Measuring Custom Cushions

Is it time to replace your outdoor cushions? Faded, damaged or just an out-of-date style? New cushions can make your outdoor living environment inviting again.

Step 1: Determine the style


Bullnose (Waterfall)

Knife Edge (Single Seam)

Step 2: Take Measurements (Width, Depth/Height, Thickness)


This is the left-to-right measurement across the seating surface. Measure at the front edge of the cushion or seat frame and at the rear (where it meets the back). Use the widest of these measurements as the width. Remember to measure from seam to seam to ensure your dimensions are correct before ordering. 

Depth (or Length)

Measure from the front edge of the seat cushion or seat frame to the rear, where it meets the chair back. Make sure to take this measurement in the center of the seat and from seam to seam.

Height (Back Cushions)

Measure from the top to the bottom of the cushion (seam to seam) or frame. Remember to take these measurements from the middle of the cushion.


Measure the thickness from the side of your cushion. Boxed and Bullnose styles are simple to measure, however, knife edge/single seam style is a bit tricky. Record the overall thickness when ordering knife edge cushions, and your gusset side for boxed and bullnose cushions.

Note for frame measurements: Be sure to subtract the thickness of your seat cushion from your back height. Otherwise, your cushion will extend beyond the top of your chaise, club, loveseat or sofa back.