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Outdoor Rooms Direct :: Measuring Cushions

Please be certain that the cushions that you are ordering will fit your furniture. Please note that cushions are made within the half inch.
If you are needing help determining the measurements that you need for your furniture, it is best to either measure your existing cushions or furniture that the cushions will be going on.

In the following steps, we use a sample cushion to demonstrate the proper way to take effective measurements. Once you have taken measurements, you will be able to easily find the cushions that you are searching for.

Important tips to remember.
*Old cushions tend to spread out over time and may throw your measurements off.
*Remember not to smash the cushion down while measuring.
*Measure edge to edge - not seam to seam
In order to better understand the formula that we use, please refer to the diagram below.
Format for reading our measurements: Width X Length X Thickness (Back/Seat)

Step 1 = Measure the width of your cushion. Remember to measure the furthest edges of the cushion and not seams.
Step 2 = Next, either lay the cushion flat or sit it up. You will want to measure from the top edge down to the break of the cushion. This will give you the back measurement of the cushion.
Step 3 = Same as step 2. Measure from the break or fold of the cushion down to the bottom of the cushion. This measurement will be for the bottom of the cushion.
Step 4 = Lay the cushion on a flat surface. With a ruler or measuring tape, record the length that you see. You should be measuring edge to edge and not seam to seam. Try to refrain from smashing the cushion down while taking measurements.

*Check your measurements = Step 2 and Step 3 should the overall measurement.
Step 5 = The final step is to measure the thickness of your cushion. Keep in mind that every cushion may differ slightly and it is ok to estimate the thickness of your cushions.

Now that you have all the measurements that you need, put them in order and use the formula to search for the cushion that best fits your measurements and preferences.

Sample cushion measurements = 20 X 36 X 3 (19/17)
Measure your Furniture
If you do not have older cushions to measure, you can also measure your furniture. Sometimes, this will give you more accurate measurements as opposed to measuring cushions.

The best way is imagine a cushion sitting on the chair. Try to visualize how you would like it to be.

To measure your furniture, follow the steps below.
Step 1 -Take a measurement across the seat of the cushion. This will give you the width.
Step 2 -Measure from the highest point of where you want the cushion to be down to the seat of the cushion. This will give you the back measurement.
Step 3 - Next, take a measurement from the back of the chair to the front edge. This measurement will be for the seat of the chair.

Step 4 - Now that you have all of your measurements, put them together as shown above in the cushion demonstration. Since there is no way to take measurements on the thickness, you will have to decide how thick that you want it to be.

In this case a 3" thick cushion would be suitable for this chair.

Measuring for your Swing or Glider Cushion

It is suggested that you take measurements of the swing frame other than the old cushion. The reason for this is that older cushions have a tendency to spread out over time and use. This may provide inaccurate measurements. Please be advised that the instructions are for cushions that are separate from the frame of the swing. Some swing models have a sling of material that includes the cushion that may not be replaceable. We can only provide replacement cushions and not that of other materials.

*Tip - When taking measurements, try to imagine the new cushion sitting on the frame. This often helps when arm rests, back bars, seat bars and other areas are considered.

1. Remove the cushion from the frame of the swing frame. Because there are many different types of cushions and swings on the market, the steps involved may differ.


Most cushion orders are produced within
10 Business Days of order placement.

Most Custom Cushion Orders are produced within 10-15 Business Days.
All other orders are shipped within 3-5 Business Days.

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