Turn the stanchion post upside down and twist the screw counterclockwise to remove the screw, washer, and lock washer.
Push the screw, washer, and lock washer up through the hole underneath in the base, so that when the base is laid down flat, the threaded screw portion sticks up out of the top of the base. You may have to give it a little force to push the screw through the hole, but note that you do not have to thread it as you push it through. Lay the base down flat on the floor, and place the base cover (cap) over the top.
The “hard” part is done, and now it’s as easy as taking the bottom of the stanchion post, lining it up with the screw now located at the base, and repeatedly turning the post clockwise until it tightens on to the base. .
Tip: When the post starts to get tight on the base, tilt the stanchion base back a bit and hold the screw in place with one hand while using your other hand to give the post another few clockwise turns until it is on really tight. Just make sure you have a firm grip and don’t let the stanchion base back down to the floor while your hand is underneath it.
You're all done! It only took a couple of minutes, but you now have a fully assembled stanchion! For usage tips, continue reading below.
When using our 8 foot long Velvet Stanchion Rope, space your stanchions either 6 feet or 7 feet apart from each other (depending on the amount of swag you prefer). Swag is the amount that the rope “droops” down toward the floor. Spacing the stanchions 6 feet apart will result in more swag (a lower droop), and spacing them 7 feet apart will have less swag (meaning the rope will droop less). Remember, rope is sold separately.
For questions regarding any portion of assembling or using our crowd control lobby stanchions, please contact us and we'll be happy to assist!