Originally Posted by brinleyinthewoods
How long did it take you to lower the center isle the 5"?
Isther anything you would have done differently?
We had already removed the original flooring (rubber, plywood, and sheetmetal) in preparation of rebuilding from scratch. That is when we looked at the floor framing configuration and realized that lowering the aisle would work. It was a lot of work. Welding in the new main framing across the aisle was the easiest part. Boxing in (framing/finishing the sidewalls) of the lowered aisle was time consuming. In the end it was definitely worth it. I think that lowering the aisle took us an additional 3-4 months. We were only working on it a little at a time. Reconfiguring the side entry steps, reframing the side entry for the new door, extending the kitchen/pass side flooring to meet the door were all additional challenges.
I think that we could have used that time when the floor was removed to add some additional storage under the floor. That would have been the ideal time to weld/frame in storage. I can't think of anything else with the lowered floor that we would change.