White & Platinum elfa Office Shelving & Desk
Why didn't I install this earlier?!!
This Elfa desk and shelving system has made my life SO much less messy. Due to a remodeling, I have to put a whole lot more into my office space, and this system helped me make good use of my high ceilings. I have room for my sprawling library of books as well as my work-space accessories. I should have done this earlier, as it opens up the floor space in my office for other uses.
The staff at T.C.S. were very helpful in answering all my questions and in helping me to customize the system for my needs. Any "kit" can be customized so you're not stuck with a system that doesn't perfectly fit your needs. For example, I really wanted white standards, not platinum.
Installing the system was relatively easy, though I recommend a stud-finder (which has nothing to do with horses). You will want to make sure that you mount the rod on which the standards hang onto solid studs, not just drywall or plaster. The rod supports the entire weight of the shelves and everything on them. If you intend to put a lot of books on the shelves, definitely see about using wall-mounted standards rather than hanging standards, for added strength by distributing the weight along the length of the studs in the walls.
I will definitely be going back to install more wall-mounted systems elsewhere in my apartment.
March 17, 2010
Perfect for Home Office
Fabulous. My productivity has increased being I'm more organized. However, still have receipts to put away!!! ;-)
May 19, 2010
My husband installed this shelving 15 years ago when I opened my catering business for a few cookbooks. It is durable, as attractive today as it was then and as much of an extravagance that I thought it was at the time, I have never regretted its quality, its timelessness in style and its functionality
January 4, 2011
Why did I wait?
I bought the elfa system for my 8 year olds room and I believe there is no other option when looking for a system that will grow with your child. Its playful enough that she enjoys it now, add a more sophisticated element when she is 16 & she will still enjoy it. I love the fact that we can adjust the height to meet her needs without buying multiple desks over her school age years.
The system itself if amazing, from how I went to the store, designed it with an elfa rep., it was ready for me an hour later. All items are neatly packaged and it was super easy to assemble. I am telling all my friends and relatives, the price was extraordinary, (I got it on the 25% off sale).
The only item I wish they had was the 30" back spacer, (magnet board). I have the 25" at desk height and it would be nice to have a solid piece across it.
August 26, 2011