How to Measure a Bench for a Custom Cushion

Video Tutorial

This video shows step-by-step instructions on how to measure for a bench cushion.

Measurements Needed:

  • Width
  • Depth
  • Thickness

A relaxing spot in your garden or a useful seat by your front door, bench cushions can be made to your dimensions. Follow these steps to ensure a proper fit for your custom cushion.

Do not order new cushions based on measurements of your existing or old bench cushions. Over time, cushions can become worn and the fabric stretched. Using these measurements will result in cushions that may not fit your furniture. Instead, measure the bench on which you will use the new cushion. Do NOT measure the old cushion.

Measuring Tips

  1. Use a firm (carpenter's) tape measure, rather than a flexible (tailor's) measuring tape for the most accurate results.
  2. Keep in mind that when ordering, you will need to round up or round down to the nearest 1/2 inch.

How to Measure Your Bench

  1. Dimensions
    • Measure the width of the bench's seat.
    • Measure the depth of the bench's seat.
  2. Thickness
    • Decide the cushion thickness you would like. Bench cushions and pads are available 2-8 inches thick (in 1-inch increments), depending on the type of cushion or pad you select.
    • Please note if you are also ordering a back cushion for your bench:
      Make sure to subtract the thickness of the bench cushion from the height of your furniture's back dimension, or the back cushion will be taller than the back support when put into position.
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