Frame designs that can be broken down for storage?


Wondering if anyone knows of a design for a frame that can be broken down after use? I don’t have a shop, so would need to be able to flatten/deconstruct the frame after using it.

Thank you,


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Many people including myself have made our frames hinge on a wall so when we’re done using it it folds flat against the wall using only about 6" from the wall. Is this an option for you?

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that would add a lot of extra work to using the Maslow, recalibrating it would not be fun. Best to hinge it to the ceiling if possible.

you can easily make the frame with rear legs that can fold up to the front
legs, collapsing it down to be pretty narrow.

David Lang

Thanks everyone for your responses. I only have about a 2.5m x 1.5m work room. I would have to move stuff around and probably make a smaller frame? Not sure about the Maslow running extended hours in the house either.

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maybe leave it outside with a really heavy duty tarp? if you get one that can go over the front and back with enough overhang to close up the sides when not in use it should protect it from water enough. your 100" width is not an issue, but only 1.5m (60" ) height is going to be a big issue.

Ah, that’s too bad, well, thank everyone for your input. If I manage to find a good spot I’ll update this thread.



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So in being able to mount on a hinge system to the wall for lock to the ceiling when not in use to save space, I’ve calculated the following out.

Please excuse the lack of framing, I am just trying to get the important measurements (at least what I think are the important measurements) in place to confirm if I can get this to work.

Thank you in advance for your time and opinion,


one factor you are missing is that the chains/sprockets need to be a few inches
above the surface of the workpiece in the Z axis (the direction of the router

i do not understand the dark grey work area on the floor in the diagram? the floor space is only about 16" out from the wall.
Also do not understand why your cutting area is 71"x53"
I thought 48x96" was a pretty common world wide size? I do realize you are not in USA.

on the other hand 71" wide is probabaly an accurate area to get good cuts. Because your motors are only 100" apart you probabaly wouldn’t want to be cutting a 96" long sheet anyways.

@dlang Understood, I will make some adjustments for that.

@aluminumwelder the grey floor is the approximate working space I can use. On the left and right of the space are some obstacles (shelves, etc). I made the cutting area smaller for possible 4x4 or even a 4x6 cutting surface. I’d love to be able to use 4x8, but it’s looking like I’ll need to compromise.

Thank you,