MATERIALS AND QUALITY
Formaldehyde and VOC free which means it’s safe for you and your family. Did you know that almost all furniture contains formaldehyde and VOC?
Trees are saved! Made from 99% recycled paper board.
World’s easiest assembly, no tools or hardware needed!
Stack & arrange multiple to create the perfect storage solution
Way Basics' patented material - the smarter, lighter, healthier alternative to particle board and MDF
Since you’re here, you’re probably a lot like us: creative, practical, caring, and ready to inspire a better way. We are inspired to do things right and keep things simple. We believe in treating everyone as if they were our friend, protecting our environment as if it were our home, and finding creative solutions to over complicated challenges. In short, we are Way Basics. Paper based storage furniture became the foundation of our initial introduction for the brand. Our founder, Jimmy, thought it would be fun to create a recycling bin made from recycled paper, since it’s one of the most commonly recycled materials. It comes flat and then pops open like paper grocery bag, but a much fancier design. You can throw all your recyclables in it, and then recycle the entire thing - then pop another one open and the recycling starts again. It's simple and elegant.
Simple: The World's Easiest Assembly
In our packages, you won't find mysterious collections of screws and nails, or complicated diagrams and instructions. That's because you can put our unique zBoards together without tools or hardware. Super-strong 3M brand adhesive strips let you fit the pieces neatly together. Just peel, stick, and you're done.
Safe: Zero Formaldehyde Or VOC
We treat the people of the world as our family. We want you to be safe and live the healthiest life possible. You can rest assured that our products aren't polluting the air inside your home, as there are no VOCs or formaldehyde in our products. VOCs are chemicals that become a gas at room temperature, such as formaldehyde. Products made with those chemicals will release the gas into the air, a process called off-gassing, and if high concentrations of formaldehyde are off-gassed and breathed in, it could cause health problems. We also use a water-based glue that is completely recyclable.
How Strong Is The Double-Sided Adhesive Tape?
Very, very strong. We use only 3M industrial-strength heavy-duty adhesive tape on our products. To take full advantage of all that sticking power and get optimum adhesion, make sure your bonding adhesive surfaces are clean, dry, and properly joined. It works best if you put together your furniture in a room that’s between 70° F to 100° F (21° C to 38° C). This super-tape’s bonds get stronger during the first 24 hours, so we recommend that you let your furniture sit in place for the first day.
What Is zBoard?
Our patented manufacturing process turns this post-consumer recycled paper into superbly strong paperboards that weigh 62% less than particle board with unmatched quality and durability. zBoards are the wave of the future thanks to the basic principles of being simple, fun, practical, and made from one of the simplest materials ever - paper.
How Strong Is It?
It’s very strong indeed! zBoards are made from multiple, overlapping layers of paperboard and corrugated paper that combine to withstand tremendous pressure. We like to describe the zBoard as the "carbon fiber of paper." A cube has a recommended max weight of 50 lbs.
Can I Stack Them?
Yes, cubes are designed to be modular and can be arranged any way to fit your space and create your own organization system.
Great For Home, Kids, Office
Way Basics Cubes are the perfect storage solution for any room in your home, kids love them, and they even find their way into the work environment.
zBoards are made from post-consumer recycled paper and do not consume additional natural resources like trees and the enormous amounts of water needed to make virgin paper. Way Basics furniture also does not "off-gas" or contain formaldehyde and VOCs.
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- Review by Jen B. (Posted on 4/21/2010)
Mix and match
These are a lot of fun. We have a couple wide and narrow bookcases next to each other, so we could create a shape the fit the space we had available. These hold up pretty well and are stable for holding books and toy bins. Definitely watch out for water, wipe off any spills right away. We had spare wall mount straps from IKEA that we used to secure these to the wall, since we have a climbing toddler.
- Review by Jenny R. (Posted on 4/20/2010)
Good size bookcase
I like this size of bookcase because it is a little bit more narrow than your standard bookcase. I put one on either side of my TV, but I can see how people would like to put one in the corner or some other spot with limited space.
- Review by guitarstrummer (Posted on 4/20/2010)
Nice but be careful!
Awesome bookshelf. However, if you need to move it, be sure you support the whole shelf rather than pushing only part of it (or you should take everything off the shelves first). When I moved it, the backer board came off so I decided to nail it in. Other than that, the colors are awesome and the products are really nice. I love that they always come up with new stuff. Even though I "broke" it in the first month, it has lasted me for almost a year now and I would definitely buy again.
- Review by GoBoSox (Posted on 4/20/2010)
This looks sweet
I don't have any tools at home (what do I look like, a mechanic?) so I think this is a great idea for people who don't want to have to buy a tool box full of tools to go along with their shelves.
- Review by Heather M (Posted on 4/20/2010)
I love these!
I ordered some direct from the manufacturer recently when they were offering free shipping -- with free shipping, these are great!! Very sturdy and very easy to assemble. I am ordering more from amazon and hoping their selection continues to improve. Their fake wood shelves look nicer than my ikea versions of the same, and the customizable options are amazing.