Personalized Compartment Valet

This personalized wood valet has multiple compartments for organized storage.
featured in the

Uncommon Collection


featured in the uncommon collection

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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.


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: $10
- Federal minimum wage: $7.25
- Living wage of Bennington County: $10.18

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.


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

Only at UncommonGoods Made in the USA
Made from
12" L x 4" W x 2" H; top compartment depth .5", bottom compartment depth .75"
If necessary, wash with warm soapy water and dry immediately.

Help condition and preserve your board with mineral oil.
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This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 10/29/2018.

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

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Lovely Valet, Message not as requested.


Really liked the valet with its simple and smooth design. I was a little disappointed that an extra exclamation point was added to my message. Instead of one exclamation point, for some reason there were two. I only wanted one exclamation point. I even went back to check the message I'd requested wondering if I'd accidentally typed two somehow, but I hadn't. Nice item, though. We still use it, and it was a 2015 Christmas gift.



My son loved it!


I haven't seen it, but as soon as he received, he called me to tell me how much he liked it.

East Lansing, MI


A timeless gift


It's hard finding gifts that aren't 'cheesy' or common. This is really unique and will be around for the rest of his life.

Gold Beach, OR


My father loved it!


My kids and I put in some special sayings we share with my dad. It brought tears to his eyes. I thought he would put it on top of his dresser for loose change, keys etc. but he put it on his office desk to hold paper clips etc.

Boston, Ma


Unique and high quality


A unique gift when personalized. Very well received.

Tucson, AZ


Convenient for all sorts of things!!


Nice for placing near the door to catch all the small items you use daily....keys, glasses, wallet, etc.



Movable top trays very hard to turn


Very disappointed. It looks "cheap" - no wood color variation. But the main problem is that it is very difficult to move the top compartments. If I had not had this personalized for my nephew I would have returned it immediately.

Wake Forest NC


Beautiful yet functional design. Great quality.


Functional storage. Personalization makes a great gift!



Perfect birthday present for my husband


Husbands & wives often have inside jokes or dialogue that only they get. This gift allows you to preserve that private info for always (and keep it under wraps because it's engraved under the top level). It's a wink in box!

Kansas City


Excellent customer service


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!



Personalized Compartment Valet

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