Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-19-2018, 06:08 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
BambiTex's Avatar
 
1955 22' Safari
1967 26' Overlander
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Clear Lake Shores , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,334
Advice on dinette cushions

After building a custom dinette to replace my front gaucho, I had bottom cushions made to fit the seats (one long cushion on street side and shorter one on curb side due to the door). I have decided to make the back cushions 16 inches tall but am wondering about lengths. Street side total length is 79 inches and curb side is 48 inches.
Options:
1. Make full length back cushions: 79 inches and 48 inches
2. Make curb side full length (48 inches) and split street side into two cushions, 48 inches and 31 inches.
3. Split curb side into two 24 inch cushions and street side into three cushions, 2 @ 24 inches and 1 @ 31 inches.
There is storage space under the benches but it is rarely accessed. I plan to affix the back cushions in place using Velcro.
Opinions?
__________________

BambiTex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 07:46 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Minno's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
Lexington , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,661
If you affix the cushions in place with Velcro, you will not be able to move them or turn them. Ours are much shorter so I didn't have the issue you do, but I did make them flip-able top to bottom and side to side (takes planning with stripes). They are in tight enough to not fall forward when we travel. Chris put an extra strip of decorative wood in on the wall side to do that.
I would split the cushions in at least half, if I were doing your lengths. Actually, I'd probably go with option 3. The advantage of shorter cushions is they are easier to handle while sewing, and stuffing.
Have fun!

Kay
__________________

Minno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 08:54 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
BambiTex's Avatar
 
1955 22' Safari
1967 26' Overlander
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Clear Lake Shores , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,334
Solid color, no stripes.
Being sewn and stuffed by others. Do not see a need to move or turn.
BambiTex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 10:22 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar
 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 4,452
Blog Entries: 1
If the cushions are Ultra leather, or vinyl, or leather, allow a fabric side on the bottom so air can escape when you sit down. Any good cushion shop should be able to recommend covers.
Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 10:35 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
BambiTex's Avatar
 
1955 22' Safari
1967 26' Overlander
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Clear Lake Shores , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,334
Yep. Marine grade vinyl with vented back.
BambiTex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2018, 05:42 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
1975 27' Overlander
Galena , Illinois
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 167
cushions

Are the cushions going to be used to cover the table to make into a bed?
Are there cabinet openings under the cushions?
75Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2018, 06:31 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
dbj216's Avatar

 
1986 34' Limited
1975 27' Overlander
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,727
Images: 1
We made a U shaped dinette that makes into a big bed which is very functional. Our cushion design may not be what you have in mind. I thought I'd share a photo of the thing. It may prompt some ideas for you. It was done in a 69 Globetrotter.

David
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1604 Dinette Done 1 (Small).jpg
Views:	89
Size:	129.0 KB
ID:	302797   Click image for larger version

Name:	1604 Dinette Done Bed (Small).jpg
Views:	116
Size:	129.4 KB
ID:	302798  

__________________
WBCCI #8607
VAC Region 11

Link to my 1975 Overlander Improvement Journal:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f17...ml#post2053792

Link to our 1976 Renovation Project:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f221...ct-202081.html
dbj216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2018, 08:20 AM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
2014 20' Flying Cloud
Currently Looking...
Cary , NC
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 55
I have made replacement cushions and think you should stick to same dimensions, and use lots of velcro! Spliting the cushions only will require lots of pushing back in place.
__________________

alreardon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cushions here, cushions there, cushions everywhere - 2007 Classic Gator113 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 13 07-12-2018 05:14 PM
Upholstering Cushions Northern California vs. Buying New Cushions pdozanne Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 1 03-21-2013 10:25 AM
Review - CCD Dinette Cushions by Accent Upholstery Stephen Mick Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 18 04-26-2010 07:55 PM
Dinette Cushions ? TexasStars General Motorhome Topics 2 01-21-2004 10:50 PM
Hinged cushions vs/ box cushions? Janet H Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 2 10-25-2003 04:00 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.