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If You're Considering Making Cushions From These Beds...
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2018
I bought two of these to turn into cushions in the dinette/futon area of the vintage camper we're redoing after going to a number of craft stores and wincing at the price they were charging for a single yard of 4-inch upholstery foam ($60-90 dollars a yard, depending on the store, which is only slightly less than buying an entire Queen mattress such as this one). These mattresses seemed to be decent quality and dense enough to be comfortable to sit on all day and sleep on all night in our camper, so I went for it. I did a number of online searches to see if anyone else had tried what I was hoping to do, as well as searched the comments on this mattress, and found very little information, so here's what I learned.
First off, once you strip off the cover there are two types of foam glued together beneath. The "mattress" part is a very dense, firm memory foam that is about 5 inches thick and has a flat side and an egg crate textured side. Glued to the egg crate side is a thin, 1-inch, softer green foam "topper." That topper can be removed but will likely leave bits and pieces behind due to the glue. We re-glued the egg crate side down to sheets of 1/2 inch plywood, covered it in batting and then fabric, and were blown away by how comfortable the resulting cushions were. We kept the 1-inch toppers and will use them for another project down the road.
All in all, I'm very pleased with how the cushions turned out (attached are pictures of the mattresses cut and fit into our work-in-progress 1968 camper, Cherisse, prior to adding any fabric). 2 6-inch Queen mattresses cost me $273 plus taxes. I would have needed to get 16 yards of 4-inch upholstery foam, and it ultimately would have cost me more than 4 times the cost of these mattresses.