There are many different kinds of wooden storage cubes. You can buy storage cubes in pretty much any color but the majority of them are either white, brown, or black. The prices vary a lot depending on the size and brand name you buy.
If you are going to store heavy items, then make sure to buy heavy-duty storage cubes. There are some labeled as being for heavier duty storage and while it does cost a tad more, it is well worth it. Another thing to keep in mind is that wooden shelves are sensitive to humidity. They should be set up somewhere that does not get humid and you should avoid getting them wet or else they will warp and be ruined.
One option is to buy as many open cubes as you need and then stack them up on top of each other. The advantage to buying individual cubes is that you can easily rearrange them as needed; you can even put a few in one room and then a few in another room if you need to. You can buy an open square shaped cube storage cube for as little as $20 via online retailer www.stacksandstacks.com. They are also for sale at Target and Sears but cost a little more. Larger rectangular storage cubes cost $35 each but offer quite a bit more space.
Cubes with doors are convenient if you want to set up the storage unit in your bedroom or office and you do not want the items stored inside in plain view. The cubes with doors only cost $5 – $10 more than the ones without and have just as much storage space.
If you want something classy looking, then you may want to consider the Closetmaid 9 Cube Organizer presently for sale at Target. It has plenty of storage space but it quite large so make sure it would fit in your room before purchasing it. It is made from wood laminate and costs an affordable $50.
If you have a very limited budget then you may want to consider buying wood storage cubes second hand instead of new. A good place to look for is Craigslist, as many people list the items they have for sale on this website. Be sure to see the item in person before committing to buying it, and check to make sure the cubes do not have any serious water damage, and are in good condition.