As a rock, gem, or fossil collector, you know the excitement of finding a new specimen to add to your collection. However, with each new addition, the challenge of storing and organising them becomes increasingly important. Disorganisation can lead to lost or damaged specimens, and it can be challenging to keep track of what you have without a proper system in place. Luckily, Orchard's metal plan chests and dimmable LED light boxes can provide collectors with the perfect solution to these challenges.
Orchard's metal plan chests are the ideal storage solution for rock, gem, and fossil collectors. With a range of colours available and different drawer sizes (6, 8, or 10), these plan chests can accommodate collections of any size. The drawers can be used to organise specimens by type, location, or any other category that makes sense for your collection. Additionally, Orchard's clear acrylic lids can be fitted onto the drawers for added security, so you can rest assured that your specimens are safe and secure.
One of the most significant benefits of using a plan chest is the ease with which you can catalog your collection. Each drawer can be labeled with the contents, and with a quick glance, you can see what specimens you have in your collection. No more rummaging through boxes or drawers, hoping to find what you're looking for. With a plan chest, everything is organised and at your fingertips.
As we manufacture these chests to order, we can modify them in a range of ways to improve the usability for your use case.
Some of these options are available as standard but we will always contact you after you place an order and we can discuss any of these options before we put your plan chest into production.
Orchard's dimmable LED light boxes are another essential tool for rock, gem, and fossil collectors. These light boxes feature edge-to-edge illuminated screens with even light distribution and colour corrected 'pure white' LED light. The light boxes are incredibly bright, with a luminance of 17,000 LUX (5,400 nits), providing collectors with a clear and detailed view of their specimens.
Using a light box, you can examine your specimens closely and identify unique features that may not be visible to the naked eye. This is especially important for identifying rare or unusual specimens that you may want to add to your collection. Additionally, the bright, even light provided by the light box is perfect for photographing and cataloging your specimens. With a clear acrylic screen protector, you can prevent scratches on your specimens and damage to the light box.
One of the most significant advantages of Orchard's dimmable LED light boxes is that they do not get hot, making them comfortable to work at for extended periods. This is particularly important for collectors who spend long hours examining and photographing their specimens. With a light box, you can take your time and ensure that you have captured all of the details you need for your catalog.
When choosing a plan chest and light box, it's essential to consider the size of your collection. Orchard's metal plan chests come in different sizes, with 6, 8, or 10 drawers, allowing you to choose the perfect size for your collection. Similarly, Orchard's dimmable LED light boxes come in different sizes, allowing you to select the right size for the specimens you want to examine and photograph.
Maintenance is also important when it comes to your plan chest and light box. Beam Box light boxes are available with a surface protector. This is perfect for ensuring that both your specimens and the screen of the light box are not damaged while you examine them.
Additionally, the Orchard Metal Plan Chests are available with clear acrylic lids and locks on the plan chest drawers. These turn the plan chest into a secure display case to prevent damage and loss of your specimens.
Orchard's metal plan chests and dimmable LED light boxes are essential tools for rock, gem, and fossil collectors. The plan chests provide a safe and organised storage solution, while the light boxes are perfect for examining, photographing, and cataloging your specimens. With a range of colours and sizes available, collectors can choose the perfect plan chest and light box for you.