Bungalow Construction

Bungalow Frame System

Our frames are individually handcrafted and are built to order in Northern California. High standards include top grade lumber that is visually inspected before it is accepted. All pre-fabricated components for all our frame systems are designed for durability and rapid on-site installation.

Bungalow Size Specifications
Pioneer 10x12' wood frame
Pioneer Wood Frame (10'x12' / 12'x14')

120 or 168 sq ft

Wall height 5’ / Peak height 9’

Kiln-dried Spruce Wood

2″x 4″ Top & Bottom Plates / Corner Bracing / Middle Studs / Door Blocks / Door Jambs / Ridge Rafters / Collar Ties / Truss Rafters / Truss Posts

4″x 4″ Corner Posts

2″x 6″ Center Ridge

Assorted Hardware

12x14 frame
Sonoma Wood Frame (10'x12' / 12'x14')

120 or 168 sq ft

Wall height 5’ / Peak height 9’

Kiln-dried Spruce Wood

2″x 4″ Top & Bottom Plates / Corner Bracing / Middle Studs / Door Blocks / Window Jambs, Headers & Sills / Door Jambs / Ridge Rafters / Collar Ties / Truss Rafters / Truss Posts

4″x 4″ Corner Posts

2″x 6″ Center Ridge

Assorted Hardware

Sonoma 12x14' wood frame
Sonoma Wood Frame (12'x14'x7')

168 sq ft

Wall height 7’ / Peak height 11’

Kiln-dried Spruce Wood

2″x 4″ Top & Bottom Plates / Corner Bracing / Middle Studs / Door Blocks / Window Jambs, Headers & Sills / Door Jambs / Ridge Rafters / Collar Ties / Truss Rafters / Truss Posts

4″x 4″ Corner Posts

2″x 6″ Center Ridge

Assorted Hardware

14x20 foot frame
Homestead Wood Frame (14'x20')

280 sq ft

Wall height 7’ / Peak height 11’

Kiln-dried Spruce Wood

2″x 4″ Top & Bottom Plates / Corner Bracing / Center Studs / Door Blocks / Window Jambs, Header & Sills / Door Jambs / Ridge Rafters / Collar Ties / Truss Rafters

4″x 4″ Corner Posts & Center Studs

2″x 6″ Center Ridge

Assorted Hardware

Vista 12x14' wood frame
Vista (12'x14'x7')

168 sq ft

Wall height 7’ / Peak height 11’

2″x 4″ Top & Bottom Plates / Corner Bracing / Middle Studs / Door & Window Blocks / Window Jambs, Headers & Sills / Door Jambs / Ridge Rafters / Collar Ties / Truss Rafters / Truss Posts

4″x 4″ Corner Posts

2″x 6″ Center Ridge

Assorted Hardware

Vista 14x20' wood frame
Vista Wood Frame (14'x20')

280 sq ft

Wall height 7’ / Peak height 11’

2″x 4″ Top & Bottom Plates / Corner Bracing / Middle Studs / Door & Window Blocks / Window Jambs, Headers & Sills / Door Jambs / Ridge Rafters / Collar Ties / Truss Rafters / Truss Posts

4″x 4″ Corner Posts & Center Studs

2″x 6″ Center Ridge

Assorted Hardware

Bungalow Shell & Rain Fly System

Our one piece fabric shell is tensioned over the frame to provide a tight seal along the platform perimeter. The Rain Fly is draped over the Bungalow Shell and secured by the Eave & Awning system. Bungalow Shells and Rain Flys are made to order in Northern California.

Shell Walls and Rain Fly System
Shell Walls & Rain Fly

14 oz White Coated Matte Vinyl / 18 oz Color Coated Matte Vinyl

Durable, waterproof, flame retardant, mildew resistant and UV fading

Strong tear and tensile strength

Corners, ridges and eaves are reinforced with 8″ strips of hemmed vinyl

Seams are lock-stitched and electronically welded

Brass Grommets

The door opening is precut in the center of one gable wall or side eave wall with each shell

Easy to clean

Expected life- span is 8-12 yrs for the rain fly and 14-18 for the shell (determined by the amount of UV sunlight exposure)

Shell Ceiling
Shell Ceiling

16 oz 100% Cotton Duck Canvas

Canvas is lock-stitched to vinyl wall

Canvas is treated with a water resistant, fire retardant and mildew resistant finish

Canvas breathes, minimizing condensation

Eave and Awning System
Eave & Awning System

Galvanized Steel Components

4 Eave Brackets

2-4 Fly Rail Brackets

2 Eave Hangers

2 Rain Fly Rails – 3/4″ Galvanized Pipe

4- 2″x 4″ Eave Rafters

Lag Bolts / Screws

12-20 Heavy Duty Bungee Cords

Bungalow Doors & Windows
Storm Door
Storm Door

36″x80″, White Vinyl Clad with Black Hardware

3/4 Vertical Sliding Window with Screen

1″x3″ Trim

Double French Door
Double French Door

72″x80″, White Steel or Vinyl Clad Woodcore

*Handle and Deadbolt are NOT included to allow customer to choose handle type and finish

1″x3″ Trim

Bungalow Windows
Windows

4’x4′ & 4’x3′ Windows

White Vinyl, Double Pane

Horizontal Slider with Screen

1″x3″ Trim

Platform & Deck Plans
Platform Plans

Recommended Material List
Recommended Installation Directions
Assemble in 6-8 hours, 1-2 people

*These instructions are guidelines for the minimum structural requirements for your platform. Your Building Code may require additional structural support. The platform dimensions must be exact for your Bungalow to fit properly. If your site is on a slope you will need to consult a structural engineer or a contractor.

WIND ADVISORY: Place platform in an area protected from strong winds and position platform so Girders are pointing into the prevailing winds.

TENT CABIN KIT ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

Step-by-step Instructions with detailed illustrations

Assembles in 6-8 hours, 2 people (10’x12’/12’x14′ Kits) / Assembles in 12-14 hours, 2 people (14’x20′ Kit)

See how easy it is to assemble a Sweetwater Bungalow (an abbreviated overview) >>

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