How to Measure a Chair for a Joined Cushion

Video Tutorial

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

Measurements Needed:

  • Back Height
  • Seat Depth
  • Total Width

Ideal for patio chairs, porch swings and more, joined cushions are made with a connected seat and back. Follow these steps to ensure a proper fit for your custom chair 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.
  3. Do not order new cushions based on measurements of your existing or old chair 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 chair on which you will use the new cushion.
Custom Chair Cushion

How to Measure Your Chair

Steps 1-4: Dimensions
  • Measure the total width of the chair's seat.
  • Measure the depth of the chair's seat.
  • Measure the total width of the chair's back support.
  • Measure the height of the chair's back support.
Step 5: Thickness
  • Decide the cushion thickness you would like.
    Chair cushions are available 2-8 inches thick (in 1-inch increments), depending on the type of cushion you select.
  • Make sure to subtract the thickness of the seat cushion from the height of your bench's back dimension, or the back cushion will be taller than the chair back when put into position.
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