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 P.J. (Posted on 4/20/2010)
GREAT FOR SMALL SPACES!
This unit works well for holding record albums! Sturdy and functional! Easy to assemble with many options for placement in our family room!
- Review by fishingangler (Posted on 4/20/2010)
What I like a lot about this product is that it is space efficient. I have a couple of other products from these guys and they are a bit wider (I like them too) but this specific bookcase fit really well on the side of my entertainment system and the edge of the wall (with the hallway right there, I didn't want it hanging out into traffic). For a little bit of extra storage and organization it fit the bill perfectly.
- Review by snowandwakeboard09 (Posted on 4/20/2010)
I use this in my daughter's room to display a couple of her nicer dolls and use the bottom shelf for her coloring books. Its pretty functional and the white helps to make the dolls "pop out" for the display. Very nice product and is priced well.
- Review by Jsyv (Posted on 4/20/2010)
Cute, fast & Easy
I will be going away to college soon and I was looking for some simple but attractive shelving options. These are it! Assembly was VERY easy and it took me less than fifteen minutes to put it together. They seem sturdy as they can hold up to my massive manga and book collections. I plan on ordering more of these. One of the nicest features is that you can choose and build these shelves to fit in the space that you need to fill. They are easy to customize by putting them together to suit your taste. The different color choices are great too! I highly recommend these shelves. They look great, they are easy and fast to put together, they are reasonably priced, they are sturdy, and they help the environment. What more could a person ask for?