Personalized Compartment Valet

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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. Personalize the bottom of the lower compartment with a name, special date, or custom message (2 lines, up to 40 characters per line) to make the valet an even more unique gift. Whether given as a 5th anniversary gift (to honor the traditional material of that year) or for any occasion, the solid hardwood valet makes a thoughtful and attractive 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 Personalized 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 personalized component was added as a way to make the valet more than just another monogrammed item.

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 Personalized Compartment Valet qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

The Personalized 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 Personalized 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 Personalized 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 board with mineral oil.
Item ID
22426

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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 10/3/2016.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.


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UncommonGoodsPersonalized Compartment Valet
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (22)

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    (6)

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (26)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (10), Husband (7), Child (6)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (11), Birthday (7), Other (5)

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4.0

Excellent customer service

By 

from Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Compartment Valet:

The box arrived quickly, but there was a mistake in the wording. After I emailed the company, they replaced the box, fixing the mistake very quickly and with no coat to me. Great way to treat a customer!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Wedding

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5.0

Compartment Valet

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from DeLeon Springs, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Compartment Valet:

will be a gift for sons 50th birthday

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Child
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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5.0

Father's Day gift

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from Kentucky

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Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Compartment Valet:

My dad loved it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Father
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Father's Day

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5.0

Great gift for my almost 18year old fella

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from New Hampshire

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Out of the ordinary
  • Personalization was great looking
  • Straight forward gift for young guy.

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Compartment Valet:

      My son is headed to college this fall. So I chose a special quote for the personalization. It is not a huge piece and it fits his needs.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      4.0

      Nice Gift

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      from Austin, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Compartment Valet:

      We bought this as part of a graduation gift for our son. It was nice to be able to engrave it so it's personalized. The top sections are difficult to open

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      Awesome Valet!

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      from North Dakota

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      Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Compartment Valet:

      was a gift for son in law. He loved it! Was very happy with the item Very well made and I was happy to give such a creative gift! Will shop again with Uncommon Good when I need a special gift!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      4.0

      Good product

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      from Iowa

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Compartment Valet:

      As noted by others, this would be prettier and more "finished looking" if stained. But it is a solid, pretty piece, especially with personalization.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      I would buy again

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      from Marine City, Mi

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      Pros

      • Great Gift
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Unusual Valet

        Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Compartment Valet:

        Bought for a friend who has to much jewelry lying on counters and dressers

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Valentine’s Day

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        5.0

        Perfect & Personal!

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        from St. Paul, MN

        Pros

        • Meaningful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Compartment Valet:

          Absolutely loved this gift. A co-worker and I bought this for our boss who retired. It was perfect for the guy who has everything and the personal message was a bonus. I will order again for another upcoming retirement of someone special.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          4.0

          Valentine's Day gift

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          from SC

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          Pros

          • Personal Message

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • You Could Put It Anywhere

            Comments about UncommonGoods Personalized Compartment Valet:

            I was excited to give my husband a gift with a heartfelt message included. I think it's a quality product, sturdy and attractive, but I would have preferred to have it stained or varnished or something. I'm sure the description was accurate, I just didn't think about it at the time. I still would've ordered.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Husband
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Valentine’s Day

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