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Elfa White Mesh Medium Start-A-Stack

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Elfa White 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
  • elfa Custom Drawer Planner



  • 18" x 21" x 29" h


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Elfa White Mesh Start-A-Stack is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 150.
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 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 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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect sturdy instant drawer space So happy I purchased these stacking drawers. So well designed and sturdy. It fits perfectly in the space my dishwasher used to be with space left on the side to store my longer baking pans. Just ideal. Thank you!
Date published: 2019-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to put up and durable I have a tiny closet so I decided to add this item in my closet to make more space. It creates so much space in the tiny room. It looks nice and cute. I also purchased a dymo label maker from container store and named each drawer. They look so organized and noce to see. My closet turned from tiny mess to a nice and modern looking organized piece in my room!!!
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality product. Sturdy, easy to assembly, plenty of drawer space.
Date published: 2018-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy as can be! Love this product. I have 20 year old Elfa bins at home and they are still in great shape. Never slide out of the railings or cause any other problems. Can’t recommend it enough.
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beginning of closet redo Extremely pleased with this Elfa mesh stackable. Plan to add another unit asap.
Date published: 2018-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Needed a nice looking, quality shelving unit for semi-useless small closet in new RV. This fit perfectly. It was easy to assemble and looks great.
Date published: 2018-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and looks good. I like this product. It is all made and looks good, however, they do have differing width options, they don't have different height options which they should rectify.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elfa Mesh start a stack I love this organizer! I was able to fit my entire dresser into these drawers and save a lot of space in my room! You can't go wrong with these. Assembly was a breeze. Use a rubber mallet to assemble the frame. Definitely going to use these in other rooms
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Freed up a ton of hanging space in my closet! I bought two of these start a stack kits and two melamine tops for my walk in closet and I’m glad I did! I was able to free up an entire bar on the other side of the closet where my pants used to hang. They fit all of my jeans, dress pants, leggings, yoga pants, shorts, you name it! They were so much easier to assemble than I thought they would be, I did them myself and it only took me a half hour. I also bought the clips to clip them together. I want to buy more but then I’d block my baseboard heat in the closet so I’m debating. The only bummer is I bought a bunch of the elfa drawer dividers in the store and I wish someone had told me they don’t work in the frame. I wish the cashier or the person who got them from the back for me told me this. Now I have to return them and the store is an hour and a half away.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great drawers that hold a lot I got a custom Elfa drawer combo rather than the standard drawers shown here, but it only differs from this one slightly. I LOVE it! I could customize it to the space I have and it really holds a lot; in fact I have even more storage space in it now than I actually need. Really tidied up my office space.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hold so it! These drawers slide in and out so smoothly! I wear size small and I could make 2 rows of shirts in the deep drawer. I wanted a top for a flat surface to fold my clothes on but still be able to see through so I got the smoke solid drawer lid and they work...not a perfect fit but good enough.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it I purchased this unit for my small business that shares a space in my walk in closet. I'm definitely ordering at least 3 more to use for business and 1-2 for my daughters bedroom. I ordered white....very clean look. I purchased a rubber mallet but it wasn't I used an old rag (it will put a hole in whatever you use) and a hammer. I finished my setup process a lot faster an when I used the mallet. I would recommend to a friend. Try to purchase during the aunnal elfa sale but if not it's still worth it!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful I have two of these and this is my third. I love them for organizing!
Date published: 2017-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tool For Organization The elfa start-a-stack is the perfect tool for additional drawer space. It is small enough to not clutter a room and it provides a great amount of drawers and enough space inside to fit anything you need! I use mine in my college dorm room to provide extra drawer space for my clothing and towels. It has been a life saver! Especially since the university doesn't provide a lot of drawers for students. It is also small and doesn't take up a lot of space which is great for a small area like a dorm room. Best purchase I've ever made!
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these!! I initially bought two of these to use in our closet and, upon assembling them, saw you could stack them. So I stacked them and right away ordered two more for the other side of our closet. They work great for underclothes, pajamas purses, etc. Definitely recommend!
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great organizer! I purchased this to organize a tangle of odds and ends underneath a staircase closet. It is at an odd angle, but was able to customize the fit with the various dimensions available in the elfa system. I had duffel bags, snorkel equipment, sewing fabric all piled atop each other. I ordered this elfa system: two 2 runner drawers, two 3 runner drawers and the top. Fantastic! the drawers are nice and deep; everything fit very nicely. I purchased the labels. Very organized. Love elfa!
Date published: 2016-01-16
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Community Q&A

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

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

Are tops available for this model?

Asked by: Dyanne
We offer a variety of melamine tops that can be attached to any of our freestanding drawer frames. They can be found by searching for "melamine tops" on our website.
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-04-01

Can I purchase the rack without the baskets? I have the baskets but not the rack.

Asked by: DH32
You can view the individual elfa drawer frames in the following links:
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-04-01

When you say "each" - do you mean each drawer or each stack of four?

Asked by: Anonymous
This item includes 4 drawers and one frame.
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-03-30

I tried to buy a 57”  custom but cant online So... If I buy two of these do they indeed stack on top of one another safe and secure?

Asked by: Harrison649
Yes, two Elfa Drawer Frames can be combined to conserve on space and make the most of vertical storage options. Instructions can be found here:
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-03-26

Can a top be added to this.

Asked by: Reilly Dude
Yes, tops can be added to freestanding drawer units. We offer Melamine Tops in a variety of sizes and colors.
Answered by: erozz
Date published: 2021-03-25

Can you stack 2 of these together, I have one on top of the other, but am not sure this will be sturdy enough.

Asked by: Janice C
Yes, the Elfa Platinum Mesh Medium Start-A-Stack are stackable. Instructions on stacking can be found below:
Answered by: snzeigler
Date published: 2021-03-16
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