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Sheds

Urban Studio

A modern, fresh design for your outdoor living space.

Find the perfect storage shed in the modern design of the Urban Studio, offering a sleek garden shed option that boasts classic and fresh outdoor style. Customize your Urban Studio with our design center and create a storage building that suits all of your needs.

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overview

  • Our eloquent Urban studio backyard shed offers a versatile design that is both classic and functional. View more on pricing and our Urban studio backyard shed in these style tabs.

  • Urban studio backyard shed

Features

- Flat roof and expansive overhang creates a bold structural presence.
- Modular sizing to accommodate multiple space requirements.
- Siding options include clear or plain cedar as well as maintenance-free Canexel in a variety of compelling colors.
- A wide range of optional bi-fold and sliding doors.
- Strong connection to the outdoors through an abundance of natural light.
- EPDM rubberized flat roof membrane; ideal for clean rainwater harvesting.

Popular options:
  • Sliding, French double doors in either western red cedar or vinyl
  • Transom windows
  • Maintenance free white trim to accompany the Canexel siding
  • Double casement Vinyl Windows
  • Tyvek house wrap moisture barrier and cedar breather

Floor plans

Below is an Urban studio style floor plan to get you started.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Urban studio backyard shed Floor Plan 1
  • Urban studio backyard shed Floor Plan 2
Urban Studio floor plan configurations

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own 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 Urban Studio shed kit sizes

Urban studio have sizes ranging from 40 sq.ft to 196 sq.ft.

If you cannot find your size please contact us.

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our backyard Urban studio shed 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 Urban studio building being assembled.

  • Urban studio shed foundation

    Urban studio concrete pad foundation

  • Urban studio shed Wall frame and insulation foam

    Wall frame and insulation foam install

  • Urban studio backyard shed Roof frame

    Roof frame assembly

  • Urban studio backyard shed Completed

    Completed Urban install (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

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

Hiring a contractor Urban studio backyard shed
Contractor working on a flat roof
  • 3D Video Tour of an Urban Studio 8' x 12', 10' x 20' & 8' x 12'

    The products featured in this video are Urban Studios in backyard, pool, and garden settings. This versatile style can fit all your backyard needs! It features a low sloping flat roof, sleek siding options, and your choice of modern or traditional windows and doors.

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

  • Urban Studio video tour

details & specs

Backyard Urban Studio Shed Dimensions

URBAN STUDIO GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS CHART
A B C D E
BUILDING DEPTH BUILDING HEIGHT FLOOR HEIGHT WALL HEIGHT ROOF HEIGHT
4' 8' - 4 1/8" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 1' 6"
6' 8' - 11 1/2" 5 5/8" 6' - 4 1/2" 2' - 1 3/8"
8' 10' - 2 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 2' - 8 1/4"
10' 10' - 9 3/8" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 3 1/4"
12' 11' - 4 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 3' - 10 1/8"
14' 11' - 11 1/4" 7 5/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 4' - 5 1/8"
16' 12' - 8 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 1/8"
18' 13' - 3 1/2" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 5' - 7 3/8"
20' 13' - 10 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 2 1/4"
22' 14' - 5 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 6' - 9 1/4"
24' 15' - 3/8" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 4 1/4"
26' 15' - 7 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 7' - 11 1/4"
28' 16' - 2 1/4" 8 3/8" 6' - 10 1/2" 8' - 6 1/8"

Our measurements (i.e. 8ft. x 12ft.) 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 Urban studio 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 Urban studio shed building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

In strong competition with hip roofing and gable roofing, are flat roofs. These roofs are common in Urban studio styles, being one of the easiest roofs to install and frame when compared to other roof styles.

The Urban studio roof is designed to have a standard 12” overhang around the perimeter. The roof consists of ½” plywood roof boards and spruce rafters allowing you to lay the EPDM rubberized membrane on top.

Due to its geometry and low pitch, flat roofs do not always require vents. If vents are desired, they can be installed on the tallest wall or sidewalls of the building. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Roof framing drawing for an Urban studio 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.

Urban studio overhang detail

Foundation

Though the Urban studio is engineered to sit on concrete blocks or traditional patio stone foundation, depending on terrain, gradient or application, you may require more advanced foundation options. For example, Sonotube footings are ideal for situations where you’re faced with steep grades or rocky terrain, whereas concrete pad is ideal for flatter surfaces and larger cabins.

Visit our Foundations page for more details or contact one of our design specialist for assistance.

Urban studio building foundation

Materials

Like all Summerwood designs, the backyard Urban studio shed is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any of 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.

Floor
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
Walls
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
Roof
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
Trim
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 Urban studio 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 an Urban studio

Finishing

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

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

If you plan to heat your Urban studio shed, insulation may be added either at purchase or after-the-fact if you decide to do it later. The walls and roof are constructed in such a way that adding insulation either as an option or on your own is quite simple to do. If you’re thinking of using your Dune all year round, then insulating it is the way to go.

Insulation for an Urban studio building

Electrical

The inside of our backyard Urban studio shed are deliberately left exposed to accommodate wiring for lighting, outlets, heating equipment, whatever you have in mind. Once the installation is complete and before finishing your interior, simply have an electrician come and do their thing.

Electrical configuration option

Plumbing

Provided you have a water source nearby, your Urban studio pipes can be run for sinks and taps. If you have something a little more elaborate in mind like a shower or toilet, best to make sure it is coordinated with the concrete pad and installation of the shed.

Plumbing for an Urban studio

pricing

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

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

SM Urban Studio
Sheds (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Urban Studio
Sheds, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
5ft.x4ft. $4,195 $3,356 $4,895 $3,916
6ft.x4ft. $4,695 $3,756 $5,595 $4,476
5ft.x6ft. $5,295 $4,236 $6,295 $5,036
4ft.x8ft. $5,595 $4,476 $6,595 $5,276
3ft.x11ft. $5,695 $4,556 $6,695 $5,356
5ft.x7ft. $5,595 $4,476 $6,595 $5,276
7ft.x5ft. $5,595 $4,476 $6,595 $5,276
9ft.x4ft. $6,495 $5,196 $7,595 $6,076
4ft.x9ft. $5,995 $4,796 $7,095 $5,676
4ft.x10ft. $6,495 $5,196 $7,595 $6,076
4ft.x11ft. $7,095 $5,676 $8,295 $6,636
5ft.x9ft. $7,195 $5,756 $8,295 $6,636
4ft.x12ft. $7,295 $5,836 $8,695 $6,956
6ft.x8ft. $7,095 $5,676 $8,295 $6,636
8ft.x6ft. $7,095 $5,676 $8,295 $6,636
7ft.x7ft. $7,195 $5,756 $8,395 $6,716
5ft.x10ft. $7,095 $5,676 $8,395 $6,716
6ft.x9ft. $7,195 $5,756 $8,395 $6,716
5ft.x11ft. $7,295 $5,836 $8,695 $6,956
7ft.x8ft. $7,495 $5,996 $8,795 $7,036
5ft.x12ft. $7,495 $5,996 $8,895 $7,116
6ft.x10ft. $7,195 $5,756 $8,395 $6,716
10ft.x6ft. $7,195 $5,756 $8,395 $6,716
9ft.x7ft. $7,595 $6,076 $8,695 $6,956
7ft.x9ft. $7,595 $6,076 $8,695 $6,956
8ft.x8ft. $7,195 $5,756 $8,395 $6,716
6ft.x11ft. $7,795 $6,236 $8,895 $7,116
7ft.x10ft. $7,995 $6,396 $9,095 $7,276
10ft.x7ft. $7,695 $6,156 $8,795 $7,036
5ft.x14ft. $7,995 $6,396 $9,095 $7,276

MD Urban Studio
Sheds ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Urban Studio
Sheds, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $8,195 $6,556 $9,395 $7,516
7ft.x11ft. $8,795 $7,036 $9,995 $7,996
10ft.x8ft. $8,895 $7,116 $10,095 $8,076
8ft.x10ft. $8,895 $7,116 $10,095 $8,076
5ft.x16ft. $8,795 $7,036 $9,995 $7,996
9ft.x9ft. $8,695 $6,956 $9,895 $7,916
7ft.x12ft. $9,295 $7,436 $10,595 $8,476
8ft.x11ft. $8,995 $7,196 $10,195 $8,156
9ft.x10ft. $9,295 $7,436 $10,595 $8,476
10ft.x9ft. $9,395 $7,516 $10,695 $8,556
5ft.x18ft. $9,695 $7,756 $10,995 $8,796
7ft.x13ft. $9,695 $7,756 $10,995 $8,796
13ft.x7ft. $9,795 $7,836 $11,095 $8,876
8ft.x12ft. $9,795 $7,836 $11,095 $8,876
12ft.x8ft. $9,795 $7,836 $11,095 $8,876
6ft.x16ft. $9,795 $7,836 $11,095 $8,876
7ft.x14ft. $9,995 $7,996 $11,395 $9,116
11ft.x9ft. $10,295 $8,236 $11,695 $9,356
9ft.x11ft. $10,095 $8,076 $11,495 $9,196
10ft.x10ft. $10,395 $8,316 $11,795 $9,436

LG Urban Studio
Sheds (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Urban Studio
Sheds, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x17ft. $10,495 $8,396 $11,995 $9,596
13ft.x8ft. $10,895 $8,716 $12,295 $9,836
8ft.x13ft. $10,895 $8,716 $12,295 $9,836
7ft.x15ft. $10,995 $8,796 $12,495 $9,996
9ft.x12ft. $11,195 $8,956 $12,695 $10,156
12ft.x9ft. $11,195 $8,956 $12,695 $10,156
6ft.x18ft. $11,195 $8,956 $12,695 $10,156
10ft.x11ft. $11,295 $9,036 $12,795 $10,236
11ft.x10ft. $11,295 $9,036 $12,795 $10,236
8ft.x14ft. $11,395 $9,116 $12,695 $10,156
7ft.x16ft. $11,395 $9,116 $12,695 $10,156
16ft.x7ft. $11,595 $9,276 $12,895 $10,316
9ft.x13ft. $11,895 $9,516 $13,195 $10,556
10ft.x12ft. $11,895 $9,516 $13,195 $10,556
12ft.x10ft. $11,895 $9,516 $13,195 $10,556
8ft.x15ft. $12,195 $9,756 $13,595 $10,876
11ft.x11ft. $12,195 $9,756 $13,595 $10,876
9ft.x14ft. $12,395 $9,916 $13,795 $11,036
8ft.x16ft. $12,495 $9,996 $13,895 $11,116

XLG Urban Studio
Sheds ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Urban Studio
Sheds, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
11ft.x12ft. $12,495 $9,996 $13,895 $11,116
7ft.x19ft. $12,595 $10,076 $13,995 $11,196
8ft.x17ft. $12,595 $10,076 $13,995 $11,196
10ft.x14ft. $13,095 $10,476 $14,595 $11,676
7ft.x20ft. $13,095 $10,476 $14,595 $11,676
14ft.x10ft. $13,495 $10,796 $14,995 $11,996
12ft.x12ft. $13,395 $10,716 $14,895 $11,916
8ft.x18ft. $13,495 $10,796 $14,995 $11,996
9ft.x16ft. $13,595 $10,876 $15,095 $12,076
10ft.x15ft. $13,995 $11,196 $15,595 $12,476
11ft.x14ft. $14,195 $11,356 $15,795 $12,636
12ft.x13ft. $14,595 $11,676 $16,195 $12,956
10ft.x16ft. $14,995 $11,996 $16,695 $13,356
8ft.x20ft. $14,695 $11,756 $16,395 $13,116
9ft.x18ft. $15,195 $12,156 $16,795 $13,436
12ft.x14ft. $15,395 $12,316 $17,095 $13,676
11ft.x16ft. $16,295 $13,036 $17,995 $14,396
10ft.x18ft. $16,695 $13,356 $18,595 $14,876
9ft.x20ft. $16,395 $13,116 $18,195 $14,556
11ft.x17ft. $16,995 $13,596 $18,895 $15,116
12ft.x16ft. $17,195 $13,756 $19,095 $15,276
16ft.x12ft. $17,995 $14,396 $19,995 $15,996
14ft.x14ft. $17,595 $14,076 $19,495 $15,596
10ft.x20ft. $17,595 $14,076 $19,495 $15,596
10ft.x21ft. $18,195 $14,556 $20,195 $16,156
12ft.x18ft. $19,295 $15,436 $21,395 $17,116
10ft.x22ft. $20,095 $16,076 $22,295 $17,836
11ft.x20ft. $19,195 $15,356 $21,395 $17,116
12ft.x20ft. $20,895 $16,716 $23,195 $18,556
20ft.x12ft. $21,695 $17,356 $24,095 $19,276
13ft.x19ft. $21,995 $17,596 $24,395 $19,516
14ft.x18ft. $22,395 $17,916 $24,795 $19,836
11ft.x23ft. $22,395 $17,916 $24,795 $19,836
16ft.x17ft. $23,995 $19,196 $26,495 $21,196
14ft.x20ft. $24,295 $19,436 $26,895 $21,516
13ft.x22ft. $25,095 $20,076 $27,695 $22,156
16ft.x18ft. $25,195 $20,156 $27,895 $22,316
12ft.x24ft. $25,195 $20,156 $27,895 $22,316
12ft.x25ft. $26,195 $20,956 $28,895 $23,116
20ft.x15ft. $26,195 $20,956 $28,995 $23,196
15ft.x20ft. $26,195 $20,956 $28,995 $23,196
14ft.x22ft. $26,795 $21,436 $29,695 $23,756
22ft.x14ft. $26,795 $21,436 $29,695 $23,756
18ft.x18ft. $27,795 $22,236 $30,795 $24,636
12ft.x28ft. $28,895 $23,116 $31,995 $25,596
14ft.x24ft. $28,895 $23,116 $31,995 $25,596
20ft.x17ft. $29,595 $23,676 $32,695 $26,156
18ft.x20ft. $31,095 $24,876 $34,395 $27,516
20ft.x18ft. $31,095 $24,876 $34,395 $27,516
15ft.x24ft. $31,095 $24,876 $34,295 $27,436
12ft.x30ft. $31,095 $24,876 $34,395 $27,516
14ft.x26ft. $31,495 $25,196 $34,795 $27,836
20ft.x20ft. $34,595 $27,676 $38,195 $30,556
16ft.x26ft. $36,195 $28,956 $39,995 $31,996
14ft.x30ft. $36,595 $29,276 $40,395 $32,316
13ft.x34ft. $36,695 $29,356 $40,595 $32,476
14ft.x32ft. $36,895 $29,516 $40,795 $32,636
18ft.x25ft. $39,195 $31,356 $43,295 $34,636
14ft.x33ft. $40,195 $32,156 $44,395 $35,516
20ft.x24ft. $41,595 $33,276 $45,795 $36,636
16ft.x30ft. $41,595 $33,276 $45,795 $36,636
14ft.x36ft. $43,795 $35,036 $48,295 $38,636
20ft.x26ft. $44,995 $35,996 $49,695 $39,756
14ft.x40ft. $48,495 $38,796 $53,495 $42,796
16ft.x36ft. $49,595 $39,676 $54,695 $43,756
16ft.x42ft. $58,695 $46,956 $64,795 $51,836
16ft.x48ft. $60,495 $48,396 $69,195 $55,356

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