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 RealUserReview (Posted on 4/21/2010)
Gets job done. Inexpensive
Overall, for the price it gets the job done. Not the most sturdy and would not recommend putting heavy items on it - it's made out of recycled paperboard. Use for smaller display items or as a small bookshelf. Double-sided adhesive strips (already attached to the sides) hold all pieces in place. I used my own small 1 1/2" finishing nails (not included) to reinforce the end pieces. Easy to assemble. As is often the case, looks better in the pictures. Would recommend for buyers looking for an inexpensive solution.
- Review by GoBoSox (Posted on 4/20/2010)
Just like legos
Have you ever wanted to build furniture from legos? Well this is the closest you can get to that. I actually bought two of these things and built a tower. It's useful since I live in a dorm where vertical space has to be used for maximum effect.
- Review by LoveAmber (Posted on 4/20/2010)
No more IKEA, hello Waybasics
I normally hate build it yourself furniture. HOWEVER,my friend got this for me and I thought, dang, another one of these. But, surprisingly, I assembled the pieces in no time and used it right away. For all those other companies out there... follow these guys, PLEASE!!!!
- Review by Jane0987Austen (Posted on 4/20/2010)
For small spaces
What I like most about this bookcase is that it is a little narrower than your average bookcase so I was able to put it in a smaller spot where it looked good
- Review by Firedance (Posted on 4/20/2010)
Way Basics, WAY cool!
I first got one of these nifty little storage units for my room. Once my roommate saw it he just had to get one for himself (he's a big eco buff). So we have a Red and Orange duo standing right next to each other. I couldn't believe how strong and durable the zBoards from Way Basics are! I have stored everything from my gym shoes, heavy textbooks, CD's, DVD's, even Vinyl. Assembly was a cinch; I didn't even need the instruction guide! Can you say that for Ikea furniture? My initial concern was the 3M industrial strength double-sided tape. However the way the pieces are constructed, the zBoards are essentially supporting themselves with the horizontal zBoards resting on the vertical zBoards. The tape is super sticky and holds the boards together incredibly well. I guess if they use tape in airplanes, they can use it in furniture, genius! The bottom line: it's eco, it's colorful, the price you can't beat and assembly was as easy as 1, 2, 3. Way Basics is Way cool!