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Old 06-24-2019, 07:55 AM   #1
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Foam cushion question - where to source?

I discovered this weekend that 5" foam from JoAnn Fabric is "hecking expensive" as my kid said. Like, over $600 to redo all the Scamp cushions. Before you buy any fabric.

I've seen some people cut up a 6" mattress, my concern is that will be too tall for sitting comfortably at the table. If you've done that how did it work out for you?

Where can I get some foam for cushions that isn't hecking expensive? Thanks.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:33 AM   #2
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Google foam outlet in your area. They are all over the place. I dropped about $200 on foam total, all cut to size, for my Trillium.
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I've heard good things about this place. Haven't used myself yet. https://www.foambymail.com/
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We bought an extra covered cushion to match the others in our Casita from the company that makes them for Casita. I would check with Scamp and find out where they get theirs. Might be worth the look see.
Good quality foam ain't cheap!

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This place also has foam. They have videos linked from YouTube explaining different options on various topics.

https://www.sailrite.com/
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:29 AM   #6
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Check with local mattress manufacturing businesses, those using foam. You can find regular foam and memory foam with varying densities. Many will give away pieces of odd sizes. Then use an electric carving knife to cut. You can use layers within a single cushion to add thickness but be careful when butting pieces together. Chair cushions can be carved with the electric knife, but "shaped" chairs often use string to impart cleats or crevices, a common upholstery technique. Seek out a place the offers auto or furniture fabrics for the outer covering.
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I discovered this weekend that 5" foam from JoAnn Fabric is "hecking expensive" as my kid said. Like, over $600 to redo all the Scamp cushions. Before you buy any fabric.

I've seen some people cut up a 6" mattress, my concern is that will be too tall for sitting comfortably at the table. If you've done that how did it work out for you?

Where can I get some foam for cushions that isn't hecking expensive? Thanks.
Hi: MarkLat... Have you tried Scamp parts dept. I bought a complete set of covers as no foam shipped cross border. My source here said don't get new foams as they are made of water based latex... not oil. I washed my foams in the bathtub with low sudsing dishwasher detergent and left them in the sun to dry.
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I discovered this weekend that 5" foam from JoAnn Fabric is "hecking expensive" as my kid said. Like, over $600 to redo all the Scamp cushions. Before you buy any fabric.

I've seen some people cut up a 6" mattress, my concern is that will be too tall for sitting comfortably at the table. If you've done that how did it work out for you?

Where can I get some foam for cushions that isn't hecking expensive? Thanks.
JoAnn does not have a good enough quality foam that will last over years of regular use. You can do much better for less money buying it elsewhere. Go to an upholstery shop where they do custom work or purchase it online.
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We bought a king-sized mattress at IKEA in the AS IS department. We were able to choose our thickness and I cut carefully enough to even save the cover the mattress came in and used it for a base cover on the cushions. I did have to add a little white fabric along the edges here and there...stitched on by hand.

cost: $119 It'll depend on what you choose. At any given time, they may have a nice variety to choose from--or come back in a week and check again. You can choose your "hardness," too.
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I discovered this weekend that 5" foam from JoAnn Fabric is "hecking expensive" as my kid said. Like, over $600 to redo all the Scamp cushions. Before you buy any fabric.

I've seen some people cut up a 6" mattress, my concern is that will be too tall for sitting comfortably at the table. If you've done that how did it work out for you?

Where can I get some foam for cushions that isn't hecking expensive? Thanks.
I have purchased foam from the Foam Factory, they have all types, can cut and cover. For my Scamp I bought a gel foam topper and cut with an electric carving knife. https://www.thefoamfactory.com/
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we bought the common folding chair bed available in single and double bed size for reasonable prices. One was free. Then had the cover to redo so no additional fabric cost.
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Dunno if this will help since you're in Massachusetts, but https://www.thefoamfactory.com/
here in Michigan has been very reasonable.

Suggestions to try searching locally are also apt to be worthwhile.
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I think I will order from them

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I have purchased foam from the Foam Factory, they have all types, can cut and cover. For my Scamp I bought a gel foam topper and cut with an electric carving knife. https://www.thefoamfactory.com/
I think I will order from them. I have been looking at their site and they have a lot of options, plus free shipping and the pricing looks good. Im thinking 5 inch foam.
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Foam cushion question - where to source?

What model Scamp do you have? If it includes the front bunk, changing the thickness will affect headroom between the bunks and how the bunk stows. OEM is 4 on the bench base and 3 on the top bunk/backrest.

Other than the front bunk, 5 foam should work. Remember youll be sitting an inch higher and youll have an inch less depth when sitting at the dinette. In bed mode it wont matter. Clearance with the thermostat could be a minor issue.

Selecting the ideal foam grade is tricky. Firmest is better for sitting, but a medium-firm better for sleeping. Foam does tend to soften a bit with time and use.

One person replaced the OEM foam with a 2-layer sandwich: 3-4 of very firm foam with a 1 top layer of softer foam.
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