How to Remove Elfa Drawer Frames

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The metal design of Elfa drawers gives you a practical piece of furniture.

Elfa drawer frames have two upper and two lower connecting crossbars that hold the frame sides together. The upper L-connectors snap into the top ends of the frame sides and the bottom T-connectors snap into the bottom of the frame sides. The connectors have plastic-like tabs that press into the connecting holes in the frame sides. These plastic-like tabs have to be tapped into the holes for a snug fit. Removal also requires tapping, but not much. Once the drawers are removed from the frame, disassembly should only take a few minutes.

Step 1

Remove the drawers from the drawer frame.

Step 2

Hold the frame down and hit the underside of the L-connectors with a rubber mallet. Hit close to the ends of the connectors where they go into the drawer frames. Remove both connectors in this fashion. You may have to tap a little on one side and then tap a little on the other side to keep the ends from binding in the drawer frame holes.

Step 3

Flip the frame upside down and tap out the T-connectors with the mallet. Once these connectors come loose, the task is complete.


Follow the removal instructions that came with your specific Elfa drawer model.


Cody Sorensen

Cody Sorensen has been writing professionally since 2009. His online articles focus on his experience with painting, horticulture, construction, plumbing, home improvement and agriculture. Sorensen is a licensed truck driver, certified forklift operator and a journeyman painter. He studied organizational communications at Brigham Young University.