Galvanized QBOÂ® Steel Cube
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
My hubby and I love and depend on these. They have been a pricey investment for us but have served us well and continue to. We bought them knowing we'd move into another apartment eventually and would really find useful the modular aspect of it. We love the clean, modern styling and handy size. We can buy one component at a time and carry them without having to always use a taxi or zipcar (in NYC). Highly recommended if you can afford it. It pays off in the long run.
April 3, 2013