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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

Urban Studio Dimensions

Modern Mini Oban home studio dimensions
URBAN STUDIO GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS CHART
A B
BUILDING DEPTH BACK BUILDING HEIGHT
5' 7' - 11 1/2"
6' 7' - 10 1/2"
7' 7' - 9 1/2"
8' 7' - 8 1/2"
9' 7' - 7 1/2"
10' 7' - 6 1/2"
11' 7' - 5 1/2"
12' 7' - 6 1/4"
STANDARD DIMENSIONS
C D E F
FRONT BUILDING HEIGHT FRONT WALL HEIGHT OVERHANG PITCH
8' - 6 1/4" 8' 12" 1:12

READING THE DRAWING

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

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. $4,795 $3,356 $5,595 $3,916
6ft.x4ft. $5,395 $3,776 $6,295 $4,406
5ft.x6ft. $5,995 $4,196 $7,195 $5,036
4ft.x8ft. $6,295 $4,406 $7,495 $5,246
3ft.x11ft. $6,395 $4,476 $7,595 $5,316
5ft.x7ft. $6,295 $4,406 $7,495 $5,246
7ft.x5ft. $6,295 $4,406 $7,495 $5,246
9ft.x4ft. $7,395 $5,176 $8,595 $6,016
4ft.x9ft. $6,895 $4,826 $7,995 $5,596
6ft.x6ft. $6,995 $4,896 $8,295 $5,806
4ft.x10ft. $7,395 $5,176 $8,595 $6,016
4ft.x11ft. $7,995 $5,596 $9,395 $6,576
5ft.x9ft. $8,195 $5,736 $9,395 $6,576
4ft.x12ft. $8,295 $5,806 $9,895 $6,926
6ft.x8ft. $7,995 $5,596 $9,395 $6,576
8ft.x6ft. $7,995 $5,596 $9,395 $6,576
7ft.x7ft. $8,195 $5,736 $9,495 $6,646
5ft.x10ft. $7,995 $5,596 $9,495 $6,646
6ft.x9ft. $8,195 $5,736 $9,495 $6,646
5ft.x11ft. $8,295 $5,806 $9,895 $6,926
7ft.x8ft. $8,495 $5,946 $9,995 $6,996
8ft.x7ft. $8,495 $5,946 $9,995 $6,996
5ft.x12ft. $8,495 $5,946 $10,095 $7,066
6ft.x10ft. $8,195 $5,736 $9,495 $6,646
10ft.x6ft. $8,195 $5,736 $9,495 $6,646
9ft.x7ft. $8,595 $6,016 $9,895 $6,926
7ft.x9ft. $8,595 $6,016 $9,895 $6,926
8ft.x8ft. $8,195 $5,736 $9,495 $6,646
6ft.x11ft. $8,795 $6,156 $10,095 $7,066
7ft.x10ft. $9,095 $6,366 $10,295 $7,206
10ft.x7ft. $8,695 $6,086 $9,995 $6,996
5ft.x14ft. $9,095 $6,366 $10,295 $7,206

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. $9,295 $6,506 $10,595 $7,416
7ft.x11ft. $9,995 $6,996 $11,395 $7,976
6ft.x13ft. $9,995 $6,996 $11,395 $7,976
10ft.x8ft. $10,095 $7,066 $11,495 $8,046
8ft.x10ft. $10,095 $7,066 $11,495 $8,046
5ft.x16ft. $9,995 $6,996 $11,395 $7,976
9ft.x9ft. $9,895 $6,926 $11,295 $7,906
7ft.x12ft. $10,495 $7,346 $11,995 $8,396
6ft.x14ft. $10,295 $7,206 $11,695 $8,186
8ft.x11ft. $10,195 $7,136 $11,595 $8,116
9ft.x10ft. $10,495 $7,346 $11,995 $8,396
10ft.x9ft. $10,595 $7,416 $12,095 $8,466
5ft.x18ft. $11,095 $7,766 $12,495 $8,746
7ft.x13ft. $11,095 $7,766 $12,495 $8,746
13ft.x7ft. $11,195 $7,836 $12,595 $8,816
8ft.x12ft. $11,195 $7,836 $12,595 $8,816
12ft.x8ft. $11,195 $7,836 $12,595 $8,816
6ft.x16ft. $11,195 $7,836 $12,595 $8,816
7ft.x14ft. $11,395 $7,976 $12,895 $9,026
11ft.x9ft. $11,695 $8,186 $13,295 $9,306
9ft.x11ft. $11,495 $8,046 $12,995 $9,096
10ft.x10ft. $11,795 $8,256 $13,395 $9,376

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. $11,895 $8,326 $13,595 $9,516
13ft.x8ft. $12,395 $8,676 $13,995 $9,796
8ft.x13ft. $12,395 $8,676 $13,995 $9,796
7ft.x15ft. $12,495 $8,746 $14,195 $9,936
9ft.x12ft. $12,695 $8,886 $14,395 $10,076
12ft.x9ft. $12,695 $8,886 $14,395 $10,076
6ft.x18ft. $12,695 $8,886 $14,395 $10,076
10ft.x11ft. $12,795 $8,956 $14,495 $10,146
11ft.x10ft. $12,795 $8,956 $14,495 $10,146
8ft.x14ft. $12,895 $9,026 $14,395 $10,076
7ft.x16ft. $12,895 $9,026 $14,395 $10,076
16ft.x7ft. $13,195 $9,236 $14,595 $10,216
9ft.x13ft. $13,495 $9,446 $14,895 $10,426
10ft.x12ft. $13,495 $9,446 $14,895 $10,426
12ft.x10ft. $13,495 $9,446 $14,895 $10,426
8ft.x15ft. $13,895 $9,726 $15,495 $10,846
11ft.x11ft. $13,895 $9,726 $15,495 $10,846
9ft.x14ft. $14,095 $9,866 $15,695 $10,986
8ft.x16ft. $14,195 $9,936 $15,795 $11,056

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. $14,195 $9,936 $15,795 $11,056
7ft.x19ft. $14,295 $10,006 $15,895 $11,126
8ft.x17ft. $14,295 $10,006 $15,895 $11,126
10ft.x14ft. $14,795 $10,356 $16,495 $11,546
7ft.x20ft. $14,795 $10,356 $16,495 $11,546
14ft.x10ft. $15,395 $10,776 $16,995 $11,896
12ft.x12ft. $15,295 $10,706 $16,895 $11,826
8ft.x18ft. $15,395 $10,776 $16,995 $11,896
9ft.x16ft. $15,495 $10,846 $17,095 $11,966
10ft.x15ft. $15,895 $11,126 $17,695 $12,386
11ft.x14ft. $16,095 $11,266 $17,895 $12,526
12ft.x13ft. $16,495 $11,546 $18,395 $12,876
10ft.x16ft. $16,995 $11,896 $18,895 $13,226
8ft.x20ft. $16,695 $11,686 $18,595 $13,016
9ft.x18ft. $17,195 $12,036 $18,995 $13,296
12ft.x14ft. $17,495 $12,246 $19,295 $13,506
14ft.x12ft. $17,795 $12,456 $19,695 $13,786
10ft.x17ft. $17,995 $12,596 $19,895 $13,926
11ft.x16ft. $18,495 $12,946 $20,395 $14,276
10ft.x18ft. $18,895 $13,226 $21,095 $14,766
9ft.x20ft. $18,595 $13,016 $20,595 $14,416
11ft.x17ft. $19,195 $13,436 $21,395 $14,976
10ft.x19ft. $19,495 $13,646 $21,695 $15,186
12ft.x16ft. $19,595 $13,716 $21,695 $15,186
16ft.x12ft. $20,395 $14,276 $22,695 $15,886
13ft.x15ft. $20,295 $14,206 $22,595 $15,816
14ft.x14ft. $19,995 $13,996 $22,095 $15,466
10ft.x20ft. $19,995 $13,996 $22,095 $15,466
10ft.x21ft. $20,595 $14,416 $22,895 $16,026
12ft.x18ft. $21,895 $15,326 $24,295 $17,006
10ft.x22ft. $22,795 $15,956 $25,295 $17,706
11ft.x20ft. $21,795 $15,256 $24,295 $17,006
12ft.x19ft. $23,095 $16,166 $25,595 $17,916
12ft.x20ft. $23,795 $16,656 $26,295 $18,406
20ft.x12ft. $24,595 $17,216 $27,295 $19,106
13ft.x19ft. $24,895 $17,426 $27,595 $19,316
14ft.x18ft. $25,395 $17,776 $28,195 $19,736
11ft.x23ft. $25,395 $17,776 $28,195 $19,736
12ft.x22ft. $26,595 $18,616 $29,195 $20,436
16ft.x17ft. $27,195 $19,036 $30,095 $21,066
14ft.x20ft. $27,495 $19,246 $30,495 $21,346
13ft.x22ft. $28,495 $19,946 $31,395 $21,976
16ft.x18ft. $28,595 $20,016 $31,595 $22,116
12ft.x24ft. $28,595 $20,016 $31,595 $22,116
12ft.x25ft. $29,695 $20,786 $32,795 $22,956
20ft.x15ft. $29,695 $20,786 $32,895 $23,026
15ft.x20ft. $29,695 $20,786 $32,895 $23,026
14ft.x22ft. $30,395 $21,276 $33,595 $23,516
22ft.x14ft. $30,395 $21,276 $33,595 $23,516
16ft.x20ft. $31,595 $22,116 $34,995 $24,496
18ft.x18ft. $31,495 $22,046 $34,895 $24,426
12ft.x28ft. $32,795 $22,956 $36,195 $25,336
14ft.x24ft. $32,795 $22,956 $36,195 $25,336
20ft.x17ft. $33,495 $23,446 $37,095 $25,966
16ft.x22ft. $34,695 $24,286 $38,295 $26,806
17ft.x21ft. $35,095 $24,566 $38,795 $27,156
18ft.x20ft. $35,295 $24,706 $38,995 $27,296
20ft.x18ft. $35,295 $24,706 $38,995 $27,296
15ft.x24ft. $35,295 $24,706 $38,895 $27,226
12ft.x30ft. $35,295 $24,706 $38,995 $27,296
14ft.x26ft. $35,695 $24,986 $39,495 $27,646
20ft.x20ft. $39,195 $27,436 $43,295 $30,306
16ft.x26ft. $41,095 $28,766 $45,395 $31,776
14ft.x30ft. $41,495 $29,046 $45,795 $32,056
13ft.x34ft. $41,595 $29,116 $45,995 $32,196
14ft.x32ft. $41,795 $29,256 $46,195 $32,336
16ft.x28ft. $43,095 $30,166 $47,595 $33,316
18ft.x25ft. $44,395 $31,076 $49,095 $34,366
14ft.x33ft. $45,595 $31,916 $50,295 $35,206
20ft.x24ft. $47,195 $33,036 $51,895 $36,326
16ft.x30ft. $47,195 $33,036 $51,895 $36,326
14ft.x36ft. $49,695 $34,786 $54,695 $38,286
20ft.x26ft. $51,095 $35,766 $56,295 $39,406
14ft.x40ft. $54,995 $38,496 $60,695 $42,486
16ft.x36ft. $56,195 $39,336 $61,995 $43,396
16ft.x42ft. $66,595 $46,616 $73,495 $51,446
16ft.x48ft. $68,595 $48,016 $78,495 $54,946

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