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 EH (Posted on 8/13/2010)
Nice. Cheap. Must be upright.
I bought this thinking I'd use it lying the long way. I completely missed the part about "orientation must be same as pictured above". It was simple to put together, even with two kids dancing around me trying to steal the sticker backings. It looked pretty darn good when put together, if I do say so myself. But... lying the long way instead of the tall way, it fell apart within a few hours. The kids were grief-stricken. Luckily I put it back together and found a way to fit it lying the tall way instead. It would look better lying the long way. But oh well.
- Review by A. Trihey (Posted on 4/21/2010)
How can you go wrong with the classic cubicle storage??
And this is a great price, And it feels great to be supporting a company that focuses on being healthy, organic and sustainable. This is a quality piece! I highly recommend.
- Review by W. Ha (Posted on 4/21/2010)
Neat Freaks Everywhere
If you don't believe the reviews, get this first and try it. You'll be back!! These are environmentally friendly and sturdy. We LOVE all our cubbies!! Mom is a neat freak, so it helps a little with keeping clutter organized. And it teaches kids to put things away!! :)
- Review by S. Pettway (Posted on 4/21/2010)
I have two of these and love them. They are perfect for putting my kids books on and they can have access to them whenever. Very good quality.
- Review by dancingallnight (Posted on 4/20/2010)
My everything cube
I use this cube for everything! We have built in shelves in our dorm so instead of buying a stepping stool, I use this. It is really durable. I also use it to store my papers and books that I need while I'm studying. I also use it as a nightstand. I'm sure there's more ways this cube can be used and I love it!
- Review by Ira S. (Posted on 4/20/2010)
Instructions you can understand.
My neighbor & I made this single cube (tomorrow the 3 cube tower). You can actually make sense of the instructions. Over the years I've gotten items where the instructions ranged from difficult to utterly worthless. The instructions, both diagrams and words, made sense. It took very little effort to put this cube together. They suggest that you put it aside for 24 hours with some books piled on top so that the glue settles. So it is sitting with 5 massive cook books on top. The cube it self can hold most of your large books in both height and depth. It won't hold a large Atlas or other books of that size. I'm happy.