Ikea click together furniture

Ikea click together furniture

If putting together flat pack furniture fills you with a certain dread, take heart from Ikea's wedge dowel joint which makes it easy peasy to assemble and disassemble its products

Lisboa ash veneer desk, £115, has only one leg fitting

Ikea's wedge dowel means legs for tables, desks, chairs and stools can be snapped into place like a jigsaw puzzle (and not a very complicated one...) without the need for allen keys and screws. Pictured above: Lisabo ash veneer desk, £115, has wedge dowel legs

There's a reason why there are businesses that specialise in the assembly of flat-pack furniture...it's never quite as simple a task as we're led to believe it is. So if you try to avoid the stuff because you've never quite managed to get the furniture to look like it does in the glossy photographs, you'll be keen to know about Ikea's wedge dowel.

Used in wood furniture, this is a way of finishing a table leg so it has a ribbed end that slots into the pre-drillled hole in the panel it's intended for, without the need for screws. So whereas a table or desk may have taken a good half an hour to assemble, the wedge dowel means it'll be upright and ready for use within probably under five minutes if you're not totally cack-handed.

 

The wedge dowel is used in the Lisabo and Reggisor ranges
Simple to slot into place
The wedge dowel is a ribbed end to a leg

The wedge dowel assembly system is used for a small number of Ikea ranges including Reggisor and Lisabo, but the company is looking to expand its use. 'We're constantly looking for new ways to innovate in product design to make the assembly and disassembly of our products easier for our customers. In the future we will look into how we can use the wedge dowel design in more of our products,' says a spokesman.

 

 

 

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