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Bar Harbor

Mother nature friendly, to stand
the test of time.

Our Bar Harbor workshop style was designed with the elements in mind. This tough cookie can more than handle anything that Mother Nature throws at it. The master piece to this cedar workshop design is the salt box roof, shorter in front to catch those sunshine rays and longer at the back to protect it from bad weather. The Bar Harbor workshop can be fitted out with casement windows, storm shutters, and heritage hardware. Space is in no short supply and so anything and everything that you have in mind for your workshop can be accomplished with the Bar Harbor. Make it your own in our Custom Design Center!

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  • Designed to withstand the elements our Bar Harbor workshop kit and its unique saltbox roof brings character to any outdoor surrounding. Learn more about pricing and your Bar Harbor workshop kit in these style tabs.

  • Bar Harbor workshop kit


- Characterized by a spacious saltbox.
- Plenty of headroom.
- Well suited to store all your tools.

Popular options:
  • Traditional flower boxes
  • Arch windows
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Storm shutters
  • Full length window
  • Arch single doors

Floor plans

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

  • Bar Harbor workshop Floor Plan 1
  • Bar Harbor workshop Floor Plan 2
Bar Harbor 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 Bar Harbor workshop kit sizes

Bar Harbors have sizes ranging from 24 sq.ft to 144 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size please contact us.


Level of Difficulty:

Like all of our buildings, our Bar Harbor home workshop 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 Bar Harbor buildings being assembled.

  • Sub-floor installation for Bar Harbor workshop

    Sub-floor installation for a Bar Harbor

  • Bar Harbor workshop wall frame install

    Bar Harbor workshop wall frame install

  • Finished Bar Harbor workshop

    Finished Bar Harbor workshop (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

Our Bar Harbor workshop 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 Bar Harbor workshop
Contractor working on a roof
  • 3D Video Tour of a Bar Harbor building

    The product featured is a Bar Harbor workshop kit in a poolside setting with the following options: Opening windows, standard single door, a screen kit.

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

  • Bar harbour workshop video tour

details & specs

Bar Harbor Workshop Kit Dimensions

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 Bar Harbor 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 the building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

In strong competition with hip roofing, gable roofing is up there for the most popular roofing style. Common in Bar Harbor shed designs are gable roofs, which typically features a continuous ridge, with two sides sloping from the center toward the walls of the structure.

Gable roofs are much easier to frame, sheath, and finish, giving the vertical wall component of a gable roof its style, known as “gable ends”.

Ventilation is easy to install. Due to its geometry and access to gable ends, roof vents can be placed on the gable ends rather than the roof itself. Consult with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for your roof.

Roof framing drawing for a Bar Harbor 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.

Bar Harbor shed overhang detail


The Bar Harbor workshop is well suited for a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad is also ideal for poolside applications.

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Bar Harbor building foundation


Like all summerwood designs, the Bar Harbor workshop kit 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.

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.

Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Bar Harbor 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 a Bar Harbor workshop


Once your Bar Harbor garden 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 Bar Harbor.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information


Enjoy your Summerwood Bar Harbor in any season and remain comfortable by implementing insulation in the floor, walls, and/or roof.

Insulation for a Bar Harbor building


The inside of our Bar Harbor home workshop are deliberately left exposed to accommodate various electrical applications.

Electrical configuration option


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

Plumbing for a Bar Harbor workshop


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

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

SM Bar Harbor
Workshops (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Bar Harbor
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
4ft.x6ft. $4,495 $5,195
4ft.x8ft. $5,695 $6,095
5ft.x7ft. $5,995 $7,395
4ft.x9ft. $5,895 $7,295
5ft.x8ft. $6,695 $7,695
8ft.x5ft. $6,695 $7,695
6ft.x8ft. $7,295 $7,895
7ft.x7ft. $7,695 $8,595
5ft.x10ft. $7,395 $8,095
6ft.x9ft. $7,695 $8,295
7ft.x9ft. $8,395 $9,695
8ft.x8ft. $7,995 $9,695
7ft.x10ft. $8,395 $9,995

MD Bar Harbor
Workshops ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Bar Harbor
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x10ft. $8,795 $10,295
7ft.x12ft. $9,395 $10,495
8ft.x12ft. $10,295 $11,995
12ft.x8ft. $10,395 $12,095
7ft.x14ft. $10,395 $12,095
10ft.x10ft. $10,395 $12,095

LG Bar Harbor
Workshops (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Bar Harbor
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
9ft.x12ft. $11,495 $12,995

XLG Bar Harbor
Workshops ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Bar Harbor
Workshops, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x18ft. $15,595 $17,595
12ft.x14ft. $17,795 $20,795
12ft.x16ft. $20,095 $23,095
10ft.x20ft. $21,395 $24,295

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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