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Ikea introduces its fastest, easiest-to-assemble furniture yet

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Swedish retailer says new line can be assembled in five minutes, without any tools

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Ikea has come out with a new line of furniture that, according to the company, can be assembled within just five minutes. The new Regissör series, announced this week, includes a coffee table, bookshelf, and cabinets — all of which can be put together without any tools.

The key is a set of newly designed wooden dowels attached to the joints of each piece, replacing the annoying screws and locks that the company traditionally uses. These dowels are placed at a 45-degree angle along the wedged ends of each board, allowing for more natural support than the usual 90-degree orientation. The boards are also made of a lighter material, designed to lessen the stress on each corner.

The Regissör series goes on sale this month at US Ikea locations, with prices ranging from $139 for the table to $349 for the cabinet.

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