IKEA Has Just Invented Something New That'll Save You!
We all hate and love IKEA all at the same time.
It’s the cheapest way to buy furniture a lot of the time, but it’s also the hardest way to assemble it.
However, that could be about to be a thing of the past, with the DIY store looking to implement products that snap together 'like a jigsaw’.
The Swedish retailer's designers have developed a new joint, called a wedge dowel that will do away with the need for traditional fixings on wooden items.
Instead of screws, small ribbed protrusions will come ready installed on the furniture, which will slot into pre-drilled holes in correcting panels, with no need for glue.
The wedge dowel can even be taken apart and reassembled as many times as you need with no loss of the structural integrity.
IKEA said that the innovation had been driven by customer resistance to their conventional flatpack assembly.
The firm’s Jesper Brodin said: ‘IKEA furniture typically contains quite a lot of fittings. We see some challenges in the time and interest in doing that. So we wondered what would happen if we took them out totally.
‘We are now into the implementation phase of making it possible for you to click your furniture together.’
The new technology will be implemented with new furniture releases.