KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "

This wood countertop 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 Number302.976.41

Product details

Countertop with a thick walnut veneer, a durable natural material that can be sanded and surface treated when required.Layer construction adds stability and makes the countertop less sensitive to humidity, thus, less likely to bend, split or crack than solid wood.For quick installation and easy maintenance the countertop is pre-treated with hard wax oil.The countertop has a narrow stave design that gives it a timeless and versatile look that complements both modern and traditional kitchens.You can cut the countertop 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 Limited Warranty. Read about the terms in the Limited Warranty 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 color that appears through the grain.Not suitable for use in damp rooms.Every worktop is unique, with varying grain pattern and natural color shifts that are part of the charm of wood.Designer

IKEA of Sweden

  • Top/ Edge:Thick walnut veneer, Oil-acrylic
    Back side:Laminate
    Main parts:Particleboard
    To ensure that your countertop 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 countertop.
  • 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.
  • KARLBYCountertop for kitchen islandArticle no:302.976.41
    Width: 44 ½ " (113 cm)Height: 1 ¾ " (5 cm)Length: 77 ¼ " (196 cm)Weight: 103 lb 7 oz (46.91 kg)Package(s): 1

Product size

74 " (188 cm)
42 " (106.7 cm)
1 1/2 " (3.8 cm)

Ratings and reviews

Nice cheap island top with a bow in itM198645installed on our island and noticed it has a bow in it, not all that happy with it but don't think I can return it. cheap, get what you paid for I guess.2
Second time buying thischanduhThis is the second time we have bought this island top for our home. We bought it a few years ago in our first house and it was great & wore very well so when we just did our kitchen reno we had to include it again! It's the perfect size for an island top and you can't beat the price. We did quartz on the rest of the countertops and the combination of wood and stone looks great. We sealed it using the Ikea sealer once/year and it was easy to do. Only small problem is this second island top had a small ding out of the top when we opened the package, but we figured over time it would get some small scratches and we could live with it (wasn't worth a complicated return)I would highly recommend this product and would buy again.5
Walnut butcher block countertopJenneh24Beautiful countertop! Very happy we purchased it from IKEA!5
This is a good deskxXSephiroth360XxI use this as a desk top paired with 2 white ALEX drawers. Fits 3 monitors and small printer. Looks great.5
Nice island with some flawsT0007We purchased this island for simplicity and it has done the trick. The island did some bowed in the box however, but we didn't really noticed until it was too late. I would recommend checking the item fully before install.4
Nice stain and affordable, but scratches easilyKatYEGPaired this counter top with the off-white Grimslov cabinets and it looks great. It warms ups the kitchen with a vintage/country feel. The only downside is that we find it scratches easily. Unfortunately due to the scratching, we wouldn't recommend this product.3
Defective warped productVC_TorontoWe bought this product last week. The countertop was warped. The width of the surface was about a quarter of an inch lower on either ends. There was a visible batch of extra layer of glue at the bottom side about 9 by 12 inches by 1/8 inch thick. Please be aware that the packaged size was a few inches wider than listed on the website. You may want to unpack and inspect this product at the store before taking it home. It is a very heavy and awkward product to return. Very disappointed with the quality of this Ikea product.1

SustainabilityPeople and planet

Sustainable life at home

Better countertops with fewer trees

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

KARLBY Countertop for kitchen island, walnut/veneer, 74x42x1 1/2 "

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 utilize 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 countertops should meet your highest demands when it comes to design and performance, without compromise. That’s why we test our countertops, 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 with our 25 year limited warranty.


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 durable surfaces. The layer construction is less likely than solid wood to bend or crack and the countertop is pre-treated with hard wax oil to create an easy-care surface that does not require oiling before the first use. This innovative technology enables us to create unique and distinctive expressions while efficiently using the whole tree.

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