White Melamine Shelves
Nice Looking But Quality Not Great
I purchased the Elfa Office in a Closet (no longer available). The product was VERY easy to install. All of the parts are of a very good quality except for the melamine shelves. I purchased 8 white melamine shelves (various sizes) and the white melamine desktop. Of these 9 pieces, 4 arrived chipped. Unfortunately, the shelves have a set front and top, so you do not have a lot of options in placement making hiding the blemishes difficult. I decided not to try to exchange the shelves because I feel that if nearly half of my pieces arrived damaged, it is very likely that some of the replacement pieces would also arrive damaged. I also do not feel like packing the shelves back up. Overall I am happy with the look of my closet, and once I fill the shelves the blemishes won't be noticeable. However, I would not purchase an Elfa closet system again. I have used similar products in the past and have found those other products to be a little more difficult to install but a little better quality for the same price point. I prefer better quality.
March 14, 2015
Melamine Shelf Warning
The Elfa shelf system are easy to install and look good, but if you are going to put an entire row of books on a Melamine shelf expect it to bow. If you need sturdy bookshelves, you need to get the more expensive ones.
March 12, 2015
Kid's Homework Station/Shelving
I purchased a whole system to handle the kid's books and school work. It was so much fun to create and assemble that I expanded it to hold DVD's and games. I am thrilled with the looks and functionality.
April 28, 2014
What a compliment
When I had a vision to turn the guest room's wall into a custom "closet", I pictured drawers in the center, hanging space and a book shelf on the right. After realizing that Elfa would allow my custom design I knew I wanted solid white shelves on that side and everything looks great. While using the same platinum color pieces the solid white shelves stand out and really give the whole look some depth.
April 1, 2014