I wanted some attractive, low-cost, durable shelving to organize and hold several boxes of electronic and other small equipment I had stored haphazardly in my desk and in small boxes around me and on the floor.
These stackable wires cubes seemed perfect for the task. The black color was out of stock, and the white was significantly higher in price, so I ordered the four-color cube set. Now, the four color set was more suited for a child's bedroom or playroom, so I ordered four sets so I could make a set of cubes with the same color -- more suitable for an office. And I'm glad I did, because they turned out really nice looking. And the excess over what I needed in my office was used by my wife in her personal space.
With the included corner connectors, the cubes are very easy to put together. My wife had no trouble putting hers together by herself. I heeded the advice of other reviewers and tied the corners, except I used black plastic cable ties, which WalMart sells for about $2 for a pack of 100 ties. It takes anywhere between two and five cable ties per corner joint, depending on how many cubes join at a corner. I wound up using the whole pack on two and a half sets of shelving
With the cable ties on, it is a very solid unit. I bumped into the set at night a couple of time pretty hard, and nothing budged. I believe you could probably put a set of cubes together using only the cable ties, and dispensing with the included corner connectors.
The connectors can always be put on flat on an interior joints (corner), but will always be sticking out on an exterior joint. And you can vary the orientation the opening to any direction.
Once set up and set in place, the cubes are very attractive. At 14 inches (length, width, and height) the cubes are larger than I expected. The units have a transparent look to them because you can easily see through the wire mesh, and so don't appear to take up as much room as they actually do.
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