My dad built this amazing window seat cushion for my office that I absolutely love! Other than choosing the fabric though, I wasn’t involved in making this cushion so it’s hard to write a tutorial for something I didn’t do myself but I took some progress pics and wrote down the basic steps so here you go!
What you’ll need:
- High Density Upholstery Foam (ours was similar to this: Amazon)
- Upholstery Grade Dacron (ours was similar to this: Amazon)
- Plywood for the base (we used 1/2″)
- Staple gun
- Cut plywood to about 1/4 on each side smaller than the final size you need
- Cut foam to the same size as the plywood
- Cut dacron to size allowing for several inches of overlap underneath as well as the inches of the depth of the foam (so about 8 inches bigger than the plywood on each side)
- Assemble the parts upside down
- Start with one staple in the middle of each side, stretching slightly. Then staple each side alternately, working toward the corners.
- My dad said he hated doing the corners so I couldn’t really get any words of wisdom about them from him but essentially the theory is kinda like wrapping a present… but more frustrating (he says). May the force be with you.
- After you’re done the stapling the dacron, then do the same with the fabric. The dacron and fabric should be stapled separately.
Office room sources:
- Decorative pillows: Amazon | Amazon | Amazon
- Black light fixtures (in window nook): Wayfair
- Nailheads (on window seat): Amazon
- Black metal round sculpture: Wayfair
- All paint colors listed on our home page below FAQs
Sources for the bits of decor seen in the background of those living room pics: