Another very popular type of cube shelf is the 9-cube shelf (the 6-cube is also popular). How do I know this is a very popular cube shelf? There are several indicators such as:
1. There are many models available for sale.
2. There are good number of customer reviews and feedback relative to other cube bookcase models.
3. Using software, I’m able to determine how many people search specifically for “9-cube bookcases” each month. The number of people doing this specific search is high.
While popularity certainly is NOT an indicator of quality and neither is it a signal that you should choose this type of shelf. The point I’m making is that it’s a popular size because it’s a great size and offers great storage function in many rooms.
As with all cube storage options, the types very significantly (see our epic 17 types of cube shelves here). There are symmetric cube formations as well as asymmetric cube formations. Moreover, shelving options vary by materials used, color and shape.
Below is a gallery featuring 21 different 9-cube bookcases.
20 Cube Shelving Options
This is a staggered dark brown modern cube-style vertical bookshelf that creates a pleasing display. Because the shelves are staggered, there’s quite a bit of empty space. If you’re looking for a more traditional bookshelf, this isn’t it. However, if you like the more sparse-style shelving unit, this is a great option.
Here’s a dark brown staircase style cube shelving unit. Additional feature includes small doors on some of the cube sections in a checkered pattern. The “staircase” style configuration leaves space above a portion of the shelving unit in which you can place photographs, prints or other art
Here’s a white version of the “staircase” style cube shelf set out above.
This white 9-cube shelf is staggered in it’s configuration of wide and narrow cube sections… each subsequent shelf is inverted from the one below and above creating a pleasing storage pattern.
This is a decorative, symmetrical 9-cube bookshelf with a stylish top.
Arguably this isn’t a 9-cube shelf; however, we chose to include it because the there are 9 larger cube sections, some of which are split up into additional sections. This is a large wall shelf unit that can store a large variety of items since some shelving sections are tall while others are wider.
Here’s a modern 9-cube asymmetrical shelving unit with 9 cube sections, each of which are different sizes and shapes.
This is a traditional 9-cube wood bookshelf on wheels. Because it’s on wheels means it’s not terribly ideal for carpeted rooms. However, it’s a great storage option for laminate/hardwood flooring in a home office where the unit can be moved around very easily.
This is a whimsical 9-cube shelf design with soft drawer inserts. Using two colors for the drawer inserts, this unit creates a colorful checkered pattern.
This is another staircase style 9-cube bookshelf with no back. Each section is the same size. As you can see, the sections are large enough for books.
I love the color on this checkered 9 cube bookshelf. The checkered pattern is achieved with use of shelving backs on alternate cube sections. Otherwise, it’s a traditional shelf design.
Here’s an interesting 9-cube shelf with a staircase style pattern achieved with the shelves themselves. The individual shelves escalate slightly left to right creating a different pattern (different than the common equally sized sections).
This is a very simple 9-cube shelving unit. However, some of the cube sections include an additional shelf for more shelves and storage.
This is another decorative modern 9-cube shelving unit where each section is a different size and shape. Setting up this shelf with items you’ll store on it is a bit of a jigsaw puzzle exercise in itself… trying to figure out what fits where.
This is a very standard checkered style 9-cube shelf in black.
9 cubes are achieved with this shelf using a series of 3 cubes stacked on top of one another. Each section includes a footer section topped with a narrow cube and wide shelving section. This unit is also available as a 6-cube shelf.
This is a white modern cube shelf that not only divides section horizontally, but depth-wise as well. Look closely and you’ll see space dividers splitting the depth of the sections into 2 sections. This shelving unit includes tall and lower sections which makes it easy to place a variety of options on this type of shelf.
Here’s another simple 9-cube shelf with checkered pattern achieved with alternating which sections have a back.
Here’s another 9-cube shelf using colorful drawer inserts creating a fun shelving unit perfect for a kid’s bedroom. This unit differs from the one above by having hard doors on each of the corner cube sections.
This is a beautiful decorative 9-cube shelving unit with a symmetric shelving pattern… each section is a different size and shape.