Hanging Solutions: Insert Valet Rods
By Jeff Blair | 01/31/2012 9:06:00 AM
Valet rods are the ideal solution for temporarily hanging clothes. Also known as “valet pins," this mini version of a standard valet rod differs in several ways from a standard valet rod.
As the name implies, the Insert Valet Rod is installed into a panel’s edge rather than fastened to the side of a vertical panel. For this reason, the insert style offers more versatility and places where it can be used. It is very common to have 2 or 3 per closet. Other areas of use are the laundry room and utility closet.
It is important to note that a minimum of ¾” panel thickness is required to install any insert style valet. Installation is made easy by a specific jig kit that is sold separately. The kit usually consists of a drill guide that automatically centers the hole in a panels’ edge, plus the proper drill bit that perfectly creates the right size hole.
This type of valet rod or pin is secured via a pressure fit. The front section of the valet barrel has a “knurled finish” that keeps the valet secure in a properly sized and drilled hole. Once the hole is in place, installation is simple by pressing the valet in place and using a soft head hammer to seat it completely in the hole.
Using the Insert Valet Rod
The Insert Valet Rod has been carefully designed to slide in and out of vertical panels or FIXED shelves leaving just the elegant knob showing when not in use.
This handy little accessory is a great add-on to any closet installation and since it installs easily you can include it on a project at any point. The Insert Valet Rod will not only add great functionality to a closet design, it will also boost profits by offering an accessory that everyone can use.
Typical uses are:
Selection of wardrobe
People often weed through several clothing choices before they decide what they will wear. The insert valet allows a place to hang clothes and look at them “front and center.”
Staging of dry cleaning
Ever come home from the dry cleaners with a stack of freshly pressed clothes? Hang them on the valet and easily remove the plastic so you can out them where they go. If you use good quality wooden hangers, this will give you a place to change those too!
What you’ll wear the next day
Now that you have selected the perfect outfit for the next day, leave it on the valet for a quick change in the morning. This saves time and stress while hurrying out the door in the morning.
The Insert Valet Rod is available in 3 standard colors – Chrome, Satin Nickel, and Oil Rubbed Bronze. There’s an added bonus too! The decorative knob can be easily changed out to match the existing hardware of the closet. Simply use your own knob and it will provide a seamless match to your design!
One customer favorite is a classic, old school, crystal knob.
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