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What is "cushion shelf" - Definition & Explanation

Term used to describe the depression on the deck of a sofa or chair created where the front band meets the deck, and is sewn to the underlying layers of cloth. This also creates a slight rise in the front band, which helps prevent the cushion from sliding off the furniture.

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