Did you know that China's Forbidden City contains virtually no nails or screws? Whole buildings are held together with little more than dowels and slide-in joints.
It seems that Ikea is completely on board with that idea. The company's new Regissör series features furniture that can be assembled without any tools.
Check it out:
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Ikea claims that some pieces in the Regissör line can be put together with wooden dowels in as little as five minutes. And saving time isn't the only benefit of this design. Cutting down on component loss is another big plus.
How many times have you had tried to assemble something only to find you're missing a screw? I know I usually end up spending half an hour looking for it. Involving only one type of fastener in the assembly process helps eliminate this issue.
Indeed, the furniture seems like a breeze to assemble. One guy in the video managed to put together a bookshelf in just three minutes, though I did notice he wasn't following the instructions.
Only a few Regissör pieces are available for purchase at this time, but Ikea says new releases are slated for the spring of 2015.