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Galvanized QBO Steel Cube

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Galvanized QBO Steel Cube


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Our Enameled QBO Steel Cube blends Italian design with the durability and strength of steel for urban-loft style and functionality. Easy to assemble and configure, the modular cubes can be used alone or in any combination to create a custom solution that conforms to your exact needs. Create towers for books or dishes, wall units for clothes, or study desks for apartments, offices or kids' rooms. Design an Enameled Steel Cube custom solution that conforms to your exact needs. Mix and match components of a multi-cube unit to show your artistic abilities.

  • Steel construction with a rust-resistant zinc finish
  • Light assembly required; hardware included
  • Ideal for storing LP record albums



  • 14" sq. x 14" h

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Galvanized QBO Steel Cube is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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).
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Qbo Junkie 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.
Date published: 2013-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great organizer I purchased these to uses a shoe, hat, gloves etc organizer for my family. I put 3 wide 2 high in my open modern foyer. Its low to the ground so my kids put their stuff away and looks very nice.
Date published: 2013-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Favorite Cubes I love the way these look--they store everything from manila folders to records, to books. The fact that the Container Store carries them consistently is great for my budget--it means that I can add them one at a time to my collection. They can be restacked and rearranged as well.
Date published: 2013-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hide with pride!!!!! Are you tired of the jokes from family and friends regarding your eclectic album collection? Do you even know what an album, aka, LP, aka 33 is? HINT: It is a 12” (almost) diameter, virtually flat, usually, but not always black, vinyl disk, used in the old days to lay down tracks of music, and played on a record player, aka, turntable, at the shocking speed of 33rpm. This did spawn the scratching technique which in turn (pun intended), made careers for many DeeJays. Ahhh, memories…… Well, this recovering hippie remembers, and it ain’t always a pretty sight! I’m not talking about my beloved Beatles or Mozart albums. Those don’t draw derisive comments, of course. But I do have a secret: my music taste is crazy off the charts (pun intended). Alongside The Police, Michael Jackson, and Queen, you’ll find The Partridge Family, Puff the Magic Dragon, Tom Jones, KC & The Sunshine Band, Barry White, and dare I say it; 16 All Time KFJZ Super Hits (does anyone even remember that Dallas station?)! Again, this recovering hippie does. But I digress. Container Store to the rescue! This galvanized cube is perfectly suited for album storage, and if your collection is outrageous, I highly recommend the metal door. Proof positive; there is hope for recovering hippies. This cube is stylish, sturdy, easy to assemble, and will no doubt outlast your collection. So round up your albums, calculate how many you will need, and head over to The Container Store. They have what need!!! Now, if they just made this product for 45s……..and possibly those little yellow thingies that go in the middle. You know what I’m talking about – don’t fib!
Date published: 2012-04-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great buy- but VERY deep Love these shelf cubes. They were easy to put together and look great in my office. They are much deeper that I was expecting. Even though I measured what it said on the internet it felt a bit deeper in person that it did when I figured it visually.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Investment The cubes may be a bit pricey but they stack beautifully AND have a great industrial look. They are great investment pieces for my office as, being modular, I know they can be relocated and repurposed at any time. The option to add doors and shelves allows for great flexibility.
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to assemble Despite other reviewers, I found this easy to assemble. I used the lubricant WD-40. You could probably use vaseline. It just slides together.
Date published: 2012-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! These bins are worth the price you pay for them. They are very strong and will probably outlast me. I love the clean stainless steel simple look...much better than any milk crate out there. I also love the fact that I can add a shelf or not. We purchased several-4 w/shelves is used in the hallway closet for scarfs, hats, running gear, etc. 4 regular bins are being used by my husband for his sweaters in his closet and I do plan on buying 4 more later for myself to store all my purses. If you want something stable and attractive buy these you won't regret it!!
Date published: 2011-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple, clean shelving system These look better than I first imagined. The galvanized steel is clean and easy to put together. My 9 year old son and I had a great time working together on these. We bought six cubes and I would say it took about two hours to assemble the cubes with doors and shelves.
Date published: 2010-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Customizing? Take Note! The ordering instructions weren't clear that an extra shelf should be bought for EACH CUBE if you want a flat bottom. I got this for dishes and the bolts that joined tops to bottom cubes interfered with smooth use. Other than having to place a second order for shelves, I'm very satisfied with this purchase.
Date published: 2010-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from versatile shelving I thought that the cubes were relatively easy to assemble. I found the corner braces on some cubes difficult to insert. Overall they seem fairly sturdy and able to provide storage for a wide variety and sizes of objects. I bought both galvanized steel cubes and the white enamel coated cubes. Some enamel scraped off during assembly of a few white cubes. Overall, I like the look of the cubes.
Date published: 2010-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great versitility I just moved to a smaller place with about half the storage space I'm used to. These cubes great because I can customize them to go anywhere!
Date published: 2010-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Handsome Steel Cubes with Plastic Corner Braces. I'm very happy with my purchase of the Galvanized Storage Cubes. They look great. They were only moderately difficult to assemble. If you buy the doors for them, they will be the most difficult part of the assembly job. The only downside to them is the corner braces, which you can't see in stock photos on the site. I've uploaded one for you to see the corner braces close up. They are made of a clear hard plastic but I expected a strong, probably steel, brace. I put 48 cubes together without breaking any of the pieces of hard plastic, but there are no spares provided. Also the corner braces being plastic makes me fear they are not as sturdy as you would expect something made of "galvanized steel" to be. Also, the instructions mention a 'rubber ball bearing' of some sort that should sit between cubes when stacking them. There is no mention of this anywhere else on the Container Store site or other sites that sell them. Regardless, those are not included in your purchase. Seems like something they may have dropped from the manufacturing process but forgot to delete from the instruction sheet. Don't take the above as a warning not to buy these. I am happy with them. I just wish I knew about the plastic corners beforehand. I probably would have bought them anyway.
Date published: 2010-01-22
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Community Q&A

HOw much weight can they hold?

Asked by: mhb2013
These hold much more than the stated 10lbs. I've had them (12 of them) filled with records and books, and with stereo equipment on top, and they've been rock solid.
Answered by: nonicknamethanks
Date published: 2017-04-04

How high can you stack the cubes?

Ive seen single stacks up to four and double wide stacked to five.
Asked by: MightyVi
Our Galvanized QBO Steel Cube can be stacked up to four high in a single column and up to five high in a double column.
Answered by: DesiR
Date published: 2016-04-23

Could these be attached back to back?

Asked by: rhys
Yes, these can be attached back to back, side by side, or stacked using the QBO Cube Connectors.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2017-03-14

"Ideal for storing LP record albums". How many alblums will a cube hold please?

Asked by: Lendon
Our galvanized QBO steel cube can hold approximately 60 single LP's.
Answered by: mgwinston
Date published: 2014-10-15

Four Flat Pieces

Looking at the reviews, it appears that each flat piece needs to be connected to each other to form the square. What I would like to do is have 4 boxes that form a 24" x 24" x 12" deep box for an appliance garage for my kitchen countertop. Also, would it be possible for the 4 doors to be connected securely?
Asked by: Rhon54
Unfortunately this wouldn't be possible because these cubes cannot connect side by side to form a larger square. Only can they be connected to stack on top of one another.
Answered by: rcforeman
Date published: 2015-04-12

How can you attach individual cubes to wall?

Asked by: Mooney
There are small holes in the QBO that permit screws and anchors to pass through. You simply screw the solution into the wall, and you should be set. We highly recommend mounting the QBO into a stud whenever possible for maximum weight capacity, and security.
Answered by: tcbeall
Date published: 2014-11-06

Where can I get the plastic 'L' that holds the corners together?

While taking my cubes apart to move, two of the plastic 'L's broke and I can not find replacements at my local Container Store.
Asked by: redscout
This part is not available in stores. In order to get a replacement for this L-shaped piece please contact our customer service department. Our organization experts can be reached at 1-888-CONTAIN (266-8246) , and are available Monday through Saturday, 8 AM – 8 PM and Sunday, 9 AM – 7 PM (Central Time).
Answered by: anmason
Date published: 2017-09-16

What is the depth of the cube?

Asked by: MrsRemodel
The depth of the cub is 14 inches.
Answered by: Karisa
Date published: 2015-10-24
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