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White Elfa Mesh Start-A-Stack

  • Mesh Bathroom Drawers
  • Mesh Bathroom Drawers
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White Elfa 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 2-Runner Mesh Drawers, one 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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  • Epoxy-bonded steel construction
  • Exceptionally smooth-gliding drawers
  • Provides excellent visibility and accessibility to the contents


What's Included

  • 3
    elfa Medium Mesh 2-Runner White (#10032097)
  • 1
    elfa Medium Crossbar White Set of 4 (#256008)
  • 2
    elfa Drawer Back Stop Pins Galvanized Pkg/10 (#10063870)
  • 1
    elfa Medium Mesh 1-Runner White (#10032096)
  • 1
    elfa 7-Runner Panels White Set of 2 (#256003)
  • 2
    elfa Mesh Drawer In & Out Stops Translucent Pkg/4 (#10044875)


  • 18" x 21" x 29" h

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White Elfa Mesh Start-A-Stack is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 126.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I bought these to help organize our master closet. Wish I had purchased years ago! They assembled easily, are sturdy, and hold a TON of clothes. After this experience I will be adding elfa to my cabinets, pantry, and many of our other closets.
Date published: 2016-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from elfa stacked drawers did the job! I used four of these in my office closet along with other elfa shelves and products. It is so nice to go into the closet to get something and not have to move several items to get to the one I need. I can't wait to create more unique storage spaces with elfa in my home.
Date published: 2015-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Gift for College Student My daughter won the Platinum Mesh Start-a-Stack at your college night event. We purchased the sliding file attachment so she could keep her files organized and in reach. The drawers storage can be used for various items.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome drawers I have a very small bathroom vanity. I purchased a narrow 3 drawer Elfa unit and it fits perfectly on one side of my little vanity. Easy slide and keeps all my items tidy and organized.
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I love this mesh drawer. It can easily be assembled, stacked, and has countless uses. I have four so far.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Storage Solutions! I have 2 of these in different sizes and wish I had a couple more. They are incredibly sturdy, come in a variety of sizes to fit any space, and they really are everything all the reviews say they are and more. Easy to put together (don't be intimidated, it's not as hard as it looks# and you can get different size baskets to fit your needs. Wouldn't recommend getting the short baskets unless you have a specific idea in mind for using them #works good for scarves) because they really aren't tall enough for many uses. One hint--make sure you use the back stops because otherwise when you shut the basket, it goes flying out the back side. I recommend getting the top for it as well so that you actually have a table top to use and it can withstand a lot of weight. Wheels are great on these and it rolls easily. Worth the money,and if you get it on sale, it's even better!
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great option My walk-in closet is pretty basic- couple of bars for hanging clothes and a shelf above them. However I needed a drawer option to store work-out clothes and utilize the space beneath my shorter hanging stuff. I shopped around and found other options not as nice, but still pretty pricey (for what I'd expect to pay#. I got this on sale and it fits the bill perfectly. It was easy for my husband to put together #although he is pretty handy, but I could have done it myself if I had to). The drawers slide well and I appreciate the draw stays so I'm not accidentally yanking the drawers out. Feels like a high quality product. I like the mesh to let the clothes breath, but nice enough that things won't get snagged. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique use of old technology storage space My husband surprised me by placing a stack of Elfa mesh drawers in my desk cabinet where the tower of my old computer used to be stored. Now I can use the pullout keyboard tray for my laptop computer and still have access to all my middle drawer desk supplies (the keyboard tray blocks this drawer when it is out) while working on my laptop! :-)
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My closet The previous drawers in my closet were extremely difficult to operate. My husband surprised me by replacing them all with your easy to construct mesh drawers. I now have a totally complete Elfa closet that is the envy of all my friends. I would highly recommend Elfa to everyone.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Ordered this as a 7 drawer in silver for my craft punches that are very heavy... fits great under my work space and items are visible and drawers are sturdy. I can pull a drawer out and use the punches easily and efficiently. Love this product!!
Date published: 2014-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek and reliable elfa drawers are the perfect addition to our closets - adding much needed drawer space. The start-a-stack was easy to pick up and install.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I finally have an organize office everything has its own place thanks to container store next project is my closet. The customer service is awesome you tell them what you want and they help you figure it out I will be returning.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to assemble This is the first elfa product I've purchased and I love it. Not only was the box light enough to carry it was so easy to assemble. My 6 yr old grandson did most of it.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sewing room. we designed these units for my sewing room..LOVE being able to see all my fabric, with out having to pull down a storage tote, and unloading it to see what fabric goes with with my projects. ...they hold a large amount of fabric. love the versatility of these great units.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice ! This is the second stacking shelf unit I have purchased made by ELFA. It is well designed. It looks great too. I just wish that the little white pegs were more substantial. They have a habit of getting lost over time.
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great storage option! Easy to assemble, quality construction, may purchase another unit!
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome product! I moved into a new house in Aug and for months have been trying to find a solution to my pantry. The 4 shelves were too deep and difficult to see what I had in them. I called Shelf Genie to come in and put in sliding shelves but they were going to charge me almost $2000 for 5 shelves. I could not justify the cost so I kept looking. But I did not want to put bottom mount sliding shelves on the already warping shelves in my pantry and I could not find the right size side mount shelves. Then on a whim I decided to see what I could find at container store and the mesh start a stack shelves were perfect! I love the ways these shelves fit. They are nearly impossible to tip over and they are very sturdy. One drawer is even full of cans and it holds them just fine. This $180 unit saved me a ton of money and I’m really happy with it.
Date published: 2014-02-21
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Community Q&A

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: 2018-03-18

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: 2018-08-04


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: 2018-09-15

Are the drawers also included in this set? Thank you!

Asked by: Wantingtoorganize
Answered by: NewElfaFan
Date published: 2018-06-23

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: 2017-08-06

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
Each drawer of our elfa Mesh Start-A-Stack is designed for light-weight folded clothing, boxed or bagged foods, or miscellaneous kitchen or office accessories. We would recommend around no more than 10 pounds in each to start.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-01-10

What is the unboxed weight?

Asked by: lpabf
The assembled weight of our elfa Mesh Start-A-Stack is 20.9 pounds.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2018-10-13

What is the difference between the white mesh Elfa Start-a-Stack drawers and the medium white mesh closet drawers besides the top on closet drawers?

Are both sets already put together?
Asked by: LLSK
The White elfa Mesh Closet Drawers includes a top and frame feet, while the Start-A-Stack does not.
Answered by: hcrolf
Date published: 2018-04-20
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