The Right Fit: How to Measure for Replacement Cushions and Furniture Covers

Did you know that any outdoor furniture can be upgraded with Frontgate’s renowned style and quality? Our extensive assortment of universal replacement cushions and furniture covers delivers a near-custom look and fit, no matter where you bought a chair or table.

With 37 styles and sizes, and 54 solid, striped and patterned fabrics, you’re sure to find an all-weather cushion that will make your outdoor seating and dining look and feel brand new. Once you decide upon the style and color, you can ensure the right fit by following these guidelines:

REPLACEMENT CUSHIONS Manufacturers’ printed dimensions generally refer to the outermost measurements of a furniture piece, rather than the seat, so it’s important to measure for these dimensions. Select the cushion size that most closely fits your measurements ­– even if the replacement is up to a half-inch larger.

Width: This is the left-to-right measurement across the seating surface. Measure at the front edge of the seat frame, between the arms and at the rear (where it meets the back).

Use the widest of these three measurements as the “width.”

Depth/Length: This measurement runs from the front edge of the seating surface to the rear, where it meets the back. The measurement from the center front to center back is your depth.

FURNITURE COVERS Select a cover that is just slightly wider and deeper than your measurements. It’s better to go up a size than to use a cover that is too tight. A cover should, however, be slightly shorter than the height of your furniture piece, so that it doesn’t touch the ground and draw moisture up.

For seating and table covers: Measure seating with the back cushion laid down on top of the seat cushion. Our covers are designed for use in this position, which creates a slope from the back of the seat, allowing rain to run off.

Determine the width and depth by measuring across the widest and deepest points. Outdoor furniture often has arms or feet that arch outward, or backs that round up. Likewise, measure the height from the ground to the tallest point on the table or seat.

For combination dining-table-and-chairs covers: Push the chairs as far under the table as possible, while leaving them completely upright.

Measure the width from the outermost point of the chair on the left to the outermost point of the chair on the right. For round tables, this is your diameter.

For rectangular tables, also take a depth measurement that is perpendicular to the width. Measure from the outermost points of chairs on opposing sides of the table.

To find the proper height, measure from the ground to the tallest point on a chair.

If you have any questions regarding what size of cover or cushion to order, just call our product specialists at 888-263-9850. They’re happy to assist you, and the service is complimentary.

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