Design: Knut Hagberg and Marianne Hagberg, Inventors: Göran Sjöstedt och Anders Eriksson Product category

Wedge Dowel

A type of joint that is shaped as a small, ribbed protrusion that requires no tools or glue.

The Wedge Dowel is a small plastic or wooden fitting with milled grooves all around, which looks much like a threaded screw. It clicks into pre-drilled holes, making screws and tools unnecessary and lowering the assembly time for a piece of furniture by 50-80%.

Wedge Dowel by IKEA

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