|Start by laying out your closet in an outside|
corner of your attic. This will give you the
existing framing of the two outside walls, the
roof rafters and the ceiling joists of your
house as a major components of your closet
framing. All you will need to frame is a
three-foot-high knee wall along the eave
of the roof, and the remaining two walls of
your new closet. These walls will be framed
between the ceiling joists and the roof rafters.
Leave a rough opening for the closet door.
Use the 2 in.x 4 in. wood framing materials
for framing these walls.
Have an electrician rough-in electrical
wiring for a ceiling-mounted light fixture
and a wall-mounted light switch.
The outside of the closet can be covered
with Sheetrock, taped, finished and painted.
Install standard two inch base/casing molding
around outside base of the closet and around
the closet door, and paint. Alternatively,
4 ft. X 8 ft. paneling, cut to size, can be used
without the need for taping and finishing. Use
outside corner moulding to finish corners, and
base/casing molding around outside base and
around the closet door.
The ceiling and walls inside the closet will
first be covered by sheetrock (requires no
finishing). 4x8 paneling can be used as an
alternative. The floor will first be covered
by 5/8 in. plywood. CedarSafe Cedar Flakeboard
Panels will then cover the walls, ceiling
and floor. See instructions for installing
CedarSafe Cedar Flakeboard Panels at
Install Pre-hung door unit and hardware.
Inside the closet install CedarSafe Closet
Cove Moulding in corners and around ceiling/
wall edge, and install CedarSafe
Base/Casing Moulding around base of the
closet and the closet door.
Have an electrician install light fixture and
light switch, and connect wiring to house
electrical wiring system.
Outfit your Attic Walk-in closet with shelving
and hanging schemes to suit your needs.
Your Attic Walk-in storage closet completed with
Aromatic Eastern Redcedar by CedarSafe, will
provide years of 100%-natural freshness
and non-toxic protection, safeguarding your
out-of-season clothes, blankets, quilts and
other valuables from Insect pests and mildew.
And, it’s affordable and easy to install.