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Elfa Décor Freestanding Study Zone

  • Birch & Platinum Office Desk
  • Birch & Platinum Office Desk
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Elfa Décor Freestanding Study Zone


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Available only at The Container Store, our exclusive Elfa freestanding shelving and drawer system is the ideal choice for creating a study spot in your child's room. This Birch & Platinum Elfa Décor Freestanding Study Zone provides plenty of shelf space above a roomy work surface and drawers for storage. The fine weave of the mesh and closed corners of the drawers prevent smaller items from falling through. All Elfa components are adjustable, so this solution is completely flexible! This solution measures 5' wide and 62" tall; if this won't work for your space, please contact us so we can design the perfect solution for you with our free service!
Elfa Installation & Assembly Guide

  • Every Elfa freestanding solution stands on its own - nothing is mounted to the wall
  • Exceptionally durable epoxy-bonded steel construction
  • Solid birch Décor Shelves
  • Solid birch Elfa Décor Drawer Frames feature integrated wheels for easy operation; built-in stops


What's Included

  • 1
    Elfa Medium Mesh 1-Runner Platinum (#10022533)
  • 1
    20" Elfa Right Bracket Cover Platinum (#10040219)
  • 3
    16" Elfa Right Bracket Cover Platinum (#10014686)
  • 1
    20" Elfa Left Bracket Cover Platinum (#10040220)
  • 2
    12" Elfa Left Bracket Cover Platinum (#10022513)
  • 1
    3' Elfa Freestanding Stabilization Kit Platinum (#10053940)
  • 1
    20" x 3' x 1-1/4" h Elfa Decor DeskTop Birch (#10070254)
  • 2
    12" x 3' x 1-1/4" h Elfa Decor Shelf Birch (#10053950)
  • 3
    21" Elfa Freestanding Foot Platinum (#10041680)
  • 3
    62" Elfa Freestanding Upright Platinum (#10049089)
  • 3
    Elfa Decor Drawer Frame Birch (#10014658)
  • 2
    Elfa Medium Mesh 2-Runner Platinum (#10022534)
  • 2
    12" Elfa Right Bracket Cover Platinum (#10022515)
  • 3
    16" Elfa Left Bracket Cover Platinum (#10014685)
  • 3
    20" Elfa Ventilated/Decor Shelf Bracket Platinum (#10001019)
  • 1
    20" x 2' x 1-1/4" h Elfa Decor DeskTop Birch (#10070252)
  • 6
    12" Elfa Ventilated/Decor Shelf Bracket Platinum (#10014653)
  • 1
    Elfa Clip Bookends Platinum Pkg/2 (#255720)
  • 2
    12" x 2' x 1-1/4" h Elfa Decor Shelf Birch (#10041690)
  • 1
    2' Elfa Freestanding Stabilization Kit Platinum (#10041684)
  • 6
    16" Elfa Ventilated/Decor Shelf Bracket Platinum (#10071994)
  • 1
    Elfa Decor Accessory Shelf Birch (#10071757)


  • 5' x 21" x 5' 3" h

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Elfa Décor Freestanding Study Zone is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 28.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has transformed the room! Has held up well 1 year. Purchase this for teen daughter's room over 1 year ago and it is perfect for workspace & organization. Our old house is uneven but the installers (well worth paying for CS installation# did a great & careful job. When it vibrated against the walls when she typed on her laptop, CS gave us additional bolts to anchor it. One minor issue: daughter is short so has to raise chair #Eurobungee which we also love) to type - and the chair can bump against lowest shelf, which has marred it a bit.
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freestanding Desk System I am NOT a DIY or handy person, so I was hesitant about buying this system as a surprise for my husband's cloffice (his office is in our large walk-in closet). I was able to put this unit together ALL BY MYSELF in a few hours and it looks great and keeps him organized. Very happy with the purchase!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best desk on the market After going through multiple wood desks that either warp, get scratched, or discolor after a few years. I knew I had to find a new setup. Went to container store and this elfa product caught my eye. I build it online with a CS employee and assembled it at my house. It took about an hour but it was well worth it. This desk is my #1 choice for a small/medium office/bedroom and for someone who wants a simplistic, elegant, and modern look. The build quality is outstanding. The frames, legs, and pegs are a scratch resistant, thick metal. It will last 20+ years easily. The shelfs are made out of a very durable and stylish particle board like material. Since everything can be adjusted height wise, you can accommodate everything to your needs. And if you somehow do manage to scratch or damage a wood shelf, just buy a new shelf, NOT a new desk like most people have to. I was also happy to see that just about every part of the desk, from the shelves to the legs were made in Europe, and not China. Typical Swedish quality and functionality. Although $1,000+ seems like a lot for a desk, you will save money by not having to buy a wood/particle board desk every 7-10 years. Also bought a bungie chair at the CS which goes great with this desk. Thank you elfa & CS.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing organization! I have a small bedroom I needed to convert to a home office. I tried various furniture options and configurations, finally settling on the free-standing Elfa. Best decision! Doesn't take up much space in the room, can be moved to suit room, looks great and has lots of organization options. I'm just amazed.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Home Office Transformation We could not be more pleased with this office system. It gave us two spaces for working at home, added a good deal more storage and organization, and looks great. It was not inexpensive, but the quality is great and assembly was easy. This freestanding unit is very stable and is a great option if you don't want to or cannot drill into your walls. I was able to put the whole thing together by myself in under two hours (from unpacking to complete). We were amazed at how light the shelves were, too. For assembly, also see the videos the Container Store has put out there - a couple of them were very helpful in clarifying things for me... As you can see, the bungie chairs are a great complement.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cozy Elfa office We installed Elfa office in our new home. With limited space, we couldn't find any office furniture that matched our need. Elfa appears to be the best solution for a very functional office in a limited room. We installed 2 Elfa stand offices. They did look cozy and were easy to install. We didn't know what we needed at the beginning, so we kept adding more drawers and shelves later. Finally, they looked well together and matched our working style.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great functional office I saw this office in the cataloge and knew that I wanted it. We went to the Sixth Ave store and ordered it and had it shipped. The instructions were great and the setup was easy.. I would recommend this to anyone. So very very happy with it
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This desk just works! This is the most practical, suitable, workable desk that I have ever had, and I have tried a lot of desks. I love that I was able to choose the color wood and metal that fit my decor and was able to choose the components that fit my organization needs. Even though it is freestanding it is very sturdy. It was easy to assemble; however, I did make one assembling mistake, but the Container Store replaced the part I bent with no questions asked. Thank you Container Store.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best I have a lot of electronics and little space I purchased this item it is GREAT!!! everything fits on this desk my laptops, desktops, 2 printers I just love it!!!. It is a sturdy unit easy to clean and good to look at.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Christmas in February We absolutely love the freestanding desk. We choose Platinum and Walnut and expanded it to include 2 desks and a shared drawer space. We didn't realize that it was customizable until we went into the store; the associate was patient and funny as we designed. The installer was awesome too; on time, efficient and personable. We have decided to treat ourselves to one Elfa upgrade each year during their annual sale. It has been refreshing to embrace organization in small affordable steps.
Date published: 2013-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Closet turned Study I've long been a fan of The Container Store and Elfa products. When I moved 3 years ago, there was very little closet space in our apartment, so I purchased Elfa free-standing shelving, rods, and drawers to contain my clothing in a polished and streamlined way, albeit in our living room. I figured I would find a way to reuse at least some of the products when we relocated. When The Container Store catalogue arrived this January, days after we moved into our new space (thankfully with more plentiful and appropriately-placed closets), I thumbed through the pages, looking for inspiration. I landed on this image of the study with two desks and great shelving. I figured I'd put the much acclaimed evolutionary and adaptable Elfa to the test. I managed to use many of the former parts and saved the others for my next project. The proof is in the pictures and I am once again a happy customer. I enjoy the satisfaction of a good DIY project and assembled both versions myself in a few hours. I would highly recommend and will purchase Elfa products again.
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Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Craft Space Bought this for my craft space in what used to be a closet. It fit perfectly and is so easily arrangeable, I can change it around myself.
Date published: 2012-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Homeschool organized at last! After years of stuffing reference materials, computer, printer, binders, folders, supplies, etc. pretty much anywhere, none of us could stand not finding any of it again! With Elfa designers, we designed a four-column, 5-shelf w/desk space, free-standing system to hold everything from art supplies to printer to PC to day-to-day binders, boxes, books, papers, reference books, CDs, DVDs, hole punch, etc. Easy access under legs to clean floor. Conclusion: saved our sanity and most importantly my temper.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dream Office All my life I have wanted a sharp looking, organized and functional "home office." Since we live in a very small condo my office had to be shared with the guest bedroom. This worked great (so easy to assemble... my husband is not a handy man) it fit close to far wall so we can pull out the couch-bed and still have room to move around. I have had so much fun decorating it; and wow! lots of room for all my stuff. The Container Store made it easy to plan, purchase, and return any items we decided not to use. Love it!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product! I was given this product when I moved into my new apartment. It is a wonderful product that has helped me stay organized in my office space. I am a writing and I do a lot of different side projects. With this desk set (along with a few other container store products) everything is always in order and easy to find. I would recommend this to anyone who loves to be in order!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Solution My husband worked in the IT field out of our home, therefore, he had a plethora of computer equipment. He had 2 laptops, 2 printers, a flat screen monitor, and of course the router and other Wi-Fi equipment. I went to the Container Store and bought a long elfa table with optional shelving. Everything fit on this "computer center" perfectly! There was enough room for us to work side by side, as I do a lot of desktop publishing for personal use. It looks very neat and organized, with space for trays of computer paper and other office supplies, and even a phone. The best part is that we got so much for our money ~ far more affordable than things we had seen at office supply stores and much more attractive. Thank you Container Store ~ I can hardly "contain" myself in what a good job I (and you) did for my husband!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product From Start to Finish Bought this for my teenagers' room. He is so happy and so is his mom. I love how simple and clean the elfa shelving looks in his room. Meeting with the Container Store designer was fun and easy. My experience = Loved 100%.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Closet Office I placed this system in a small walk-in closet and call it my office. I also added a small 2-drawer file cabinet and a couple of cork bulletin boards. I lined the top fixed shelf of the closet with pretty baskets to store items. I decorated the system by placing photos on the magnetic rails and nicknacks on the personal shelf. It's my own personal space and I love it!
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Community Q&A

Can freestanding systems be anchored to the wall?

I really like the freestanding home office but I live in earthquake country and want to be sure I have the option of anchoring it to the wall so it doesn't topple over.
Asked by: Mya417
We don’t have an option to anchor our elfa Freestanding solution to the wall. When the system is positioned within 2 inches of a wall, it is designed to act similar to other freestanding furniture on the market. If you would like more information regarding a wall mounted system, or if you would like assistance with a custom creation, please call us at 1-800-733-3532.
Answered by: chuckm
Date published: 2013-11-14

Can this freestanding be used on both side with additional shelves for the other side? Or does one side has to stand against the wall?

Asked by: Kezsuzanne
Yes, we can create a double-sided freestanding elfa solution to fit your space. Please feel to call our Customer Solutions Department at 1-800-733-3532 and we'll be happy to assist you.
Answered by: beneel
Date published: 2019-09-28

Actual max width

Hi - Can you tell me the actual/specific max width that this product requires? I know it says 5 foot, but I am very space constrained and need to know the furthest distances (max width) to be able to evaluate whether it will actually fit. This seems ideal for what I need, but I am worried that the dimensions will be slightly off causing the entire thing not to fit. Chris
Asked by: cdrize
As pictured, the elfa freestanding Birch & Platinum Study Zone can stand in front of a wall that is 63" wide or wider. A smaller elfa freestanding unit can be designed to fit a wall measuring 27" to 51" wide. Please call 1.888.266.8246 for design assistance.
Answered by: lgmorris
Date published: 2017-02-12

What other wood colors does The freestanding single and double desk options come in?

Asked by: LauraSBR
In addition to a Birch finish in our Elfa Decor components, we also offer your choice of Walnut, White, and Grey.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2020-03-07

Is the freestanding study desk sturdy and stable on plush carpeted room?

Asked by: PMK16
Yes, this can be used on carpet.
Answered by: mstover
Date published: 2020-08-06

Can this unit be attached to the wall?

Asked by: IrinaS
We can create a wall-mounted version of this solution for you at 1.800.733.3532.
Answered by: mbdefreitas
Date published: 2016-09-05

Being that this is free-standing, does this have to be placed against a wall?

Just curious if it could be used without looking at a wall, or if that would look too strange.
Asked by: CuriousCustomer
Every elfa freestanding solution stands on its own - nothing is mounted to the wall. In fact, your solution can be an island like the examples shown below.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2019-09-28

Is there a version of this that is less than 8’ wide? Is a 6’ wide version available?

Asked by: maxshop
All Elfa solutions are completely customizable. To build your design you can use our Closet Design Tool, schedule a Virtual In-Home Design appointment, or call 800-433-1264.
Answered by: mstover
Date published: 2020-06-01
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