What cushion to buy for chair job?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Brian, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    If you saw my last post, you know I'm putting in a new cushion in a dining
    room chair (same fabric, though, flipped over).

    I finally located the 18x18 inch foam cushion I need but see it comes in a
    2" thickness and a 3". I'm not sure what to buy. I'd like the 3" thicker
    ofcourse for more comfort, but I am unsure if it'll pose a problem when
    using the same fabric and not being able to stretch far enough like it
    should, or if it'd compress down to the point where i can hook on the
    fabric.

    Without rambling on any more, can anyone offer insight on the concern of the
    thickness of the cushions? Is it possible that the 3" will be too thick for
    the fabric being used, or is it the best bet as it'll compress down to about
    half that for install?

    I cant just buy, because all sales are final for sanitary reasons on these
    foam cushions

    Thanks
     
    Brian, Dec 29, 2006
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  2. Brian

    lee houston Guest

    "Brian" <> wrote in message
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    > If you saw my last post, you know I'm putting in a new cushion in a dining
    > room chair (same fabric, though, flipped over).
    >
    > I finally located the 18x18 inch foam cushion I need but see it comes in a
    > 2" thickness and a 3". I'm not sure what to buy. I'd like the 3" thicker
    > ofcourse for more comfort, but I am unsure if it'll pose a problem when
    > using the same fabric and not being able to stretch far enough like it
    > should, or if it'd compress down to the point where i can hook on the
    > fabric.
    >
    > Without rambling on any more, can anyone offer insight on the concern of
    > the thickness of the cushions?


    Try these for results:

    http://www.prankplace.com/fun_whoopee.htm
     
    lee houston, Dec 29, 2006
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  3. Brian

    Brian Guest

    GREAT! I ordered the two foot wide whoopee cushion for my chair, the self
    re-inflating one. I can't wait!


    "lee houston" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Brian" <> wrote in message
    > news:459487a3$0$27056$...
    >> If you saw my last post, you know I'm putting in a new cushion in a
    >> dining room chair (same fabric, though, flipped over).
    >>
    >> I finally located the 18x18 inch foam cushion I need but see it comes in
    >> a 2" thickness and a 3". I'm not sure what to buy. I'd like the 3"
    >> thicker ofcourse for more comfort, but I am unsure if it'll pose a
    >> problem when using the same fabric and not being able to stretch far
    >> enough like it should, or if it'd compress down to the point where i can
    >> hook on the fabric.
    >>
    >> Without rambling on any more, can anyone offer insight on the concern of
    >> the thickness of the cushions?

    >
    > Try these for results:
    >
    > http://www.prankplace.com/fun_whoopee.htm
    >
     
    Brian, Dec 29, 2006
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  4. Brian

    Meat Plow Guest

    On Thu, 28 Dec 2006 17:12:38 -1000, Brian Has Frothed:

    > If you saw my last post, you know I'm putting in a new cushion in a dining
    > room chair (same fabric, though, flipped over).
    >
    > I finally located the 18x18 inch foam cushion I need but see it comes in a
    > 2" thickness and a 3". I'm not sure what to buy. I'd like the 3" thicker
    > ofcourse for more comfort, but I am unsure if it'll pose a problem when
    > using the same fabric and not being able to stretch far enough like it
    > should, or if it'd compress down to the point where i can hook on the
    > fabric.
    >
    > Without rambling on any more, can anyone offer insight on the concern of the
    > thickness of the cushions? Is it possible that the 3" will be too thick for
    > the fabric being used, or is it the best bet as it'll compress down to about
    > half that for install?
    >
    > I cant just buy, because all sales are final for sanitary reasons on these
    > foam cushions
    >
    > Thanks


    Ask Buzzard in news:alt.buzzard.rules. He does this stuff for a living.

    --
    Pierre Salinger Memorial Hook, Line & Sinker, June 2004

    COOSN-266-06-25794
     
    Meat Plow, Dec 29, 2006
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  5. "Brian" <> wrote in
    news:459487a3$0$27056$:

    > If you saw my last post, you know I'm putting in a new cushion in a
    > dining room chair (same fabric, though, flipped over).
    >
    > I finally located the 18x18 inch foam cushion I need but see it comes in
    > a 2" thickness and a 3". I'm not sure what to buy. I'd like the 3"
    > thicker ofcourse for more comfort, but I am unsure if it'll pose a
    > problem when using the same fabric and not being able to stretch far
    > enough like it should, or if it'd compress down to the point where i can
    > hook on the fabric.
    >
    > Without rambling on any more, can anyone offer insight on the concern of
    > the thickness of the cushions? Is it possible that the 3" will be too
    > thick for the fabric being used, or is it the best bet as it'll compress
    > down to about half that for install?
    >
    > I cant just buy, because all sales are final for sanitary reasons on
    > these foam cushions
    >
    > Thanks


    Instead of of using a solid seat board, you could cut-out an insert leaving
    about a 3" border all around, with radii at the inside corners for
    strength, then use a 3" wide straps closly-woven webbing, wrapped & tacked
    to the bottom of the seat-board frame, then on the cushion - no matter what
    thickness you decide - wrap it all around with a thin batting, similar to a
    bandage wrap, that way it'll spring back faster and won't permanently
    indent as quickly as the raw foam cushion simply coverd with upholstery
    fabric...


    Best wishes to all for a safe and joyous holiday season.

    --

    Most people will never realize
    that large pieces of coral,
    which have been painted brown
    and attached to the skull
    by common wood screws,
    can make ordinary children look just like reindeer.
     
    Bucky Breeder, Dec 29, 2006
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  6. Brian

    BuZZard Guest

    "Meat Plow" <> wrote in message
    news:p-meatplow.local...
    > On Thu, 28 Dec 2006 17:12:38 -1000, Brian Has Frothed:
    >
    > > If you saw my last post, you know I'm putting in a new cushion in a

    dining
    > > room chair (same fabric, though, flipped over).
    > >
    > > I finally located the 18x18 inch foam cushion I need but see it comes in

    a
    > > 2" thickness and a 3". I'm not sure what to buy. I'd like the 3" thicker
    > > ofcourse for more comfort, but I am unsure if it'll pose a problem when
    > > using the same fabric and not being able to stretch far enough like it
    > > should, or if it'd compress down to the point where i can hook on the
    > > fabric.
    > >
    > > Without rambling on any more, can anyone offer insight on the concern of

    the
    > > thickness of the cushions? Is it possible that the 3" will be too thick

    for
    > > the fabric being used, or is it the best bet as it'll compress down to

    about
    > > half that for install?
    > >
    > > I cant just buy, because all sales are final for sanitary reasons on

    these
    > > foam cushions
    > >
    > > Thanks

    >
    > Ask Buzzard in news:alt.buzzard.rules. He does this stuff for a living.


    Generally, you measure the side of the cushion itself.. if the cushion has a
    two inch
    side to it.. you buy 3 inch foam... and it will compress down. Measure the
    cushion
    from stitch to stitch.. if its 3 inches thick.. buy four inch foam. 18x18
    is a perfect
    square.. most chairs are smaller in the back then the front.. and you can
    use a sharp
    knife to cut it.. slice it. Also, when cutting the foam to the shape of the
    cushion...
    make sure you cut it a half inch bigger on all sides for compression.. or
    you will
    end up with "floppy cushion" syndrom".
     
    BuZZard, Dec 29, 2006
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  7. Brian

    Frosty Guest

    Ummmm...chair job.
     
    Frosty, Jan 1, 2007
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