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You May Soon Be Able To Assemble IKEA Furniture Without Tools! (Video)

There are few things more destructive in a relationship than assembling flatpack furniture. But, IKEA might have created a genius solution that could bring peace to households the world over.

The “wedge dowel” is the brainchild of three engineers working in the IKEA prototype lab in Älmhult, Sweden. According to an IKEA blog post, the nifty new invention is “a small plastic or wooden fitting with milled grooves all around”. It clicks into holes that have been pre-drilled into the furniture, and therefore removes the need for screws and tools. IKEA claims that the invention will cut down assembly time by half.

Where has this been all our lives?

“The first wedge dowel was born ten years ago, when our prototype engineers made a trestle with less fittings and better stability than the existing ones. But nothing happened until we found somebody who believed in the idea,” Christer Collin, former project leader of Project Enjoyable Assembling Experience at IKEA, said in the blogpost.

Mashable, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 12, 2017

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