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IKEA's Wedge Dowel & Keyhole: A Marriage of Simplicity and Strength.

IKEA’s furniture thrives on its signature blend of affordability and functionality, often achieved through ingenious design solutions. One such solution is the wedge dowel and keyhole joint, a seemingly simple mechanism that packs a surprising punch in terms of strength and ease of assembly.

The Anatomy of Simplicity:

Imagine a tapered dowel, pre-installed on a furniture piece. Its counterpart? A keyhole-shaped slot, meticulously carved into the other piece. When these two elements meet, the dowel slides effortlessly into the slot, creating a secure connection. The tapered shape ensures a tight fit, while the “keyhole” design allows for some flexibility, making assembly smoother.

This innovative joint offers several advantages:

  1. Tool-free assembly: No need for complex tools or frustrating instructions. Simply push the pieces together, and voila!
  2. Faster assembly time: Forget about hours of deciphering instructions and fiddling with screws. This joint makes assembly quick and painless.
  3. Accessibility: Anyone, regardless of DIY experience, can assemble furniture with this intuitive system.
  4. Durability: The secure connection ensures stability and longevity for everyday use.
  5. Cost-effective: Eliminating hardware reduces production costs, contributing to IKEA’s affordability.

High-Performance modular portal machines


These high-performance machines boast a unique modular design, allowing you to seamlessly connect them and double your processing capacity. This flexibility empowers you to adapt your production line to meet your evolving needs.

We offer a comprehensive range of solutions to address your specific keyholing requirements:

  • Point-to-Point Processing: Ideal for precise drilling of individual keyholes, this method ensures perfect placement and control.
  • Single Stroke Processing: Experience unmatched speed and efficiency with single-stroke processing, perfect for high-volume production of keyholes at 90 or 45 degrees.

Flexible Double-End Machines


Streamline your production with our innovative double-end machinery, specifically designed for precise 90° keyhole processing. They excel at creating precise 90° keyholes in various components, including narrow parts and panels up to 600mm wide.

For smaller batches, our point-to-point processing solution empowers you with precise positioning and control, allowing you to bring your creative vision to life with remarkable detail.

If high-volume production is your priority, our single stroke processing option is designed for maximum efficiency. This method excels in handling larger runs with speed and consistency.

Streamline keyhole processing for Legs and solid wood components


This solution tackles keyhole processing challenges specifically for leg components and other solid wood parts. It offers a more efficient and precise approach, ensuring seamless integration into your woodworking workflow.

Entry level solutions for wedge dowel inserting


Entry level Point-to-Point machine for drilling and dowel inserting with ultrasonic technology. Our entry-level point-to-point solutions designed for small batches. The point-to-point functionality allows for flexible positioning of drilling and dowel insertion points. This makes it suitable for a wide range of woodworking projects, from panels to narrow parts components.

Double-end solutions for wedge dowel inserting


We offer a spectrum of solutions to cater to your specific production needs. For smaller batches, our point-to-point machines ensure efficient dowel insertion. For large production volumes, our single stroke solutions, are designed for maximum throughput. Both configurations utilize ultrasonic technology and handle components and panels up to 600 mm wide, guaranteeing precise and reliable dowel joints in every application.

With a range of options available, you can select the machine that best suits your production volume and project requirements.

Why choose Friulmac for your Keyhole & Wedge Dowel solutions?

Our solutions for keyhole and wedge dowel joinery offer a compelling combination of efficiency, precision, and versatility, making them a standout choice for your workshop. We offer solutions that can be tailored to your specific needs. Whether you require a fully automatic system or a semi-automatic option, we have the right fit for your production line.

Built with high-quality components, Friulmac’s keyhole and wedge dowel solutions are known for their durability and minimal maintenance requirements, keeping your production running smoothly.




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