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Mini Oban

Everything you love about the Oban, except mini!

The Mini Oban works perfectly as a home office, art studio, workshop or anything in between! With crisp lines, modern windows, and no extra bulk, the Oban with add style to any backyard.

Mini Oban

With its tall gable roof, the Mini Oban is the modern, Nordic inspired home studio you’ve been looking for. Its strong vertical presence, natural wood materials, and crisp metal accents blend seamlessly between the trees of any backyard.

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Mini Oban specifications

overview

  
  • With its mix of rich wood materials and sleek metal accents, the Mini Oban integrates seamlessly into any backyard landscape. By creating flush lines between walls, windows, doors, and even the roof, the Mini Oban boasts a modern, Nordic charm. The gable roof and abundance of windows provide ample interior space and light to enjoy. Stylish windows and doors act as accent pieces to create compelling, dynamic, and unique façades to suit your home studio style!

    Find all the details you’ll need to know about our Mini Oban in these style tabs.

  • Modern Mini Oban home studio

Features

  • Premium Western Red Cedar siding

  • Tall, steeply sloped 10/12 gable roof

  • Flush, trim-free window and door settings

  • Stainless steel nails

  • Enhanced siding package

  • Engineered beams

Popular options:

The Mini Oban collection offers many options and upgrades that are unique to this style.

  • Sleek corrugated galvanized steel roofing

  • Thin, modern slat cedar siding

  • Tongue and groove pine interiors

  • Modern vinyl sliding doors and windows

  • Front porch

  • Maintenance-free Canexel siding in a variety of vibrant colours

Mini Oban Interior

Below are some Mini Oban interiors for inspiration to help you visualize your home studio. For more ideas and photos please visit our Interiors page.

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    Mini Oban Interior

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    Mini Oban Interior

Available Mini Oban sizes

The Mini Oban is offered in sizes starting at 104 ft². If you cannot find your desired size in the price list, please contact us.

Assembling

Level of Difficulty:

With high walls can ceiling, the Mini Oban is one of our more complicated buildings to assemble. If you have prior woodworking experience, you will be able to navigate this project with our supporting instructions and diagrams just fine. It is recommended to use a contractor otherwise.

Hiring a contractor

If you feel you may want assistance with assembling your Mini Oban, check out our hire a contractor page.

Contractor working on a roof
  

details & specs

  

Modern Mini Oban Home Studio Dimensions

Modern Mini Oban home studio dimensions

Our measurements (i.e. 4ft. x 10ft.) 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 2 x 4 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

Modern Mini Oban home studio Wall Plan
Wall plan drawing for a Mini Oban 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 Mini Oban home studio 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. Gable Roofs feature a continuous ridge, with two sides sloping from the center toward the walls of the structure.

Gable roofs are generally 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.

Modern Mini Oban home studio Roof Framing Plan
Roof framing drawing for a Mini Oban building

Foundations

Due to its high walls, a more advanced foundation is recommended for the Mini Mini Oban. A concrete pad is ideal for this home studio style, with Sonotube footings being recommended for situations where you’re faced with steep grades or rocky terrain.

Visit our foundations page for more details or contact one of our design specialists for assistance.

Modern Mini Oban home studio Foundations
Mini Oban building foundation

Materials

Like all Summerwood designs, the contemporary Mini Oban home studio is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any 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 cabins as well. All of our buildings are designed with style and longevity in mind.

Floor
item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2 x 6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2 x 4 - 2 x 8 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 1 x 6 tongue & groove
Walls
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2 x 4 - 2 x 6 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2 x 4 - 2 x 6 16" on center
siding cedar channel 1 x 8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
clear t&g cedar siding canexel 1 x 8 studs & plates
interior cedar siding cedar 2 x 4 - 2 x 6 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 2 x 4 - 2 x 10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2 x 4 - 2 x 10 24" on center maximum
hub spruce 6 x 6 octangonal center member
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1 x 6 - 1 x 8 n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2 x 6 - 2 x 12 n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
Trim
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1 x 6 - 1 x 8 corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1 x 4 - 1 x 8 corners, soffit, fascia

Popular upgrades

Enhanced Siding Package

With a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker), our Enhanced Siding Package provides a moisture barrier for your structure.

Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Mini Oban 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.

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Interior cedar siding choices for a modern Mini Oban cabin

Finishing

Once your modern Mini Oban home 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 design. Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information.

Insulation

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

Modern Mini Oban home studio Finishing
Insulation for a Mini Oban building

Electrical

The inside of our modern Mini Oban home 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 his thing.

Modern Mini Oban home studio Electrical
Electrical configuration option

Plumbing

Provided you have a water source nearby, your Mini Oban home 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 cabin.

Modern Mini Oban home studio Plumbing
Plumbing for a Mini Oban
  

pricing

  

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

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

    

SM Mini Oban
Home Studios (<70 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Small Mini Oban
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x8ft. $5,695 $3,986 $6,595 $4,616
5ft.x10ft. $5,795 $4,056 $6,695 $4,686
6ft.x10ft. $6,195 $4,336 $7,195 $5,036
7ft.x10ft. $6,995 $4,896 $8,195 $5,736

MD Mini Oban
Home Studios ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Mini Oban
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x10ft. $7,295 $5,106 $8,495 $5,946
7ft.x12ft. $7,695 $5,386 $8,895 $6,226
8ft.x11ft. $7,795 $5,456 $8,995 $6,296
8ft.x12ft. $8,495 $5,946 $9,795 $6,856
7ft.x14ft. $8,695 $6,086 $9,995 $6,996
10ft.x10ft. $8,795 $6,156 $10,195 $7,136

LG Mini Oban
Home Studios (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Mini Oban
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $9,095 $6,366 $10,595 $7,416
7ft.x15ft. $9,195 $6,436 $10,695 $7,486
9ft.x12ft. $9,395 $6,576 $10,995 $7,696

XLG Mini Oban
Home Studios ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Mini Oban
Home Studios, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
12ft.x14ft. $14,595 $10,216 $16,895 $11,826

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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