For overhead product photography, a gantry consisting of a front cross bar for mounting equipment and a rear cross bar to hold a roll of background paper was designed to span an 8-foot work bench. From the initial sketch, Boss Steel B size Easy Clamps were selected and the required lengths of 1-inch pipe were listed. Boss Steel cut all the pipes to size saving significant site fabrication time and had the complete order ready for pick up in 2 days.
It took approximately 2 hours to set up (with my dad) and I used wooden boards at the bottom (previously used for a waterbed and my mom somehow saved them from over 20 years ago!). This is highly recommended.
It took me approximately 90 minutes to assemble. The diagram was excellent and accurate. The wood shelf/cover on the top also fits perfectly and I really like the extra steel rod on the bottom for my pants.