KARLBY Worktop, birch, 186x104x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, birch, 186x104x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, birch, 186x104x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, birch, 186x104x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, birch, 186x104x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, birch, 186x104x3.8 cm

The modern production technology enables us to create wood worktops with unique expressions while using less wood and reducing the impact on the environment. Available to take home today.

Article Number304.004.74

Product details

Worktop with a top layer of birch, a hard-wearing natural material that can be sanded and surface treated when required.Layer construction adds stability and makes the worktop less sensitive to humidity, thus, less likely to bend, split or crack than solid wood.For quick installation and easy maintenance the worktop is pre-treated with hard wax oil.The worktop has a narrow stave design that gives it a timeless and versatile look that complements both modern and traditional kitchens.You can cut the worktop to the length you want and cover the edges with the 2 included edging strips.Good environmental choice, because the method of using a top layer of wood on particleboard is resource-efficient.25 year guarantee. Read about the terms in the guarantee brochure.Birch is a straight-grained and light-coloured hardwood with light brown knots. Over time the colour goes from cream to light amber.Not suitable for use in wet rooms.Every worktop is unique, with varying grain pattern and natural colour shifts that are part of the charm of wood.
  • Top/ Edge:Thick birch veneer, Oil-acrylic
    To ensure that your worktop ages gracefully, treat it regularly with STOCKARYD wood treatment oil; it gives the surface a beautiful sheen, protects the wood and prolongs the life of the worktop.
  • Renewable material (wood).We have clear requirements for all the wood we use, including a ban on illegally harvested wood. By 2020, we want all our wood to come from more sustainable sources, defined as certified or recycled.Product is possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
  • KARLBYWorktopArticle no:304.004.74
    Width: 108 cmHeight: 5 cmLength: 194 cmWeight: 45.28 kgPackage(s): 1

Product size

186.0 cm
104.0 cm
3.8 cm


Fantastic Work benchDimitraWe bought the Karlby as a work desk for my Son and placed it on top of 2 x lots of Alex drawers on either end to support the benchtop, then my son added some neon lights and bang not only does he have an alternate office desk but a gaming one as well5
Terrible PurchaseFCarTerrible benchtop that I definitely would not recommend. This benchtop marks, dents and scratches far too easily! I wish I hadn’t purchased this benchtop, it hasn’t even been installed for a month and I already have dents all over the benchtop. would recommend spending the extra money and getting something more durable than this1

SustainabilityPeople and planet

Sustainable life at home

Better worktops with fewer trees

At IKEA we have a tradition of trying to utilise materials in the best possible way. For our worktops in thick veneer it means that we combine old craftsmanship with modern manufacturing methods. It makes the worktops easier to install, more stable and more resistant to humidity compared to solid worktops. And since we use the whole tree – even the crooked branches and the small twigs – we can save natural resources too.
KARLBY Worktop, birch, 186x104x3.8 cm

Better worktops by using wood smartly

Wood is a precious natural resource. Even though it’s a renewable material it needs to be handled responsibly. One way to do it, is to use the wood more efficiently. That’s what we do with our kitchen worktops in thick wood veneer.

“At IKEA we have a tradition of trying to utilise the materials we have in the best possible way,” says Johnny Rietz, who’s been involved in developing the kitchen worktops in thick veneer. The work started in 2008 when IKEA founder, Ingvar Kamprad, visited one of our suppliers and asked a simple question that took some time to answer: ‘How can we make this product using fewer trees?’

Less is more

“After some trials and errors, we came up with the solution. A core of particleboard and a layer of solid wood on the outside – or thick veneer,” says Johnny. “It’s a combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern manufacturing methods. Paper-thin veneer has been used in fine, decorative furniture making for centuries, but for our worktops we’re using a much thicker layer of wood.” The thick veneer makes the surface hardwearing, and it saves raw material – a lot of it. From the same amount of wood needed to make one solid worktop, it’s possible to produce five thick veneer worktops.

No wood is wasted

Another advantage with this production technique is that you can use the whole tree; the stem as surface, and scrap bits – curvy, bent branches and small twigs – for the particleboard on the inside. The end result is a worktop that is every bit as genuine as solid wood, only more stable and more resistant to humidity. “Sometimes a small, harmless question can make a big difference. That’s exactly what happened with our kitchen worktops. It started as a challenge to use resources wiser, and proved to have positive effects not only for the environment, but also the quality. I think it’s great when that happens!” says Johnny.

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Built and tested to last

We believe that our kitchen worktops should meet your highest demands when it comes to design and performance, without compromise. That’s why we test our worktops, and put them up against the everyday challenges they’ll face in your kitchen: liquids, oil, food, steam, heat, bumps and scratches. When they’ve passed our testing, we know they’ll last, and we guarantee it for 25 years.

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