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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 2.7 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect solution I use the Elfa solid stack drawers for my smaller cuts if quilting fabric. The enclosed container keeps fabric safe from dust but lets me me see color.
Date published: 2018-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very practical and nice looking I bought this unit to store my work out clothes as my dresser and closet was completely full. It is great being able to customize my storage and get rid of the big plastic bins that had been lying on my floor. Very clean yet functional. I highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage - do NOT buy!! I have the mesh metal version of these which were ok. They ended up rusting and I don't like the look of them in general. I like the clean look of the plastic version and they're great in theory. However, I wish I would have read the reviews beforehand! These plastic baskets fall off the rail ALL the time. It is getting to the point that I don't even use this anymore. Very frustrating and a big waste of money. I'm very disappointed.
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do Not Buy I needed something for the bottom of my closet and this looked great in the store. But, when you put clothes in the drawers, they fall off the rails constantly!! Each time you try to get something from the drawer or put something in, you need to put the drawer back of the rails. It is definitely NOT worth the money.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolute garbage Wish I read other reviews. I have another build a stack with mesh drawers and they were perfect. The plastic drawers aren’t sturdy and they fall of the tracks constantly. What I had hoped to be a perfect addition to my home office and craft room has turned out to be an expensive disappointment. Do NOT buy the smoke plastic drawers option!!!!
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I do not recommend it We bought this to hold the kids' school work. We used the stops and every thing but the drawers kept coming off the tracks. It makes the whole unit looks messy all the time. I think the tracks are poorly designed and so narrow that the drawers kept coming off tracks. I wish that we went with something more solidly built. Still love the container store but I will have to rethink what I buy there now.
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed! I’ve had these drawers for a couple of years now and have tried to make it work. However, the drawers continue to come off their tracks. I’ve tried wire to tighten the sides together and it kind of works, but not really. Please let me know what I can do so these drawers are usable. Thank you. I have an Ella white set with metal mesh drawers and I’m very happy with that one!
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fall out of the tracks! This was the first Start-A-Stack I purchased. I was disappointed- the drawers would not stay in the tracks. So I ordered the lids to put on top of the drawers- this helped a lot. They will stay on the tracks now- most of the time. I avoid putting very heavy items in the drawers. So since that first purchase- I have ordered 4 other Start-A-Stacks- all in the white mesh and love them!
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I wanted to like it We bought this a couple years back to help organize our closet space, it worked for a moment and then the wire framing buckled in causing the drawers to collapse on eachother. We were trying to hold the frame together with fishing wire until we got around to purchasing a new drawer. The quality is not what i normally get from container store which is why it surprised me. We are looking for our bedroom drawers elsewhere because not sold on Elfa.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Waste Your Money! I purchased these to hold t-shirts and under clothes for my young sons. These drawers are always coming the tracks, the clear stoppers do not hold them in place at all. This is not a good purchase.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Drawers don't stay I purchased 4 of these. Should have purchased one because I would have not ordered anymore. The drawers do not stay on their tracks. They are pretty much useless to me. I just use the plastic bins. Waste of money. I had them still packed in boxes for about 5 months until our house was done so it's too late to return them. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM AT ALL!
Date published: 2017-02-28
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elfa is AMAZING I had my office closet re-designed by the Container Store and it was better then I could have imagined. I was worried about the cost of ELFA but it ended up being very affordable. It turned around my mess of a work closet into an organized and efficient utility space! I love it!
Date published: 2015-03-17
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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: 2017-07-31

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: 2018-01-14

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: 2017-12-31

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: 2017-05-23

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: 2017-05-02

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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