KARLBY Countertop, oak/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, oak/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, oak/veneer, 98x1 1/2 "
KARLBY Countertop, oak/veneer, 98x1 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 Number903.352.11

Product details

Countertop with a thick oak 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.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 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

Article Number903.352.11
  • Top/ Edge:Thick oak 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.
  • KARLBYCountertopArticle no903.352.11
    Width: 26 " (66 cm)Height: 1 ¾ " (5 cm)Length: 100 ½ " (256 cm)Weight: 88 lb 1 oz (39.95 kg)Package(s): 1
  • Assembly instructionsKARLBY Countertop903.352.11

Product size

Thickness, veneer: 
1/8 " (3 mm)
98 " (249 cm)
25 5/8 " (65 cm)
1 1/2 " (3.8 cm)

Ratings and reviews

Good quality, value the moneyDILEKGood quality, value the money5
Using this for a deskDeniseLooks great with the Mittback trestle legs and Alex drawers. Fits 2 computers stations (4 monitors total). Don't forget to pick up the wood treatment oil too as the wood feels "dry" without it.5
Looks greatRosemaryLooks great4
Beautiful natural lookISABELLEThis is my second purchase of this countertop- it’s so beautiful & gets better with time. Make sure you prep it properly- that’s what I was told at IKEA & every year after. Low maintenance with a beautiful look all year around. Thanks IKEA!5
Because of Covid availability, IAYNSLEYBecause of Covid availability, I had to buy 2 shorter lengths and have a seam. I would have preferred to use a full length but had already waited 2 months and just wanted to project completed.5
beautifulDANIELLEvery easy to install and take care off. just make certain you oil the counter once a month and it will look like new all the time5
Another Great Product from IkeaDonaldAs always, item is as we thought it would be. Look great in the kitchen.5
DisappointedDisappointed PurchaseI bought this product because the reviews rates it 4 star. However, I am wrong. This product was a real wood countertop, but changed to laminate less than 1 year ago. This product received 5 star reviews when it was real wood. The laminate version, as ikea is selling now, is likely a 2 star product. I am very disappointed with this product. The 4 star review misled me. If give me one more chance, definitely goes with a real wood one or granite. With this expensive price, there is no market for this product.1
Not for kitchen useLillyBCWe installed these two weeks ago. There are now large water ring stains from rinsed pots and pans near the sink. Not like a laminate kitchen counter top should be1
Great counterMQc8Great looking counter, planning on having my kitchen island made5
Great countertopIzziewizzieSo happy with this!!! We bought it for our Island and it fit perfectly and matches the countertop in our kitchen perfectly.5
Arrived damageduser1485Bought it last week and it arrived damaged in a corner. so disappointed !!1
Made a bar top and shelf with it!No name thanksWas a bit too long so I had to cut it. Easy to work with but I suggest taping the edge when cutting for a sharper edge. I used the off cut and made a shelf for above the bar.5
avoid at all costsnigelgommit's a veneer and has no business being in a kitchen. The interior sawdust will swell on contact with water as will the glue-on edging strips that have to be stuck on where you cut. Mine lasted 25 minutes after being installed.1
Good from far, far from good.Matt_CalgaryWe installed these counter tops in our home in July 2019 as part of a full kitchen renovation. Ikea cabinets, counter tops and sink. So at this point we're at about 9 months of steady use. Family of 4, which includes 2 kids under 3. Overall, we were very pleased with the ease of installation and initial visual appeal. Unfortunately, 9 months of use has been enough to provide an initial assessment of quality. Which, sadly, is quite poor. The wood is simply not hard enough for use as a counter top. We now have upwards of 25+ gouges, dents and scratches in various locations, and many of them are deep enough that a light sand/ re-finish of the counter top would not do away with them. We're extremely careful about using cutting boards for anything and everything, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. It's a shame, since the cabinets are holding up VERY well (and cabinet hardware - hinges, etc. are excellent). If we could do it again, we would most definitely go with a harder wood counter top, and verify the durability with some more in-store abuse, mimicking daily household use.2
Poor qualityAv423Is not a solid core if you cut it you have to apply a fake sticker that looks like wood. Also cane with a large bow in the middle making island unlevel. Contact customer support and they said I would have to remove the counter top and deliver to them for a refund. Very disappointed1
this new veneered stock is not good. Avoid !nigelgommI had Karlby countertops from several years ago and loved them; so when i had to re-model the kitchen i bought it again. But this new version is not good.; it's a veneer rather than the solid wood of before which means when you cut you have an exposed particle filling. The idea is that you then apply an edging strip..... but it doesn't look great to begin with and first time it got wet it expanded and bubbled away from the edge. The veneer itself has more blemishes than I would have hoped for (and many more than the solid version) - i know it's a natural product and there will be irregularities, part of the charm, but, trust me, these are blemishes..1
Gorgeous Countertop!!JayEhKayI bought two of these for the kitchen that I was renovating and they look amazing! The price was great, especially since I was on a budget, and they were easy to seal with a topcoat for no maintenance countertops (normally you would have to apply oil but I didn't want future tenants to worry about it). I love them and no one can believe the price I paid!5
GenybeeNice counter top. Really heavy, the wood is beautiful and seems to be a good quality.5
Counter topLola1112The quality of Wood is great5

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, oak/veneer, 98x1 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.


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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