IKEA’s furniture has a reputation for being stylish and practical, but also immensely difficult to assemble. After several years of brainstorming and creating, they may have finally solved the problem, and now they’re introducing furniture that’s stronger and simpler than ever before.
Their breakthrough was the innovation of the wedge dowel, a curved block that slides and locks into an opposite slot, allowing pieces of furniture to be ‘snapped’ together without any screws or tools. Manufacturers save on money and resources, while customers save on headaches. IKEA put the wedge dowel on trial in 2014 with their Stockholm cabinet set, and its positive reception led them to develop it further.
The Lisabo table, seen below, is the latest marvel of wedge dowel technology. It’s built to last, and can be taken apart, moved, and reassembled easily.
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IKEA is producing new furniture that uses the wedge dowel, a unique innovation that makes assembly a breeze
The ribbed dowel simply slides and locks into a slot, allowing furniture to be ‘snapped’ together
The Lisabo table, a classy birch number, is the latest IKEA marvel of wedge dowel technology
Its assembly requires absolutely zero screws and tools, which saves money and resources for manufacturers
It also saves a lot of hassle for IKEA customers, who have long decried the difficult assembly of IKEA products
IKEA first put the wedge dowel on trial in 2014 with their Stockholm cabinet set, and the response was highly positive
The Lisabo table ‘snaps’ together in minutes, a record compared to the hours some IKEA pieces require
It also comes apart just as easily, so it can be moved and set up again without issue
Sturdy, economical, and simple, wedge dowel technology will adapt furniture to modern, fast-paced lifestyles
Small metal plates can be screwed in for optional extra security, but the table stands strong without them
Watch the exciting development of the wedge dowel project here: