KARLBY Worktop, walnut/veneer, 186x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, walnut/veneer, 186x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, walnut/veneer, 186x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, walnut/veneer, 186x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, walnut/veneer, 186x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, walnut/veneer, 186x3.8 cm
KARLBY Worktop, walnut/veneer, 186x3.8 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.

Article Number103.351.92

Product details

Worktop with a thick walnut 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.Walnut is a straight-grained hardwood with good stability and strength properties. It gets lighter as it ages – from the dark brown to a rich honey colour that appears through the grain.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.Supporting legs are required when an overhang exceeds 25 cm. The maximum distance between these legs should not be more than 80 cm.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

Article Number103.351.92
  • Top/ Edge:Thick walnut 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 no103.351.92
    Width: 65 cmHeight: 5 cmLength: 193 cmWeight: 29.51 kgPackage(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsKARLBY Worktop103.351.92

Product size

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


Birch without the weightLaurenInstalled this birch benchtop to match the gateleg table, it seems slightly lighter in colour. Would not recommend trying to cut this to size unless the cut edge is hidden. After installing, added three easy coats of clear ("low VOC") laquer with foam brushes to toughen it up. It looks great!5
Great worktopFionaThis is the second house I've used this worktop to make a custom desk. It looks and feels great and wears really well.5
New Kitchen BenchtopJUNEWhen replacing our kitchen with a new IKEA kitchen we chose the Karlby benchtop, we are very happy with it, would have preferred full timber but for the price it is a great product.4
We had a new kitchenMargaretWe had a new kitchen installed about almost 2 months ago and the countertop is exactly the color we wanted. However, it's easily scratched, and the counter where the sink is, is starting the warp up. I have to constantly keep that area dry in fear it will get worse. Can't decide if i want to get it replaced with another because I'm afraid it will be the same problem with the new one.3
DIY DesktopWynnGreat quality for a DIY desktop5
Good value benchtopTimothyI'm very pleased with the cooktop.4
great qualitySONIAgreat quality5
Kitchen benchJulianSuch a beautiful benchtop. Environmentally friendly too.5
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
Edge liftingPutaindemerdeInstalled about 2 months ago and side edge is already lifting2
What"s the third dimension Ikea????WhatIsThisNonsenseWhat's the third dimension Ikea????2
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
Lovely surface, ends not soKevmac63Bought this for our kitchen renovation, was a bit apprehensive about cutting it, bought sharp blade for saw and got a clean cut, the end veneer came prelude and stuck on okay, but now is coming off and I will have to redo the end, otherwise looks a million dollars.3
XgbrLove the colour. Sealed well.4
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
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
Quality feelContainersOverall finish was very good. Edging the cut end where exposed was quite a challenge as a novice, however patience and perseverance won out to a great result.4
loving the warmth it brings to our kitchen.yvonne5662I am loving the product, it looks great and is easy to maintain4
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

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, walnut/veneer, 186x3.8 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.


What is veneer?

A veneer is a thin wooden sheet fixed on things like particleboards to add a durable surface and a natural wood look – so we enjoy the many benefits of wood without using solid wood. The most common veneer types are birch, ash, oak and beech and we’ve made a special UV lacquer that helps preserve the wood's natural structure. A benefit with a slightly thicker veneer is how you can repair and sand the surface if it’s damaged to give furniture a longer and more beautiful life.

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