KARLBY Worktop, oak/veneer, 246x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, oak/veneer, 246x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, oak/veneer, 246x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, oak/veneer, 246x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, oak/veneer, 246x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, oak/veneer, 246x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, oak/veneer, 246x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, oak/veneer, 246x3.8 cm

This wood worktop combines the best of solid wood and veneer. With efficient use of natural resources, it offers a unique pattern and a durable surface that can be sanded. Available to take home today.


Product details

Worktop with a thick oak veneer, a hardwearing 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.Oak is an exceedingly strong and durable hardwood with a prominent grain. It darkens beautifully with age acquiring a golden-brown undertone.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.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Table top/ Edge:Thick oak 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.
  • 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.
  • KARLBYWorktopArticle no:203.352.00
    Width: 65 cmHeight: 5 cmLength: 253 cmWeight: 39.41 kgPackage(s): 1

Product size

Thickness, veneer: 
3 mm
246 cm
63.5 cm
3.8 cm


Kitchen benchJulianSuch a beautiful benchtop. Environmentally friendly too.5
Not great when joining two piecesMichelle MGI bought this for counter tops and island. Needed to joint two pieces on the island and I don't feel confident about the join, looks ok, and a professional fitter did it and its already noticeable if it gets wet which for a kitchen counter is not really robust enough.3
twuckExcellent outcome. happy wife happy life5
Using as desk for studyAli Oi teamed two of these with the Alex chest of drawers, cut to size and have one desk with lots of space for 4 kids5
loving the warmth it brings to our kitchen.yvonne5662I am loving the product, it looks great and is easy to maintain4
Poor quality - Steer Clearclp3On the third replacement benchtop and they continue to be supplied bowed. Last one also had cracks in the veneer. It appears there is NO quality control on this item. Damaged products are supplied. They don't design with supporting legs but then tell you to use them and they look awful. This was the centerpiece of my new kitchen and after 4 months IKEA still have not rectified. Extremely disappointed.1
Scratches and water damageRebecca HHWe had our first set of benches returned and replaced without any issues because any water kept getting in the joins that were not sealed properly. Now less than 12months in its scratched terribly and still has water damage in the joins. Spend the money to get ether the real deal or laminated benches instead. Customer serves was amazing as a side note.1
AwesomeEzzidawnI’m happy with this product5
Started delaminating get after 6 monthsDoddsyLooks great to start with. We have noticed some areas starting to lift. Next time I’ll be going with solid wood. Even if we replace the part, it’s an installation nightmare because everything is in and sealed. Having the sink reinstalled and the bench rejoined is going to cost $100’s . Had my doubts when we purchased , proved true. We have oiled it as per instructions.1
KARLBY Worktop, oak/veneer, 246x3.8 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.  Read More
“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.

Thick wood veneer = craftsmanship + innovation

With thick veneer we’ve taken the best of solid wood and combined it with advantages of veneer to create beautiful and hardwearing surfaces. The layer construction is less likely than solid wood to bend or crack and the worktop is pre-treated with hard wax oil to create an easy-care surface that does not require oiling before the first use. What’s more? This innovative technology enables us to create unique and distinctive expressions while efficiently using the whole tree.

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.

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