Craftsman Backyard Studios 

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American Craftsman style began in the early 19th century and had endured the test of time seeing many restorations, revivals, and interpretive spins to modern structures. Developed from the perceived devaluation of the individual worker due to the industrial revolution, this movement focused on handwork over mass production.  The Craftsman seamlessly incorporates many of those design elements into a quaint studio.

Our affordable backyard studios come with engineered wood beams that offers a dramatic accent to your final piece. This prefab studio comes with three different beams—there’s one at the peak, and each side wall has one as well. They run the length of the structure from front to back. Your Craftsman prefab studio ceiling is finished with your choice of Cedar or Pine, tongue and groove or shiplap, 6” or 4” spacing on the vaulted ceiling.

Engineered wood beams are a dramatic accent.  There are three beams total, one at the peak, and one on each side wall that all run the length of the structure front to back.  The ceiling is finished with your choice of Cedar or Pine, tongue and groove or shiplap, 6” or 4” spacing on the vaulted ceiling (See our Standards/Options page for different ceiling liner types) with a deep rich wood feel that matches the wood used on the 3’ front overhang outside.  This creates a continuous flow from front overhang and across the ceiling above.

Larger trim around doors and windows that is finished to leave the natural wood exposed and match the 4x4 wood corbels are just a few highlights. The roof rafter tails are exposed on the exterior of the building while the natural wood fascia is held up, so the tails are in full view.  

Coast Studios has increased the overall height of the Craftsman. This allows the use of clearstory windows above the door and windows on the front side to allow lots of natural lite into the studio. Double windows adjacent to the front follow traditional craftsman styling.  All windows have grills standard.

Our handmade dentil molding is composed of three different trims and flashings and is assembled at our facility. Our backyard Craftsman prefab studio kits meet the strictest energy code requirements. We offer French doors that are either 5’ or 6’. We also carry 3’ full glass doors upon request, and all of our doors can be painted to add another classy element to your studio’s look. The reason we design our studios to be extremely tight is that this keeps the heat out and maintains a healthy, energy-efficient environment.

Cement board lap siding is standard for our affordable backyard studios, and available in a wide range of sizes to match an existing home or give your yard a different look with something smaller or wider. Mixing sidings are easy through our pricing program. This allows you to save money on sides of the building that are not visible.

What Comes Standard for Craftsman


We offer 24”x24”x6” Concrete footing with a #4 rebar, 12”x12”x8” pier block set in concrete, and an adjustable pier saddle—everything you need to create the perfect foundation for your affordable backyard studio.

Floor System

Our flooring system comes with Pressure Treated 4x10 DF perimeter beams with Simpson hangers, 2x6 floor joists with R-21 insulation, 3/8” pressure treated plywood bottom skin, and ¾” ACX plywood subfloor. Fully panelized construction.

Wall System

2x4 premium DF wall studs, 15/32” OSB sheathing, R-13 insulation, Pre-drilled electrical holes @18”, and fully panelized construction contribute to energy efficiency.

Roof System

2x8 premium DF joists, ½” Plywood sheathing, R-30 Rigid Ply-iso insulation, Fully panelized construction, 1x6 &8 Pre-primed Cedar fascia, exposed rafter tails. Our customizable roof systems keep your studio consistently comfortable.


Our kits include a 12” Standing seam, hidden fastener roofing with upper and lower trims, and painted screws to match. The color of your Craftsman studio’s roof is can be tailored to your exact specifications.


Fiber cement siding with 5/4” Pre-Primed Cedar corners and window/door trim. 6” over doors and windows, 4” for sides and sill.

8” 4-piece dental molding over entry door and windows, custom cobbles under exposed glu-lam beams (3). All exposed wood is natural stain.

Rough-sawn board and batten siding in front gable above dental molding, natural in color.

Doors & Windows

Vinyl Windows/Doors, Tan, Double Pane, Argon Filled, Keyed (If applicable), Stainless hardware, Grills within windows.  60” French style door or 60” Vinyl sliding door, Painted, stainless hardware, Stainless steel lock set with deadbolt, Outswing. Safety glass as needed.

Interior Finishes

Our interior finishes include sheetrock, smooth finish Level 3, 1x square trim around windows and doors. Ceiling, 1x6 Shiplap Pine Tongue and Groove (T&G) clear finish to match outside wood.

Permit Drawings & Engineering

For anyone that requires a permit drawing and a stamped engineer for your jurisdiction, we’ve got you covered.

When it comes to engineering, the standards aren’t always the same. In the West Coast, engineering codes are standard, but that isn’t the case for the Midwest and East Coast areas. That is why we handle all of our projects on a case-by-case basis. We will work with you to determine the best approach to completing your project. If you live on the West Coast, we are happy to come to your area and build your prefab studio for you. If you live outside of the West Coast, we’ll send you a Craftsman studio kit that has everything you need to build it in your backyard!


With countless options from different door and window configurations, colors, heated floors, siding and insulation types, upgraded energy and structural packages to choose from, we know you’ll find the parts to your studio that you’ve always wanted. Contact us for a list of optional Craftsman studio upgrades.

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