Here's something I came across that may be of interest to others. It works as a portable stage for photographing small stuff such as making pics for ebay sales.

It's quite sturdy. The fold-up sides are opaque white plastic that make nice light reflectors although I may replace them with translucent acrylic for diffused lighting. The tabletop and background are just a 23"X36" sheet of posterboard laid in place:

It collapses, legs and all, into it's own case:

What is it really? A voting booth from here:

The one I got is brand new and I think it's pretty slick.