Platinum & Walnut elfa dÃ©cor freestanding Room Divider
Our DJ Entertainment Center
I purchased a free standing unit just like this in the picture, except mine is one sided. I use it as a DJ booth and place it against the wall. My fiance loves it!! He uses it to put his records, two Turntables, two CDJs, a mixer, and a laptop. We are also able to fit a wine fridge underneath it.
We put the unit together ourselves. Once you put up the standards, the rest is easy. You do need help putting the standards together though. This part could be a little tough. But with two people it's should be fine.
I would definitely recommend this product to any of my friends.
May 18, 2010
One sided versatile TV Stand
We move quite a bit and we needed something strong enough to hold a man cave sized older flat screen (117 lbs), not take up a lot of space or get dinged and ugly when moving, have open and closed storage, look good and be useful when we settle down and don't need it as a media center anymore.
And this did it all.
We did have to get two 2' side by side shelves to support the TV (weight needed brackets below TV, not just to the sides), rather than the seamless 4' shelf I desired, but I did get the seamless ones for the components below. I also got three mesh drawers of various depths for hiding remotes, manuals, cds, dvds, etc.
Do invest it a wood stain pen - some components have a nasty way of scratching if you are not careful.
One big issue-we did not measure the depth of our TV and the elfa supports in the back prevent us from lowering the TV the 3" we'd like without pushing the TV forward precariously. The viewing quality begins to diminish if the TV is much higher than seated eye level, though ours is still in the sweet spot.
Other than that, I can change the shelf size as needed, add or delete shelves or baskets, and shrink it down & move it in the same space a large mirror would take up.
Eventually, this will have a new life as a desk, wrapping or folding center, possibly in my closet.
October 7, 2010
Perfect solution for difficult problem
I bought the Elfa freestanding unit to see if it would work for a custom storage solution for an artist's studio. I needed a room divider that was open and didn't block the natural light from a window. I needed a rod to hang drafting tools and rulers at the end of a cutting table so they would be easily accessible for two work areas. I needed shelves for storage, and I needed a place to park two Elfa rolling carts. I was definitely thinking out of the box on this one, but by putting the shelves and some closet rods together with the upright unit, I have just what I want. I tried for months to come up with something that would work, and this was perfect. Two of the unit's feet are under the table, and the two that stick out into the room made the perfect corral for the carts. I added a kitchen grid (also from the Container Store on the side opposite the hanging rods and shelves, and I can store more items on that side, over the carts in their corral.
I initially ordered the components online for store pickup; but when I got to the store, I was able to talk with an Elfa design consultant who understood what it was I wanted to accomplish. He led me in the right direction, reducing the size of the feet and pointing me toward the hanging rod hardware that I needed but didn't know was available. His help was very much appreciated. I am thrilled with the versatility of the Elfa components. I have just what I needed, custom built. The unit is solid and sturdy, and I always appreciate the helpfulness and knowledge of The Container Store's associates.
February 22, 2013
The solved a complicated closet with an angled wall.
April 16, 2013