Author Topic: IKEA's Wedge Table Leg Joinery  (Read 1750 times)

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Offline leakyroof

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Re: IKEA's Wedge Table Leg Joinery
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 03:53 PM »
Interesting, but one would love to see how well the table or joint holds up to stress in the real world plus how tight the screw remains over time as well. Especially if the table has been disassembled and reassembled a few times.
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Offline Jak147

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Re: IKEA's Wedge Table Leg Joinery
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 04:08 PM »
It's an IKEA table not a family heir loom!

Offline leakyroof

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Re: IKEA's Wedge Table Leg Joinery
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 04:45 PM »
It's an IKEA table not a family heir loom!
  True, but if you're following the designers intent of the table being shipped flat, assembled, and possibly disassembled for a move, then reassembled, you'd like to see how it holds up to more traditional woodworking joints.   [scratch chin]
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Offline Rip Van Winkle

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Re: IKEA's Wedge Table Leg Joinery
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 05:52 PM »
It's an IKEA table not a family heir loom!


My mother has a red plastic two drawer filing cabinet that I think may have been made by Akro Mills and purchased at a Design Research store. It looks like something Kartell would have made.  She loves the thing, and it does look nice, but the drawers work like crap when close to full. Nowadays used they seem to sell for double or more what that Ikea table costs. Kartell manufactures similar things and they would probably cost at least three times as much new. So you never really know what will become an heirloom or collectable.

Ikea products can vary from excellently made to crap, but that table doesn't look bad. The joint is a a wedged dovetail design with a wavy surface to add strength similar to a torx screw head.  The joint should hold up as well as traditional joinery, and looks like it can be shimmed if necessary. I presume Ikea might drop the joint at some point if they stop focussing on higher end furniture.

Offline mwildt

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Re: IKEA's Wedge Table Leg Joinery
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2017, 07:15 PM »
Looks great. Like the modern look of the table with the new joint. Looks like it can take a good amount of abuse.
I actually find it much better than the older apron design in that the bolts tend to get over tightened and then the stud cam pull out of the leg.