style tabs.

  • Catalina shed


- Characterized by an open 5-sided roof design.
- Efficient use of awkward spaces.
- The ultimate storage space for your garden tools.

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

Floor plans

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

  • Catalina shed Floor Plan 1
  • Catalina shed Floor Plan 2
Catalina shed 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 garden sheds sizes

Catalinas have sizes ranging from 43 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 sheds 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 Catalina shed

    Levelling the site for your Catalina shed

  • Catalina shed wall frame

    Complete wall frame installation for a Catalina building

  • Catalina shed Roof installation

    Roof installation for a Catalina

  • Catalina shed roof & wall frame

    Catalina backyard shed roof & wall frame

  • Finished Catalina shed

    Finished Catalina backyard shed (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

Our Catalina garden sheds 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 shed
Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a Catalina backyard shed building

    This backyard Catalina includes a luxurious barside window and two single french doors. It’s the perfect combo of storage and entertaining space!

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see more Summerwood Styles.

  • Catalina shed video tour

details & specs

Catalina Backyard Shed Dimensions

SARAWAK Garden Shed Dimensions SARAWAK Garden Shed Dimensions
* 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 Backyard Shed 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 shed building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

Common with Catalina backyard sheds 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 Backyard Shed 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 Backyard Shed Overhang Detail
Catalina shed overhang detail


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

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Catalina Backyard Shed Foundation
Catalina building foundation


Like all summerwood designs, the Catalina shed 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 Backyard Shed 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 Backyard Shed Interior
  • Catalina Backyard Shed Interior
  • Catalina Backyard Shed Interior
Interior cedar siding choices for a Catalina backyard shed

Roof Dormer

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

Catalina Backyard Shed Roof Dormer
Catalina Backyard Shed 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 Backyard Shed Extra Overhang
Catalina Backyard Shed Extra Overhang
Extra overhang drawing detail & Catalina with an extra overhang


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

Catalina Backyard Shed Insulation
Insulation material for a Catalina building


The inside of our Catalina backyard shed are deliberately left exposed to accommodate various electrical applications.

Catalina Backyard Shed Electrical
Electrical configuration option


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

Catalina Backyard Shed 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
Sheds, 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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