Dowel system replaces traditional processes

IWF_FastenlinkThe FastenLink plastic dowel system replaces wooden dowels to hold adjoining pieces in place, which are most often clamped in some way while the cabinet is being put together and held with glue, the company says.

In addition, sometimes there is also a cam system that locks the pieces into place.

The pending patent is on the plastic design and the groove that is cut into the tip of the dowel, creating a “shoulder” that slides into the “ramp,” a tapered groove cut into the wood which guides the FastenLink dowel until it clicks into the locked position that is said to seamlessly connect the adjoining pieces into place.