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 Sara R. (Posted on 4/21/2010)
very modern way to have storage in a playroom or bedroom!
- Review by Angela Marie (Posted on 4/21/2010)
ridiculously easy to put together, feel very sturdy and strong
I watched the videos of the guy putting these things together and thought easypeasy, no tools involved!... and yet was prepared to be let down by these things and need to return all. Thankfully, surprisingly, that was not the case. So easy, so sturdy, nice modish look and I have most of my daughters toys in and on them. I stacked six in different colors and she thinks they're cool and fun and liked them as soon as she saw them. It's so easy she even kinda helped me line up the sides to put them together (she's only 4). They are also quite light, which was surprising to me. That 3M adhesive they use is amazing too.
Just a note...if you order the blue be prepared for a very deep, dark blue, not lighter almost periwinkle color that you might see on the screen. I thought it would be a little less intense of a blue, but we kept them because my daughter still liked the color. Very much the primary blue color that you might remember from the color wheel in art class.
- Review by love2bgreen (Posted on 4/20/2010)
I recently bought this cube. It was really easy to make. I was going to use this as my nightstand because my bed is so low to the ground (which has worked great). I also decided to try to use it as a chair. I now use it every day when I eat dinner. I had to buy another one to use as my nightstand! I also had my friend sit on it (he weighs over 200lbs) and I was amazed that it didn't break! I will definitely be buying other products like this.
- Review by R. Evans (Posted on 4/20/2010)
amazing ecological furniture solution
This is a wonderful product. I was looking for 2 bedside tables to fit a tiny space, and was unable to find anything in the way of solid furniture that would fit. Everything was too big, too heavy and too overdesigned. I saw these, and they fit the bill perfectly. They are easy to construct, extremely sturdy, look very good for the price (they're not solid wood, and you can't expect them to be that), fit the space, are the right height and colour, and fit with my stylish but environmentally-aware ethos. I would recommend this product to anyone. An excellent and well-designed solution.