Seat/back cushions for home-made sofa

Old 09-04-06, 10:22 AM
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Seat/back cushions for home-made sofa

My husband made me a beautiful oak mission style sofa. The directions called for webbing stapled to bottom (it's a rubbery type, not jute); a 6" thick foam cushion/batting for the seat. The back and sides are open spindles. The directions for the back cushions had us cut plywood and cover with foam and batting stapled to the back. This look was nice and tidy...and so uncomfortable that no one used it. I tried gluing 1" more foam to the seat, topped it with some floor-type cushions and used more of those same kind of floor cushions for the back but it's too tall now and looks sloppy. Do I need springs installed or just a different kind of foam, or would buying foam/spring cushions do the trick? I've decided to try to order online all I will need, since I've spent too much time and money on failures so far. We don't have upholstery shops in the area to help. I'm hoping to just have everything made including fabric covering, and have it shipped to me. Is this feasible? Many thanks for any information out there.
Old 09-04-06, 11:55 AM
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Sounds like it's a foam issue
There are literally 100's of available density foams out there
Sounds like you just need to find a less firm one

Some softer foam with some cotton batting on top should be much more comfortable

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