Modular Cabin Construction: Framing

Modular Cabin Construction: Framing
Living Room

They are working fast. This will be the living room of our new modular cabin. The walls are framed and the outside sheathing is on.

Westwood Cabin Kitchen and Living Room
Modified Creekside Manor 3016
14′-8″ x 52′-0″

This room will be the living room and kitchen.

Living Room and Kitchen

This is standing in the living room and looking into the kitchen.

The walls are built on the ground, then propped up and squared as the cabin is put together.

Laundry Room, Bathroom and Hall

This is standing in the hall. The first room is the laundry room. Next, the bath, then the closet and the bedroom.

The floor to the loft is over this area. You can see the bottom of the loft floor.

Westwood Cabin Hall Plan

The hall will have the high ceiling. The bathroom, laundry room and closet will have a lower ceiling height.

Loft Support

See the additional supports on the hallway wall? That will support the loft.

Westwood Modular Cabin Blueprints
Loft Floor Plan
13′ 5.5″ x 10’6″ storage loft
5-feet high in the center, a lot less on the sides

This is the hall and loft plan.

14′ x 12′ Bedroom
168 Square Feet
Two Side-by-side 3’wide x 5′-2″ high windows

This is the bedroom. It will have the lofted ceiling.

Westwood Cabin Bedroom Plan
Modified Creekside Manor 3016

This is the finalized plan for the bedroom.

14′ x 12′ Bedroom
168 Square Feet
10′-2 1/2″ x 2’2″ Closet

This is standing in the bedroom. The closet is over 10 feet long. We are going to have plenty of storage space.

House Wrap
Framed Roof

The cabin is being built in a warehouse. Unlike the house we are living in now, it is not being rained on.

Westwood Cabin Side Elevations

This is the end elevation. Both the bedroom and the living room have windows on the end wall.

Framing Roof Trusses

The roof is really really solidly framed. That is a lot of roof trusses for a house only 52-feet long.

Sections and Details Plan
Westwood Cabin
Modified Creekside Manor 3016
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This is the plan for the roof and wall.

Truss Connector Plates

These plates hold all the trusses together. Truss connector plates or Gang-Nail plates are galvanized steel plates punched to create teeth on one side.

Gang-Nail plates were invented by John Calvin Jureit in 1955. They make building faster and easier and stronger. After Hurricane Andrews (1992), roofs with trusses built using Gang-Nail plates were way more likely to survive.

7/16″ Plywood Sheathing

The cabin is from Westwood Cabins. You can see more photos and floor plans at and