Compartment Valet

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Uncommon Collection

$55.00

featured in the uncommon collection

Valet For Hire

Drop your deposit of personal accessories into this two-tiered, wood valet instead of leaving a chaotic jumble of pocket contents on the dresser or hall table at the end of the day. The top two compartments are made to receive your everyday items--key ring, money clip, watch, loose change--and they swing open to reveal a large, lower compartment for special items you use less often, like cufflinks and keepsake jewelry. It's crafted from sustainably-grown and harvested North American maple, formed from segments to utilize more material from each tree. A thoughtful gift for any occasion, the solid hardwood valet makes a handsome addition to any dresser. Natural variations in wood tone are normal. Made in Vermont. Pictured accessories not included.

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Made in Vermont

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

The Compartment Valet was designed and produced by J.K. Adams, with direction from our Product Development team.

Our Product Development team identified the need for a holder for personal accessories that incorporated both daily and long-term storage. Working with J.K. Adams, they developed this two-tiered design that accommodates both needs (essential items on top, and infrequently-used items in the bottom compartment).

The J.K. Adams Company was founded in Dorset, VT in 1944, by Josiah Adams. In 1949, the Cooper family purchased the company and has owned it ever since. In the early years, the company produced wooden drafting equipment, slide rules, and surveying equipment. The company also did contract wood manufacturing and produced products such as wooden shoe shine boxes. As technology started to replace many of these products, the company started to design and manufacture cutting boards and other housewares. Some of the houseware innovations attributed to J.K. Adams are angled knife blocks, in-drawer knife racks and numerous innovative cutting board designs. The company now employs 48 people, many of whom have been with the company for over twenty years. The company has been from it founding and remains committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Compartment Valet qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

The Compartment Valet offers unobtrusive, well-organized storage for accessories through a compact, two-tiered design. The two upper compartments keep everyday items handy, while the lower level provides space for keepsakes and less-often used items. The design is handsomely crafted from solid, sustainable North American maple for a durable, attractive addition to any dresser.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

"Our mission is to put a J.K. Adams product in the hands of every person who is passionate about their kitchen, about the food they make, and about the connections made while entertaining with good food and good friends. We will design and produce products that are exceptional from a functional, aesthetic, and quality standpoint and will always stand by them with a full 100% replacement guarantee. We will continually work to prove that well run companies with committed and customer focused employees can grow and prosper by producing high quality products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner in the United States."


fair wage

J.K. Adams pays employees a starting wage of $12/hr., which exceeds Bennington County's living wage.

- Local (Vermont State) minimum wage: $9.15
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Bennington County: $9.82


paid time off

All full time employees receive 9 paid holidays and earn PTO based on years of service, from 1 to 4 weeks. They also receive 3 paid personal days off per year, available on January 1st and to be used within the calendar year.


recycling primary/secondary materials

J.K. Adams recycles all of its primary material (wood). All of their scrap and by-product pieces of wood are collected and burned in one of two wood-burning furnaces, which in turn reduces their dependence on fossil fuels. The sawdust they generate is collected in two 20-foot containers and sold to local dairy farms.


charitable giving

J.K. Adams has a long history of supporting local charities. These non-profit organizations include their local library, an organization focused on their local forests, a local theater, and organizations focused on numerous health and educational issues. In 2014, they provided these organizations with financial and product donations for events and auctions totaling $10,000.

The company supports local farmers and producers. During the summer months, a local farm operates a produce stand two days a week from in front of their building, and in the winter, they host the Sunday Dorset Farmers Market in their manufacturing facility


Environmentally Friendly Materials

North American maple, a natural source material.

Resourceful Packaging

The Compartment Valet is packed in a partially recycled / fully recyclable and compostable box with paper voidfill.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find the Compartment Valet: UncommonGoods.

Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
Maple
Measurements
12" L x 4" W x 2.25" H; top compartment depth .5", bottom compartment depth .75"
Care
If necessary, wash with warm soapy water and dry immediately.

Help condition and preserve your valet with mineral oil.
Item ID
22427

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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