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Original Cubit, 1 Kit

THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

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Original Cubits
designed by Doron Lachisch

The Original Cubit can be built vertically or horizontally, easily adapting to the needs of your space. Keep things open and airy, or add optional doors and backs for concealed storage. Each kit of doors and backs contains 2 doors or backs.

Lightweight injection-molded polypropylene composition provides exceptional durability, with each cube shelf section holding up to 55 lbs. Equally suited for both residential and commercial use. 100% recyclable.

Dimensions:

Configurations with 1 Kit:
A: 54.75" h x 18.5" w x 13.25" d
B: 37.75" h x 35.5" w x 13.25" d
C: 20.75" h x 52.5" w x 13.25" d

Smart Cubes 1 Kit

Configurations with 2 Kits:
D: 71.75" h x 35.5" w x 13.25" d
E: 37.75" h x 69.5" w x 13.25" d
F: 54.75" h x 52.5" w x 13.25" d

Smart Cubes 2 Kits

Configurations with 3 Kits:
G: 71.75" h x 69.5" w x 13.25" d
H: 71.75" h x 69.5" w x 13.25" d
I: 71.75" h x 52.5" w x 13.25" d

Smart Cubes 3 Kits

Materials & Measurements

Materials:
100 percent recyclable lightweight injection-molded polypropylene.

Dimensions:
Shelf space: 15.5" h x 15.5" w x 13.25" d
Overall: varies with configuration (see above)

Environmental Information

Smart Cubes are 100 percent recyclable.

Assembly Instructions

View assembly instructions for the Original Cubits.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Doron Lachisch PlasticsOriginal Cubits, 1 Kit
 
3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Holds items well (4)
  • Displays well (3)
  • Wide enough shelves (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Decorative (3)
  • Living room (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (5), Renter (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very versatile and looks great

I have purchased multiple shipments of this product in clear, red, blue, and green. We have them in our playroom holding my kids' books and display items, I have them in my...Read complete review

I have purchased multiple shipments of this product in clear, red, blue, and green. We have them in our playroom holding my kids' books and display items, I have them in my bonus room holding photo albums, and the latest set I purchased are in my son's room holding books, bins for clothing, trophies, etc. These are extremely versatile and can go with any decor. I can't say enough great things about these shelves. I love the way you can rearrange the shelves to fit your needs. They are so easy to rearrange.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

EXTREMELY UNHAPPY - will NOT recommend

Very BAD design! Unless you never need to disassemble/re-configure them once you setup it up, I guarantee you will break a few of panels!

I purchased total of 12...Read complete review

Very BAD design! Unless you never need to disassemble/re-configure them once you setup it up, I guarantee you will break a few of panels!

I purchased total of 12 kits (cost $$$) for trade show display, and are considered to be very experienced to put together and take them apart. But no matter how carefully I did, the panel's side tabs will crack/break when I pull the panels apart during disassembly. It is not that we use it very often (only 7-8 shows in the past two years), but now at least 15-20% of the panels are broken or cracked.

I just called customer service asking for replace some of the severely damaged ones. She basically told me they cannot replace any since I'm using it for trade show. (what ?!!) She also tried to sell me to buy more.

In the past two years I got many of my retail store customers and neighbor exhibitors asking about the shelves because it look really nice and clean. But I will NOT recommend them anymore - even if they not been used for show. I think retail store need to change configuration from time to time.

I really doubt that the designer had ever used this products in real-life scenarios!

Reviewed by 10 customers

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4.0

Great!

By 

from Indiana

Verified Buyer

Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Original Cubits, 1 Kit:

I bought this for my son's birthday gift. It's cool and nice.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

EXTREMELY UNHAPPY - will NOT recommend

By 

from Stony Brook, NY

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Creaks Break Easily
    • Difficult To Assemble
    • Heavy
    • Horrible Design
    • Wears Easily

    Best Uses

      Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Original Cubits, 1 Kit:

      Very BAD design! Unless you never need to disassemble/re-configure them once you setup it up, I guarantee you will break a few of panels!

      I purchased total of 12 kits (cost $$$) for trade show display, and are considered to be very experienced to put together and take them apart. But no matter how carefully I did, the panel's side tabs will crack/break when I pull the panels apart during disassembly. It is not that we use it very often (only 7-8 shows in the past two years), but now at least 15-20% of the panels are broken or cracked.

      I just called customer service asking for replace some of the severely damaged ones. She basically told me they cannot replace any since I'm using it for trade show. (what ?!!) She also tried to sell me to buy more.

      In the past two years I got many of my retail store customers and neighbor exhibitors asking about the shelves because it look really nice and clean. But I will NOT recommend them anymore - even if they not been used for show. I think retail store need to change configuration from time to time.

      I really doubt that the designer had ever used this products in real-life scenarios!

       
      5.0

      5 kit assembly

      By 

      from Santa Fe, New Mexico

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Rooms
        • Medium Rooms

        Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Original Cubits, 1 Kit:

        I own many Art books and finding an adequate bookcase to store them hasa been dificult, until I read about Smart Cubes. Size and depth of each cube is perfectly suited for these books.

        • I Am A:
        • Single Male
         
        4.0

        So good, I ordered four.

        By 

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Flexible
        • Lots of storage

        Cons

        • Breaks in shipping

        Best Uses

          Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Original Cubits, 1 Kit:

          We used these for toy storage. So awesome.

          Service and delivery comments:

          These broke in shipping on multiple orders. Either the shipping or construction needs to change. Thanks for the prompt replacement, though!

          • I Am A:
          • Family Young Kids
           
          5.0

          Love my cubes

          By 

          from Cambridge, MA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Ergonomic
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Rooms
            • Medium Rooms
            • Small Rooms

            Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Original Cubits, 1 Kit:

            Love this strong cubecase!

            • I Am A:
            • Single Male
             
            4.0

            Smart Cubes look smart...

            By 

            from Seattle WA

            About Me Professional, Renter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Displays Well
            • Holds Items Well
            • Sturdy
            • Wide Enough Shelves

            Cons

            • Bad instructions
            • Hard to construct

            Best Uses

            • Decorative

            Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Original Cubits, 1 Kit:

            Looks great, but really hard to put together. I had no idea how heavy and how many parts it was going to have. The instructions were not very well written. In the end, the product looks great. I don't think I'll be taking it a part anytime soon and reconfiguring it... it would be WAY too much work to do that.

             
            5.0

            Very versatile and looks great

            By 

            from Birmingham, AL

            About Me Homeowner, Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Displays Well
            • Easy To Install
            • Holds Items Well
            • Sturdy
            • Wide Enough Shelves

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom
              • Decorative
              • Living Room
              • Photos and Knick Knacks
              • Space Saver

              Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Original Cubits, 1 Kit:

              I have purchased multiple shipments of this product in clear, red, blue, and green. We have them in our playroom holding my kids' books and display items, I have them in my bonus room holding photo albums, and the latest set I purchased are in my son's room holding books, bins for clothing, trophies, etc. These are extremely versatile and can go with any decor. I can't say enough great things about these shelves. I love the way you can rearrange the shelves to fit your needs. They are so easy to rearrange.

               
              5.0

              Perfect Room Divider

              By 

              from Santa Monica

              About Me Renter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Displays Well
              • Easy To Install
              • Holds Items Well
              • Sturdy
              • Wide Enough Shelves

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • LivingDining Divider
                • Living Room

                Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Original Cubits, 1 Kit:

                Very reasonable price for a diverse, attractive, well thought out, and sturdy product.

                 
                5.0

                Cubits

                By 

                from In my apartment

                About Me Renter

                Pros

                • Holds Items Well
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Easy but tedious assembly

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Decorative
                • Living Room
                • Photos and Knick Knacks
                • Space Saver

                Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Original Cubits, 1 Kit:

                love these cubits shelving. the assembly was pretty easy once you figured out what each piece was, but somewhat confusing at first.

                 
                1.0

                Unhappy

                By 

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                • Cracks and breaks
                • Difficult to assemble
                • Wears Easily

                Best Uses

                • Small Rooms

                Comments about Doron Lachisch Plastics Original Cubits, 1 Kit:

                I pruchase 3 kits for trade shows display[...]. The plastic is very brittle and cracks breaks to easily durring assembly and take down. I would not recomend this product for anyone who plans on moving it and assembling and disasenbling.

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                Shipping & Delivery

                Free 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. Orders for 1-7 kits will with Ups ground service whiles order for 8+ kits will likely ship on a pallet and be delivered to you on a large commercial truck. Both options include delivery directly to your front door or main office. Once shipped, this item will generally arrive within 2-5 business days.

                Smart Cubes are in stock and ready to ship. Orders usually arrive within 2-4 business days of purchase date for destinations within the contiguous United States. Shipping to Canada is available. Standard shipping rates apply.

                For more information, please view Smart Furniture's shipping rates, options, and delivery policies.



                Product Q&A

                Q: Where can I find doors and back?
                A: Doors are available here and backs are available here.

                Q: How much weight can each shelf support?
                A: Each shelving space supports up to 55 pounds.

                Product Q&A

                Do you have questions about this product?

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

                5 Questions | 6 Answers
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                • Q:

                  Can they be used as a bench in a 4x1 conifg?
                  Asked on 7/25/2014 by theartofbeer from Chicago

                  1 answer

                  • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Each original Cubitec shelf space supports up to 55 lbs. If the person sitting on the bench is 55 pounds or less, then yes. Otherwise, no.

                    Answered on 7/28/2014 by Melanie from SmartFurniture.com
                • Q:

                  We love our 3x3 Smartcubes but now need to partially disassemble them to create two separate units. Can you tell me the best way to remove the plastic pins that secure the joins? When I built the unit I didn't actually insert the pins in all the joins, and those panels separate very easily. But I can't see how to separate the joins with pins.

                  Thanks!
                  Asked on 11/8/2012 by bgbc from SF, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Excellent question. Each pin has one larger in diameter flat end (its subtle) so if you take any object narrower in diameter than the pin and push on the end that doesn't have the flat larger head to it the pin will pop right out. I love my SmartCubes too!

                    Answered on 11/8/2012 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
                • Q:

                  How much does each kit weigh?
                  Asked on 6/4/2012 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    32 pounds.

                    Answered on 6/4/2012 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
                • Q:

                  Does one kit include 4 cubicles?
                  Asked on 1/15/2012 by Anonymous

                  2 answers

                  • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes - 1 kit will allow you to build four cubes. You can scroll down the page slightly and see the three configurations you can build with 1-3 kits.

                    Answered on 1/16/2012 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    You can make a 2x2 structure as pictured with 1 kit. Or a 1x3 or a 3x1.

                    There's a picture here of what you can do with what number of kits.
                    https://www.smartfurniture.com/products/Original-Cubits-1-Kit.html

                    Answered on 2/23/2012 by Matt from San Francisco, CA
                • Q:

                  do you have to stack them on top of each other, or can you use them as single cubes or horizontally
                  Asked on 11/28/2011 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • Smart Furniture Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    They don't stack, they connect together with panels and connectors. The assembly instructions are on the "product details" tab if that would help you.

                    Answered on 11/28/2011 by Melanie from Smart Furniture
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                Warranty


                Smart Cubes come with a 1-year manufacturer's warranty.