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’. Madison has a recommended max weight load of 20 pounds.
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.
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.
Small Sections: Depth 10. 4 inches | Width 11. inches | Height 13. 8 inches Large Sections: Depth 11. 3 inches | Width 19. 3 inches | Height 13. 8 inches
World’s easiest tool and hardware free assembly; 3M industrial adhesive securely builds unit
Made of durable, zBoard recycled paperboard; responsible sustainable design
Sustainably made, non-toxic, no formaldehyde and no VOC for a healthy home
Made to congregate and coordinate with all our other furniture; Stack and organize to create the design you need
Backside of unit is the same matching color; Can use as room divider
Open back, modern design
Product must be used upright as shown
Interior Dimensions: (Small Sections) Depth 10.4″ | Width 11.2″ | Height 13.8″. (Large Sections) Depth 11.3″ | Width 19.3″ | Height 13.8″
Recommended max load 20 lbs
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