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Platinum elfa Solid Drawer Start-A-Stack

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Platinum elfa Solid Drawer Start-A-Stack


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Available only at The Container Store, our exclusive Start-A-Stack is our most popular elfa Drawer combination for all-purpose storage in any room of your home! It features three 2-Runner Drawers, one 1-Runner Drawer and Back Stop Pins. elfa offers a variety of Drawer Accessories that you can add to customize your solution. elfa Solid Drawer In & Out Stops are included to prevent the drawers from pulling out too far and to keep them securely in the runners. elfa is an entirely customizable system - if this isn't exactly the solution you're looking for, try our elfa Drawer Planner.
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  • Frame is epoxy-bonded steel construction; super-strong polypropylene solid drawers
  • Optional lid is translucent for easy viewing of contents
  • Includes elfa Solid Drawer In & Out Stops to prevent the drawers from pulling out too far and to keep them securely in the runners
  • elfa Custom Drawer Planner


What's Included

  • 1
    elfa Medium Crossbar Platinum Set of 4 (#255008)
  • 1
    elfa 7-Runner Panels Platinum Set of 2 (#255003)
  • 1
    elfa Medium Solid 1-Runner Drawer Smoke (#10063841)
  • 3
    elfa Medium Solid 2-Runner Drawer Smoke (#10063842)
  • 2
    elfa Drawer Back Stop Pins Galvanized Pkg/10 (#10063870)
  • 2
    elfa Solid Drawer In & Out Stops Translucent Pkg/4 (#10063844)


  • 18" x 21" x 29" h

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Platinum elfa Solid Drawer Start-A-Stack is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Back to the mesh drawers I didn't read the solid drawer reviews first since I had a set of mesh ELFA drawers already. These do not stay on tracks when putting in or taking out when filled UNLESS you use the stops-as each of these low rated reviews say when someone from the Container store responds. Well, the mesh ones stay in Regardless. And I want to be able to take the drawers OUT easily when i want, not mess with little plastic hooks that may break in the future or worse, plastic drawers that are going to warp/bend out of shape over time.So, switched back to the mesh set. No problem. I am using this set to store all my sewing fabric stash and gadgets.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Drawers Fall Out I have looked all over the internet and other stores for a drawer system to hold our kids' Legos. I found this system and thought it would be perfect. It's a great size, sturdy, looks good, and has clamps to hold the drawers in the tracks. After two weeks of using the system, everything has been what I hoped for, except the drawers keep falling out of their tracks. I have the plastic clamps installed on both sides of each drawer, but these keep popping off and they aren't strong enough to hold the drawers once there have stuff in them. I am using the solid plastic drawers so will return them and see if the wire mesh works better. I hope so because I really want this system to work. Any other solutions would be helpful as I would rather have the plastic drawers than the mesh one.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good concept, poor design I purchased this to help organize my husband's t-shirts in his closet. Installation was quick and easy, and the look of the whole unit was quite sleek. Unfortunately once he started pulling out the drawers, the plastic units started to bend on the edges and now the drawers won't stay in the tracks for an extended period of time. Even if there's not much stuff in the drawers they don't stay in the tracks and they keep falling off and we are left with a pile of non usable plastic drawers. For the price, we were very disappointed at this product.
Date published: 2016-09-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Drawers fall out I was so excited to organize our closet in the guest room, but after putting 20 DVDs in the drawer, it fell off the tracks :(
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A little disappointed While the frame is quite sturdy and the matching melamine top creates a polished look, the drawers themselves don't stay in the runners, especially with more than a couple shirts in the drawers. I am surprised by this design flaw. I'll keep it now that I've put it together, but I wouldn't choose this item in the future.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very useful This rescued my tiny narrow closet from uselessness!
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Solid drawers vs mesh Drawers I received my solid drawer system today. (I have used the 5 sets of the wire mesh drawers for at least 5 years now and love them). I use them in my sewing studio and need to store thread in them. However the solid surface drawers fall out of the tracks unless the plastic drawer stops are in. I am worried about the drawer stops breaking or losing them over time. So pretty disappointing that they don't appear as sturdy as the wire drawers. I will order the wore drawers if I need anymore .
Date published: 2015-04-03
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Community Q&A

Are these stackable?

"Start-a-stack" kinda makes it sound like they stack, but I do not see that in the pictures or feature list. Can you stack two of these?
Asked by: CraigW
Yes they are stackable.
Answered by: destend2b
Date published: 2017-04-01

How much does this weigh?

Maybe I overlooked this detail but I've been unable to find it in the description.... How much does this box of all the Start A stack items weigh? I'm pregnant and wondering if I will be able to buy at the store and either carry home or roll it on top of a rolling cart or if I should just ship it......?
Asked by: Ridiculous
Not sure But not bad at all and the boxes have handles built in
Answered by: Nicksmommy
Date published: 2015-07-04

How much weight will this unit hold?

How much weight can each drawer hold? How much weight can the unit support stacked on top of it?
Asked by: TwilightAngel
We do not have a weight capacity listed for our elfa products as the weight capacity varies depending on how the product is mounted, weight distribution, and the contents being stored. If you would like assistance in determiming if this solution is right for you, please call us at 1-800-733-3532, or email us at with additional details regarding what you are looking to store on the shelf.
Answered by: Karisa
Date published: 2016-04-23

What is the height of this unit from top to bottom with a melamine top attached?

Asked by: cerkes513
It is 29-5/8” h.
Answered by: larose
Date published: 2017-01-06

Will the frame accomodate the drawers with lids on?

If the lids were on the drawers, will it slide easily into the frame?
Asked by: Emilio
Yes, our elfa Solid Drawers with Lids can easily slide into an elfa Drawer Frame.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-01-06

Melamine top to frame attachment...

Is two-faced foam tape the only recommended way to attach the Melamine top to the frame or can something more durable (reusable) be used, like a certain type of clip or Velcro strips?
Asked by: Yulian
You can also use the item below to attach the Melamine top to the drawers frame. This item is available in Black or White.
Answered by: maarechar
Date published: 2015-08-02

Does each bin have a lid?

Asked by: rm337
The lids are sold separately, but you can easily attach a lid to each drawer.
Answered by: TheContainerStore
Date published: 2015-02-21

what is the height from the floor (where the frame leg would sit) to the bottom of the lowest drawer?

Asked by: View
The height between the floor and the bottom of the lowest drawer is 1-1/4".
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2014-09-23
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