Rated 5 out of 5Â by Pathe There's a Trick to gettin the TopBar in both sides
Glad Container Store offers the Freestanding Option. It saves my walls from having too many holes drilled into it.
I use to have a problem getting the top bar to go in fully on both sides. It was frustrating! Then I realized it had to do with the uneven distance of my Elfa Feet from the wall I was putting the system up against. So I kicked the one Elfa foot that was 1 inch farther out from the wall back further and then tried putting in the top bar in again. Wouldn't you know it, I had no problem, it went in so easily I was amazed. Wish the instructions made mention of this easy fix.
February 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by evilsupplyco Exactly what I needed
Sets up shelves perfectly, makes them very stable.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kuching Easy Conversion
A couple of years ago I had an Elfa Shelf System installed on a wall in the basement. My situation has changed, and I wanted to move the system upstairs into a spare bedroom, but I wanted to go with freestanding system (I didnâ¿¿t want to deal with the plaster walls of this old house). I was able to use three 83â¿ freestanding uprights, three 17â¿ freestanding feet and two 2â¿¿ stabilization kits to accomplish my goal--and I was able to do it by myself in about an hour. I was enormously pleased!
December 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Outdoorgoddess Best Do It Yourself
Elfa freestanding system is well worth it. Do watch the how-to videos, they are a must. I put the system in a walk-in closet and the best feature is you can change out the racks, drawers and misc pieces as your lifestyle changes. I emailed the Container Store, with a few "what do I do" and they responded quickly and were helpful.
October 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by scrapcrafter love elfa freesanding
I purchased an elfa freestanding system for my craft supplies since I only had space in front of windows. It works beautifully and now after using it for awhile I know that it is not going to tip no matter how much weight I have in the drawers. Also I was able to put it together myself without any help from my husband - just remember to start putting the shelves/drawers in from the bottom up. Love the clean look!
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CPADallas Free-standing Credenza
We have tons of Elfa throughout our house (and garage), but have never tried the free-standing components. After researching numerous solutions for a very specific size credenza behind my home-office desk, I discovered that Elfa free-standing components were the perfect answer! Easy to assemble, and very solid.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Pileatedwoodpecker Great Purchase!
I had seen the elfa Freestanding shelves online, but was concerned that they might not be very stable. I went to a Container Store to look at them in person, and was very satisfied that they are extremely stable!
If you are shopping online and are uncertain about the stability of elfa Freestanding, don't be! Go ahead and order them online, and you will be very happy with your purchase!
April 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Elfa shelves are a great solution
Elfa shelves are great. Kind of addicting... Once you get to know them it seems you find always a new place in your home that can use them to help you get organized.
About this specific piece, the stabilization kit, TCS offers it only in two sizes, 2" and 3". I have freestandings of both sizes at home and based on my experience, I think TCS should offer them in at least two other sizes, 1.5" and 2.5". The 1.5" would be great to make a more sturdy 3" wide freestanding with an extra support in the center (you should not store very heavy stuff in a 3" wide freestanding shelf, especially if using ventilated shelves), and the 2.5" would be good as an optional extra width.
It doesn't look like much but the difference between 2" and 3" can be significant. My 2" freestanding is in a place that could use half a foot more width and cannot fit a 3" wide freestanding, but I had to settle with the 2" width. Considering my freestanding has six shelves each, half a foot more width in all of those shelves would have added some welcome shelving area (although it would also make the ventilated shelves less sturdy).
Considering we can always cut the shelves in widths as needed, we just need more options of the stabilization kit to be able to have more possibilities for the freestanding. I know I can have all the possibilities I can imagine using the Easy Hang solution but in some situations I prefer the freestandings.
December 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by wellorganized An absolute necessity for elfa freestanding
These stabilization kits provide the necessary rigidity for the tall elfa freestanding units.
February 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by flash Desk Parts
Definitely necessary to stabilize my customized computer desk. A little difficult to manage with 1 person, better to have another person hold while cross bar installed. One end of my cross bar was bent so would not go in easily until I straightened it out.
October 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SpecialK Don't Forget These
Definitely needed for your freestanding system; not that the Store would let you get away without purchasing them, I'm sure. Easy enough to assemble.
May 18, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5Â by daddysgirl77 Necessary Component
This is a very necessary component for any freestanding system.
May 17, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5Â by OrganizedFinn Stabilization Bar - Weakest Component
Stabilization bar is weakest component of the (otherwise) exceptional freestanding system. When attaching bar to the freestanding uprights, be sure that it is perfectly centered. If misaligned, there is danger that the "ears" will deform with a hammer tap and be very difficult to insert.
May 3, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5Â by LF01 Very easy to use and does exactly what it is advertised to do. However, the plastic top caps tend to pop off.
April 29, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by medoitmyself great purchase
with this kit the freestanding shelving unit is very sturdy!!
March 17, 2010