Bases with Castors or Legs
We hope you're happy with your new Silentnight divan. Please find assembly instructions for Silentnight bases with castors or legs below. If you have any problems, don't hesitate to give our customer service team a call on: 0333 123 0892.
Carefully remove any cardboard protectors and all packaging staples with pliers to avoid injury. To avoid risk of suffocation, keep all polythene away from children. Please recycle your packaging.
Remove the fittings from the bags that are attached to the divan base.
3. Attaching the castors, legs or feet:
Castors: Push into the corner sockets and gently tap with a wooden mallet until it is fully ‘home’. Do not use a metal hammer or object as this may damage the castors or divan base.
Legs: To affix legs, screw bolts into the threaded holes marked ‘pierce here for fittings’.
Round Feet: To affix, screw the feet into the marked
threaded holes on the base.
Square Feet: To affix, screw the large gold screw into hole 1 as indicated on the diagram. Then screw the silver screw into hole 2. Make sure both screws have been fastened securely. Repeat on all 4 corners.
4. Connecting the bases:
The 2 base halves can be connected in one of two ways.
Black Unit Connectors: Position the two divan halves where they are to be used and bring them together ensuring that the black unit connectors are facing each other. Stand to one side of the bed, lift the right hand base approx 100mm, while holding the left hand base in position. Then, squeeze the divan halves together and lower the right hand base ensuring the connectors locate. Repeat on the other side.
U Clips: Stand the divan halves on their side and attach the u clips as indicated on the diagram below.
5. Attaching a headboard:
First of all decide which end of the bed is to be used for a headboard, then use scissors to carefully pierce the fabric where the hole can be felt underneath the stickers.
For strutted headboards: Place the headboard bolt into the hole and fasten into place. Lower the headboard into position before fully tightening the bolt.
Note that headboard heights can be adjusted, by amending the position of the screws on the back of the board. There are 5 different positions in which you can adjust the height of your board to allow it to sit nicely above your mattress. See diagram below.
For full height headboards: Using scissors, carefully pierce the fabric where the stickers mark the hole in the
headboard. Line up the headboard hole with the divan hole, thread the headboard bolt through them both and
tighten into position.
If additional fittings have been supplied, please use these instead of the standard fittings issued with the Divan Base. Pierce the Divan with the bolts and screw into the base until the shorter thread is no longer visible. Position the headboard in place*. Place a single plastic cap on each of the bolts and tighten until headboard is secure. Place a second plastic cap on each of the bolts to prevent them from catching*.
*The additional cap can also be used as a spacer between the Headboard and the Divan. This should only be used as a spacer if the Divan Drawer is restricted from opening by the Headboard.
6. Storage: To release the drawers, please cut the temporary restraining straps and trim off any excess. Pulling the straps off may tear the fabric.
Do not overload the drawers.
Maximum weight is: Mini drawers – 7kg,
Standard drawers – 15kg.