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Elfa Graphite Mesh Medium Start-A-Stack

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Elfa Graphite Mesh Medium Start-A-Stack


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The Start-A-Stack is our most popular Elfa Drawer combination for all-purpose storage in any room of your home! It features three Medium 2-Runner Mesh Drawers, one Medium 1-Runner Mesh Drawer and Back Stop Pins. The fine weave of the mesh prevents small items from falling through. We offer a variety of Drawer Accessories that you can add to customize your solution. Elfa is an entirely customizable system - if this isn't exactly the solution you're looking for, try our Elfa Drawer Planner.

Elfa Drawer Assembly Guide

The interiors of our Elfa Mesh Start-A-Stack drawers are all 15-3/4" w x 19-11/16" d at the top and taper to 14-5/8" w x 18-3/8" d at the bottom. The interior of the 1-Runner Elfa Mesh Drawer is 3" h while the interior of the 2-Runner Elfa Mesh Drawer is 7" h.

  • Epoxy-bonded steel construction
  • Exceptionally smooth-gliding drawers
  • Provides excellent visibility and accessibility to the contents
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  • 18" x 21" x 29" h


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Elfa Graphite Mesh Start-A-Stack is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 195.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, Sturdy Drawer Set It was easy to put together and the baskets slide really well in the tracks. Even the medium basket size holds a lot of items. Love the matte silver finish.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this! I absolutely love this. I bought it to slide into my closet to add more storage space in there. It is incredibly simple to put together and sturdy. I know this will last me a really long time. I highly recommend this product to everyone!
Date published: 2020-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Happy To Get I was so happy to get my closet after happen a total closet meltdown. racks, rods, shoes, clothes all came off wall. I called the Container store and within 20 Minutes Michele called, we talked about the space I had what I wanted and also what she thought I might need. We got the measurements together, and within 5 minutes she had a beautiful design, we tweeted out a few details on some placement of shelf's and we were set to go. MY new closet was in within 4 days I'm so p,eased with how it turned out.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So functional Purchased for closet organizer and just Love the looks and practicality. Get it! You will not be disappointed!
Date published: 2020-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I don't know how many times I went into the Container Store looking for something to put in my son's closet for storage, and overlooked this piece! It is not only esthetically pleasing, it's functional and easy to put together. I love that you are able to buy separate pieces to add on. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2020-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these drawers. I stumbled across these drawers on Pinterest and thought they looked so good. I took a chance and ordered 2 for my closet because I've been relying on plastic drawers for a good majority of my life. Those always break and get warped and I end up having to replace it. These drawers came in quickly and I assembled them really easily (by myself!!) They look great in my closet and fit so much clothes. They open and close with a whole lot of ease and I ended up ordering one more to fit in my closet!!
Date published: 2020-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coat Closet Love the flexibility of the elfa system. It gives me joy that my coat closet is now organized and clean. I was able to add other components to something I previously purchased.
Date published: 2020-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great system for organizing fabric! Organization helps to simply my busy life! I own a Quilt store in Rockford, IL and use Elfa drawer units to organize my fabric into themes, by color or texture ( such as flannels). Quilting is my life and Elfa Mesh drawers make it easy to see the fabric I have and easy to grab and start a quilt!
Date published: 2020-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase! I bought two of these two years ago and am still using them to this day! I actually bought two More. It’s easy to put together and easier than installing shelves into the wall!
Date published: 2019-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product Very Durable! We have used this system for over six years and it has been awesome! We will always have the Elfa in every home we own!
Date published: 2019-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From Disaster to Delightful Honestly I've never put too much effort into a well kept closet. i would usually put things where I thought they were supposed to be, but then I would have to hope and pray I would be able to find it the next time I wanted to wear them (usually not the case). But once I purchased Elfa Classic 3' Platinum Reach in Closet, becoming organized and staying organized became so much easier. Now everything has a home and I know where everything is when and if I need it, plus it looks a lot better than it did before.
Date published: 2019-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice and convenient product. They are very helpful at the store when you need help .. I bought this product to set up for my business and I very happy with the organize of the product help my business more easy to find the stuff when we need .very recommend for every one to check it out when you want to organize anything for home or for business !
Date published: 2019-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what we needed for a small closet space and it is sturdy enough to hold heavy-ish items.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good College or Home Use This was purchased for a college dorm room use, had been eyeing for some time and plan to buy another for home use. The assembly is a little work, and the instructions included are very weak! Need to be better and I am a visual person. But once we figured out how to assemble it is was good to go! I am still not sure what the small clear pieces are for. But I do like the sleek design and the use and was glad it was on sale. I plan to get the top and the dividers. Much better than the plastic drawers we have used previously.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these drawers!! I bought two of them for my closet to help get organized. They hold a good amount and are of nice quality. Easy to assemble.
Date published: 2019-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it So I needed some extra storage in my bedroom closet and remember I had purchased this same product last year for my sons bedroom. I love this Elfa start and stack it has so much room in the deep drawers. I used it for seasonal sweaters and sweatshirts in two of the deep drawers. Then in bottom drawers I used it to store away my backpack and crossbody I use on vacations. The top drawer is very shallow so I used that for a few magazines and books I’m reading before bed. I love it. Easy to assemble and very sturdy. I also got the wood drift top to complete the look of a dresser look. I would definitely recommend this product to others. I may even buy a 3rd one soon.
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WANT MORE NEED MORE I absolutely love the elfa line!!! I wish it were less expensive, but it's worth the money for sure. Easy to put together. Sturdy. Beautiful.
Date published: 2019-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality materials and looks great too! We replaced our builder grade closets after 15 years and could not be happier. Every component is solidly built, much heavier and sturdier than what the builders use. The designers helped us design closets that work for us, my wife went with the Elfa Decor in white which gives you the wood drawer fronts and a wood front edge to your shelves. It dresses up the closets nicely. I have the Elfa in platinum. My closet looks like a professional sports locker room. We have the skills to install ourselves, but not the time so we had the Container Store installers install our closets. They were done in less than a day. Highly recommend the Elfa systems and the Container store installers.
Date published: 2019-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed I got this fory bedroom closet. I have a small walkin and a dresser in the main part of the bedroom for some of my clothes. I hated have to walk back and forth in the morning and wanted to consolidate most of my every day stuff into 1 spot. This was perfect! I had been debating between the medium and the smaller narrow one but ultimately got the medium one. O was able to condense 4 fabric bins and half a drawer and still have some room if I decide to add other items. It's super sturdy and the drawers are deep. I was able to roll up pants and do 2 rows deep without them spilling over the side. I also purchased so clothing organizers and they fit inside nicely. It's a little pricey at $125ish (that was the main reason I had put off purchasing it). I purchased it when it on sale for $99 with a pop account. Still a little much in my opinion but its food quality so it was worth it
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy installation and beautiful results I actually design a bigger storage/craft closet with the help of a store designer that is bigger than this one, but it's the same idea and products used here. Love the end result of this closet! There are other closet systems out there, but none like ELFA. Best product and service. If you're looking for the best and ease of installation, this is your answer. Love it!
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wish I'd discovered these sooner I bought two to start and now that I have them in use, I will be purchasing more at some point. They are well made, sturdy and hold a lot of clothes. I have them in my walk in closet and they have helped immensely with getting things organized. I have one stacked atop the other which saves space and works really well.
Date published: 2019-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy Strong shelving unit, Well made and easy to set up. Drawers slide easily even when full. Highly recommend Love the white it’s so sleek and if you need more space you can stack.
Date published: 2019-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just right Drawers Not to expensive and not as cheap as some plastic drawers that these are replacing in my garage. Perfect size to fit on my heavy duty shelving for storing a load of things I don't need but have to have. Easy to assemble but I would like to have an option to have the "feet" be flush for the bottom. Instead, they come with feet that will stack on top of another unit which is great if that is what you want. I don't want that so I had to saw cut the pegs so that the entire unit will stand flush with the ground.
Date published: 2019-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST Closet Organizer I use this for clothes in my closet and LOVE it. It can also be used for many other purposes around the house, especially with the variety of drawers.
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent storage solution I purchased this for my 10 year old son's closet. I had a plastic bin before that kept breaking and he couldn't pull the drawers out. This is a sturdy, clean, functional storage solution to a closet that my two sons share. It makes it easy for my son to get to his socks, underwear, belts, etc and it looks nice too. Definitely a great piece and even better that it was $30 off when I purchased it!
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect nursery organization This solution is great - note that the website shows white but I called and was able to order in Platinum (figured it’s more “boy” appropriate for the nursery, also looks great with our gray walls). For a small closet we’re now able to fit MUCH more than previously with only one hanging bar and one shelf. Note that my picture shows immediately after we had it installed. You can call to customize any way you want- different size drawers, etc. But the one inflexibility to this design is that the drawers and shelves must line up, so you cannot later change the height of the shelves. Which works for us. I wasn’t planning on re-assembling anything later.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much more space than we expected! We met with an elfa expert in the store to help with our very puny/barely walk in closet into something that might accommodate all of our clothes. We were very happy with the suggested design...but we were BLOWN AWAY with how it actually turned out!!! We had no idea how much we would love the drawer space inside the closet & the shoe racks to make our most worn shoes so easily accessible!! Our old closet was significantly bigger, but with the design help we got in the store, we actually fit everything from our old closet plus a few other items into our new one!! So happy, we came back to do our guest room closet too!!
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elfa platinum reach in for tween This is the perfect solution for my daughter's closet. It's a very wide reach in (three sliding closet doors). Hanging space was most needed with (desk like) a top shelf that can be used for jewelry, mirror, etc. We added remote control lighting that works perfectly with the ventilated shelves. This wasn't a typical design, but with some creativity we maximized the space!!! The best part is that as her needs change, so can this configuration.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Husband Loves It My husband loves our Elfa closet so much that he asked me to design an Elfa solution to organize his office closet for his voluminous files. We agree that the closet is so neat and organized that it makes you feel good just to step into it. We tried this in our apartment and will be taking it with us when we move into our new house soon. We are “hooked” on Elfa!
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quilting Studio I have used the Elfa Storage system since 2012. Adding a unit or two when budget permits. I LOVE my Elfas! They help keep my tools, fabrics, kits and notions close at hand and organized. What more could any quilter want?
Date published: 2019-01-13
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Community Q&A

My closet is just under four feet (45” wide). Will this still fit my space or should I buy the three foot model instead?

Asked by: Kwoz
This design requires a minimum width of 39". For a free custom closet design, please contact us at 1-888-CONTAIN (266-8246).
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-04-09

Can I pick which baskets to use and are the heights adjustable?

Asked by: Margie314
The frame height and drawer sizes are interchangeable. For a custom Drawer Unit, we recommend using our Drawer tool in our Design Center under the Explore Projects tab.
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-04-09

How do you attach the Melamine top? No adhesives came in the box

Asked by: jay1617
Please contact our Customer Solutions Department at 1-888-CONTAIN (266-8246) for assistance with replacing your adhesive strips.
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-04-08

Can this unit be reversed? drawers on the right?

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this unit can be reversed.
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-04-08

I have two of these and they are very wobbly. Is there anything I can do to make mine more secure?

Asked by: Rach39
When stacking, we recommend adding an elfa Crossbar to help with stability, which can be purchased in store and over the phone. If the units are side by side, you can use frame clips to keep the unit from wobbling. If the unit is independent, try our Melamine Tops to help with stabilizing.
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-04-07

Is platinum in elfa like chrome or polished nickel?

Asked by: Pam62
Platinum will appear more matte than shiny.
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-04-06

Can a wooden shelf b substituted for the metal?

Asked by: Houseofed
We can customize this solution to your liking when you contact us at 1-888-CONTAIN (266-8246).
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-04-06

What is the weight of this. Can this be carried out of the store without a struggle? Thanks.

Asked by: Arleen
Elfa Drawer Solutions are broken down by parts for ease of transport.
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-04-02
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