What are standard sizes for bench cushions?

While the length of the replacement varies depending on seat size, most bench cushions are around 18″ wide and between 3” – 4″ thick. Seat pads can add extra comfort to patio chairs that didn’t originally come with cushions.

Should a bench cushion be smaller than the bench?

Even if you want to add a cushion to a piece of furniture, be sure to think it through before doing so. First, if you are having a bench built into your room, consider having it built several inches shorter than the standard height of a bench. In this case, you may want to go with a thinner cushion.

How do you calculate yardage for a bench cushion?

Multiply the width of the cushion by two and the depth of the cushion by two, and add those numbers together to figure out how much fabric you will need to make the sides, front and back of the box cushion. Add 2 inches for seam allowances.

How thick should a bench seat be?

A bench longer than 36 inches square may require a thicker top, 1 to 1 1/2 inches. The top should overhang the structure by about 1 inch. APRONS should be from 3/4 to 1 inch thick,4 to 5 inches wide and about 30 inches long. (Again length is dependent on the size of your bench.)

What are standard cushion sizes?

Traditionally the most common size and shape for a cushion was the square, and this is available in sizes from 30cm x 30cm (12inch x 12inch), 40cm x 40cm (16inch x x16 inch), 45cm x 45cm (18inch x 18inch) and 60cm x 60cm (24inch x 24inch).

How thick should a bench cushion be?

Either way the cushions need to be thick enough to provide comfort, but not so thick that they are much too large for the base of the seat. In general, cushions of at least 50mm thick will be comfortable enough for a seating pad, 75mm for a bench or window seat, and approximately 100mm for a daybed.

How do you waterproof a cushion?

Get Organized!

  1. Step 1: Prep the Area. I laid a moving blanket down on the ground to catch the overspray from the waterproofer.
  2. Step 2: Spray the Waterproofer. Holding the waterproof spray 8-ish inches away from the cushion, spray the cushion.
  3. Step 3: Wait 24 Hours. I let the waterproofer dry for 24 hours before testing it.

How many yards of fabric do I need for a bench cushion?

For the size of cushion we were making, we needed 1 1/4 yards of 60″ width upholstery fabric. We sewed together a couple different pieces for sides. If you’re working with an organized pattern, take into consideration the direction you want it to run on the cushion.

How many yards of fabric do I need to cover a bench seat?

Yardage Estimates

Upholstered Furniture
Benches (with backs): 6 yards Benches (no backs): 3 yards
Club Chairs: 6 – 8 yards Club Chairs with Ottomans: 8 – 9 yards
Basket Chairs: 5 yards Swivel/Rockers: 8 yards
Recliners: 7 – 8 yards Parsons Chair (upholstered legs): 3 yards

What is a comfortable bench height?

18 inches
benches. A seat height of 18 inches is generally the most comfortable. The front edge of the seat should be curved rather than squared off.