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Kepler Creek

Cabins

Spreads itself out in a relaxed wide open manner.

Inspired by the sprawling magnificence of Wyoming, the relaxed roominess of the Kepler Creek cottage house quietly but firmly says “weekend”. The gabled roof can be politely interrupted with a charming windowed dormer to bring light inside. Its low roof offers the extra storage space that every cottage house owner always manages to find use for. Finish the Kepler Creek cottage kit off with louvered shutters and our antique flower boxes to add country romance to an already irresistible cabin. Make it your very own in our Custom Design Center.

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overview

  
    

The relaxed roominess of the Kepler Creek cedar cabin makes it the ideal weekend hangout spot. Its gable roofline is politely interrupted with a charming windowed dormer bringing in more light while adding to the space above.

Find all the details you need to know about our irresistible Kepler Creek cedar cabin in these style tabs.

Features

- Spacious roof creates handy loft space.
- Standard eight-foot walls; plenty of storage and headroom.
- Dormer that adds charm and style.
- Solidly built with Spruce SPF 2 x 4 framing materials (2x6 over 108 sq. ft,) and beautiful Western red cedar channel siding and trim.
- Optional maintenance free Canexel siding in a variety of vibrant colours

Popular options:

Floor plans

Below are a few sample floorplans that shows the popular options associated with Kepler Creek cabins.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

Popular cabin floor configurations

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own Kepler Creek 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 Kepler Creek cabin design sizes

The Kepler Creek cabin is offered in sizes ranging from 168 sq.ft to 1,120 sq.ft

If you cannot find your size please contact us.

Assembly

Level of Difficulty:

The Kepler Creek cedar cabin building 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 Kepler Creek building being assembled.

  • Foundation for a Kepler Creek building

  • Roof framing install

  • Completed Kepler Creek cabin

Hiring a contractor

Our Kepler Creek style buildings are relatively straightforward to assemble, however, if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Contractor working on a roof
  

details & specs

  

Kepler Creek Cedar Cabin Dimensions

KEPLER CREEK GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS CHART
A B C D E F
BUILDING DEPTH INTERIOR DEPTH PORCH DEPTH BUILDING HEIGHT WALL HEIGHT ROOF HEIGHT
10' 6' - 0" 4' - 0" 12' - 4 5/8" 8' - 1 1/8" 3' - 7 7/8"
12' 8' - 0" 4' - 0" 13' - 0" 8' - 1 1/8" 4' - 3 1/4"
14' 10' - 0" 4' - 0" 13' - 7 1/2" 8' - 1 1/8" 4' - 10 3/4"
16' 12' - 0" 4' - 0" 14' - 3 1/4" 8' - 1 1/8" 5' - 6 1/2"
18' 14' - 0" 4' - 0" 15' - 0 1/2" 8' - 1 1/8" 6' - 2"
20' 16' - 0" 4' - 0" 15' - 7 7/8" 8' - 1 1/8" 6' - 9 3/8"
22' 18' - 0" 4' - 0" 16' - 3 3/8" 8' - 1 1/8" 7' - 4 7/8"
24' 20' - 0" 4' - 0" 16' - 10 7/8" 8' - 1 1/8" 8' - 0 3/8"
26' 22' - 0" 4' - 0" 17' - 6 1/4" 8' - 1 1/8" 8' - 7 3/4"
28' 24' - 0" 4' - 0" 18' - 2 1/8" 8' - 1 1/8" 9' - 3 5/8"

Our measurements (i.e. 12ft. x 20ft.) are taken from the outside of the 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

Kepler Creek wall plan detail

Our cabin walls are assembled with 2x4 spruce wall studs (2x6 over 100 sq. ft.) for added strength and durability.

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 Kepler Creek cabin building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we are here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

Kepler Creek cabins are built with gable roofs, featuring a continuous ridge with two sides sloping from the center toward the walls. This roof design makes it ideal for those looking for extra headroom to add a loft studio for extra storage or living space.

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 of a Kepler Creek 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.

Kepler Creek roof overhang detail

Foundations

Although the Kepler Creek cabin design is well suited for a cottage patio stone 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.

Kepler Creek foundation

Materials

All Summerwood prefabricated cabins are engineered to last a lifetime. We buy the very best materials on the market, chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental acceptance. Our cabins are designed with style and longevity in mind. The materials they are comprised of contribute greatly to these ideals.

Floor
item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x6 - 2x8 16" on center
joists (porch) pressure treated 2x4 - 2x6 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
floor boards cedar 2x6 N/A
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
clear t&g cedar siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
interior cedar siding cedar 2x4 - 2x6 studs & plates
esu1b 1/2" ply + 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
ridge board spruce 2x6 - 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 to your building, 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. The ESP upgrade also provides additional barrier against the elements allowing the Kepler Creek to be a four season building.

Enhanced siding package upgrade

Insulation Materials

When deciding to insulate your Kepler Creek cabin you have a few options to choose from. Summerwood uses foam boards insulation for its structures. This type of insulation can be used to insulate any part of the cabin from floor to roof. Other commonly used styles of insulation are Batts and Spray foam insulation. Batts are easy to handle fiberglass sections while Spray foam is slightly more advanced and ideal for sealing around awkward spaces and smaller cracks. With these three options you are sure to have an all year round cabin.

Loft Space

If you choose to add loft space, there are a few ways of creating the space you need. One popular option is to add Dormers. This feature gives you the ability to increase headroom without changing the height of your building. The other alternative is to get a steeper roof by increasing your roof pitch in the loft space. Instead of changing your roof design, you can also increase the wall height of your Kepler Creek cabin, which will allow you to lower the loft floor to increase head room above.

One more thing to consider is how to access your loft and if you have enough space to place a ladder. You have the option of getting a lean-to-ladder or a drop-down ladder. With these options you need to ensure that ladders are positioned in line with the direction of the roof framing to allow for easy access to your loft.

Loft space in a Cabin with a Dormer

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Kepler Creek 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.

Cedar siding choices for a Kepler Creek building

Extra Overhang

The Kepler Creek style roof features a 6” overhang where the roof meets the walls. The overhang is trimmed out with a soffit and fascia board. Extra overhang is offered in increments of 6” [i.e. +6 (12”), +12 (18”)].

Kepler Creek extra overhang drawing & building

Finishing

Once your Kepler Creek cabin is completed, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood building.

Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information

Insulation

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

Insulation for a Kepler Creek cabin

Electrical

The inside of our cabin styles are left exposed to easily 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 his thing.

Electrical configuration option

Plumbing

Provided you have a water source nearby, your Kepler Creek cabin 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 cabin.

Kepler Creek cabin bathroom configuration
  

pricing

  

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

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

    

X LGE Kepler Creek
Cabins ( >130 sq.ft.)

* All prices in $USD
Medium Kepler Creek
Cabins, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
12ft.x14ft. $8,495 $5,946 $9,695 $6,786
12ft.x16ft. $9,495 $6,646 $11,195 $7,836
14ft.x14ft. $9,495 $6,646 $10,995 $7,696
12ft.x18ft. $10,395 $7,276 $11,995 $8,396
18ft.x12ft. $10,395 $7,276 $11,995 $8,396
11ft.x20ft. $10,695 $7,486 $12,195 $8,536
14ft.x16ft. $10,795 $7,556 $12,395 $8,676
16ft.x14ft. $10,795 $7,556 $12,395 $8,676
12ft.x20ft. $11,595 $8,116 $13,395 $9,376
14ft.x18ft. $11,995 $8,396 $13,995 $9,796
16ft.x16ft. $12,195 $8,536 $14,195 $9,936
12ft.x22ft. $12,595 $8,816 $14,595 $10,216
14ft.x20ft. $13,495 $9,446 $15,495 $10,846
12ft.x24ft. $13,895 $9,726 $15,895 $11,126
16ft.x18ft. $13,895 $9,726 $15,895 $11,126
14ft.x22ft. $14,295 $10,006 $16,495 $11,546
16ft.x20ft. $14,795 $10,356 $17,095 $11,966
14ft.x24ft. $15,495 $10,846 $17,895 $12,526
12ft.x28ft. $15,495 $10,846 $17,895 $12,526
16ft.x22ft. $16,295 $11,406 $18,695 $13,086
14ft.x26ft. $16,895 $11,826 $19,395 $13,576
16ft.x24ft. $17,695 $12,386 $20,395 $14,276
14ft.x28ft. $18,095 $12,666 $20,795 $14,556
18ft.x22ft. $18,295 $12,806 $21,095 $14,766
20ft.x20ft. $18,395 $12,876 $21,195 $14,836
16ft.x26ft. $19,195 $13,436 $22,195 $15,536
14ft.x30ft. $19,495 $13,646 $22,395 $15,676
18ft.x24ft. $19,995 $13,996 $22,995 $16,096
16ft.x28ft. $20,495 $14,346 $23,795 $16,656
18ft.x26ft. $21,595 $15,116 $24,895 $17,426
16ft.x30ft. $22,095 $15,466 $25,295 $17,706
20ft.x24ft. $22,095 $15,466 $25,295 $17,706
24ft.x20ft. $24,195 $16,936 $27,695 $19,386
12ft.x40ft. $22,095 $15,466 $25,295 $17,706
15ft.x34ft. $23,195 $16,236 $26,795 $18,756
16ft.x32ft. $23,495 $16,446 $26,995 $18,896
18ft.x30ft. $24,495 $17,146 $28,295 $19,806
20ft.x28ft. $25,295 $17,706 $29,095 $20,366
15ft.x40ft. $26,995 $18,896 $31,095 $21,766
20ft.x30ft. $26,995 $18,896 $31,095 $21,766
16ft.x38ft. $27,295 $19,106 $31,495 $22,046
22ft.x32ft. $31,495 $22,046 $36,395 $25,476
20ft.x36ft. $32,095 $22,466 $37,095 $25,966
24ft.x30ft. $32,195 $22,536 $37,095 $25,966
22ft.x35ft. $34,195 $23,936 $39,395 $27,576
20ft.x40ft. $35,795 $25,056 $41,295 $28,906
26ft.x31ft. $35,895 $25,126 $41,395 $28,976
24ft.x35ft. $36,995 $25,896 $42,495 $29,746
24ft.x36ft. $37,995 $26,596 $43,795 $30,656
20ft.x46ft. $40,495 $28,346 $48,595 $34,016
30ft.x32ft. $42,195 $29,536 $48,595 $34,016
25ft.x40ft. $43,895 $30,726 $50,595 $35,416
17ft.x59ft. $44,295 $31,006 $50,895 $35,626
17ft.x61ft. $45,795 $32,056 $52,595 $36,816
28ft.x40ft. $49,595 $34,716 $57,195 $40,036
32ft.x40ft. $55,995 $39,196 $64,495 $45,146
30ft.x50ft. $65,795 $46,056 $75,495 $52,846

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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