Asked on Dec 30, 2013

Foam for kitchen window seat. It measures 76 1/2" x 13".

I need foam for a custom window seat. Does anyone know the best place to purchase?
q foam for kitchen window seat it measures 76 1 2 x 13, diy, kitchen design, windows
q foam for kitchen window seat it measures 76 1 2 x 13, diy, kitchen design, windows
  20 answers
  • Shari Shari on Dec 30, 2013
    I have heard buying cushion foam at places like Joann Fabrics is really expensive. An alternate solution that is suppose to be more budget friendly is buying a foam mattress pad at some place like Walmart and cutting it to fit. A twin size mattress is only 75 inches long so you could either wrap the foam with batting to take up that extra inch you need or maybe use spray adhesive to "glue" 2 pieces together to get the 76 length. A twin size foam pad would also be wide enough (39 inches) that you could cut it in half length-wise and stack two pieces to double the height of the cushion if you need it thicker. If you do that, I think I would use the spray adhesive to glue the two pieces together so there isn't a problem with them shifting.

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Dec 30, 2013
    If you have ever been in an upholstery shop, you will know that they glue foam fact some have glue that sprays from a hose much like that used to put oil in your car...feeds from a big bottle! So this should work

  • Sharon Hemmingsen Sharon Hemmingsen on Jan 01, 2014
    I agree with Shari I would purchase a foam mattress pad and cut it down.

  • Vicki Menton Vicki Menton on Jan 01, 2014
    The mattress pad is a great idea. I have purchased foam at our local Army Surplus store. They had all different lengths and thickness. It was very affordable. It is also a great place to purchase cast iron cookware.

  • Leah Leah on Jan 01, 2014
    If you have any local bedding manufacturers, the factory would be able to cut a specific foam piece for you. You might need to go through a retail store who carries their product and place the order. Some of these companies do custom orders, so a piece of foam would be simple.

  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Jan 01, 2014
    How did you make the seat? extra kitchen cabinets?

    • B. Enne B. Enne on May 24, 2015
      @Polly Zieper It looks like upper cabinets...that is what I did.

  • Roxann Vine Roxann Vine on Jan 01, 2014
    Check out a store that carries camping supplies. In the NW we have a chain called Fred Meyers, they have sheets of 8" foam that is twin size for $20 which is very cheap compared to fabric stores.

  • Linda Weeks Linda Weeks on Jan 01, 2014
    ...and check Ebay - I had to find a cushion to fit a bench I had, and everything was too expensive, but I found a lady on Ebay who had fabric choices and many different sizes... I'd send a link, but don't know if she is still in business. Good luck!

  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Jan 01, 2014
    If you Google "upholstery foam", there are a variety of sources that should be able to help in addition to the ideas written above. This will be a great project. I hope you post pictures of the finished result.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 01, 2014
    I have purchased foam at Joann Fabrics and was very pleased with it. You want it to be dense enough that wont collapse when you sit on it. It's well worth the price because it will last forever.

  • Barbara Ernsberger Barbara Ernsberger on Jan 01, 2014
    There is a place not too far from us called the Foam Factory. they will cut to size and I have always had a good experience with them. Here is the link to their website

  • Shirley Shaw Shirley Shaw on Jan 01, 2014
    Take a 40% off coupon to Hobby Lobby. I just bought a piece 76x22x2". It was about $12 with the coupon.

  • Floy Floy on Jan 01, 2014
    you can go online to Jo-Ann's. com and print off a coupon for 40%.

  • Jean DeSavage Jean DeSavage on Jan 02, 2014
    Definitely use one of the coupons and go to Jo-Ann's. I've done cushions professionally for people and that's where I get mine. Remember, time is money, and messing around with remaking something from a mattress pad will probably not satisfy you in the end. Also, when you get the foam, get some polyester batting to wrap over the top edges of the foam. This will help your cushion look better and be more comfortable when sitting. A couple of other suggestions, your cushion will hold up better and look better longer if you put cording in the edge seams. This will help to give the cushion cover shape and help to keep the edges straight. Make sure the foam you buy is dense, and be sure to get at the very least 3 inch thick foam, remember, it will press down quite a bit when anyone, especially adults, sits on it. I hope this helps. If you have any trouble figuring out the cushion pattern, give me a shout and I can help.

  • Loisrnc Loisrnc on Aug 20, 2014
    I purchased some foam for a window seat at Hancock Fabrics. They have all thicknesses. I wanted mine at least 3 inches thick. It was 24 inches wide, and I cut it in half with an electric knife. It was on sale for half price. I thought it was a great deal. It is nice and firm!!!

  • Loisrnc Loisrnc on Sep 15, 2014
    They sell foam at Joann Fabrics and Hancock Fabrics. I purchased mine at Hancock when it was on sale for 50 percent off!!! If you have to cut it down to size you can use an electric knife!!! Works like a charm!

  • Jayne Jayne on Jun 11, 2015
    go to an upholsters shop and they will cut it for you to exact measurements and it is better (denser) foam.

  • Debbie Nance Debbie Nance on Jun 24, 2015
    If you're looking for a cheaper diy solution, I use foam egg crate mattress toppers. They are inexpensive and leave plenty of extra for redoing charr seats, etc. Joanne is local for us, Hancock closed, unfortunately.

  • Diana Lewis Diana Lewis on Aug 11, 2015
    go to FOAMORDER.COM I recently needed to order new cushions for my chair/loveseat, they have great prices, and can do foam cut and the material covering as well.

  • Sunshine Sunshine on Jun 24, 2016
    I had the same challenge, and found the large size foam piece for my window seat, pricey. I used a mattress for a baby's crib, in Amazon;s Warehouse Deals (no foam, no chemicals and bacteria, which foam harbors) Perfect! Used an old electric knife to cut