A beautiful cabinet made with handcrafted methods that you can assemble with minimal effort. How is that possible? A small ribbed fitting, called the wedge dowel, is changing the way IKEA furniture is assembled. The dowels come pre-installed in the furniture panels. This means that you don’t need a whole toolbox to assemble your IKEA furniture.
The idea came from a traditional way of putting furniture together. Combining industrial techniques with handcrafted production methods, wedge dowels have replaced traditional metal fittings for assembly. This means that an entire bookcase can be assembled in a lot less time! The wedge dowels also make the construction very sturdy.
Introduced to the range in 2014, the REGISSÖR storage series and STOCKHOLM cabinets are made up of panels with wedge dowels, which are glued on to the various parts at the factory. All you do is fit them into the pre-drilled holes – like putting together a jigsaw puzzle!
“Assembly should be fun and enjoyable! We would like customers to see the parts and instinctively understand how to put them together,” says Pontus Håkansson at IKEA Components AB.