Portable Valet Tray & Pencil Case

Color
Bourbon Brown
  •  Fold Out As Valet Tray, Collapse In As Carrying Case
  • For Your Office and On The Go
  • Full Grain Leather Exterior
  • Simple and Functional Design
  • Ideal for Pens, Pencils, Small Items

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions

Length: 8.4 inches

Height: 8.9 inches

Width: 0.1 inches

Materials

Full Grain Leather, Brass Metal Snaps

USE & CARE

Over time and with use, the leather will assume a unique patina. If desired, condition with mineral oil or beeswax leather conditioner.

PRODUCTION & DESIGN

This Valet Tray that doubles up as a portable Pencil Case, hand made with rustic accents, is meant to be passed on to future generations.

This handmade genuine leather Valet Tray has plenty of storage for pens, markers, pencils, keys and other miscellaneous items. Since it doubles up as a Pencil Case, this item is perfect for when you're in your office and when you're on the go. Easy to construct and collapse with rustic brass metal snaps giving it a sturdy shape, this a great, stylish addition to your work space.

The flesh side of the soft leather is first stained with natural drab tone and finished with our proprietary beeswax conditioner. Our unique treatment helps the tray to retain its shape without the aid of synthetic stabilizers.

The leather we use, originating from our well established supplier Compiel, is only Full Grain Leather, and if you don't know what that is, then make sure you're sitting comfortably. There are 4 types of leather, and they are not all the same in quality. You have Full Grain Leather, Top Grain Leather, Genuine Leather and Bonded Leather.

We'll start with Bonded Leather. It's more of an insult to call Bonded Leather a leather. It's basically lots of different parts of leather glued and pressed together to make one piece, it's cheap, not at all durable and it will fall apart within weeks. In short, it's no good and we are completely against it.

Genuine Leather is in third place in the running, and is the layer of the hide that remains after the top is taken off for the better quality leathers. This surface can often be given a makeover with a finish, sometimes a spray paint that can give it the look of a better quality. Not something that happens in our house. Don't settle for this, you can do better.

Top Grain Leather is the second highest grade that you'll find. A leather taken from the top layer of the hide, that is then treated, sanded and refined. It's a good quality leather, but not good enough for Hide and Drink. You can still do better, though, go one more step higher.

Full Grain Leather is the best you can get when it comes to leather, there's no competition here, and Hide and Drink is its biggest fan. Full Grain Leather comes from the top layer of the hide, and has all of the grain, hence its name. It's the best leather than you can buy, and the only leather that we use. You can stop looking now, you've found the cream of the crop.

The tanning process is something that we take pride in. Our rustic leather is created through removing the hair, extracting the moisture, taking out the oils and, of course, the natural preservatives. The leather is placed in a large container filled with new oils, coloring and preservatives, and there it takes on its new color and thus its new personality. The finishing process consists of pressing the leather with heated plates, hung up to dry and sprayed and finished with a sealer. Finally it is pressed once more and then ready for its transformation, in which it is carefully handcrafted by the diligent locals of Pastores, Guatemala, where our workshop is located.


Customer Reviews

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S.T.
Great for Travel...quick overnights, hotel room, etc.

I use this every time I'm not at home. Easy to throw in my bag and perfect to keep keys, wallet, watch, hotel room key, loose change...anything small organized and at hand instead of strewn across a counter. Highly recommend for any traveler that likes a touch of class with a well-made, high quality leather good.

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C.K.
Great quality and design.

The leather is thick and soft. It's crafted really well. And it's a little bigger than I expected, which is nice. Now I always know where my wedding ring and wallet are in the morning.

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M.D.
The wallet that morphs into a tray!

Very handy item that is great for traveling...excellent quality and a little larger than the standard snap tray also available from H&D.

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C.S.
The nicest valet I own!

I was searching and shopping for a nice, non pleather, valet catch bowl for all things that accumulate in my pockets. Many were overpriced or simply not well made. Then remembering that I recently bought a fantastically made belt from H&D, it was time to visit their site. Low and behold there was one offered, from the same great leather that I've used from both the belt and the keychain. So, splitting the difference, I decided on a more portable version of the catch bowl with this one offering a foldable design with four stout snaps and storage for pens, pencils, even a small tablet or your phone. The leather is nice and soft and smells great! And it functions perfectly as it should. Would strongly recommend to those whom need it to fit this criteria, or just leave it by your bedside/foyer for a place to catch your overflow trinkets.

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P.S.
Great Everything

This valet tray / pencil case is a great, high-quality and subtle addition to a room or counter/shelf. I use it to place all of my every-day-carry items in, and some spare keys. It's much nicer than a decorative plate or bowl that most companies offer as valet trays. A bonus is that for traveling, I can just button this up and bring it with me, and can pack other items inside when it's folded. It's a well crafted simple design, and offers the functionality while looking great.



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