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Quadra

A multifunctional space with style and flare.

The Quadra works as a home studio, pool cabana, or anything in between! The Quadra is more than just four walls - it’s stylish, modern, bold, and multifunctional.

Quadra

Sample Quadra gallery

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Quadra specifications

overview

  • Whether you want to work from home, learn from home, or even create a little home away from home—the Quadra can help! Perfect as an office or gym, a studio for art, music, dance or yoga, a quiet classroom for remote learning, or just a private place to relax, the Quadra is an ultra-flexible, ultra-modern, multi-use backyard space.

  • Quadra Home Office Studio Overview
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    12' x 14' Quadra
    Features:
  • Contemporary flat roof (1/12 pitch)

  • Modern, minimalist design

  • Premium STK Western Red Cedar siding + stainless steel fasteners

  • Full 2-year warranty on materials and craftsmanship!

    Popular Options & Upgrades:
  • Clear cedar siding (thin, modern nickel gap or v-joint profiles)

  • Standing seam steel siding

  • Pine T&G or cedar channel interior cladding

  • Modern sliding doors and windows

  • Maintenance-free Canexel siding in a variety of colours

  • Maintenance-free Maibec wood siding in 4 natural tones

Available Quadra Studio sizes

The Quadra is offered in sizes starting at 80 ft². If you don’t see the size you’re looking for in the price list, please contact us.

Cove Interior

Below are some Quadra interiors to help you envision your layout. Click to learn more about the buildings featured. For more ideas and photos, visit our Interiors page.

Floor plans

Feeling inspired? Get creative with this fun, simple layout tool for planning your interior.
Or, download graph paper and plan your space the old fashioned way.

  • Quadra Urban garden studio Floor Plan 1
  • Quadra Urban garden studio Floor Plan 2
Quadra studio floor plan configurations
  • 3D Tour Of a Quadra Home Studio

    Tour the 14’ x 12’ Quadra two ways: as a bright backyard office, or a trendy poolside cabana! This custom model features upgrades such as clear cedar siding, trim, and post wrap with ultra-modern sliding doors and vinyl windows.

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

  • Quadra Studio video tour

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

The Quadra includes easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams that will walk you through every step of the building process. Our online and telephone assembly support are always within reach.

Hiring a contractor

If you think you may want assistance with assembling your Quadra, check out our Hiring a Contractor page.

Quadra Modern garden studio
Contractor working on a flat roof

* photos and renderings illustrate a combination of standard features and construction/material upgrades; see style tabs for detailed product specifications

details & specs

Quadra Studio Dimensions

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Still have questions about the size of your Quadra? Don’t hesitate to ask — we’re here to help!

Wall Plan

Quadra garden studio Wall Plan
Wall plan drawing for a Quadra

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 Quadra backyard studio 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 Quadra studio styles, being one of the easiest roofs to install and frame when compared to other roof styles.

The Quadra 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.

Quadra garden studio Roof Framing Plan
Roof framing drawing for an Quadra

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.

Quadra garden studio Overhang Detail
Quadra overhang detail

Foundation

Though the Quadra 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.

Quadra garden studio Foundation
Quadra building foundation

Materials

Like all Summerwood designs, the Quadra garden studio 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 joists spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
hub spruce 6x6 octangonal center member
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.

Quadra garden studio Enhanced Siding Package
Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Quadra 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.

  • Quadra garden studio Interior
  • Quadra garden studio Interior
  • Quadra garden studio Interior
Interior choices for an Quadra

Finishing

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

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

If you plan to heat your Quadra 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 Quadra all year round, then insulating it is the way to go.

Quadra garden studio Insulation
Insulation for an Quadra building

Electrical

The inside of our Quadra backyard studio is 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.

Quadra garden studio Electrical
Electrical configuration option

Plumbing

Provided you have a water source nearby, your Quadra 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.

Quadra garden studio Plumbing
Plumbing for an Quadra

pricing

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

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

XLG Quadra
Home Studios ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Quadra
Home Studios, price list
kit size
14ft.x14ft.

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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Our seasoned designers would love to help you find your ideal design.
We're just a phone call away.

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