Platinum elfa freestanding Stabilization Kit
Elfa shelves are a great solution
Elfa shelves are great. Kind of addicting... Once you get to know them it seems you find always a new place in your home that can use them to help you get organized.
About this specific piece, the stabilization kit, TCS offers it only in two sizes, 2" and 3". I have freestandings of both sizes at home and based on my experience, I think TCS should offer them in at least two other sizes, 1.5" and 2.5". The 1.5" would be great to make a more sturdy 3" wide freestanding with an extra support in the center (you should not store very heavy stuff in a 3" wide freestanding shelf, especially if using ventilated shelves), and the 2.5" would be good as an optional extra width.
It doesn't look like much but the difference between 2" and 3" can be significant. My 2" freestanding is in a place that could use half a foot more width and cannot fit a 3" wide freestanding, but I had to settle with the 2" width. Considering my freestanding has six shelves each, half a foot more width in all of those shelves would have added some welcome shelving area (although it would also make the ventilated shelves less sturdy).
Considering we can always cut the shelves in widths as needed, we just need more options of the stabilization kit to be able to have more possibilities for the freestanding. I know I can have all the possibilities I can imagine using the Easy Hang solution but in some situations I prefer the freestandings.
December 17, 2012
An absolute necessity for elfa freestanding
These stabilization kits provide the necessary rigidity for the tall elfa freestanding units.
February 14, 2012
Definitely necessary to stabilize my customized computer desk. A little difficult to manage with 1 person, better to have another person hold while cross bar installed. One end of my cross bar was bent so would not go in easily until I straightened it out.
October 6, 2011
Don't Forget These
Definitely needed for your freestanding system; not that the Store would let you get away without purchasing them, I'm sure. Easy enough to assemble.
May 18, 2010