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padding for bunks/seats

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What are you guys using? Tried those eggshell type padding and didn't like it. Just using plwood for the bunk, need a pad to go over that and then some fabric to go over the top.

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Look in the yellow pages for a packing company and see if they have the stuff that's in a lot of the bleacher seats and turkey hunting seats.

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I used 4 inch foam padding with a vinyl covering stapled around a 1/2" plywood. Got my stuff at one of those places like an army surplus store. Very comfortable to sleep on.

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EOTL is right on the money. If you don't like vinyl for a covering, get canvas. If you don't like to sew, buy a fanny pad like you can get for football stadium seats or the insulating camo pad for bowhunters and plop it down on the board. Simple is best.

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mjgrose,
I have two peices of 4" foam that i bought last year for my ice house. med. denisty i think?

I cant remember what i paid for them but i can ask my wife if you have intrest in them.. she can allso sew some covers or sheets for yea.

you can E-mail me at stros@citlink.net if you want to.

DaveO

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I went to jo anne fabrics and bought my cusions the stuff is way more expensive than i thought it would be. had my sister in law sew some covers , she put a velcro strip across the back so the covers can be taken off and washed. works pretty good i think i got like 2 in. high density foam thicker wouldnt hurt though.

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They aren't real cheap but you might try one of the self inflating sleeping pads you use for putting under your sleeping bag. Just a suggestion.

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Thanks for the replys guys. I'm going to go check an army surplus store near me and see what they have. I know what you mean about being more expensive than a guy would think, also went to joann fabrics. Dave I will take you up on that offer if I can't find anything. Thanks again, Joe

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I used a single ply roofing material and used a 2x4 frame it works good and folds up nice out of the way

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Bunks are done. Tried the army surplus store and owner said they couldn't sell used padding. Went to a fabric store and got some clearance fabric and then went to a carpet place and got 2x the amount of high density carpet padding. Put 2 layers of pad, cover and stapled the fabric and it turned out pretty decent. About 30 bucks for it all.

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I was going to recommend a course grain Styrofoam core/base with heavy carpet padding stapled around it. Then cover it with whatever turns you on. Like leopard skin prints or SpongeBob SquarePants fabric...whatever.

Styrofoam reflects heat very nicely, resists moisture, light weight, and is durable, great for bench seats.

I did an old style Fish Trap this way and it was very comfortable and warm to sit on.

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mjgrose, does that mean we will have more company out on the lake at night?

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