The new range of Ovvo V-1230 Connectors that are suitable for nesting and drilling promise to “make furniture assembly simple”. Ovvo products are a range of cleverly engineered, award-winning connectors that make joining wood simple. The connectors are installed during the manufacturing process so the end-user can click together furniture without the need for tools, screws or glue, and save significant amounts of assembly time as a result.
The new Ovvo V-1230 connectors for nesting and drilling retain the patented, innovative dovetail design that featured in the interzum 2019 ‘Best of the Best’ award-winning V-0930 connector, which delivers increased intrinsic tolerance, enhancing the shear and tensile strength of the joint created.
Whittle Interiors, based in Christchurch, is a joinery and fit-out company with a heritage of manufacturing high-end interior joinery. With over 50 years’ experience in the industry, its team of dedicated craftsmen have created beautiful bespoke joinery projects for some of the most luxurious brands in the commercial fit-out, hospitality and leisure sectors.
A recent fit out at Hilton Heathrow T4
Whittle prides itself on combining traditional craftsmanship with the latest technological advances, and has been using the Ovvo Connector range for some time to construct joinery items that require invisible fixing – and also to deliver a quicker way to assemble joinery items, as there is no need for screws, glue or clamps.
Outlining the benefits that using Ovvo has delivered for Whittle, Ricky Bumstead, joinery foreman, says: “Ovvo for drilling is our most used in the range, as they are easy to machine and easy to assemble in the joiners’ shop, and give a strong fixing which is not visible.
“We have used the new Ovvo for nesting, which is great for a larger production line of units where machining and assembly needs to be as quick as possible. Units can be nested on our CNC machines, ready to be edged on our edgebander, and then ready for assembly cutting processes in the machine shop – down to two operations instead of three, and saving significant time as a result.
“It also works very well with our Alphacam CNC software, which reduces programming time. The wide range of different connectors available suit many different applications within our joinery, and in addition to this, we have a good relationship with the team at Ovvo and find their connectors very cost effective.”
Ricky continues: “We have used Ovvo connectors on several very high-profile installations recently, including the recent refurbishment of the Hilton at Heathrow T4, where we worked with Kilker Projects and Elements Real Estate. We were also appointed to deliver the extensive specialist joinery package that features throughout the hospitality scheme designed by Hirsch Bedner Associates. Using Ovvo connectors on the freestanding joinery items in the scheme delivered significant efficiencies for us – not only during production in the joinery, but also during assembly and fit-out on-site.”
Ovvo continues to develop its range of invisible furniture connectors with the clear vision of ‘making furniture assembly simple’ and bringing the benefits of this to manufacturers across the industry. The new V-1230 range for nesting and drilling is easily integrated into manufacturers’ existing processes, and is supported by all leading CNC software providers.