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Measure and cut foam insulation to cover the outside of the cabinet shell. Use a chalk line to mark the cut lines, and then cut the insulation with a circular saw.
Tip: When installing cabinetry or other built-in storage in an attic, it's important to insulate it to protect the contents and prevent heat loss in the room.
Secure the foam insulation to the outside of the cabinet with adhesive. Reinforce with a few screws.
At the wall, measure the distance from the sides of the opening to the roof studs. Use a pencil to transfer these measurements to the cabinet.
Tip the cabinet forward. Lift it from underneath and slide it into place so that it is flush with the wall.
Drive screws into the roof studs from the inside of the cabinet to hold it securely in place.
Measure, cut, prime and paint the trim to surround the outside edges of the cabinet. Install the trim to give the cabinet a finished look. Touch up paint on the walls and cabinet.