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Elfa Graphite Mesh Start-A-Stack

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Elfa Graphite Mesh Start-A-Stack


Product Information

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.

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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
  • elfa Custom Drawer Planner



  • 18" x 21" x 29" h


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Community Q&A

Is there any version of this that is a little smaller?

My closet is 8' tall and 72" long and so this closet design doesn't quite work, but I love this design. So what I'm wondering is: is there any way to shorten some things or cut some things out so that it would fit in my closet?
Asked by: Emma5982
You should probably consider a custom design. It's a free service and that way you get something that fits your space and needs. I'm very happy with the system they designed for me.
Answered by: Lougle50
Date published: 2019-10-27

Are the bins and the entire unit strong enough if all 4 bins are filled with heavy books? Don't want to have it loaded then fall apart to hurt kids.

Asked by: Inquirer0123
This is not a even a medium-duty drawer system. We’re storing only clothing in our and the drawers have pancaked down several times. I wouldn’t recommend it for anything heavier than socks, underwear and a few t-shirts.
Answered by: Buddha
Date published: 2020-03-21

I forgot to install backstop pins at the top before adding the cross bar. Are the alternative solutions to keep drawer from hitting the wall?

Asked by: Sasha2
I used a zip tie/twisty tie.
Answered by: AnnieNVA
Date published: 2020-08-10

i want to design a closets with mostly drawers

I need to discuss the best way to create a closet with the mesh drawers for my daughters. (need 2 closets) I tried the online system and it says drawers cannot fit. My space's dimensions (each) are: 66 wide, 33in deep, bi-fold doors w/ 8 inch openings on each side. Do I want to build 2 start a stacks ones OR look at the wall attached ones? Please Help:)
Asked by: KatieClapp
I would buy enough drawers and brackets needed to fill the space . If you buy to much you can always return the new unused items or if you need more you can run back to the store or order some more components online. You will be surprised by the finished product!
Answered by: Nasa
Date published: 2019-11-11

How much can you build off of this drawer system?

I'd like to purchase the Start-A-Stack drawer combination for some crafting storage; however, I'm curious as to how much you can build off of this drawer system in the future. It is possible to add an additional drawer frame to make the system taller if I need more space? Thanks!
Asked by: Crafter
Yes, you should be able to do this because you can purchase a solid top for the drawers. Then you can just stack the next set on top.
Answered by: marionb
Date published: 2019-04-04

Does this come with the frame or is it only the drawers?

Asked by: Jaynabeth
It comes with both! It is all on one box. You just put the stop pins in and assemble the frame with a rubber is really easy
Answered by: Erin24
Date published: 2020-06-15


I am concerned drawers are wire and will snag clothing. Has anyone had trouble with this?
Asked by: galty75
It's pretty smooth--more like mesh than wire since nothing sticks out. I doubt clothes will get snagged.
Answered by: MaiBB
Date published: 2019-05-05

How. Many adult tee shirts will a 2 runner drawer hold?

Asked by: Alice0131
Depends on if you have men or women's shirts. I fit easily 20 T-Shirts if I split the drawer in half (10 T-Shirts on each side). Since Pullover's are thicker I would say about 10-12 Pullover's.
Answered by: Serendipity407
Date published: 2019-05-05
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