After moving into a house with a garage I've decided to fulfill my goal of having a home gym. One of the pieces of equipment I needed for that was a deadlifting platform. After looking around online for a bit I've decided to follow this guide by Alan Thrall and build my own. These are the lessons I learned from completing this project. Note that some or all of these might seem obvious to you if you build things like that regularly, but for me, it was all new.