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Bethany Bomar
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I am redoing a small setee that is 26" deep. I can only find foam in 24" width. What would be the best way to extend this?
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Hi Bethany. I've found most spray adhesives work well to bond foam. Look for something extra strength. If it was me, I would actually make the bond a little forward so you don't just have a 2 inch piece to stick on. Maybe cut 4 inches off the 24 inch piece and cut the other piece 6 inches.

If the back of the cushion will be covered with the top cushion sitting on it, then I'd just stick the extra 2 inches at the back (securely with quality adhesive, of course).

Another option if you don't really need the structure is to wrap the foam in extra batting to make up for the 2 inches.

You'll be fine. Just avoid temporary craft-type spray adhesives and resist the urge to use hot glue. It will melt the foam and turn into hard ropey strings, but won't stick the foam together.

Good luck.
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