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Original Cubitec Shelving, 1 Kit

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Cubitec Modular Shelves - 1 Kit
designed by Doron Lachisch

Cubitec is a scalable storage and organization solution that takes the form of square shelving. Cubes, if you will. And why wouldn't you? With these ingenious units you can create shelves as long, tall, or tiny as you want. No matter what kind of space you need to transform with attractive, multipurpose shelving and storage, you can adapt Cubitec units to get the job done.

What's to Like:

The completely customizable nature of the product is the most appealing thing about it. They can scale up or down, fit any space. And that's a rare quality in a piece of furniture. Also rare? A piece of furniture that can be turned into an elaborate playhouse for your cats.

What's Not to Like:

The plastic look of the shelves can be great for some rooms, not so great for others. If you're going for gravitas in your shelving solutions, these aren't exactly it.

Bottom Line:

These are great solutions for your storage and organization problems. They can scale and fit in any room, any place. Just make sure the mesh with your decor.

Each modular plastic shelf can be built vertically or horizontally, easily adapting to the needs of your space. Lightweight injection-molded polypropylene composition provides exceptional durability. Cubitec shelving is perfect for use as a bookshelf, home office shelf, or storage unit with a contemporary look and feel. With three unique colors to choose from, Cubitec shelving is an eye-catching, highly functional unit that will stand out in any setting.

Each plastic shelf is 100% recyclable. Available in translucent white. Each original Cubitec shelf space supports up to 55 lbs

Mounting: For additional support, Cubitec can also be mounted to a wall (mounting hardware included).

Dimensions: 54.5" h x 35.5" w x 10" d
Interior dimensions (each cube): 15.5" h x 15.5" w x 10" d

*Please note that Cubitec is not compatible with Cubits shelving units.

Cubitec Shelves

Cubitec Shelving

Buy multiple kits to create the shelving you want.

Cubitec Shelving is part of our scintillating list, Top 10: Furniture that Could Appear in A Clockwork Orange.

Materials & Measurements

Materials:
100 percent recyclable lightweight injection-molded polypropylene.

Dimensions:
Interior dimensions (each cube): 15.5" h x 15.5" w x 10" d
Overall: 54.5" h x 35.5" w x 10" d (one kit in standard configuration)
 

Possible Configurations with 1 Kit (more configurations available - see assembly instructions for more)
Cubitec 1 Kit
54.5" h x 35.5" w x 10" d
Cubitec Shelf 1 Kit
54.5" h x 52.5" w x 10" d
Cubitec Shelving 1 Kit
37" h x 70" w x 10" d
Cubitec 1 Kit Shelves
37" h x 52.5" w x 10" d

 

Possible Configurations with 2 Kits (more configurations available - see assembly instructions for more)
Cubitec 2 Kits Configurations
87.5" h x 35.5" w x 10" d
2 kits of Cubitec
71" h x 35.5" w x 10" d
Cubitec shelves 2 kits
37" h x 35.5" w x 10" d
Cubitec 2 Kits
54.5" h x 52.5" w x 10" d

 

Possible Configurations with 3 Kits (more configurations available - see assembly instructions for more)
Cubitec 3 Kits
57.5" h x 52.5" w x 10" d
Cubitec Shelving 3 Kits
87.5" h x 86" w x 10" d
Cubitec Shelves 3 Kits
71" h x 70" w x 10" d
Cubitec 3 Kits of Shelving
87.5" h x 70" w x 10" d

 

Possible Configurations with 4 Kits (more configurations available - see assembly instructions for more)
Cubitec 4 Kits
71" h x 120" w x 10" d
Cubitec Shelf 4 Kits
87.5" h x 86" w x 10" d

 

Environmental Information

Cubitec is 100-percent recyclable.

Assembly Instructions

View assembly instructions for Cubitec Shelves.

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Estimated Assembly Time per Kit (Six Cubes):
20 minutes

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Doron Lachisch PlasticsCubitec - 1 Kit
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Medium rooms (9)
  • Small rooms (8)
  • Large rooms (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (11)
    • I Am A:
    • Single male (5), Family young kids (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love my shelves, assembly takes time

I bought four kits and assembled them into a huge system on one wall for my sewing room. The instructions say to wait to put the pins in (last), and I did,...Read complete review

I bought four kits and assembled them into a huge system on one wall for my sewing room. The instructions say to wait to put the pins in (last), and I did, but some pins (particularly in the middle of the whole thing) were hard to put in. I'm sure this was mostly because I had such a huge set. Next time all the pins will not going in last.

Other than that, they are lovely. Took the better part of a day to assemble them (four sets, remember), which I mostly did alone. The completed shelf is about 10 feet long and about 6 feet tall.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

functional but...

I've had the cubitec in a hallway that doesn't get any direct sunlight for 5+ years and it has yellowed over time. Next to a white wall its very noticeable. A friend gave...Read complete review

I've had the cubitec in a hallway that doesn't get any direct sunlight for 5+ years and it has yellowed over time. Next to a white wall its very noticeable. A friend gave me some extra pieces and they were even more yellowed, which leads me to believe if you have them in a sunny room you should expect discoloration in a year or two.

In their new home they will be painted, they are still very functional and have held up well.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

Terrific shelves

By 

from San Francisco

Verified Buyer

Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

These shelves are terrific and very versatile. I initially built them with one configuration for the hallway, but I just rearranged them and am now testing the shelves out as a room divider (as shown in the photo below). They're relatively easy to build, though a few of the finishing pins don't fit appropriately. Even so, the shelves are stable and sturdy, and they look great with the light streaming through from behind.

 
5.0

Great and fun to build, Legos for adult

By 

from Boulder CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

Nice value, versatile and attractive units.

 
5.0

Cubitec is solid value

By 

from Brooklyn, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

Easy to put together, reconfigure and modern aesthetic that fits in almost any room. I purchased two - now purchasing a third!

 
5.0

Highly Versatile Modern Shelving

By 

from Portland, OR

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Modern
  • Multipurpose
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult To Disassemble
  • Finicky Assembly

Best Uses

  • Display Case
  • Large Rooms
  • Library
  • Medium Rooms
  • Showroom
  • Small Rooms

Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

We've used these shelves for over 10 years. We now have 8 sets. They have grown with us; both as we have moved and re-purposed them, and also as our kids have grown and room layouts changed. They're modern yet fit in any room. We now have an 8 section tall, 7 section wide library shelving system!

  • I Am A:
  • Family Young Kids
 
4.0

8 Kits in Brooklyn

By 

from Brooklyn

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy to Build
  • Ergonomic
  • Super Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Rooms
    • Medium Rooms
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

    Product design is brilliant. no hardware necessary other than what comes in the box, and very simple to put together. Feels like building legos.

    Very strong product. Visually stunning.

    The only negative I have is that I built the shelves so tall that I needed stronger anchors to fasten them to the wall.

    • I Am A:
    • Single Male
     
    4.0

    Excellent Service

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Attractive
    • functional
    • Scalable

    Cons

    • Difficult To Assemble

    Best Uses

    • Large Rooms
    • Medium Rooms

    Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

    We use these in our production office where we have tons of small drives, etc to store that are in use often. We have one large unit on the floor and then we put one smaller unit on top of a bank of file cabinets, makes a nice display area for awards, pretty items, etc.

    They are challenging to assemble, lots of parts, but they are very sturdy and attractive.

    Also, we has 2 of the shelves that were damaged in the shipping, and the service to replace them was awesome. We did a chat and had the product in the next business day!!! No hassle, just sent them a picture of the damaged shelf. Very nice to find that kind of service with an online retail shop.

    • I Am A:
    • Single Female
     
    5.0

    A great product for limited space

    By 

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Medium Rooms
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

      This is an excellent product to use when space is limited. Sturdy and very functional, this shelf system is a great use of plastic as an alternative to more traditional materials such as wood and metal. And while size, adaptability and use of material are well thought out the instruction sheet is perhaps not as clear and easy to follow as it could have been (although once you get into the swing of things the assembly definitely quickens).

      • I Am A:
      • Single Male
       
      5.0

      Love these.

      By 

      from St. Louis

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

      Easy to assemble, and they look great. I bought three!

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By 

      from nyv

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

      already had a bunch of cubitec from DWR from a few years ago but they changed the spec so their new cubitec wouldnt fit with the old stuff--i wanted to add some cubes and you guys were the only place that had the original spec--thnx!

       
      3.0

      functional but...

      By 

      from NYC

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

      I've had the cubitec in a hallway that doesn't get any direct sunlight for 5+ years and it has yellowed over time. Next to a white wall its very noticeable. A friend gave me some extra pieces and they were even more yellowed, which leads me to believe if you have them in a sunny room you should expect discoloration in a year or two.

      In their new home they will be painted, they are still very functional and have held up well.

      • I Am A:
      • Single Female
       
      5.0

      looks great in office

      By 

      from shelter island

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

          for my books

          • I Am A:
          • Family Young Kids
           
          5.0

          Great Products + Customer Service

          By 

          from New York, NY

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Easy Assembly
          • Flexible
          • Modular

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Rooms
            • Medium Rooms
            • Small Rooms

            Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

            Easy to assemble. Very versatile - arrangement can be changed with minimal hassle and can easily be expanded with several kits. I own 4 kits - 2 orange that I've connected and use to store my record collection, and 2 white that act as a bookshelf. love it.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Stellar customer service and fast delivery. I can not speak highly enough for how happy i was with the experience. would definitely recommend and use again.

            • I Am A:
            • Single Male
             
            4.0

            Stylish Book Storage

            By 

            from New Mexico

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clean lines
            • Easy to Assemble
            • Easy to clean
            • Handsome

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Rooms
              • Medium Rooms
              • Small Rooms

              Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

              Style on a budget!

              Service and delivery comments:

              Quick delivery, great customer service (I broke a piece by standing on it and Smartfurniture replaced the piece quicky and at no additional cost--true business savvy)

              • I Am A:
              • Single Male
               
              5.0

              cubitec works

              By 

              from Portland,OR

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Great color
              • Great size
              • Space Saver
              • STYLISH

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Flat screen and component
                • Small Rooms

                Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

                Perfect alternative for a contemporary media station or bookcase. Easy to assemble and flexible in size.

                • I Am A:
                • Single Male
                 
                5.0

                Love 'em

                By 

                from Corrales, NM

                About Me Budget Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Assembly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Odd spaces

                  Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

                  We had a space 13 feet by 3 feet high so these worked amazingly well.

                  • I Am A:
                  • Family Older Kids
                   
                  4.0

                  SOLID & UNIQUE

                  By 

                  from LOS ANGELES, CA

                  About Me Midrange Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good price value

                  Cons

                  • CAPS TEND TO POP OFF

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

                    EASY TO ASSEMBLE

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    SPEEDY DELIVERY

                    • I Am A:
                    • Family Young Kids
                     
                    4.0

                    Like it

                    By 

                    from DC-area

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Cheaper than competitors'
                    • Modern and light

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Medium Rooms

                      Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

                      We were looking at a similar product at [...], but it was[...] more expensive[...]This version of the cubitec is slightly different, but you can't tell unless they're side-by-side. The shelves fill a space nicely, but are not too imposing. Exactly what we wanted. The cubbies are a little large for storing books, but we made it work.

                      • I Am A:
                      • Family Young Kids

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I love my shelves, assembly takes time

                      By 

                      from Fort Smith, Arkansas

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Flexible
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • Time consuming assembly

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Rooms
                      • Medium Rooms
                      • Sewing room
                      • Small Rooms
                      • Study

                      Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

                      I bought four kits and assembled them into a huge system on one wall for my sewing room. The instructions say to wait to put the pins in (last), and I did, but some pins (particularly in the middle of the whole thing) were hard to put in. I'm sure this was mostly because I had such a huge set. Next time all the pins will not going in last.

                      Other than that, they are lovely. Took the better part of a day to assemble them (four sets, remember), which I mostly did alone. The completed shelf is about 10 feet long and about 6 feet tall.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      The delivery was very prompts. The billing was delayed but the customer service folks figured out the problem when I called and were very helpful and called me back to keep me updated.

                      • I Am A:
                      • Couple No Kids

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Gotta love Cubitec

                      By 

                      from Miami

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • functional
                      • Sturdy
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Rooms
                        • Medium Rooms
                        • Small Rooms

                        Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Cubitec - 1 Kit:

                        I love books and I love my Cubitec shelves. I assembled an entire wall of shelving in about 6 hours once I figured out the instructions. With the left-over pieces I made two end tables and a shelf for a flat screen TV and DVDS. These shelves are work horses and very safe and stable without attaching to the wall dispite their 6 cube height. I really like when the sunlight glows through them. Very cool.

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                        Shipping & Delivery

                        Free Standard Ground Shipping: Free

                        We love free shipping offers and we thought you might too! And just because it's free doesn't mean we skimp on service. Cubitec will ship with Ups ground service which includes delivery directly to your front door or main office. Once shipped, this item will generally arrive within 2-5 business days. This shipping option is simple, fast, easy (and free)!

                        Availability:
                        In stock and ships within 24hrs from the time of purchase

                        Delivery Time:
                        Orders generally arrive to locations within the contiguous U.S. in 2-6 days from the time of purchase with standard shipping

                        Standard Shipping Method:
                        UPS Ground

                        Shipping Charge:
                        Free!

                        Package Type:
                        One box per kit

                        Packaged Weight:
                        36lb


                        Product Q&A

                        Do you have questions about this product?

                        Get answers from real customers and in-house experts with AnswerBox.

                        6 Questions | 11 Answers
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                        • Q:

                          Are the Cubitec shelves made from phthalate-free plastic?
                          Asked on 9/28/2012 by Lynne

                          1 answer

                          • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes, Cubitec parts are made with polypropylene, a phthalate-free plastic,

                            Answered on 10/18/2012 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
                        • Q:

                          Can the shelves be assembled without using the legs so they sit flat on the floor? They don't seem very stable on my carpet.
                          Asked on 8/12/2012 by Ld

                          1 answer

                          • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes, Cubitec can be assembled without feet or you can simply anchor the top to your wall to add stability with the wall anchors and screws that come with your kit.

                            Answered on 8/13/2012 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
                        • Q:

                          1 - If I order a Cubitec kit does it come with legs or do I have to purchase those separately?
                          2 - If after I have set up the Cubitec kit, can I add to the configuration with another cubitec kit?
                          Thank you,
                          Anna Jasavala
                          Asked on 11/1/2011 by Anonymous from USA

                          5 answers

                          • VERIFIED BUYER

                            A:

                            In answer to question one, the legs are included in the kit (these are basically an extension of the vertical members in the shelf and run front to back). As for the second question, it might be possible to add to the unit at a later time, but there is a system of pegs that are installed during the final assembly that will need to be removed and you might find some of the connections will need a little patience...not an impossible task, just one that will involve a lot of dexterity with your fingers.

                            Answered on 6/23/2012 by Mr. Jellyfish from Chicago, IL
                          • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Yes and yes. Each kit comes with 5 feet and you can always reconfigure them at a later date.

                            Answered on 11/2/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
                          • A:

                            a. my kit came with 'legs' or bottom molding
                            b. easy to add on

                            Answered on 2/2/2012 by brooklyn DIY lady from NYC
                          • VERIFIED BUYER

                            A:

                            yes and yes--but the new cubitec after 2007 does not connect with the pre 2007 model so make sure what you have

                            Answered on 4/10/2012 by jpo from nyv
                          • VERIFIED BUYER

                            A:

                            1. the feet come with the unit.
                            2. it is fairly easy to add more kits, or rearrange to an existing configuration - i have done it myself easily.

                            Answered on 11/6/2011 by JMan from New York, NY
                        • Q:

                          Since Cubitec and Cubits are not compatible, what are the distinguishing features between them? Both seem to be stackable in a variety of configurations.
                          Asked on 4/26/2011 by Kyle from Honolulu, HI

                          1 answer

                          • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Aesthetically, Cubitec is 10" deep with square corners and Cubits is 13.25" deep with beveled corners. Both can be configured to your liking with 15.5" cubes and you purchase the number of kits you need to build what you want. They are more sophisticated that simply stacking to make larger pieces. For each kits are comprised of panels that connect together to build cubes. We can help help you figure out exactly what you need to purchase to fit in your space, call us at 888.467.6278 or email sales@smartfurniture.com with your specs.

                            Answered on 4/26/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
                        • Q:

                          Are Cubitec shelves compatible with the SmartCubes/Cubits line of shelving?
                          Asked on 2/2/2011 by Anonymous

                          2 answers

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Cubitec shelves are not compatible with SmartCubes/Cubits shelving.

                            Answered on 2/2/2011 by Smart Furniture
                          • VERIFIED BUYER

                            A:

                            I live-chatted with the smartfurniture rep to get the answer to this one. If you have any similar questions, I recommend using that service. In any case, the answer I got was, no, these are not compatible with other shelves. And it turns out to be correct -- we have the older version of cubits from DWR and the assembly is completely different.

                            Answered on 4/5/2011 by designchippy from DC-area
                        • Q:

                          How much weight can Cubitec shelves hold?
                          Asked on 2/2/2011 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Each Cubitec shelf space supports up to 55 lbs.

                            Answered on 2/2/2011 by Smart Furniture
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                        Warranty

                        Cubitec comes with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty.