Make a Boxed and Corded Cushion

Make a Boxed and Corded Cushion

Katie Steuernagle
Sep 22, 2010

The ability to construct a box cushion like this is a powerful tool to add to your belt. It's so basic and versatile that we can think of a loads of places you might need one or three in your home. Reupholstering Craigslist finds, turning coffee tables into ottomans, benches into sofas, bookshelves into window seats. And if you want to know how to do it right, we know just where to turn.

Shelly Leer of ModHomeEc is the go-to girl for all upholstery related issues. When she posts a picture of a $5,000 designer sofa and says you can create it yourself by reupholstering an old thrift store sofa, you can hear the passion in her voice. She is definitely on a mission to empower her readers with nail guns, gorgeous fabric, and DIY passion.

Her original boxed and corded cushion instructions can be found at curbly, but be sure to check out her recent post with tips on how to measure the foam, fabric, and batting so perfectly you'll be able to bounce a quarter on your finished project.

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