Galvanized QBOÂ® Steel Cube
Satisfied with Galvanized Steel Cube
This steel cube is beautiful and stable. I use it with a shelf to make better use of the space I have inside a large piece of storage furniture. I really like it, but it did take a surprisingly long time to put together, especially given that it was a single cube (and I'm fairly experienced in putting together pieces of furniture). The little plastic brackets where a bit tricky to line up just right in order to push them into place. I used some WD40, although I'm not sure if it made a difference in the end.
May 19, 2015
Durable; good if you move frequently; one negative
One negative feature: I wish there were instructions for wall mounting. I ended up using the Elfa wall mounting hardware (the nails and the drywall anchors that are listed alongside the elfa components), and I hope that holds up (otherwise we're in for a whole lot of renovation!). Considering the fact that some "popular combinations" of these cubes are wall-mounted, like some cabinets and bathroom storage combos, I find it weird that there are no instructions for wall-mounting. Cross your fingers for me and my wall!
Otherwise, these cubes are amazing. Over the years, I've accumulated 18 of these total (wow, more than I expected before I counted). I have 2 of them under my super basic desk for storage, 10 of them as a media center/movie and game storage/TV stand -- 2 boxes tall and 5 wide, and now 4 in the kitchen as wall-mounted shelving. They are great.
They are super durable, and what's also very important for me is that they are very easy to disassemble and pack flat for moving. When you first buy them, they come packed flat and disassembled with included hardware in a little baggie. When you want to put them away (to move, store, etc) all of those components can be disassembled back down to their component parts (4 walls, a back, 4 connector rods, and 4 plastic corner connectors), as long as you're careful with the plastic corner-connectors. I've had really good luck with these cubes.
FYI if you are assembling a bunch of them at a time, I recommend wearing gloves, because I had tiny splinters in my fingers that I couldn't get out for like a day and a half (not sure if from the metal or from the plastic connectors).
September 22, 2014
Useful & hip
Created 2cubes with a shelf & perforated door for college age son's room. All the computer stuff went on it or on it. Pretty cool looking, on wheels, doesn't take up much space.
March 2, 2014
quality, stylish product
these galvanized steel cubes are quality-made and stylish. they look great in my office... i have three stacked on top of each other. they were easy to put together and are very sturdy. my only complaint would be the cost... they are pricey.
April 26, 2013