On February 1, 2014, I (Rick) got together with another EMS member (Ellery) to build a modular Olympic Lifting Platform. Â The goal was to build a platform that could fit in our garage. Â The standard 8′ x 8′ size would be much too large, so we cut ours in half. Â The other problem is that moving a full sized 4′ x 8′ piece of plywood is very difficult without access to a truck. Â It also would be very difficult to move, reposition, or stow away at that size. Â We therefore designed our platform to be modular. Â The center platform is 4′ x 4′ and each side piece is only 2′ x 4′. Â This allows us to transport the whole thing in one SUV with one person if needed. Â We can also easily move it off of the floor if we ever need to reclaim that space. Â The resources and space available to us at EMS were very helpful in completing this project.