The wedge-dowel components have the potential to trim back assembly time of Ikea furniture by up to eighty percent, and "will likely replace a lot of the fittings and tools you get with each piece of Ikea furniture," says the company in a video, explaining the innovation.  It is used the Lisabo table made of ash veneer with rounded edges and deep champfers, details normally associated with solid wood. For assembly, customers simply insert and lock the table legs into the tabletop.  Ann-Karin Sjorgen was product developer on a Lisabo table using it. 

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