Foam Update – Open Cell Dry-Fast Foam – Part 2

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Measuring the “aired out” foam in our library (which is a work-in-progress itself!)

It has now been a few days since I unwrapped the foam from the vacuum bags and plastic wrap.  As I mentioned in my last post, foambymail.com suggests that you let the foam breath or air out for a couple of days to allow the material to bounce back to form. The sheets I ordered were supposed to be 3″x90″x50″ and 3″x50″x45″.  The measurements I took this morning are 3″x90x49.5″ and 3″x48x45″.  These measurements, though not completely accurate, fall within the company’s “dimensional tolerances”.

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As you can see, the edges of the foam no longer look as roughly cut as when I first unpacked the boxes

Overall, I am pleased with the foam and am looking forward to choosing fabric this week.  I am waiting for swatches of Sunbrella and Ultrasuede to arrive (I am considering Ultrasuede for the salon cushions) from fabric.com, sailrite.com, and fieldsfabriconline.com.  I will keep you posted on how the transactions go with these vendors as well as post some images of the fabric I am considering.  In the meantime, I will be re-watching the Sailrite video on how to make cockpit box cushions.

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