How can I make my bench seat more comfortable?

How can I make my bench seat more comfortable?

Well-fitting, good quality foam bench cushions are the simplest way to make your bench seat more comfortable. Take the time to measure your bench seat so that you know the dimensions you are looking for. With that information you can either purchase cushions from a store or you can get them made to measure.

How do you put a cushion on a wooden bench?

How to Cushion a Bench

  1. Measure the top of the bench.
  2. Spray the plywood with a heavy coat of contact adhesive.
  3. Place the plywood foam side down, centered on the fabric.
  4. Place one or both of your knees on the back of the plywood to compress the foam underneath.
  5. Pull the fabric up, centered on the sides.

How thick should cushion be for bench?

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.

What are standard bench cushion sizes?

bench cushion

  • cushion width: 42+ Inches.
  • cushion width: 40 – 42 Inches.
  • 16 – 18 Inches.
  • 18 – 20 Inches.

Where to buy bench cushions?

OD Star Fish Firecracker

  • OD Flamingo Begonia Pink
  • Athens Coconut
  • Athens Herb
  • Athens Zaffre
  • Athens Matte Matte
  • Sunbrella Canvas Navy
  • Sunbrella Canvas Regatta
  • Sunbrella Canvas Antique Beige
  • Sunbrella Canvas Aruba
  • How do you cover a bench cushion?

    Fabric- Enough of it to cover your cushion,and maybe a little extra to make you feel better about life.

  • Velcro- You’ll need a strip almost the entire length of your cushion for opening/closing the cover.
  • Matching Thread- If you choose to use a thicker fabric,make sure you pick thread that is strong enough to handle it.
  • How to attach cushion to bench seat?

    Choose to either reupholster an existing bench or make a new one.

  • Measure an existing frame or decide how large you want your bench to be.
  • Purchase a piece of 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch plywood from a home improvement or lumber store.
  • Buy thick foam core and in a size that is greater than or equal to the size of your piece of wood.
  • How to make bench and couch cushions?


  • rotary cutter and mat or scissors
  • pins
  • marker
  • serrated knife,electric carving knife or reciprocating saw with fine blade