Drying plants quickly and evenly is the key to retaining their color and shape, whether you are creating specimens for a herbarium (a scientific library of dried plants), or simply doing a craft project such as mounting and framing dried leaves, flowers, or ferns. Our Professional Plant Press is constructed of quarter-sawn solid oak slats with solid brass rivets and waterproof glue for extreme durability. It measures 12 x 18 inches. The complete press includes two oak frames, two 1″ x 72″ nylon straps with spring-loaded buckles, 24 absorbent blotter sheets, and 13 ventilators (corrugated cardboard.) Flutes of corrugate run the short width for quicker drying of plants. Blotter sheets and cardboard are reusable many times. Straps are extra long to accommodate additional layers. See below to order additional materials. Our plant presses are hand-made by a local western North Carolina furniture craftsman. Shipping weight approximately 10 lbs. Includes instructions. (Note: please do not collect plants without proper permits or permission from landowner.)
* includes frame, straps, cardboard, blotters
Also see our smaller, 6×9″ Hiker’s Plant Press.
(There is a $5 handling charge on this item due to weight)