IKEA may have just cured our furniture-building anxieties for good
IKEA is well-known for its inexpensive-but-stylish furniture that you can take home in a box. It’s also well-known for the headache of actually putting IKEA furniture together once you get it home.
However, the Swedish furniture company may have just invented the answer to our prayers – IKEA furniture that snaps together without screws or frustrating tools.
The nifty invention is called a “wedge dowel,” invented by three engineers at the IKEA prototype lab in Sweden. The dowel is a small piece of plastic with milled grooves all around, which allows it to click and lock into pre-drilled holes without screws.
According to a blog post from IKEA, the wedge dowel will cut down furniture assembly time in half. HALF! Where do we sign up?
IKEA says it plans to launch the new assembly system in all of its furniture, so start planning your shopping trip!