Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 5
Rated 3 out of 5Â by kmalexandria I love all things Elfa . . .except these drawers
When I saw the solid drawers, I was so excited because there were exactly what I needed and I would still be thrilled it if they came in the other sizes (narrow, etc.) for use in the standing drawer frames.
Unfortunately, as other reviewers have noted, these drawers don't stay put in the basic hanging Elfa drawer frame. I particularly have problems with the 2-runner drawers. Half full, they are okay, but once full, they fall off the drawer frame every time I move them. And they are then difficult to get back on the frame without removing the contents. I could decrease the load, but then I need another drawer or two. And really, I'm storing PJs here, not hand tools or boxes of nails. It is incredibly annoying and so I can't go above three stars.
If the long sides had a bit more lip on them or could somehow be attached to the frame, that would go a long way to solving the problem. In the meantime, I plan on purchasing the decor frames at some point, and my hope is that these drawers will get along better with them.
May 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JIdaS Too flexable
Because of flexability the drawers come off of the tracks easily.
I liked the idea of having a drawer that could be switched to storage with lid for off season use but I will stick to metal mesh in the future
March 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DIYW Does not work well with drawer frames
This is a great option for light items. I used this system as drawers for my daughters (4 systems in all). A drawer of leggings, another with shirts and another with pajamas, leos etc was too much weight for each of them and the middle kept bowing inward and making the drawer fall out of the track. If it's less than half full, they stayed in just fine. Design flaw is that it will not hold clothes like pictured. Mesh ones can hold much more weight for clothes, fabric, craft supplies and such. Changing my craft ones out to mesh and using these as normal totes (16 in all) as that is all they are good for for us. Gave the four kids normal wooden drawers instead. They may work better with the sideways (decor) wall system, not for the elfa drawer frames.
November 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Â by MinimizeIt Great for Storage
I used these drawers in a drawer frame to store fabric - the drawers are sturdy, however if the contents of the drawer are too heavy it slips out of the tracks when pulled out - very annoying! I fortunately am using this for storage - so am not pulling the drawers out on a regular basis - and I did find that if the lid is on the drawer, it keeps it from slipping out the track. I should also point out that getting to the 'too heavy' point was with the drawer less than half full. Overall I like the concept of these drawers with lids for STORAGE use - but I would be hesitant to recommend them for everyday use in a closet (on a drawer frame) or a desk - as I do think they'd slip off their tracks fairly easily once clothing or books were added.
August 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by tbiz Super Efficient Storage
I purchased the Elfa Translucent Drawers and Drawer frame for a basement closet. They maximized my storage space and made for an organized look that was also repositionable if I ever change my mind about how to set them up. The drawer system can also be used in a different room. Love them. the directions for the first time assembling take a little longer but once you do the first frame, the others go like a snap. all you need is a mallet.
July 16, 2014